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Orchid Bud

What I Didn’t Know Then

August 20th, 2012 by     

Before I show you all my actual dress, or before I even start to write the post about it, I want to give you all some useful tips, some things to consider as you shop for your dress that I wish I had considered as I shopped for mine.  More goes in to our look on the day we say “I Do” than just our dress: hair, shoes, jewelry, etc. And if you’ve been thinking of a specific choice for any of those accessories, there’s a slight chance that those fantasies of yours may not be the perfect choice for your dress.  It will help tons if you have these decisions made, or at least fairly certain of what you want, before you go dress shopping.  Don’t get me wrong, I love my dress.  It is the perfect dress for me.  But I do wish I had put more thought into these things before I got serious about my dress, because I have had to change some of the things I wanted to do with my look.  Once I got my dress, perfect as it is, the things I initially wanted to do no longer worked.  Here are some things for you to consider before you go dress shopping:

Shoes: Let’s start from the bottom, shall we?  Shoes are a crucial part to any outfit we ladies wear.  If the shoes don’t match the outfit, they have the potential to mess up our whole appearance.  Luckily, most brides are wearing white the day they walk down the aisle.  And white, as we know, is the universal color of matching.  Any color goes with white, so the color of your shoe isn’t that important.  What is a concern, however, is the height of your slipper.

Now, if you are not going to wear a high heel on your day, or if you want a shorter wedding dress, then ignore this whole paragraph.  However, if neither of those situations apply to you, then heed my warning: consider the size of your heel before you go dress shopping. Either have an idea of how high you want to go, or even already have the heels purchased before you go dress shopping and bring them with you to wear while you try dresses on.  If they will need to measure you for your dress once you’ve made a decision, it will be helpful for the seamstress making your dress to have an idea of what your height will be when you are in your “I Do” heels.  Buying your dress without at least an idea of how high you’re wanting to go with your heel could lead to your dress being too short once you’re wearing both the dress and the shoes.  And you’ll have that little thing that I always hate to have in a long, formal dress where the dress doesn’t flow all the way to the ground, and everyone can see your feet peeking through the bottom.  Consider how tall you already are, and then think about how much height you want to gain for your wedding day.

I meant to do this before I got the dress, I really did.  I had it in mind and everything.  Then, I ended up finding the dress way earlier than I anticipated.  This doesn’t bother me because I don’t want to go that high with my wedding heel, but if you’re wanting height, then I suggest considering this before you go for the dress.

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Maga Blossom

Something Old, New, Borrowed and Blue!

November 11th, 2010 by     

I had so much fun gathering my something old, new borrowed and blue. I wanted everything to mean something profound to me as I was going through my magical day.

My something old was two pocket size pictures. One image of my grandparents and a second one of my parents as a young couple. My parents and grandparents had successful marriages and having these images with me meant good luck and happiness.

I decided to wrap these pictures around my father’s handkerchief. And this was my something borrowed! This was my mom’s idea and I thought it was a clever one.

Then,  my something blue was my garter that had “I do” in blue around the Ivory fabric. I didn’t want the blue to take aware from the delicate Yvory color around my dress and accesories. When I was at the store and found this garter at an inexpensive price, I had to buy it.

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A New Bridal Line!

June 8th, 2010 by     

Attention all brides-to-be!!!  The Limited has launched a Weddings & Events Collection, with dresses for brides and bridesmaids!

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Accessorize Me!

November 5th, 2009 by     

This will be difficult without seeing my dress…but, unfortunately, I can’t post it. My fiancé follows all of my blogs. Yea, it is sweet of him but not when I want to show you the dress!

Anyway, think: Retro Glam. Marilyn Monroe, Rat Pack, etc. There is some jeweled detail on the dress… I am looking for a large cuff bracelet or several bangle bracelets in a jeweled pattern of squares, rectangles, triangles, ovals, you name it.  For my earrings, same jewels but a drop earring, nothing round or hoop-ish.

This is my jewelry inspiration from Haute Bride:


What fabulous jewelry ideas have you found?

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My Checklist Reminder – Buy a Veil!

September 8th, 2009 by     

Recently, I read through the checklist and timing emails that find their way to my inbox each day. Good thing – there is just around eight months left to go and apparently it is time to get hopping on accessories, such as veils.

There was a time when I knew that veils weren’t me and that one would not be perched on my head on the wedding day. That all changed as I began to try on wedding dresses and the consultants would bring them out, place them on and a slight tear would form in the corner of my eye. That was a sign- it was time to reconsider. Isn’t it funny how everything changes from our vision to our reality??

The Fleur Wedge at Unveiled Bridal Designs

The Fleur Wedge at Unveiled Bridal Designs

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Etsy Finds

August 25th, 2009 by     

Hi Friends, I thought I’d share with you my most recent Etsy finds!  For those of you who don’t know – Etsy is THE place for DIY, vintage, and unique bridal accessories. This post could go on all day with the cool things you can find there (custom ties, monograms, hair accessories…) but today I’ll just tell you about the things I’ve recently purchased!

Amazing vintage clip-on earrings from Belle’s Booty.  I think they are perfect for the rehearsal dinner.  It’s amazing what you can find for $10!

Vintage fun from Etsy shop Belle's Booty

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