Strapless Tea-Length Gown with Cap Sleeve Shrug Style 9T9948
SO I have been engaged for over a year, and I just baught my dress last week! I went upstate for work, and saw it as a good opportunity to go dress shopping (the nearest wedding shop is a 2.5 hour plane ride north or south of me).
When I went in, I had an idea of what I wanted, but also a budget to keep in mind. The sales consultant was so helpful in pulling dresses for me. This was the first dress I tried on and I loved it! But I just wanted to see what was out there and I didn't want to miss out on the whole "Dress-Up" thing. I tried on a couple more that met some or all of my requirements of 1)Lace 2)Beading 3)Vintage feel. But I kept comparing all the dresses back to this one. When I tried it on again with the sash and the bird-cage veil, I was sold! The consultant had to tell me to stop bouncing so she could tie the bow! It was like that scene in "The Wedding Singer" with Boy George trying on dresses :o#
I took one heart off because the dress will need to be hemmed #I'm 5'6#, and I could've gotten a size down, but the store didn't have it in that size.
I plan on pairing this with a navy blue sash and heels; our colors are navy blue and pink.
November 16, 2012
Lace Tea Lengh Dress
I went in to look at tea lengh dresses for my June 14, 2013 wedding. The first dress that was pulled for me was this dress in ivory. It's beautiful! The pictures do not capture this dress. It is very soft lace and each rose in the lace pattern is covered in pearls and sequence. The shrug is just the right amout of coverage and comes with the dress. The ivory color is a soft and creamy color and I think good for most skin tones. I'm 5'4 and it is very long. It almost touches the floor on me. It needs to be shortened. This was the dress for me! Didn't try another on. The belt is the only "flaw" it's rather skimpy, so I'm not planning on using that but creating my own.
November 6, 2012
Beautiful, comfortable, and fun!
I absolutely adore this dress! I wore it for my April wedding and it was perfect. I knew I wanted a no-nonsense dress that I would be comfortable in all day long. The length was wonderful. I'm 5'3" and it hit above my ankles as is without heels, and I ended up with a crinoline underneath to make it a little fuller and higher. The alterations department added on straps (CAP2) and you couldn't tell they wren't there to begin with. The jacket was great to have, even though on the day of I ended up not wearing it as much as I had planned.
I will say this dress was hard to track down as every nearby store (or stores near family) said they did not have it in stock, but when i went in in person they had it in several sizes. I suggest you always follow up in person as sometimes the computer inventory is not up to date.
November 1, 2012
Perfect for a Garden Wedding
My husband and I got married in the beautiful Schell's Brewery Garden in New Ulm, MN and had a peacock color/theme, since they have free-roaming peacocks and peahens. I couldn't have a long dress due to all of the flowers and foliage. The dress was still a little long when I first purchased it, but the alterations specialist at DB West Fargo, ND was awesome and shortened it for me.
The look on my husband's face when he first saw me was absolutely priceless. I felt beautiful and comfortable in the dress and loved the vintage appeal to it. The little jacket also helped to cover some of my tattoos, which my grandmother and husband's mother really loved!
November 1, 2012