Friday, September 16, 2011

Here she is ladies: My Wedding Dress Details

My Wedding Dress

Designer: Maggie Sottero
Color: Alabaster
Full bustled gown with dipped neckline and corset closure. The glamor of embellished lace accents the bodice, as a sensational fit through the hip area combines with caught-up detailing throughout the Soft Shimmer Satin skirt. A romantic lace inset panel is punctuated with handmade flowers that are also nestled within bustled train.
She's a beauty♥ {the dress that is}

{sneak peak of my bridal portraits}
Back View [My Favorite]
{sneak peak of my bridal portraits}
Read about, The Day I found Ambrosia!

Day 108 of planning.
Remember guessing on this post, which out of the 10 dresses was mine?
Who got her right?
I think MishMish & Marcy were the closest!

Alterations Experience

I was very excited about this particular day [June 26th] because my gown had been hanging in my [old] closet back at my parents house. I was so excited yet nervous to know how much alterations would be. I am only 5'2, so every dress I put on must be altered. Being this dress weighs a tons and I had so much extra on the bottom... I was worried.
However, I was excited to see what my "armpit tit fat" looked like.
We all have it.. okay, we I'd like to say we all. Not really.
Let's just say after loosing 17 pounds, I must have lost in that area because I was super happy. After the seamstress pinned up the bottom & bustled me correctly, I didn't think I could love this gown anymore. I was at awe.
That's the day I decided to change up my hair style. The seamstress also suggested that I wore a 'slip' under her. I thought "No way. I like it just the way it is." She said because of the way the bottom is made, & having to take off 4" of the dress, It took away from the dress, but the slip would help. So I figured I would try it on and pass it along. Just to say I did it.
Well, I was even more in love. She knew exactly what she was talking about.
Who care if I have only 8 pounds of dress on me?{ha}

When I went back for my final dress fitting on July 21st, I thought I was bringing her home.
Well... I didn't. But it was okay. After what took her "9 HOURS" to alter & 4 inches of dress off the bottom & 5 hooks [yes, 5 hooks] to hold the train.. everything was perfect...
But... 5 hooks wasn't enough. It was yet too heavy. By the way I dance, it would have fallen in no time. So they added two more to completely bustle the train.

... BIG let down come the day of the wedding regarding this dress, nothing to crazy but it did upset me a put a small damper on an important moment. That comes later!


Heather said...

Absolutely stunning. The dress and you are beautiful!

sweetcanadian said...

I love the dress, i also have a very similar dress with a very heavy train, i am worried about the bustle, my train is blue so i do not want it up from the bottom. I think it weighs close to 20 pounds altogether & i need a slip underneath it too lol.

Samantha said...

Your dress is beautiful and I love the train on it

Courtney said...


This is gorgeous! You chose a fabulous, perfect dress. You look absolutely incredible. And I LOVE the hairpiece.

J and A said...

Ah-mazing Jessica!!! Beautiful. Can't wait to see more!!

Kristin said...

LOVE the dress!

Ashley said...

wow! I just KNEW you would be stunning!! Congratulations Jess!!!

Stephanie said...

OH MY GOSH!! Your dress and the dress I wore were the two TOP choices of mine!! I fell in LOVE with Ambrosia too but decided to go with the one that I did because it was more fitting for our wedding style.

Girlfriend-you totally rocked it in this dress!! It looks AH-MAZING on you!!! EEEEeeee! Can't wait to see the rest!! You're a BEAUTIFUL bride!! xoxo

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