Friday, July 24, 2009

Show us your Life: Wedding Dress



I was recently married THIS May - May 23, 2009. So this post is a fun one :)

I've really been DYING to do one of these posts since Kelly's Korner started them. But, since I had no house or apartment to speak of - coming soon though - I was bummed when I couldn't. Well, now she's started "Show us your Life" and first up: Wedding Dress :) YAY!

Here I am about to put on my dress...

I don't think I had any idea what I really wanted. I knew I didn't want ballgown/princess style (which my Future MIL - now MIL was shocked by... she thought I should get that... oh well) I wanted simple but very elegant. That's the way my wedding was. I'm a simple girl I guess :) I really only looked at 4-5 bridal salons for my dress. First time I went, I went to 2 places in one day. The 2nd time I went, I went to 3 places in 2 days. I found it the second day at The Bridesmaids Store, in Austin, TX - where I am from. This place has TONS of Bridesmaids dresses... which is why we were there, but they had a small selection of bridal gowns too. I tried on about 10-15 while there and this is the one that I DID NOT want to take off...

best part: it was $500...!!!

It's a Watter and Watters gown... the alterations lady added some fabric to help me up top :) haha!

the girls helping me get ready :)
love our dresses :) and of course my FAV green ever!
a little sneak - we were a bit traditional (well, I was) and wanted to wait to walk down the aisle to fully see him - but, I loved this idea of a sneak peek. Couldn't see each other, but it was great to hold his hand and talk to him a little before the wedding. My soon-to-be HUSBAND was around the corner for goodness sakes :)
love this pic of me and my dad!
MWAH!
Dancing with Dad!
a little fun with the Cupid Shuffle (I think**)
*SWOON*


|UPDATE|
And I couldn't leave without posting some Bridal pictures :)


gave this to D for his wedding gift :)

*LOVE*
a little wind

love the back of my dress too :)

3 comments:

JandKStaats

Hey girl...Thanks for all the awesome comments! You are right.. The wedding went by so fast.. We had a blast tho.. The honeymoon was awesome too! Where did ya'll stay again?? I would defiantly recommended our hotel to anyone!

Abby

Beautiful post! You were a lovely bride.

Karli @ RockyBella

Wow, these look like they r from a bridal magazine. You look beautiful, and congrats!!!
I really like the green too.
It's all so very classic.