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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Two for One...


I've formally asked my bridesmaids to be in the bridal party. I was holding out in an attempt to come up with some cute way to ask them, but nothing creative came to mind, so I decided to "kick it old school" and just ask them.
I've picked the dress. It was important to me that the dress was cute and modern and overall, practical. I wanted them to be able to wear it again and again and not spend a fortune on it. You can imagine my delight when I stumbled upon this number:

In black, of course, with a satin sash around the waist... white perhaps, or maybe some kitschy pattern. Anyway, for $98 I am thrilled with it! The girls claim they like it, and they are not the types to pay me lip service.
Oh! Look what else I found:

My coveted jumpsuit! Also 98 bucks! Express.... who knew?!

Thursday, October 09, 2008

I need it....

I need it, I need it, I need it. I could never justify the purchase of it, but I am terribly in love with it.

See it here on Shop Intuition.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Project Runway or The dress that wasn't.

Oh Kenley... you are defensive and rude. You are obnoxiously self-assured and often out of line. But damn girl, you can design the hell out of a dress.

I am a Project Runway devotee and Kenley consistently impressed me this season.

Imagine my delight when I learned that the designers had to make wedding gowns for the final challenge. I literally squealed with delight... then felt a bit embarrassed for myself as they all moaned and groaned and rolled their eyes at the thought of anything bridal.

Her wedding gown is the antithesis to the dress I purchased, but I adore it. I literally had a moment or two while watching the finale where I thought to myself "I should be getting married in Kenley's dress..." The length would never do, but the concept is divine...

And that bridesmaid dress.. my besties must be wearing it on my day.

Leanne's designs are also breathtaking and fabulous. I'd wear this number all day long.

You can see much, much more here.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Yes, you read that right...

I've had the pleasure of attending the 101st, 102nd and 103rd birthday of a lovely woman who has known my fiance's family for four generations. She is full of life and full of opinions. She's lived in the same apartment on the upper west side of Manhattan since the 70's.
She adores my fiance and is quick to remind me every time I see her that although he is "lucky," I am "really, really lucky." She frequently checks in with him make sure that I adequately appreciate him. I just have to smile and let it slide... At least she's got spirit!

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Thinly veiled...

Ah, the question of the veil. Turns out that the second most important item, following the gown, is the veil... and I'm stumped.

Truth is, I never saw myself as a "traditional" veil kinda gal. I imagined that I'd forgo the whole thing and get married sans veil. Enter Katherine Heigl's wedding photos. It was love at first sight and I quickly decided it was birdcage or bust.

However, there I stood in the bridal shop, in my gown, feeling like a bride. "Let's try on a veil," suggested our associate. Before I could make a peep, my mother had her hands on a chapel length piping edged veil, and much to my surprise, I loved it. I felt wonderful in it, "just like a bride," and I was shocked. Of course, my gaggle of besties insisted that I try on a birdcage veil as well, much to my mother's dismay and it was just as I thought; terribly glamorous.

So here I am... totally torn between traditional and trendy.

This lovely birdcage is by qgdesigns and available on etsy.
This one is from OnceWed on

Another flickr find, via June Bug weddings. Aren't they fabulous?

Thursday, October 02, 2008

My dress is famous!

I just saw my wedding dress featured on an episode of "Say yes to the dress." So exciting! Also interesting, as the bridal shop where I purchased the dress (not Klienfeld's) told me the dress was made exclusively for their shop by the designer... Hmmmmm.
Anyway, because I am a full crazy person I set up the fiance and forced him to watch the episode with me to see if I could gauge his reaction. In true fashion, I got nothing. Oh well, it was exciting to see it on tv.