7.18.2012

Wearing Wednesday: Wedding Style

With our anniversary coming up, I've decided to make this week "Wedding Week!" I wasn't able to blog about our special day last year because I literally got married, honeymooned, moved to a new state, and started my first "real" job within a matter of 3 weeks. If that's not stress, I don't know what is {and I don't want to find out}!!

You can see the detail shots from our wedding here, if you haven't already.

I found my wedding dress at Karl's Bridal in Springfield. 

The funny thing is, I actually saw it on their website and loved it before I was even engaged {yes, I started planning before I was engaged, who doesn't?!}. My mom and I were browsing some different dresses online and we both loved it, but in the picture it looked more formal than what I was wanting... definitely bummed.

When the time came to actually look for dresses {after we were engaged}, Karl's was about the third place I went. I had found a dress at David's Bridal that I really liked, but didn't want to commit too soon, so I ventured on to my next appointment at Karl's. 

This dress is one of the first they brought me and I really liked it, but then when I realized it was the dress from online, I knew it was the one! 

The reason I had loved the dress so much was because it had a really unique feature...


See how I'm wearing a short dress in this picture? It's the same dress from above, but the bottom portion comes off, leaving a cute, lace cocktail dress!! How cool is that?! It wasn't necessarily the easiest transition {ask my mom and cousin!}, but definitely a fun idea!

The only problem was that the dress I liked at David's had a really cute flower at the waist... the dress from Karl's didn't and felt a little too plain to me. 

I could have bought a custom-made flower for around $100 {no thank you!!}. But fortunately the staff at Karl's was amazing and did some calling around. They remembered a girl who's dress came with a flower, but didn't plan on using it. Sold for $30... that's more like it!

When I first started wedding planning, I would have never guessed I would end up with a dress like this {I was envisioning long, lacy, and simple}, but I'm so glad I did! I absolutely love that dress!! Simple, unique, and somewhat difficult to figure out. Definitely me. :) How did you know your dress was the one??


Linking up with The Pleated Poppy today! 

9 comments:

  1. How beautiful! I love your dress and I love that it changed into a cocktail dress. Brillant! Popping over from the Pleated Poppy.

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    1. Thanks Lindsay! It definitely made me feel like a princess! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!! Love it!

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  3. awesome photos ... such an adorable wedding dress. love it.Thanks for sharing all these blogs and phots are very useful to every one

    wedding planning education

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    1. Thanks! Glad I could help. :)

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    2. You looked absolutely beautiful in your dress. It was perfect for the weather that day. It was also very appropriate that the dress was so unique because that's how I see you. A one of a kind and stand out in a crowd woman. I'm also very proud to be your mom.

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    3. Thanks mom! Love you! :)

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  4. Oh my goodness, I'm such a sucker for good wedding photos and yours are amazing! You looked so radiant. Congrats on your upcoming anniversary, and I'm so glad I found your blog! Feel free to stop by my blog anytime- I have a link party called "This Week the Trend" that I'd love for you to join in on, and I'm currently offering free ad space! I hope you have a great weekend.

    Veralynn
    joiedeveralynn.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much!! I love that our wedding memories are pieces of art in and of themselves! I will definitely check out your blog! Thanks for following!! :)

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