All the Pretty Dresses

Are ya’ll ready for some dress reveals?! First, the inspiration, to give you an idea of the mismatched look we sought after:


Mismatched bridesmaid dresses in muted soft tones. Photo by Jessica Loren / Image via Once Wed.


Remember I have a thing for J. Crew silk chiffon bridesmaid dresses. Photo by Emily Heizer Photography / Image via Love and Lavender.

I left you all with a few tidbits about which dresses my girls were interested in, but now here’s some photo love.

Maid of Honor A, one of my two besties from Seattle, chose the J. Crew Louisa dress in dusty shale. Doesn’t she look gorgeous?!


MOH A in J. Crew’s Louisa dress. Personal photo.

Maid of Honor N, my other bestie from Seattle, scored a great deal on a used J. Crew Arabelle dress off eBay, also in dusty shale:


MOH N in J. Crew’s Arabelle dress. Personal photo.

Bridesmaids C and K caught a flash sale on J. Crew’s website and both selected the Macie dress in graphite:


J. Crew Macie dress in graphite. I still don’t have any pictures of the girls in these dresses, although one of them is lounging on the beach in Bora Bora on her honeymoon right now. Photos can wait 😉

Bridesmaids R and H, Mr. Wallaby’s two sisters, bought their bridesmaids dresses last. We kept hoping for another sale on J. Crew’s website. (There aren’t any stores with J. Crew wedding attire in Texas, and so the outlet stores don’t carry bridesmaids dresses either—we are left to rely on online shopping.), but none of the dresses went on sale in the wedding colors, so the three of us went shopping to search for other silk chiffon dresses that would match the other girls’ look. We searched far and wide, until we finally found the perfect dresses at Dillard’s. Check out these Jill Stuart beauties (and the beauties that are wearing them 😉 )


Bridesmaids H and R in a Jill Stuart silk chiffon dress.

These dresses appear cream in these dark pictures, but in person they’re a beautiful shade of blush. I hoped they would turn out pinker in the wedding photos—but even if they didn’t, it wouldn’t bother me too much, because they looked stunning and were very happy with their dresses.

Mr. Wallaby’s niece, little C, was our flower girl, and her mama picked out a very cute dress for the occasion. She is in a princess phase (didn’t we all have one of those?!) and she wanted a “princess dress” that she could twirl in. Here is little C, a little shy, but 100% cute:


Flower Girl C in her “princess dress.” Personal photo.

And now, to give you a little sneak peek of my dress, here is the train, at my first fitting. I can’t wait to reveal to you all the rest of the dress, in all its glory.


My train…Eeee!! Personal photo.

I couldn’t wait to see all of the pretty dresses come together. I feel so blessed to have such supportive, amazing bridesmaids, and I know they will all be dazzling at our wedding.

How did your bridesmaids pick out their dresses—did you pick out a uniform look, or did you give them some independence? Were you excited when all of the dresses arrived?


Mrs. Wallaby

Wedding Date:
November 2012
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    scottishmrs 3213 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:03 am

    Lovely dresses! I can’t wait to see the final look! And in my mind 2 in each colour means no one person will stand out specifically. 🙂

    I tried to give my bridesmaids options but they weren’t very responsive and when we were only 3 months out I had to make the decision myself. I made them uniform and got them all to buy the same $80 dress (I wanted the dress to be under $100 and that was really difficult for me to find. Especially since I wanted satin and they had to be red and black.).

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    MaggieL 494 posts, Helper bee @ 10:06 am

    I can’t wait to see those all together! I’m sure it looked amazing.

  3. mstreasure Bee
    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:22 am

    Everything looks gorgeous!

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    FutureMrsAP 21 posts, Newbee @ 10:54 am

    Your girls look great! The more I see mismatched bridesmaids the more I’m inspired… I can’t wait to see how they looked together.

    I also can’t wait to see which dress you have. It looks like our 8800 which is so stunning! Can’t wait for your reveal!

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    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 11:02 am

    Can’t wait to see the final product! 🙂

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    mrshollinger 1109 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:44 am

    I loooove the blush dresses! VERY SIMILAR to my maids dresses.

  7. mstoadstool Bee
    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 1:30 pm

    After that picture I really want to see your dress.

  8. mspony Bee
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 3:00 pm

    Everyone’s dresses are so pretty! I can’t wait to see more details of your dress, it looks stunning.

  9. camel Bee
    camel 703 posts, Busy bee @ 7:28 pm

    I bet your bridemaids looked amazing on your big day! And yes, what a teaser for your dress!

  10. mswallaby Bee
    mswallaby 2070 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:15 pm

    @ScottishMrs: I totall hear you! Glad it worked out for you!!
    @FutureMrsAP: Good guess!!! 😉
    @mrshollinger: No way!! I love those dresses too!!

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