Today, we’re all dressed in white and talking wedding dresses as part of a Wedding Spotlight! I love taking time each few weeks to write about a different aspect of our wedding. So what if it’s been over a year? I’ll probably go on like this for five!
After a few times of looking (it really didn’t take me too long to find “The One”) I found my dream dress at Winnie Couture, a little boutique who’s flagship store is here in Atlanta. I had previously looked and found a dress I liked at another boutique, but when I found this one I could not say no. I even tried to go and find cheaper alternatives, but none fit like this one, and none made me as happy as the one I ended up with. Maybe that sounds selfish, and it is, but if there is one day to be selfish in your life, it’s probably your wedding day. No one wants to look back and not like their wedding dress. Of course, that’s easy for me to say because I was so blessed by having my parents purchase the dress for me (along with the entire wedding; I’ll never be able to thank them enough for that!)
So back to Winnie Couture: It’s a little more expensive, but the boutique shop is so nice, accomodating and friendly, plus they make the dress to your measurements, so you never have to make any alterations. The only bad part about that is you can’t lose or gain weight before the big day! I ended up trying on my dress at least once a week until our wedding day to make sure I was not fluctuating too much!
Here is my dress on their Pinterest site. I ended up finding the Liliana dress, style 3103. Unfortunately, it’s not for sale anymore. When I bought it, the manager said it was the first one to be sold in Atlanta, which is what I like to hear!
Below you’ll find some of my favorite pictures of some of the favorite parts of my dress. I absolutely loved the beading across the sweetheart neckline and under the bustline. I thought something sweetheart would accentuate my body best, since I’m not super well-endowed. I also paired the dress with a small necklace, since the dress had so much to offer.
Here’s some of the detail of my dress. The lace was gorgeous, and was called “Diamond White”. Then, underneath the lace was an accordion pleated hem.
My lovely sister-in-law, Jess, got me a Mrs. Rodriguez hanger for my bridal shower. I absolutely loved it and it made for some great pictures!
Here’s a full shot of my favorite part of the dress: The Train. WOW! This was my favorite part of the dress just because it was so unique and like nothing I had every seen before. It felt very Spanish and fun with the accordion pleat, yet is still a big, traditional train.
My dress also had a really nice, easy, 3-point bussle. I can’t remember if it was French or American (like I said, it’s been a year, gimme a break!)
Here’s another shot of hot the bustle ended up looking.
I really love this shot because it was raining, so my photographer asked my bridesmaids to pick up my dress so it wouldn’t get wet. Then, it happened to show off the accordion pleat and my shoes, so it was a win-win!
So now, I’m interested to hear about all of your dresses! Did it take you a while to find? Where’d you get it?