May 26, 2011

...with 134 days left until the big day... I'm more excited than ever!

After trying on what seemed like every dress in the chain bridal stores, I was depressed and discouraged. My figure: short, straight with average breasts and a huge butt- is not easily styled.

My friends suggested that my next stop should be this small independent boutique, Bells and Bows. Of course I was precarious. One afternoon, on my lunch break and alone, I visited the boutique. I walked into the place and was immediately disappointed. All the display dresses were either bridesmaids or mother-of-the-bride dresses. After realizing there was another section, I picked out two dresses and the attendant picked out 1... which I was not visually attracted to at all. Out of courteous-ness, I tried on her pick first. Needless to say, that was the dress! I bought the dress for dirt cheap and was completely in love with it. But, after trying it on everyday for about two weeks, of course, I found flaws. It was initially a full, ball type skirt with an attached cathedral train. I realized the ruching around the mid section added weight to my already full figured bottom.

I did some research and contacted the best seamtress (Janice Roberts) in town and told her my vision. We created a totally different skirt for the dress and it is amazing! The picture is more of the silhouette. Of course, mine is more embellished through-out but this is a great teaser. LOL My dress is now a two-piece, corset bodice, trumpet cut, sweetheart neckline beauty with a detachable chapel train. The cap sleeves give the dress a kind of cheap look hence my plan to remove them. Also, I actually want more of a crumb catcher neckline... we shall see.

Stay tuned!!!!
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