It’s another wedding Wednesday!! Today we’ll be looking at my dress.
If the option is to choose trendy or timeless, I will always pick timeless. My wedding dress was no exception. I wanted to be able to look back on my wedding pictures with my future daughter and not have to explain what was “in fashion” in 2013. People always tell me I can rock anything (clearly they have’t seen me in orange or brown… bleh), but I’m also not a fan of overwhelming textures (I’m a really petite 5’2″ XXS), so a poofy ballroom dress was out. I didn’t want to look like a wedding cake (that IS why there is a wedding cake after all) so no ruffles or flowers. No overly sparkly rhinestones either, this isn’t a pageant or prom. I was iffy on lace dresses because I didn’t want to look too matronly (kiss of death in my book) or like a tablecloth. On top of all that it had to have some sort of sleeve (to appease the stringent dress code that was religiously enforced), I wasn’t going to sew on sleeves to the dress after we bought it (no matter what it looks a little conflicting that way, and my perfectionist self would always see it). I wanted to try the dress on and only have minor alterations….
I tried this dress and I KNEW it was the one. The dress comes from Allure Bridals Couture collection. It’s all over lace with amazing beading all over the dress and a chapel length train. It has a trumpet silhouette which complimented my tiny figure, and cap sleeves. I love the extra beading and the low back, but the icing on the (wedding) is the scalloped lace on the edge of the dress. I only had to get it hemmed and the shoulders shortened a little. Minus not having a tiara (which I find incredibly tacky for a wedding anyways) I looked like a princess, but of course I am 24/7. 🙂