Monday, January 11, 2010
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Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
I think I was also set on buying on this trip because I was just tired of searching. You'd think searching for something like your bridal gown would be something you wouldn't get tired of. But it is a tiring process. The search, the trying on, the coordinating everyone else's schedules. I just wanted to be done with it and check another thing off my list.
At first I was having second thoughts about my dress. Mainly bc I wasted my "this is it" dress feeling on a Paloma Blanca dress not in my budget (pictured right). But after much thought I realized that I am happy with the dress I purchased. It fit all the criteria of style, fit, and price. As mentioned before, I won't be posting my actual dress bc my fiance is a very supportive fiance and visits my blog every now and again. But I will tell you what my criteria was and that it is a Maggie Sottero dress. Also, I'll post some of the other contenders that didn't quite make the cut.
Cap sleeves or key hole back
A-line, sheath or trumpet shape
Light-weight for my summer barn wedding.
some Pure English Dresses:
a bit too simple for me...
not quite digging the asymmetrical sleeves...
I liked the gathering detail at the waist, but the all over lace
was a bit heavy and looked a bit matronly in person.
some David's Bridal Dresses:
I loved how this dress looked on me and it would've been perfect
for a barn wedding but I wasn't willing to pay $500 for a short dress...
it makes me look like i have a teeny waist :)
Unfortunately, I don't have any pics of the dresses I tried on at All the Rage. As I said I was kind of tired of the dress search and I think my MOH was too, so we didn't even remember to take pics until we came to the dress I ended up purchasing. But I had an overall great experience at ATR. I felt their service, selection, and prices made it an overall good buying experience.
Monday, January 4, 2010
http://www.bautistaphotos.com/ or bautistaphotos on flickr for more examples of Chris' work :)
Friday, January 1, 2010
I started the New Year off right by being uber productive in the house today. I did some Spring cleaning in the middle of Winter. What better way to start the New Year than to purge a few things?
Productivity is key this year. I must get wedding planning underway. My SIL got me this 2010 Sewing Calendar for Christmas. It's pretty sweet, it has a detailed projects w/instructions & patterns for every few days of the year. A lot of the projects were submitted & compiled by the crafty people here in blogland. (Follow picture link for one of the contributors). Hopefully, it will help me stay productive in the crafty areas as well. Here's to a productive, exciting, and new 2010!