Friday, July 24, 2009

Show Us Your Wedding Dress

I am sure that many of you are not a stranger to Kelly's blog "Kelly's Korner". I just love reading about her little baby and family. Every Friday she does a show us where you live post. However, since we just moved into our new apartment I never joined that bandwagon. However, she is changing things up a bit and is now doing a Show us Your Life Friday blog. This weeks topic is Show us your wedding dress. Since Nick and I's one year anniversary is Sunday it seemed like the perfect time to post this. Enjoy the pictures of skinny me this time last year :).

I bought my dress in Reading, Ohio at a bridal shop. Reading is so neat because it is like a small town filled with bridal shops. There are so many to choose from. When I first began the process I knew that I wanted my dress to be strapless and fitted, and have a sweetheart neckline. My number one request was NO LACE. However, after endless hours of searching I still could not find "the one". I had been trying on off white dresses because I felt white would wash me out. In an attempt to just see what I would look like in all white the consultant placed a white lace dress on me, and we fell in love with how lace looked on me. It did not look old fashioned at all. It was then that the consultant began pulling lace dresses and within 20 minutes she placed "the one" on me. My eyes immediately filled with tears and I was so happy. Given the dress she brought me was completely outside of the budget I had set for myself, but between my hubby and my daddy we made it work. The dress was designed by Christos, was lace almost to the bottom, and the bottom had three layers. The sweetheart neckline, the three layers at the bottom, and the veil all had the same stiching. I loved loved loved it. I still need to have it dry cleaned and packed away however. Hopefully, it can still be fixed up. I am such a procrastinator. I tried to include pictures from all angles of the dress. I loved the way the bustle turned out.

18 comments:

Amanda said...

Gorgeous dress! Beautiful photos, too!

TriciaNae said...

Your dress is beautiful.

Katie Patterson said...

very nice...good luck on your new baby!!!

Random Musings Of My Life said...

Your dress is beautiful.. got here from Kellys

Kelly said...

Beautiful dress!!!
And good luck with your soon coming baby!

Ashley said...

Your dress is so unique!! What a beautiful style. You looked awesome!

Sally said...

Hi, I'm here from Kelly's. You were a beautiful bride!!! Congrats on your upcoming little one! I can totally relate to how you are feeling now. I remember wishing that I would not get sent home at my last 3 or 4 appointments! It's so hard, but so worth it.

Haley said...

Your dress is beautiful!!!

Amanda said...

What a lovely gown! Your photos are awesome! Looks like a wonderful day :-)

Elizabeth said...

I love it - so pretty. :)

Lea Liz said...

I love your dress, gorgeous!! I got mine at a shop in reading, oh too!!!!!!

Sarah said...

The third picture is my favorite!! Also - I got married two months ago and was feeling bad for not doing anything with my dress yet, but I feel better now!! And good luck with the upcoming baby!! I peaked at some of your other posts, how exciting!!

Shelby said...

Your dress is STUNNING! I love it!

Sonya said...

Your dress is beautiful! Great pictures too!

Tara G. said...

So pretty! The photo of the dress with the light shining through is beautiful!

Rebecca said...

I love your dress and you looked beautiful too...I saw too that you are expecting very soon...COngrats!

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

Love your dress epically the sweetheart top! Congrats on the baby too. The post with baby Teet was too cute!

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training

KE II said...

Popped over from Kelly's, your dress is just gorgeous. What an exciting 1st anniversary you must be having waiting for your precious Caleb, congrats and hope all goes well with the little one.