If by some chance, fiance has been reading my blog, PLEASE leave and do not read this one!!!
Is he gone???
I've given you ample warning... this is the first WEDDING DRESS POST!!!
My first appointments to try on wedding dresses are TOMORROW!! I'm so very very excited, and Kyle won't even be in town, so there should be no worry about him seeing anything he shouldn't. His best man, Dan (who, coincidentally, is not the best man yet because Kyle hasn't asked him!) just got back from a four month stint in Ira-- a foreign country doing IT work for some... big security agency, and his welcome home party is this weekend. Now I love Dan and I'd get to see Mia, but I had planned wedding dress shopping before I knew the date for this party PLUS, my sister is going to be home from college this weekend and this weekend only so my hands were kinda' tied. I will still make it, but I'll be late...
ANYWHO!! Let's get to dresses!
I want to start out by saying that when I was obsessed with the idea of Kyle and I getting married in Hawaii, I had the perfect idea of the dress I wanted to wear:
It's a Le Spose di Gio from Kleinfeld's. It's sexy, but not sexual, it's classy and carefree, it looks like an island dress, a destination gown, and I fell in love with the off-the-shoulder look as well.
Well, the only problem is that after the Hawaii thing didn't happen, I began to have these nagging doubts about this dress, specifically because I couldn't see it anywhere other than Hawaii. All of a sudden, it didn't feel like it would fit anywhere else!
Well, I was in love with this dress for months, it's been really hard sort of letting it go, but I also told myself I would find it one day 5-10 years down the line and have a vow-renewal like ceremony in Hawaii with Kyle just so we can have that experience.
When I decided I had my heart set on a barn wedding, I found this dress:
A Michelle Roth dress also from Kleinfeld's that I became obsessed with because it's got a dropped waist (I have a long torso, dropped waists are flattering on me, plus it makes me look like I have hips even though I don't; it's a fine line to walk, because mermaid/trumpet dresses emphasize my lack of hips), and because it reminds me of the petticoats underneath a really outlandishly over-the-top Scarlet O'Hara dress... does that make any sense?? It looks unfinished and raw, which to me equals low-maintenance, like the girl ripped off the really expensive top dress so she could go play in the mud with the boys, or go for a roll in the hay! To me this screams fun and carefree.
I feel like I would have to mind my ps and qs all night in the Le Spose di Gio dress because it's a proper lady's dress... I'm no proper lady, sorry.
With this in mind, I began to really warm up to the idea of ruffles (but not overly girly ruffles) and exposed tulle, things that looked out of place and unfinished. I also discovered a love of all things asymmetrical. Here are just a few examples... trust me, I have many many more to spare:
I love Ian Stuart and Maggie Sottero. Why?! Drama Drama Drama!!! Everything looks so over-the-top and at the same time just so creative and not like anything else! I also love that they have shape and volume and are by no means boring... Just like me XD!!
My other favorite designers are Demetrios (the first 4) and Pronovias (all the rest) and everything that follows is just the reasons why:
I am so in love!!! I can hardly figure out what to do with myself between now and then!! For now, we can use these as reference, these are my favorite styles and designers. *Sigh* tomorrow's going to be awesome!!