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Rose Bud

Veil or No Veil?

January 3rd, 2013 by     

Let’s be honest, like many girls all over the world, I have imagined my dream wedding in my head many times. I have always had a pretty good idea of what I wanted: country wedding, outside, summertime, gorgeous white dress and red roses, and I have always had a vision of what I would kind of be wearing on my special day: a dress with no veil.

When Rose Dude asked me to marry him, and I took to the web to find ideas for my wedding and started looking for wedding dresses and specifics, I found myself drawn to one certain thing that I was completely sworn off of–a veil!

As far as I am aware, there is no rule to wearing a veil that you have to, and many brides don’t anymore. Veils remind me of something old-fashioned and some of the new styles I just flat out think are ridiculous looking. But why is it that I am drawn to this one idea though? I keep coming back to a Catholic style Mantilla veil. I’m not Catholic and am not an extremely religious person, and our ceremony is also going to be non-religious.

To me, this veil thing leads me to think about all of the things that I have dreamt about for so long, and the amount that I have changed in recent years and grown up. Perhaps, my style has changed more than I realized or perhaps, there is just that one thing about my wedding attire that I found is the one exception despite my complete and utter dislike of this piece of apparel.

Anyone else out there have thoughts on this subject?

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This is the veil that I have had my mind on for a long time now.

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Lilac Blossom

And the Grandmas Wore Pink?

April 14th, 2011 by     

Dress shopping is a really big thing for everyone involved in the wedding except me right now. All of the other ladies related to my wedding are freaking out about finding the right dresses. Of course, I have been consulted as to the formality and color scheme, etc…

My mother changed her mind about her original dress and opted for a still very cost effective floor length gold dress with a jacket. It looks lovely on her and was on a super sale for $30… did I mention that we’re bargain shoppers?

Lilac Dude’s mom has a beautiful blue back-up dress in case she doesn’t find something that she loves for our wedding.

His grandmothers have both decided to wear pink. This confuses me because our colors are pistachio green and baby blue (they do look better together than that sounds!). I’ve said all along that I don’t want anyone to be uncomfortable or feel like they look stupid, so although pink confuses me, I’ll roll with it.

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Ursula of Switzerland dress in pink {Image from Ursula of Switzerland}

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Vintage Styled Bridesmaids Dresses by ModCloth

February 25th, 2011 by     

I LOVE MODCLOTH.  If you’re having a lot of mix and match bridesmaid dresses, you should come to this place!  There are so many vintage, indie, and eclectic styles dresses that definitely have bridesmaid dress written all over it.  I wish I found this website before I got all my dresses.  Sigh…
What I love about ModCloth is that they sell hundreds of dresses online for relatively decent prices.  They also sell vintage/indie styles clothing lines and accessories.  Here are some bridesmaid potential dresses I found.
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I Adore You Dress: $89.99

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Bridesmatron Dress

May 25th, 2010 by     

You may remember from one of my prior posts that I’m going to be a “bridesmatron” later this year!  The bride is a friend from junior high, so I’m really excited to be a part of her wedding.  She was a bridesmaid when Periwinkle Dude and I tied the knot, and now I’m happy to be returning the favor.  There’s only one problem… I’m scared of the dress I have to wear!

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What to Wear?

January 18th, 2010 by     

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I got invited to a black tie, Catholic wedding that’s taking place in February in Washington, D.C. We met the lovely couple at Pre Cana (remember I talked about how much we enjoyed it before?) and became friends fast. They are actually getting married at our venue as well and were kind enough to invite us along.  Unfortunately, Gardenia dude will be in New Orleans that weekend for my future brother-in-law’s bachelor party, but I’m not going to miss it.  That being said, I need some advice about attire.  Do I wear a gown to the church part of the wedding that starts at 3pm? The reception does not start until 7pm so there is a lag where I could go home and change and for some reason, I feel a bit strange wearing an evening gown to a church at 3pm in the afternoon.

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Maga Blossom

And Now…Searching for Bridesmaid Dresses

December 17th, 2009 by     

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Pinckney Street Dress in Silk Chiffon by Carol Hannah from Project Runway

I thought that the search for bridesmaid dresses was going to be easier than the wedding gown. I was so wrong! The process is just as challenging. And it is recommended (according to the boutiques I have visited) to order the bridesmaid dresses 5 months before the wedding; this time-frame will allow for one month of dress alterations.

I visited various places with my girls and found one dress that we collectively liked at a well known big bridal boutique. We were all aiming for a long black dress and hoping for a sash in the middle with a different color.

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Dresses for My Girls

June 25th, 2009 by     

Last night was the much anticipated Bridesmaid dress appointment for my girls. We had a bit of a setback getting to this point, but the end result has turned out great!

Originally a friend of mine, who works for a wedding gown manufacturer, offered to make my bridesmaid dresses. It would have been her present to me along with a great addition to her portfolio. I had taken the girls last winter to get their measurements done and to discuss their personalized designs with my friend. I was so thrilled that the girls would be getting a custom dress that not only fit their bodies perfectly but also fit their style so that they would be completely comfortable in what they were wearing.

During this process, my friend who was going to make the dresses became pregnant and about a month ago told me that it would be too hard for her to complete them. Since nothing had been started I quickly had to move to Plan B: visit our local bridal shop.

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The girls' final choices

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Geranium Bud

My Bride-Crush… and My Shoes!

May 1st, 2009 by     

wedding wedding attire , 6 So, inevitably, with the overwhelming amount of wedding porn out here in cyberspace, you will crush, swoon, envy, dream, drool, even whimper over some of the dresses, shoes, rings, flowers, stationary, or food posted on bridal-blogs. Have you ever had a downright crush on a bride?? I have!! I’m talking, make your heart skip a beat, red in the cheeks imagining what it would be like to be her for a day, looking at yourself in the mirror and wondering if you could ever look so dreamy… oh ya, I have a serious bride crush!!
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My Sweet Suit

April 8th, 2009 by     

In deciding what I would wear, I realized I had the perfect outfit in my closet. I have this rockin’ white suit that looks really good on me.

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I thought I’d have to go out and buy something new, but all I need to buy is a shirt to wear with my suit. I already have the shoes I’ll wear as well! Rose Budette said that I need to feel really special in whatever I wear, and that’s definitely the case with this suit. I don’t wear it often (I think I’ve worn it once), but I feel like a rock star in it. I can’t wait to wear it on our wedding day! So, the lesson for this is the first place to shop for what you’ll wear on your wedding day is your closet! You may be having a traditional wedding, but you may not need to buy new shoes, or new jewelry, for your day. See what you have to use first, and then go from there.

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