Let me start off by saying (if you haven’t already gathered) I am not a traditional girl. I don’t like to do things the “normal” way most of the time.
So obviously my wedding wasn’t going to be any different.
See, I didn’t want poof when it came to my dress. I didn’t want anything I’d have to carry around, and I most CERTAINLY didn’t want to look like anything that remotely resembled a princess. eek.
I fell in love with Jessica. Ah, Jessica. Modern Trousseau‘s Jessica. Here she is:
The lace? The capped sleeves? The lack of poof? I loved her. Sadly- I didn’t love her price tag. Being a practical gal I just couldn’t justify spending money like that on a dress. SO-the hunt began. I was determined to have someone make me the dress for a good price, and I had found a few seamstresses via craigslist that I felt good about. Then one day it happened. I was driving by a used bridal shop near my house. A little voice whispered in my ear, “just go in and look”
and I did.
And I found it. Oh, it was gorgeous. I saw her on the hanger and I just knew she was the one. Lace? Capped sleeves? CHECK and CHECK!
The price was right. Oh man, was the price right. I took her home that day, and haven’t looked back. I still love Jessica and her white lace, but my dress is so much more “me”. She has character-and well, I’ve been told I do too. Here is a picture of the dress on the model. It looks much different in person, but you get the idea-oh and the sleeves will be higher up when I wear it:
I just love the sash and I love the lace. I absolutely love the champagne color-and in person it is much more noticeable.
I will be wearing these boots:
I just can’t wait to run around on the farm with my dress, those boots-and that wonderful amazing man-of-mine.
Any of you fine ladies out there doing something less traditional when it comes to your wedding day attire?