Monday, June 18, 2012

Wedding Dress Inspiration

     You may remember a few days ago me mentioning that I’m going dress shopping this weekend.  I know we’re still a year out, but this is sort of a getting our feet wet exploratory kind of thing.  Also, June is a crazy popular month, so I'd like to get as many things as possible done ahead of schedule since I’ll be busy with school during the prime planning months.  I would hate to wait until after graduation to think about all of it only to find out that anyone worth having was booked solid. 
     Saturday morning, my mother, sister, and I will be going to Ballew Bridal in Covington for our first real day of dress looking/shopping.  I am so excited (understatement).  In honor of this gigantic step, I thought I would share some of my favorite Pinterest dress inspirations.

      I’m not actually looking for a fit and flare, but I want to try on as many different styles as possible!

      I love this one – a lot.

      This one is definitely different and really pretty, but I’m not sure I could pull it off.

      Hello, Jackie O!  I love the idea of this dress, but I just know I would be fooling with those cute little sleeves all night.  I refuse to have wedding pictures with my straps down around my elbows.

     If you couldn’t tell, I think lace is so pretty and absolutely perfect for weddings.  Because we’re getting married in June, likely in the afternoon, I don’t want anything too formal or buttoned up looking.  Lace is so classic, but the way it’s done on these dresses is not stuffy or old-timey at all. 
     I’m sure now that I’ve posted these, I’ll find something totally different and fall absolutely in love with it.  No matter what happens though…I am all kinds of excited; I’m marrying an amazing fella, and Saturday is going to be so fun!
     In other wedding news, I have some photographers in mind, and I can’t wait to meet with them and start getting things nailed down.  Because it is full on wedding season right now, I am getting so anxious for my own.  Once I start really doing things, I don’t know how I’ll wait a year!  On the plus side, I get to celebrate my pre-anniversary in four days!
     Now for some shameless advice begging.  Any of my readers from Tennessee: where did you find your dress?  Any of my engaged friends: have you started dress shopping?  Any of you: when did you start really planning your wedding?


Holly said...

I'm totally in LOVE with lace! When I get married, I need lace in my dress!! That first one is beautiful, and the 2nd too!

Jenny@daysofchalkandchocolate said...

I love all those dresses! My dress was a ballgown so I'm always partial to those but that fit and flare you have posted is so beautiful!! I love the neckline! And you're right, lace is always so bridal.

Emily said...

Seriously in love with the second dress!

I actually ended up buying my dress the first time my mom, sister, and I went "looking." haha. We weren't planning on buying anything because we were shopping about a year before my wedding, too! (Even if you fall in love with a dress, I'd give yourself a couple days to think about it though---because even though I KNOW the dress I got was my dress, I kinda wish I had given myself more "dress time." )

Suz said...

I love these ALL! I love !1 and 2 the best. Good luck dress shopping, I'm sure you will look beautiful in any dress you pick out :)

The Pink Growl said...

so so so sooooo exciting! I haven't gone yet but I want to within the next month or so. I love the lacy look too. Not sure if that will actually look good on me but we'll see. I can't wait to see what you like!

Amanda @ Life, Experience Needed said...

Those are beautiful dresses. Have fun trying them on - I had a lot of fun trying on pretty dress after pretty dress
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Cassie {} said...

Those are so beautiful! How exciting! I found you via the GFC blog hop. I'm happier to be your newest follower! I would love for you to follow me back at :)

The Hill Hangout said...

Beautiful gowns! I went with a classic style when I was married 13 years ago, and I've never regretted it. Following along!

Megan said...

love these!! especially the second to last one! i wish i could do it all over again and just have a different dress and reception every year haha :)

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Megan said...

That first dress is stunning!! Love the lace part!!