Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Wedding Series: Planning Part 1

The Dress
When I started thinking about the perfect wedding dress for me, I knew I wanted something that wasn't too fussy, too sexy, or too plain. I wanted something classic and something graceful. I also wanted it to have a long train. I looked for ideas on the internet and one Saturday headed to the first place I knew nearby--Alfred Angelo. I know, I know...they are pretty common and a chain, but I fell in love with a dress. I put a deposit on it that day without going to any others. The dress was just me.
I did make some alterations to it though. I had a seamstress cut a sweetheart neckline and attach hooks on the back so I could pin up the train later. I wish that I hadn't had sew in some cups into the dress. The cups were too thick and it just felt unnatural.
 Here are some other details of the whole ensamble.
Hair & Makeup
For my hair I knew that I wanted to wear it half up and half down with some volume up top. I really liked my trial hair, and my wedding hair, but they were both different and I liked the way it looked for my trial best.
For makeup, I kept it pretty simple. I wanted to look photo-ready but also wanted to feel like me. I found a local makeup artist who came to my house to do my makeup. This was the trial.
Looking back there are some changes I would have made, but very few. I loved my wedding and all the planning that went into it. I really couldn't of asked for it to have gone any better...
Tell me, did you like your wedding dress, or do you sometimes wish you would have gone with something different?


  1. Oh I loved mine. It was simple, yet elegant. I wouldn't change anything about it. Getting it was chaos I guess... but worth every tear.

  2. very pretty! The dress is so elegant.

  3. Happy anniversary week! I love your dress! Gorgeous...

  4. I like my dress for what it suited me, fit with the wedding, etc. But, if I were to get married today? It would look completely different!