This dress? No words. I mean, what can you say about something so undeniably beautiful that when you look, you are rendered completely speechless? When I saw this gown on Brides, I knew, instantly, that I had to post it.
I can’t even place what I love most. The color is absolutely exquisite, the oversized bow & contrasting sash create the perfect silhouette and the extravagantly soft ruffled skirt give the gown an essence of medieval romance. This dress, my friends, is absolutely perfect. There just isn’t another way to describe it. The woman who wears this on her wedding day is brave, confidant, strong, fashionable, naturally beautiful and incredibly proud. She is a woman who isn’t afraid to be her. I would absolutely feel like a queen in this gown.
It’s no surprise to anyone that I love my wedding dress, every single inch of it is pure Monique Lhullier perfection. I knew, the moment I put it on, that it was it. I tried on others though and even went to another salon the next day (Priscilla’s, to be exact!) However, as I was eating brunch that Sunday, thinking back on my weekend of dress shopping, the one dress that made me smile and brought a tear to my eye was the Monique. As much as I loved it on its own, what really made it was the sash we added.
Image courtesy of Richard Israel photography
Yep, isn’t it perfection? I can’t remember the name of the designer for the life of me, but as soon as we put it on over the dress, I had a moment. They had never paired this belt with the dress before, which excited me even more because it really made the whole look mine. The soft colors complimented the lace and ivory and it just flowed. Plus, I used the champagne color of the ribbon in my invitations and in some decor around the event! My sash made the dress!
When I look at this dress, I can’t help but close my eyes and envision myself in it, twirling around in a fairy tale. This gown has an ethereal quality that I haven’t seen anywhere else. Leave it to Claire La Faye to create such a piece of artwork! Pair its soft and flowing fabric with this feather-light photography and you have yourself an incredibly angelic scene!
For more of Claire’s amazing work, visit her Etsy page.
I’m not usually a bandwagon jumper, but this “dress of the day” blog trend is just too fun not to participate in! Today’s dress comes from the uber talented Erin Coleman behind The Peppermint Pretty. I did a full post on them with lots more dresses, so click your way to more gorgeous designs! I titled this post the best of both worlds because that’s what this dress is! It has a modern shape and silhouette with vintage ruffles and lace striping. A perfect dress for a bride torn between modern structure and vintage embellishment!
Be sure to check out Erin’s shop for more amazing gowns!
BRRRRR! It’s finally cold outside! After the hellish summer (that lasted until last week), I’m beyond ready for scarves and a strong nip in the air. To celebrate the chill and all of the gorgeous brides who will be walking down the aisle in weather not conducive to heat stroke (or a good sweat), I’m featuring some fabulously cozy and handcrafted boleros, shrugs and shawls from Etsy! Spring and Summer brides, don’t fret, there are some sassy cover-ups below that are sheer and light enough for even the hottest wedding day!
Off White Beauty Bolero
I love the warm, chunky look with the big patterned rosettes!
Poison Aqua Raw Silk Bolero
Rosettes. Need I say more?
Custom Handmade Luxurious Knot Bridal Capelet
Ivory Short Sleeve Satin Wedding Bolero
French Lace Ivory Bridal Capelet
How fabulously vintage. I love it!