- Last updated on May 15, 2013 at 6:47 am
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Last summer, soon after my engagement, I went off to Turkey for a few weeks with my mom. Just her and I, relaxing and bonding. On our last day there, as we were doing our final rounds in the boutique shops of Istanbul, when I notice this little shop selling wedding gowns. I had NEVER tried on a wedding dress at this point and was completely avoiding wedding planning ( hence the vacation) but I just couldn't resist this shop. The store front was so quaint and so European despite its location in the traditional area of Istanbul.
We went in and I started looking and feeling the dresses and was seriously impressed with the textile choices and craftmanship of these dresses. I asked the sales lady if she was the owner and where in the world did she get these dresses. She points to the back of her boutique and asks us to follow her. We poke our heads into a studio atelier with 3 woman and rolls of fabric and embelishments. I was soo impressed. Their work was amazing. All hand sewn diamonte stones, svaworski crystals and beads. The designs all custom. The owner was so sweet and helpful despite our language barrier. She looked at my body and took out a few dresses to try on.
Long story short, each of them was wow. Me being the perfectionist and needing to get everything right..lol, I put the top of one on the bottom of another and bought the dress right there and then. OUr flight was scheduled the next day so no seeing the dress. My mom picked it up 4 months later when it was ready.
Here are similar top and bottom of my dress: Pnina Tornai had the most similar ones.
Top only ( none of that ruffle..don't like it at all!)
Beautiful right? But why has my taste changed every since?!!? AHHH! so frustrating. Now I'm love with lace gowns. what to do?