Friday, 21 September 2012
And wed we did. I, in this dress. Nope, this isn't me. These are the pictures from the New York designer, Justin Alexander's, website where I fell head over heels for The Dress. I knew I wanted something with a hint of vintage about it, something '50s ballgown' style, and I really thought a fluffy tulle skirt would be divine...and I was right! Especially as I was getting married in August in Spain, something strapless, light and airy was definitely a good idea to deal with the heat and humidity.
Justin says "this flirty, strapless, two-tone tulle tea length dress features Venice lace applications and elegant beading detailing on the bodice. A silk dupioni sash cinches the waist of this adorable dress." The colour isn't white. Justin call's it 'naturel/coffee' but it was decidedly pink in the right light, and who wouldn't want a fluffy pink wedding dress?! Aside from an abundance of pink fluff I love the chunky Venice lacework. It added a nice layer of texture, and made it really more white and 'wedding'.
Covers, who were getting it in that week (omg!) so I promptly booked an appointment for 9am sharp that Saturday morning. I took my a girlfriend and my computer, and with a bit of technical difficulty somehow managed to model this and a few other dresses live on skype for my parent in Tasmania and my sister in Bangkok. I think the video-chat quality was a little sketchy, but we managed. Then with all three's blessing, and a coffee break to mull things over (didn't realise you had to make up your mind on such things literally then and there...word to the wise), I decided that this was indeed The One. So done! First dress I tried on. No messing about. Just how I like things :)
I wish I'd discovered Say Yes to the Dress on TLC before trying on my dress, as then maybe I wouldn't have known a bit more about the process (ie, that if you like a dress you need to make a decision on the spot and put down a down payment at least) and what questions to ask. Though I guess I knew it was The One and it all worked out fine. Oh, and for anyone who hasn't seen SYTTD, be warned, it's highly addictive so don't say I didn't tell you! I have indeed just dragged myself away from it to get back on track with my blogging. Tsk tsk.
On the actual day, I felt every bit the princess-ballerina bride and most importantly, my new husband loved it as much as I did. Now as I hang it in the cupboard for retirement I wonder how I can find an excuse to wear it again before I can't manage to fit into it anymore. Anyone with a mansion in the mood for throwing a ball...?