Friday, July 24, 2009

My Wedding Dress

So, it looks like today is the day that everyone is showing off their wedding dresses!  I am clearly jumping on the bandwagon.

Matt and I were married almost nine months ago, and I was - and still am - absolutely in love with my wedding dress.  When we got engaged in March of 2008, we were still living in DC.  My parents made the drive out from Michigan about two weeks later to celebrate, and we went dress shopping.  And on the first day of shopping, at the first shop we went to...I fell in love.  With the second dress, not the first.  The first was a little crazy - I remember thinking that I would fit right in at a flamenco dance competition of some sort.

I really didn't know what I wanted in a wedding dress, besides sleeves.  I didn't want a strapless dress - it seemed like they were overly-popular, and I really wanted something different.  I loved lace, but didn't end up loving lace on me.  I ended up with a Marisa dress called...well, I don't remember.  Sorry.  It was simple and elegant, and I felt amazing the second I put it on.  It had very little detail - just some subtle embroidery and beading below the bust - but a really amazing, incredible train.  At least, I think so.  But I'm kind of biased, then, aren't I?





13 comments:

Perfectly Imperfect said...

I absolutely love your dress! I got married over 4 years ago and don't remember this style being huge then, but if I were to get married now, this would probably be the style I'd go for. Absolutely gorgeous girl!!

Pretty Personal Gifts said...

Beautiful bride!

Jenn said...

i love your dress, too! i was too hippy to pull off this look (made me look so wide) but i tried on about 100 of them before i succumbed to the fact that it would be a-line for me :)

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I love those pictures!!

Brittany Ann said...

Just beautiful!

Taryn said...

Awesome train indeed! You do have a bery unique dress, it is perfect!

Taryn said...

very unique - I mean.

C said...

your dress is magical! I love the trumpet bottom, you looked gorgeous :)

Casey (@ Ever-Changing Life) said...

Stunning! I would wear a dress like that in a heart beat. So elegant!

Lucy Marie said...

Stunning dress!

Lucky in Love said...

I LOVE the last one when it's all flowy! Is that a word?? :)

Kayla said...

Aww what a pretty dress! You looked beautiful!

Molly Lou Gifts said...

I love, love, love your dress. I don't know why or how I never saw this post. You are a stunning bride and I truly adore that second picture. What a great shot!!!!