Discussion in 'Planning our Happily Ever After' started by k1r1h1, Jan 28, 2011.
Aww I love the invite! You did a great job!!
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Thank you; when we decided to put the wedding forward a year and booked it we didnt have much time to get the invitations sent out.
Now I first went dress shopping with my best friend and maid of honour Hannah, about a year ago! Shes been with me every time and seen me in about 40 very different dresses! I originally definitely wanted straps on my wedding dress; but when i tried on a few i realised I REALLY DID NOT WANT STRAPS!
I wanted a very simple dress that was figure hugging and not too big to take on the plane as hand luggage. Since I was getting the wedding of my dreams in Disney I really didnt want to fork out a ton of money on it. Now pretty early on I fell in love with Maggie Sottero; I loved all of her dresses but when I tried on Iliana It felt just perfect. I quickly arranged an appointment so my mother in law and mum could come and see it. Now they were both quite shocked, they thought I would have gone for something bigger. But nonetheless they loved it:
i love the back of the dress -
However as the wedding wasnt booked at this point there was no point in ordering it because Disney wasnt finalised and we were meant to be getting married in 2012. So I carried on looking which in the end just got me more and more confused with what dress I wanted. Then one day one of the consultants at my local bridal shop said have you tried on a BIG dress and I hadnt because I didnt imagine me in one. So she put me in one and WOW it was amazing. I couldnt believe it. I really did look like a princess. My mum came to see it and even my brother (we are really close these days and hes going to be Marks best man, which is super special). Luke (brother) even took a cheeky picture of me in it
Lukes clearly never gonna be a photographer!
I did love it, but in the end I went back to my original dress as i felt it was more me; i loved the big dress, but I dont think its what Mark would of imagined me wearing it . So on the 30th of December 2010 i ordered my Maggie Sottero dress. I cant wait for it to arrive!
Did I choose the right dress?
Now I have 3 bridesmaids and a flower girl. I have been so lucky that the majority of my friends are really making the effort and attending our wedding in Florida, I really couldnt believe it when they all said they would come. Its a lot to ask any one and its touched me so much (my eyes are filling up writing this).
My best friend Hannah is my maid of honour, we met at university and we have been each others rock ever since! Charlie and Frankie are my two girlies from work who I have an absolute blast with are going to be my bridesmaids. And finally Marks 3 year old niece Mia Grace- who means the world to mark and I will be our flower girl and her little brother Flynn-Thomas will be our page boy (2 years old).
Now the bridesmaid dresses were decided I think even before Mark asked me to marry him! I seen an add for them years ago and saved it! They are by a company called TWOBIRDS BRIDESMAIDS and are a dress that you can tie up 15 different ways. This dress enables my three bridesmaids to wear the same dress but wear it the way that they feel comfortable in!
Here it is
And after many hours of playing with our colour scheme Ive gone for a neutral rose petal colour; its such a delicate and romantic colour. The best thing is my girls LOVE it!
Im ordering this brooch from swavoski for the three girls and myself, we are all gonna wear it somewhere different on our dresses
this all matches with the bouquet that i love -
I think you made the right choice for your dress If it makes you feel more like you- then it is definitely the one!!
What a clever idea for the bridesmaid's dresses!! I have heard about convertible dresses but never for a wedding!! What a fantastic idea!!
That brooch is stunning btw!
I love your color scheme of the neutral rose. It instantly reminded me of Jessica Simpson's wedding to Nick Lachey.. (I am such a dork- I bought her wedding book and all the seasons of Newlyweds...)
She used tons of roses. I am sure you can find some more pictures through a google search.
Glad everything is coming together so well for you!
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