Thursday, May 3, 2012

wedding post - the fashion

Finding the perfect dress.  It is what every girl dreams about.  I know I did.  I had to find my perfect dress twice though – well sorta.  The first bridal boutique I went to I was not ready to buy a dress.  I made that very clear to everyone involved (and by very clear, I mean the lady had to ask me to stop repeating myself, she got the picture).  But she didn't get the picture.  Like I mentioned in a previous post, I am a huge people-pleaser.  So as the persuasive and might I add, pushy, saleswoman kept talking, and my mom and my sister kept nodding, oohing and ahhhing, I ended up saying “OK I guess this is the dress.”  That was my first mistake.  You never guess it’s the right dress.  You know.   So I went home claiming to be excited about my wedding dress.  A few days went buy and I had talked myself into really liking the dress.  But a mom always knows.  It just wasn’t me.  She knew it, so did I and apparently so did the saleswoman because when my mom called the boutique the lady was more than happy to refund our money and cancel my order.  So that was my dress hoopla.  The second go round was much better and consisted of my mom and I sipping champagne, laughing a lot and finding the dress.  I will say despite the wedding dress debacle, the bridesmaid dress search was much more stressful – especially for a people pleaser.  How do I find a dress that all my friends will like, feel comfortable in and possibly wear again?  (OK OK I know that no one ever wears a bridesmaid dress again, but it sounds good).  Luckily I believe I found the perfect dress.  It helped that all of my bridesmaids are stunning in a garbage bag.  So here are the details about what we wore…

Bride's Dress: Pronovias
Bridesmaids' Dresses: Vera Wang
Groom & Groomsmen Tuxes: Calven Klein


the bling. 1. my engagement ring (thank you furnished photography) 2. matt's wedding band


the buttons.

i swear i didn't hire models to stand beside me.  my friends are just that beautiful.


love him

the handsome groomsmen
groomsmen gift.  cufflinks for the college they attended.

Again thank you to DVA Photography for all of my beautiful wedding pictures.

4 comments:

Mary said...

Denise - thanks so much for your comment, and I'm happy you like my blog. How fun that Emily pointed you my way! Yours is gorgeous! It's a great site, and your wedding pictures are especially lovely.

Sara said...

Love the bridesmaids dresses! You all are so gorgeous! xo

ashley nicole catherine said...

of course i go right for the wedding pics... love them! you were such a lovely bride! and i LOVE the idea of the college cufflinks - that's a gift any guy would love to have! mine are posted with the label "our wedding" :)

Liesl said...

Such a classic, beautiful bride you made, love the cut of your wedding dress and the bridesmaid dresses were lovely! :)