Friday, February 26, 2010

Pretty in White

I thought finding my dress would be the easiest and funnest planning aspect of the wedding. WRONG. It was the hardest. I think I tried dozens and dozens of dresses on at many, many bridal shops. I was thinking something completely ruffley at the bottom but my mom and maid of honor weren't in love with it.

One day Stephan and I randomly drove by Brides by Demetrios in Altamonte Springs, FL. I ran in and Stephan stayed in the car. And there it was THE dress. AND it was on sale!!! It meshed together two designer dresses that I loved but could never afford.


From Inside Weddings, you guessed it! Obsessed with the sweetheart neckline and the beading.

I also loved the back of this dress from Inside Weddings. As well as the cathedral length veil. Pure drama.

Real Wedding:

Doesn't my groomy look handsome? Keep in mind that my dress was over $1,000 and he called me one day that he had found his tux at a used clothing store on base called Airman's Attic. Yeah...

Sweetheart, check. Beaded bodice, check.

Beading and gathering, check.

Cathedral veil, check.

Finishing touches:

I saw these Kate Spade shoes in Inside Weddings and HAD to have them. I got them off like a year before the wedding. I also had just some vintage-y studs from Express, a beaded COMB (NOT tiara) from a local shop, and a custom shimmer veil also from Demetrios. I had them make the cathedral part detachable so I just had a short veil for the reception. Lastly, I had found a vintage bracelet when I was in London from my "something old."

Yeah stole my hair from Inside Weddings, too:)

1 comment:

  1. The dress you ended up with is so much prettier then the ruffled hot mess at David's Bridal. You looked beautiful on your wedding day! Mom and MOH know best... some of the time! LOL! I swear, I think you and Inside Weddings are BFF. I'm jealous.