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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Wedding Wednesday: the dress

You may remember the two close-up sneak peek photos I posted on Instagram just prior to my wedding - many of you asked questions I just could not give away so close to the wedding!:



Dress info:
The gown has a coordinating detachable chantilly lace and freshwater pearl shrug. It is made of satin lining, net overlay, hand-beaded chantilly lace appliqué embellished with freshwater pearls, beads, and sequins. The gown's neckline is a deep sweetheart and the silhouette is fit and flare. The aforementioned detachable shrug is sheer, with matching beaded lace appliqué, and scallop trim. The gown has a chapel length train with a scalloped edge. You may notice some silver to the dress. The dress has pure silver threading used on some of the pearls and beads to give it a sheen. Incredibly beautiful in candlelight. And my Mom loved that scalloped edge!

Getting zipped and buttoned up:

One of my favorite photos of the wedding day - taken on the front steps of my church - showing off the incredible hand-sewn details of my gown:

After the pre-wedding photoshoot was done (Autumn natural light and all) - heading back to the church to wait - what a nerve-wracking wait it was:

What is your favorite feature on wedding dresses or formal gowns? Lace? Beading? A specific neckline?

24 comments:

  1. Mine was a drop-waisted ivory satin 1920's looking things that fit right off the rack. No alterations. That was my main motivation, to be honest, as I was just going to get something simple for our low-key ceremony.

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    1. That sounds beautiful. I did not have any major alterations either - just little tweaks that my Mom did herself. I am sure it was stunning!

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    1. Thank you so much, Francesca! It really is such a special dress.

      XO

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  3. your dress was soooooo beautiful!!

    Alessia
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    1. Thank you so much! What a nice thing to say. I appreciate it!

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  4. Your dress gorgeous! Love how the back was made! And the veil just tied it all together!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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    1. Thank you so much ladies. Isn't the back beautiful? The veil really did tie it all together. I will share more on that in a few weeks!


      XO

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  5. Absolutely beautiful. I love that photograph on the steps of the church.

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    1. Thank you! We love it as well. I just am so happy the detailwork stands out on it!

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  6. Very beautiful. And so timeless a style. Lovely.

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    1. Thank you TM! We found it to be timeless too. Something I can look back on without regrets.

      XO

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  7. The details on this dress are perfect, and you look gorgeous! Here's to many more happy years of marriage! -Jessica L

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  8. What an absolutely beautiful dress!

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  10. Who made the dress? It's just how I dream my dress would be.

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    1. Casablanca Couture with some tailoring/edits made by my Mother!

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