Wedding Diary :: Part II
I was the kind of girl who dreamed about her wedding her entire life, particularly the dress. I was always sketching up ideas, making prototypes for my barbies, I even worked for a dress shop where I spent the weekends wearing wedding dresses for bridal fairs. But when it actually came to looking for the dress, I avoided it. The thrill of shopping was gone, everything felt so frilly and poofy, and just NOT ME. A lot of good ideas (and some silly ones) were thrown around. I finally, in a spontaneous moment of desperation, ordered a dress from online. When it arrived, I tried it on in my parent's bedroom. I had that "yes, this is the one" moment, and then my mom and I cried :).
The dress is Jcrew (no longer available) I ordered 2 since I didn't know what size I'd be, and I had a giftcard & searched online for promo codes, it was a total steal :). My mom added a chiffon ruffle around the neck and skirt, as well as a remnant from her own wedding dress, tucked away on the inside, like a little secret just for us.
These bridals were actually taken 2 years after we were married! We had to take a rain-check on our original bridal shoot date when I became sick. Turns out prancing around in your wedding dress two years later is a total blast!
*photos by the talented Elise Lauren
*flowers by me (from my mother's garden)