Wednesday, June 11, 2008

my wedding dress (that's fun to say)

Was yesterday a day filled with excitement! Mom and I headed over to Medford to go dress shopping. She was looking online for modest dress sites just to get some ideas for me and found this one that advertised "temple ready dresses" - located in Central Point: Angela's Bridal. How perfect is that?! Before you know it, I tried on about 6 or 7 dresses before I knew I had found my perfect dress. Nic came down as well during his lunch break so I could get his opinion. He needs to like it as well - some of the ladies down there thought that was really weird. Honestly, I don't care about those silly traditions. What's the point? Is it really bad luck to have the groom see his bride in her dress before their wedding? I think not. Little side note to this dress: when mom and I pulled up to the store, we both saw the dress in the window and knew I had to try it on. I seriously can't believe the deal we got on the dress, earrings, headband, and broach. I thought maybe it would be weird to try on wedding dresses but it only made me more excited. These pictures definitely do not do justice. This dress isn't what I thought I would get but it's everything I could have ever asked for. Thank you mom and dad for paying for it - thank you to mom for coming with me - thank you Nic for coming and giving your opinion - thank you Nic for making me feel beautiful. :)

Although not cute hair, the headband and earrings match perfectly with this dress. I won't be wearing a necklace - too much.
Upper body shot of the detail of the dress - it will be taken in in this area. Full length shot of the dress - it's form fitting to my curves. It looks almost mermaidish but not really. There is no slip that I have to wear under it, only a corsette of course. I feel so comfortable in this dress and it fits my body perfectly. It will have to be taken in a little along the shoulders and some other areas. Can you believe I tried on a dress that I couldn't fill out? haha

Mom's amazing photography skills (I'm half tempted to ask her to do Nic and I's pictures hehe). This is obviously the back of the dress with the train - I'll have the seamstress (Vivian) put a bustle on it. Also because there is no beading or anything of the sorts, I found this beautiful veil that I'm going to have Vivian cut out the parts of the veil to put on the bottom of the train. I don't even know how to begin describing the veil, but let's just say it's beautiful. Mom and I will still look around for a less expensive applique.

16 comments:

Karli said...

Wow, that's really beautiful! Congratulations Alli!

Nikki said...

That's gorgeous. Our little Alli all grown up. :) Still hard to believe! I'm so excited for you.

Sam said...

Not quite sure how I feel about this post. Aren't you like 10 years old or something? And I don't even know Nic yet. How can I approve of your dress if I don't approve of him? :) JK, you look beautiful......

Shauna said...

I love the dress and you look great in it!! So exciting!

Sharon said...

Alli...you look beautiful! I LOVE your dress, it is so pretty and you look great in it. I still can't believe you are getting married....so so so exciting!

Sharon said...

And could you look any more happy in it? I think not!

Dani said...

You look gorgeous! That dress is so beautiful! I cannot wait to see it in person! I checked like three times this morning for pictures before you even posted them. I am glad they are finally up! I was about to drive all the way down to Klamath just to see the dress! Now we just need to get you engaged. :)

nielanut said...

Alli,
Your dress is so pretty. We are so excited for you to be a part of the family. You two are so perfect for each other!! YAY! :)

nielanut said...

so you know nielanutis Cherise, Nic's sister. sorry!

Dyan said...

What?! Are you engaged?? Did I miss the post on that?? Congrats! That is so exciting. You look so great in that dress...and that's without the hair and vail and everything else so you know you'll be just stunning on your wedding day! :) So exciting!

natalie said...

oh my goodness alli! you look absolutely beautiful....seriously!
you look amazing in your dress and you look SO happy. :) congrats!

Josh & Sumo said...

Very nice Al! You look great! This is so exciting! I'm with Dani...it took you long enough to put the pictures up - sheesh! Now, we're just waiting for the mock invites. Tick, tock...

Ben said...

This was too much for a big brother to take in one day. I'm typing this from the ground where I fell out of my chair. You look great. Nic is a lucky guy, and not a bad guy himself. Sam - I approve of him, if that makes you feel any better.

Molly said...

I LOVE, LOVE your dress and you are gorgeous in it! Can't wait to have you as a sister! We can cause some serious mayhem, make some music, and just do stuff!:> I will have to thank Nic for picking such a cool chick! Oh by the way, did he tell you that I called it a long time. Your relationship is all because of me! He gave me props the other day! That should put me on your best sister in law list. Molly

Kellie said...

you look so gorgeous and i really like that dress on you! i still can't believe you are getting MARRIED!! im so happy and excited for you :)

jacque said...

What?! You're getting married?! I'm happy for you. You look beautiful in that dress too!