Big White Dress Inspiration

Growing up, I used to tell my step-mom that one day I would wear white jeans and a white tank top to my wedding. To say I was a tomboy might be the understatement of the year. To this day, I’d pick a hoodie and sweatpants over a frilly dress any day of the week. But for my wedding, I’ll definitely make an exception, especially with such a pretty image of what the bridesmaids will look like in my head.

Warning: I don’t want to be a total tease, so I will let you know up front that I will not reveal my exact wedding dress. I will show you inspiration, dresses I’ve tried on and a similar photo from a designer website, but I am not going to reveal the real thing. Sorry to disappoint, but I figure if I am blogging about every other detail of the wedding, I should keep something a surprise! And remember, good things come to those who wait. ;)

And now, it’s time to say goodbye to Mr. PB. Everyone wave goodbye! *waves*


 My early inspiration dresses were these beauties:

Mia Solano M1067Z ”“ I love the lace of this dress and how it cascades down to the soft tulle.

Martina Liana 411 ”“ Lace + embellishments + softness = definite contender

Mori Lee 1861 ”“ I love the shape of the sweetheart on this dress and the impact of the bottom. And again, the embellishments and lace.

Are you sensing a theme here? I was looking for soft with sparkle details and some lace, strapless with a sweetheart neckline, fitted through the waist, and then a skirt that isn’t too full but isn’t form fitting.

Seeing as I am trying to lose weight, I wanted to wait a bit to go try on dresses. I am already insecure about my size—I don’t need yards and yards of white fabric to help remind me. I set a goal date of mid-July for dress shopping, which gave me 10 months from the time of the engagement and eight until the wedding. With most wedding dresses needing to be ordered at least six months before the wedding, I would have six weeks to hunt a dress down if I started officially searching in July. However, by time the end of May rolled around, I was getting impatient.

Were you inspired by any of the same dresses? Did you get impatient about waiting to dress shop?


Miss Phone Booth

Rochester, NY
Wedding Date:
March 2014
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    Mrs. Rucksack 494 posts, Helper bee @ 9:38 am

    Sweetheart necklines are the best! Can’t wait to hear about your shopping experience!

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    Mrs. Bicycle 616 posts, Busy bee @ 10:24 am

    Those dresses are so pretty!

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    Miss Parisian 515 posts, Busy bee @ 11:12 am

    I loooove lace dresses! I’m excited to see what else you looked at/tried on! :)

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    daniellekira 545 posts, Busy bee @ 11:31 am

    I love those dresses. I had a sweetheart neckline and they are my favorite. I can’t wait to see your choice.

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    Mrs. Jet Setter 388 posts, Helper bee @ 11:35 am

    Great inspiration! All of my photos looked exactly the same, so my decision was pretty much a no-brainer!

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    Miss Pyramid 807 posts, Busy bee @ 11:40 am

    I tried on that Martina Liana and it was gorgeous on! I didn’t end up picking it, and it was a touch bit pricier than I wanted, but it was amazing. I’m liking your bridal style!

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    Miss Wellies 1425 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:07 pm

    Lace was a must-have for me. Lots and lots of lace. :)

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    Miss Filly 625 posts, Busy bee @ 3:16 pm

    I think we have the same taste in dresses – I’m a lace fiend! I’m really digging the Mori Lee, I think, but they’re all gorgeous and I am dyingggg to see what you chose!

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    Miss Phone Booth 57 posts, Worker bee @ 8:23 pm

    @Miss Pyramid: I’m jelly that you got to try the Martina Liana on! (Spoiler alert – her and I never crossed paths. womp womp.)

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    Saramina329 173 posts, Blushing bee @ 4:46 am

    That Martina Liana dress is GORGEOUS!!!!

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    Mrs. Gondola 951 posts, Busy bee @ 2:28 am

    I like the first dress! I can’t wait to see what you pick.

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