Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wedding Wednesday

First, I want to say my most humongous thank you to every. single. one. of you. Seriously, your comments yesterday about my project brought tears to my eyes. You are the most amazing, supportive, encouraging people I have ever had the privilege of "knowing".

And to answer the most commonly asked question, the chevron wall is was hand-painted. Wow right?? If you want the info for an amazing decorative painter in the Chicago area, let me know!

Ok. On to weddings. Because its
If you follow me on Twitter you may have already seen, but I found and tried on (and fit into) my mom's wedding dress from 1983.

Someone driving past thought I was a real bride and pulled over to say congratulations. How kind of them to pretend I didn't look like the most horrifying bride on the planet. No make up. Hair in a nest. And THIS headpiece.
Spencer even posed with me. And his toy helicopter.

And PS aren't I a very generous blogger for making myself look like such an idiot and sharing this picture with you?? I care very much about the enjoyment of your Wedding Wednesdays.

Now. Real dresses. I just made my first appointment to go to look at dresses for next week! The dress shopping is the most important part for me, I'm not going to lie. Luckily, I already know exactly what style I want (because its what I like, but even more importantly because its most flattering for me).

Which style is your favorite?







And, for anyone wondering, none of the dresses shown are dresses I am personally considering. Those are secrets!

*Sources: Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta, Amsale & Monique Lhuillier

28 comments:

  1. I love the ball gown and empire styles...I think my butt is too big for a mermaid look! Tea length would be cute, but I want a long gown. haha this was fun to dream about my future dress. Thanks for posting! :)

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  2. Omg that pic is too much! Haha. Beyond obsessed with all the dresses on the left. Gorgeous! Such an exciting time :)

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  3. I had a modified mermaid so that's my favourite but really, they're all so lovely. I'm going to guess that you're going ballgown:) And LOVE that photo of you two- adorbs!!!

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  4. eee soo exciting!! have SO much fun!! these are all gorgeous, but i'd say ballgown or empire for you! dying to know what you pick!

    xo.ashley

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  5. i really love the short styles! you are SO cute, trying on your moms dress! my moms is from the late 70s... long sleeves lots of lace. PASS :) ah well. good luck with dress shopping! im not going until the end of august (seriously counting down the days!) i hope you find THE ONE! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  6. I am all giggly with that photo! But really you are so cute you could wear anything!

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  7. I'm ALL about the ball gown... but i also love the empire. I guess I will know better when it time to try them on! Love that you shared that pic! Made me smile!

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  8. I LOVE the lace mermaid, but the tea length ones are so fun too! I cannot wait for you to start trying on dresses... you're going to have the best time ever!! xoxoxo

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  9. You are going to make a gorgeous bride! I'm loving the top right one best. The short ones are cute too, but those look more like dresses for the party than one to where during the ceremony. Of course just personal preference! :)

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  10. HA! Love the photo. I can't decide. I'm going to be the worst bridezilla ever. I'm kinda really smitten with the first empire dress though.

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  11. When trying on, I really thought a mermaid dress wasn't for me ... but I ended up choosing a mermaid/trumpet style gown! I knew I wanted lots of a lace and a vintage, romantic look. Check out my blog's recent wedding posts to see what I ended up with!

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  12. Haha I love that photo of you and Spencer, and his helicopter! I am a fan of empire dresses but all of these are gorgeous!

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  13. spencer's helicopter is my personal favorite.

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  14. Oh my god... that pic of you + Spence is perfect! I love that the helicopter was in the pic!! So excited for you that wedding dress shopping is right around the corner!!

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  15. Such a cute pic ! I love the mermaid and empire !!

    xxLily
    goldandgray.com

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  16. I always thought that mermaid style was beautiful!

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  17. I have to say, when I tried on dresses, I knew it was one of two...and couldn't decide. I felt like dress A was the one, but dress B was what I had in my head before I started shopping. My mom and I grabbed lunch, and a drink, I went back and easily chose A.
    It was a mermaid cut, very simple details and raw silk, and it just felt good.
    Best thing I learned: go with what you feel and HAVE FUN (and maybe a glass of champagne.)


    <3
    aj
    Cashmere&Candy

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  18. Oh how nice... you posted my wedding dress! Guess which one!

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  19. I love a good mermaid dress (my own dress was fitted throughout the length of it though), but that first empire dress is effing gorgeous! I would so make that mine if I were getting married again.

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  20. I'm a ballgown girl, I feel like you are too?

    And LOVE that you shared this pic here today, you indeed are generous.

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  21. Hmm no idea what I'd be but so far gravitate towards the ballgowns and empires. So excited for you!!

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  22. Oh my goodness - thanks for sharing that image of you in your moms dress! So so funny!! So many pretty dress choices! And can I just say WOW about that bathroom makeover?! Holy cow, girl!

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  23. Love that you fit perfectly in your mom's wedding dress. I actually wore my mom's wedding dress while we were getting ready in the morning and it fit me perfectly. She married in the 70's so it was a cute white strapless maxi. Perhaps you can refashion your mom's dress into something?!?!

    I was a ball gown girl. :)

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  24. Have fun shopping! I thought I knew exactly what I wanted too, then the lady at the store convinced me to try one on for her and I fell in love with it and took it home. Sometimes you just know :)

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