Thursday, July 23, 2009

My Wedding Dress



I just loved my wedding dress. :)

While I did go try on dresses locally, that's really not how I found it. When I started planning my wedding, I found this dress in a couple of those theknot.com postings and fell in LOVE with it. I asked around and found out the only place that carried this dress was 3 hours away, at The Something Blue Shoppe in Hartselle, AL. I would HIGHLY recommend this shop if you're in driving distance! They are the one of the oldest bridal shops in Alabama and they are extremely professional. They also have a really great selection, and if you get your dress from there, you get a discount on invitations!

(All photos by Dorough Photography)



It was a little difficult to get on because it was SO heavy and bulky. We weighed it later and figured out it was 20-30 pounds! Imagine carrying that around for a day. :)


Excited it was finally on! :)



The train was really long. My veil was custom made to match the length of the train!


The buttons didn't actually come on the dress - I had them added in alterations. I also had a bow taken off the front of the satin sash (just wasn't wild about it).

Warning if you want a big, poofy dress though: I did a lot of dancing at my reception, and the crinoline underneath the dress was torn to PIECES by the end of the night. I was basically dragging it around. You might want to see if you can get the removable kind and take it off for dancing!

(Excuse my hot messiness in this picture...but you can really see where it tore.)


All in all though - it held up beautifully! I still wouldn't trade this dress for a $10,000 one. :)


36 comments:

Chickie said...

Your dress is beautiful!!! I love looking at wedding pictures!!! Thanks for sharing!

Kari said...

ABSOLUTELY gorgeous. I love the train and the veil! Well, all of it - the detail work is amazing! I'm still working at scanning some of mine in. The wedding was pre-digital (2000) haha! Loved the post today. Love wedding stuff.

Ashley said...

SO pretty!!!!

Samantha @ Mama Notes said...

you look beautiful and I love your dress!

Kelley said...

What a beautiful dress! It looked perfect on you.

Ann said...

Beautiful dress! You looked beautiful on your wedding day....like a princess.

The Sweet Life said...

I love the buttons on the back of it...very pretty!

mrsbenedict said...

those photos are g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s. you were a beautiful bride! ♥

Lil' Woman said...

Beautiful dress and your pictures are great! :)

Bethany and 3sonsplus1 crew said...

Leslie, you were a beautiful bride!! Love the pic of you in front of the church altar with the flowers in the background!!

KRISTEN'S PALACE said...

BEAUTIFUL GIRL!!

Myra said...

Your dress was beautiful!!!! When my sister was looking for a dress last year, we went into The Something Blue Shoppe! Small world! It's only about 30 minutes from where I live!

The Groves' said...

Very pretty!!!

Kelly said...

Your dress was GORGEOUS - love it!

Emily said...

Very pretty dress...

20 to 30 lbs! Wowza. haha... I don't know how you did that!

TriciaNae said...

Your dress is gorgeous...and you are so pretty. I love the pictures. My dress was really heavy too...must have been all the details. Totally worth it though!!

Katie Patterson said...

Very pretty!!!

Amanda said...

What a beautiful dress!!!

Heather said...

Your dress is so pretty!

Tara G. said...

I remember how much my hips hurt afterward! You looked absolutely darling- just like a princess!

Christi said...

So pretty!! You're dress, and you, were beautiful that day!

Jennie said...

I can't imagine carrying that extra weight all day! What a beautiful dress for a beautiful lady! Love it.

taralynn819 said...

Wow, one of my favorites so far! I tried on a dress with all-over bead work sort of like yours, but it was beyond my budget. You wore your dress well! Very pretty!

Julia said...

gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Megan said...

Love your dress! So pretty! I love long trains like yours! I can't believe it weighed 20-30 pounds!

thefonesfamily said...

Your dress was so pretty! I loved the length of your long veil

The Cates Fam said...

sooo pretty!!

Sarah said...

I bet you didn't even feel the weight once you started to walk down the isle :) You looked STUNNING!! I love the hairstyle, too - it's simple but totally worked.

tonya said...

What a beautiful bride!

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

Oh….your dress is just beautiful and you look lovely! I love all the details on it.

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training

Rebecca said...

Hi Kendra,

Love, Love your dress!
I saw that you lived in Tuscaloosa and my best friend got married at the same Church last June. I went to U of A. Small world...can't wait to follow :)

cadycupcake said...

Beautiful!

Kickin' Kari said...

You looked gorgeous that day!! Your dress was incredible. I give you props for wearing such a heavy dress all day!! You looked amazing. :)

Fabiola said...

I love your dress.

I got to your blog with the blog hop.

By the way, I am Fabiola. Nice to meet you.

Claire said...

What a stunning dress! What a beautiful bride!

Cxx

Mandi said...

Love the dress! It is so pretty and thanks for the tip about the netting stuff! I'm getting married in November and am on the search for the perfect dress! (Got to you by way of Kelly)

 
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