Yep, this one’s all about my dress. And I’m so excited to show it to you guys. I talked a little bit about my dress search before and then mentioned some alterations, but I’ve never actually showed you what it looks like. The reason is that I bought it as a sample and it was way too big, so much so that it was really unflattering until the alterations were complete.
Before we get to the picture goodness, I have got to give a serious shout-out to my seamstress, Ellen, of Ellen’s Couture on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. My dress literally had to be cut into multiple pieces and then re-created to fit my shape. Not an easy task, yet she did an incredible job. I love my dress so much and Ellen’s the one who made it so.
(Here is where I’d write the obligatory ALL-CAPS warning to Mr Trail Mix about staying away from this page if I didn’t know that it would be a waste of time since he’s not reading this anyways, ha!)
And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for…
I present my dreamy, floaty, lacey, flower-y Claire Pettibone wedding dress…
The official name is The Fontaine but I just call it Love.
I adore the back of the dress, particularly the scooped back and the lace detail on the mini-train
And a side-view.
There’s my sparkly gold J.Crew shoes. Isn’t that lace at the hem to die for?
A close-up of the flower embellishment around the front (sorry for the semi-boob shot but I figure it’s about 99.9% female readers up in hurr so it’s all good…).
And one more in the dress room, surrounded by lots of other pretty wedding dresses.
Ooooooooh, I love my dress so much! I get giddy every time I look at these pictures and seriously can’t wait to wear it for the wedding. It’s actually kind of sad that I only get to wear it once. (Although I’ve joked showing up to the post-wedding brunch the next morning wearing it. But I was just kidding… sort of…)
I knew it was the dress I wanted to get married in the moment I put it on in the dressing room at Kleinfeld’s, one year to the day before the wedding. I totally had “the moment”, tears and all. And I’ve never doubted my choice since, thank goodness. In this case, an early decision turned out to be the right decision.
Did you second-guess your dress choice or have you never wavered from your first love?