I ordered my (new and improved!) dress last night... YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!

OH MY GOD! Yes, I found a new dress. Holy cow.... holy cow.. holy cow.... I'm a spazz (still).




Alright, first things first... It was 'back to the drawing board' in recent weeks, trying to find a new dress. I had actually narrowed it down to two, both very simple (but very different) dresses, and I wanted to go back with my MoH to get her feedback. The main thing that was missing from the dress I already HAVE was ROMANCE. I like soft, I like pretty, but not "foofy," but I wanted to feel romance in my dress.




So I tried them both on for her (and a couple others I found while waiting for her) and we were both waffling back and forth. There were elements of both that we loved. Well there was one dress I had seen hanging up (they had two in the store -- one several sizes too small, and one a couple sizes too big) that I really liked, but didn't bother to try on... .then another bride in the store (a teensy little petite thing - as in, her body and my body have NOTHING in common) tried it on, and I was like "Hmmmmm.........." I loved the detail on the train, but I didn't like that it had little spagetti straps (I wanted strapless).... But I kept looking at it.




So I'm getting dressed, and I'm THISCLOSE to ordering one of the gowns, but at the last minute I asked the consultant to grab this other dress for me. I wanted to try it on to eliminate it actually, to solidify my choice.




I put it on, and it's falling off me, cus it's too big, so she clips me in... before I even walked out of the dressing room, I was still bothered by the straps, but noticed it had light boning in the bodice, so it doesn't NEED the straps. She says "Oh yeah, it'll be easy enough to order it without those; why don't you just tuck them in so you can see it without them?"




That ONE little change made all the difference. I walked out and my MoH and I both started to tear up, and she was like "I just got chills!!!!" It was it. Without question.




In pictures, it's hard to tell, but it's more of a sheath cut, fitted to about the knee, then it flares out, with an overlay of heavily beaded lace that flares WAYYYY out, so it gives the illusion of a much fuller gown without the bulk.




It DOES have more of a train than I thought I wanted (I think it's a semi-cathedral), but I love it. Absolutely love it. It's so completely romantic.




So thennnnnnn.............. I've had this "thing" all along for mantilla style veils. In short, I love them. Again, it's the romance. I love that kind of Spanish look to them. Well, this dress works PERFECTLY with a mantilla style veil. They had a couple in the store, and I tried one of them on with it, and everyone in the store was like "WHOAH...." (none of the consultants had even thought of pairing it with this style veil, and then I saw one hanging on a wall, away from the other, more traditional veils).




They didn't have one in store that truly matched the dress, so it's not the one I'll be getting. They're going to inquire about ordering additional lace that matches the hem (that scalloped edge) of the dress, so I can have one made (and if they can't get me extra lace, then I'll just get a sample of it so I can try to find it locally).




I'm beyond thrilled... it's amazing. Maybe more ornate and formal than needed for a Vegas wedding, but I don't care. I feel AMAZING in it.




These pics are craptacular - they're just from my phone (I forgot my USB cable to upload the pics from my regular camera today), and ignore the look on my face... lol....(it was like 85 degrees - literally - in the store, so I was roasting!!)




WHOO HOOOOOOOOOO!!





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I'll post more (better) pics tonight. I got a bunch of close-ups of the lace and detail in the beading.

YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!
Posted on June 5, 2008 at 1:06 am
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oh neebs, its so pretty! I think it will be just perfect.

I think "vegas wedding" doesn't have to mean you show up in your terry cloth shorts for an impromptu wedding you know?!
Posted on June 5, 2008 at 4:08 am
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Thank you!!

lol.... Oh I know, but I kept thinking I should go a BIT less elaborate since we're doing a very small, low-key thing out there. But heck with it, it's the one chance I get to wear something like this, so I'm going to go for it!
Posted on June 5, 2008 at 4:14 am
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It's beautiful! How exciting!
Posted on June 5, 2008 at 4:15 am
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beeeeautiful! i've seen many brides in vegas with super formal dresses. you can wear whatever you want wherever you want. i'm so happy for you for finding thee one!
Posted on June 5, 2008 at 4:20 am
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for 85 in the store you look maaaaaahhhhvelous!!

that dress exudes romance and i'm so excited for you!!! eeeeeeeee!!!

i heart mantilla veils also!! based on tons of compliments from previous brides, i ordered mine from candi merle - cathedral mantilla with alencon beading for $100... couldnt pass it up!

CONGRATS on "the dress"!! now you know i'm gonna ask - did you find shoes??
Posted on June 5, 2008 at 6:13 am
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:D thank you!! And would you mind sending me (or posting) the link for where you got your veil???? That's an amazing price, esp for that lace and with beading!!!

Well now I'm back to the drawing board on shoes. Orig. I was going to go with the blue suede flats, but with this dress I'm going to need heels, about 2 to 2-1/2". I have a few bookmarked at home ("just in case"), so I guess it's time to start examining those again.
Posted on June 5, 2008 at 7:00 am
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she's in l.a. area - you ok with her shipping it to you in FL???


http://www.projectwedding.com/vendor/show/10001241
Posted on June 5, 2008 at 7:01 am
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Oh excellent. Heck yeah, I have no problem with that. I'll definitely check her out. Thank you!!!!
Posted on June 5, 2008 at 7:07 am
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Ok, here's the better pics of it (though I noticed my MoH didn't get any good full length ones... lol)

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Bodice detail
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The back (I had to be clipped in, because the sample dress was too BIG for a change.... lol)
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Train (semi-Cathedral)
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How it will look bustled
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Detail of the lace/beading
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Posted on June 5, 2008 at 4:14 pm
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i love the lace detail!!! and the train is magnifique!!

Lol at "...the sample was too big for a change" amen sister amen!!
Posted on June 5, 2008 at 4:16 pm
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LMAO... Yeah normally it's "Let's shoe horn you into this sample size 10 (which means 2 in street sizes) dress."

And I just realized some of those are too big to display right in the thread, so they're all in my Bio now.
Posted on June 5, 2008 at 4:19 pm
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dude i'm normally a size 12 or 14 - yeah i know i'm a chubby girl for being so short...

one sample she brought in was a 6!! the lady was so nice tho - "just wiggle into it" i looked at her like "for heaven's sake lady - dont you see my hips and my boobs?? you'll have to cut me out of it!!"
Posted on June 5, 2008 at 4:23 pm
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LMAO!! I'm bigger than you, so believe me, I know allllll too well.
Posted on June 6, 2008 at 12:53 am
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neebs~
make sure and call or email candi re your veil!! she was soooooo easy to work with!! i sent her email of what i wanted, she sent pics back of lace options, hair comb options, etc and we were set!

also - the veil i wanted -- the one i was willing to pay out my ass for - was over $500 at the bridal salon - and i got mine for like $110 or something like that...
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She and I have emailed a couple times today actually. I've sent her the close up pics of the lace on the gown, so she's going to check with her vendors and see what she can get. She's been great, I'm excited!!!!!

(thank you again for sending me her way!)
Posted on June 6, 2008 at 7:04 am
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Its really beautiful! You look great in it :)
Posted on June 6, 2008 at 7:09 am
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That dress is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!! It looks amazing on you. I love the lace train- so unique and so beautiful! I'm glad you found THE dress!
Posted on June 6, 2008 at 12:26 pm
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The detail is absolutely gorgeous and so are you! :) So prettyful!!!
Posted on June 6, 2008 at 12:48 pm

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