Thursday, April 3, 2008

Gown Change... Maybe

This, Ladies, is a cautionary tale of shopping way too early for a wedding gown. Especially if you're as indecisive as I am. With all the beautiful gowns to choose from, in every magazine I buy, every blog I visit, every bridal photoshoot I work on... if I had the funds, I would have 10 gowns, if for nothing more than to prance around in at home. lol

So the gown that I picked is beautiful and really was a GREAT choice at the time. I loved it the moment I put it on and was thrilled with the originality of the gown. However, I've come across a couple of gowns that I think I love so much more..fits my style perfectly, instead of the "Look, I'm getting married!!" gown that I had chosen originally. Don't get me wrong, it was totally what I wanted...initally. *sigh* Why do I keep doing this to myself?

So I went from LOVING this from Yolanda Couture:

It's a gorgeous gown and I love it so.. but now I want something more "me".

Like this stunner!!

This is an Elie Saab gown. Need I say more?? I shouldn't but will.. This fabulous gown with my name written ALL OVER IT, is housed at Encore Bridal. This online shop is a high-end cosignment and resale bridal shop. Perfect for finding your dream gown at a fraction of the price. Also when you're done with your Reem Acra or Vera Wang, you might consider placing it with Julie, the owner, so another bride can be just as happy with your gown as you were. Ok, back to the Elie Saab... I spoke to Julie at length about this gown, including pricing, sizing etc. She is FABULOUS and knows all things bridal gown. She had to talk me off the ledge of becoming an immaciated looking bride to fit into the gown. I'm a 4 the gown is a 0-2. But I love looking at it, so there you go.

Then I saw this..

This doesn't have all the bling-age and fanfare of the Elie Saab but it speaks to me. It whispers chic, elegant and quiet beauty. It's from the Jim Hjelm Spring 2008 Collection. I think it would be perfect for the possible new venue and look great with my cage veil:

I haven't chosen one yet but it will definately come from Castle Bride. These are the most AMAZING cage veils ever!!


Heidi said...

You are right calling the Elie Saab dress a stunner! WOW. I'll have to check out Encore Bridal...I'm at your blog today for the first time. I love how feminine it is :) I hope you'll stop by our blog & say hi!

P.S. I love this... said...

Hi Heidi,

Thanks for stopping by! I know..that Elie Saab is just a showstopper. I just love looking at it and picturing myself in it!

P.S. I love this... said...

Heidi, what's your blog's not linked to your name.

Heidi Markgraf, MagnetStreet Weddings said...

Oops, that would help. Thanks!

Aricka said...

I am so excited to find another black woman blogging about her wedding! I like reading your ideas and while I totally understand the fog of indecision regarding your wedding choices I found that while I lusted after alot of dresses, putting them on made all the difference. Some dresses that I HAD TO HAVE did NOTHING for me and others that I really did not think would work used every asset I had and made me look hot without trying. That was more of a decision maker/breaker in my case anyway.

P.S. I love this... said...

Hi Aricka!! Thanks for stopping by and the compliments. *blush* You're so right about actually trying on the gowns...what looks awesome in an ad or on the hanger may not look that flattering on. I *think* I'm all set with the last gown... I love the simplicity yet allure of it. I think it's perfection for my rooftop nuptuals. =)