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dresscapades i: the hunt for the perfect wedding dress

Not that I’ve done a lot of daydreaming about my wedding in my lifetime, but on the few occasions when I have pictured myself in a wedding dress, it’s never been something that looked “traditional.”  I just can’t get down with the idea of myself in a full length, poofy, “wedding-y” dress.  It just doesn’t feel right, I tell ya.

So I’d been doing a bunch of research online to find things that felt more like me, and almost immediately hit on a dress that I fell head-over-heels in love with.   In the interest of maintaining the mystery, I’ll spare the details — but suffice it to say, it was nothing that I hated about wedding dresses and everything that I didn’t even know they could be!  It was perfect.

So I waited a couple of months, found some other things online, and made some appointments at dress shops in the city.  Some of my most wonderful girlfriends and I hit the streets and dove into the world of wedding dress shopping.

The first place we went to was Bridal Garden.  I was intrigued by the place because it’s a nonprofit organization, where wedding dresses are donated by designers and proceeds benefit children’s education in New York.  The place is interesting because you sort of fend for yourself a bit — after being instructed on what types of dresses are in which areas, you basically roam free and pull dresses for yourself.  But, I kind of wanted it to be our first stop so that I could just get my hands on some dresses in a low-pressure situation and get past some of my nerves about the whole thing!

In the end, I didn’t find anything there, but it was useful to narrow down my search parameters.  I tried on enough full-length gowns to affirm the fact that I didn’t want one.  My girlfriends helped me decide on a shade of white that was flattering.  And we found some necklines that we liked, which helped with the search later on.

Long story short:  no luck at Stop #1!  Tune in next time to hear about Stop #2.  And in the meantime, here’s what we’ve decided on for a color palette!  xoxo

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6 thoughts on “dresscapades i: the hunt for the perfect wedding dress

  1. Hey another random question (and it may be a silly no brainer question) but how did you put your wedding palate together – photo wise? ie how did you get those cute color squares together?

    Lovin your blog!!

  2. Hey another random question (and it may be a silly no brainer question) but how did you put your wedding palate together – photo wise? ie how did you get those cute color squares together?

    Lovin your blog!!

  3. Kalea – keep an eye out for a how-to post on the color palette! There’s a really cool website that I think you’ll love.

  4. Kalea – keep an eye out for a how-to post on the color palette! There’s a really cool website that I think you’ll love.

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