Thursday, March 4

The dress

My one blogging friend and very great real life friend of mine has a very good blog (a non-wedding related one, which I think it's good to remember that real life happens even though I'm planning a wedding...haha). He's trying to start his own websites and he's one of the most ambitious people I know. If you're interested in checking it out, his blog is Nicholas Wyma and if you're ever in my hometown of Grand Rapids, Mi, feel free to check out drink specials and night life at and things to do (entertainment, restaurants, shops) and other events for Grand Rapids at  Nick actively reads my blog and I've been wanting to post this for awhile, and have been very unsure of how to. So, this is what I'm going to do.

Nicholas Wyma. IF you decided to proceed you are entering the silence zone in which you will not tell Ryan anything that you see here after.

Okay, girlies. Here is my WEDDING DRESS!

It's silk...I love the shine, and it's really lightweight. 

Without flash so you can really see the details in the bodice.

Back view with the bustle. I love this bustle. 

Side view with the bustle up...I love my earring in this photo...BLING!

My train

With one of the parasols that I bought for myself and the girls

What do you think?

So, story time.

I have bought a dress that I liked, but it wasn't my dream. I bought it because I felt rushed to find the perfect dress, so that when I found one I liked, it was 'the one'. However, I don't believe in 'the one'. Just like with everything else, I think that there are many things out there that could make me happy. Anyways, the first dress that I bought came into the store and since it's a corset back, it doesn't need extensive alterations. I tried it on and didn't like it. It wasn't the shape, but the material and the beading. I really really just don't like beading on my wedding dress. I really like it on other people's and I had first thought it was beautiful, but it ended up that I didn't like it on me. 
So the great search for a new wedding dress began. I found websites where brides could sell their used wedding gowns, and found a few I really liked. I knew what kind of shape I wanted and what neckline. I found this one and after contacting the girl who owned it, found out that it was bought and altered and bustled, and she had the exact same situation as I did. She didn't love it. Unfortunately, I just lost my deposit, while she lost a few thousand.  She decided to sell it to me on a trial basis and I counted the days until it would arrive. The day it came, I was so so excited, but more relieved than anything that it fit. The girl I had bought it from had already had it altered and I am 1 1/2 inches taller than she is, and, truth is, she is one size smaller than me too. Yes, you read that right. I bought this dress knowing it was a size too small. I was hoping, like I said before, that since it was a corset back, it wouldn't matter too much. And until I got it, I was so worried that it wasn't going to fit.

But, it looks like I had nothing to worry about. 

4 thoughts:

Chocolate Lover said...

Your dress is beautiful! You look great! Love how it worked out!

MelissaLynn said...

It looks like it was made just for you! How fortunate you were to fall into such great luck! Beautiful!

The Wishful Dreamer said...

That dress looks amazing on you! Congrats!

Stacy Marie said...

It is LOVELY my friend, that detailing on the bodice is really wonderful. I'm so glad it worked out!

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