One Man, One Wife, One Love Through Life: The Dress

There were two things I never talked about while blogging: choosing our photographer and my dress shopping experience. That’s because both decisions were made almost two years before our wedding. I may have spent entirely too long picking out a pair of shoes, but when it came to my dress, there wasn’t a doubt in my mind.

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For those interested she’s called Sydney by Modern Trousseau. It was one of the first dresses I tried on and it just felt like me. If it were appropriate, I’d wear it every chance I could. I’ve thought about shortening it and maybe even dying it, but I’m not quite ready for that just yet.

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Getting dressed didn’t require an army. Every fitting I got in and out of it by myself, but on our wedding day we made it a bigger production just to make sure I had some iconic pictures of my own.

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I just love how Erin caught my robe mid flight.

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At my last fitting, my seamstress was concerned about me losing more weight in the weeks up to my wedding. I didn’t believe her at the time and actually thought my dress was a bit too tight throughout the chest and waist. Well there’s a reason she’s been doing this for over decade, the woman was right. Thankfully she installed two wide elastic bands on the inside of my dress that hooked together like a bra. Best.Idea.Ever.

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Ladies, if you’re concerned about wearing a strapless dress and have a lot going on up top, I totally recommend the elastic. I’m past the DD range by a few letters and I never had to adjust my dress.

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Oh and my veil, if it were appropriate to wear out in public on a regular basis I totally would. Just look at that lace-y goodness.

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After fumbling over my earrings, I asked for a helping hand.

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At this point I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror and started to tear up again. Erin told me to look away and make a funny face since I hadn’t so far.

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Sassy said it was a cop out and that she’d seen me do better. Definitely made me laugh and stopped the tears.

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After my grandmother’s pearls and a silver sixpence under my shoe…

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I put on my garters and flashed my something blue.

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After a final shoe adjustment and a spritz of perfume,

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I took one last look in the mirror,

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before we piled into Sassy’s husband’s Jeep,

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and made our way over to the farm.

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*All photos by ee photography unless otherwise noted

Next up, our first look!

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Mrs. Macarons

Location:
Tampa
Wedding Date:
September 2011

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    mswizard 554 posts, Busy bee @ 9:58 am

    Aww I love these photos! You make such a beautiful bride. And I would totally wear my veil and/or dress every day in public if I could too.

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    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:17 am

    Your veil is stunning!

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    honey 1684 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:21 am

    You are so photogenic!! These pictures are just lovely!

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    otter 1321 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:46 am

    Your dress, your shoes, your veil! I’m in love! :)

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    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:54 am

    I love the top of the dress, the lace looks fantastic.

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    pinkrain1010 98 posts, Worker bee @ 10:55 am

    Absolutely gorgeous!!! And LOVE LOVE LOVE your veil! I’m looking for a similar one if you wouldn’t mind sharing the information on it :)

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 2:13 pm

    You are so gorgeous, I love your whole look!

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    ChicagoDreamer 509 posts, Busy bee @ 7:30 pm

    You make a gorgeous bride!

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    msbuttons 5014 posts, Bee Keeper @ 5:57 am

    So so so pretty!!!

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    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:33 pm

    You are a stunning bride! Goodness gracious! I love the one of you just before the funny face. :)

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    panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:22 pm

    you are such a gorgeous bride! the dress, the veil! I love it!

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:00 am

    Awww you are beyoind gorgeous!

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