December 27, 2009

The Dress Reveal!

Hello bloggers! I'm so thrilled to be back in Chicago post honeymoon and able to regularly blog again! I'm still waiting for the photographs from my photographer, which we should have by next week (yay!), so in the meantime I have decided to finally share my wedding dress with you!

I was one of the brides who chose not to post anything about my dress before the wedding because I did not want my now hubby to sneak a peak and ruin the surprise. I'm really glad I waited, because he told me that he could have never imagined my dress and he was so excited to see me in it for the first time on our big day. The dress is called Fanal, and the designer is La Sposa. Here are pictures of the front and back of the dress from La Sposa's website.





This dress is in the color oyster, however I ordered mine in the more traditional ivory. I bought my dress a small bridal shop called Wedding Belles, LTD, located in the suburbs of Chicago. I had visited several other shops in the Chicagoland area before making this boutique my last visit. I did all of the shopping for my dress in one weekend, and was very eager to find "the one," since my mom had flown out from the Cape to help me.

I should explain that this dress was not at all what I had in mind when I envisioned my wedding dress. For one, I was vehemently again wearing a strapless dress, as I had visions of it falling down and being annoyed by pulling it up all night. I also imagined myself in a very simple sheath, more like a beach dress, with out any fluff or pouf, like this cute J. Crew number:




The La Sposa that I purchased, though, was the last dress I had tried on at the store, however, and once I put it on I had "The Moment." This is the moment where I knew this dress, regardless of the fact that it was strapless, satin, or anything else I had abhorred, was meant for me. I loved how the ruching across the body made it more ornate without having to add beading, while being still simple and modern, and how slimming and tall it made me look! Plus, the heavier material did end up being perfect for my winter nuptials. 

Overall, I couldn't be happier with my decision, and everyone genuinely raved about how perfect and lovely the dress was for me. I will be waiting to receive my wedding photos before posting any pictures of me in the dress. However, here a some pictures I found online from Feather Love Photography of another gorgeous bride who recently rocked this dress in a surprise wedding (how awesome is that, btw?!) in the same color as I have!






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20 comments:

  1. Your dress is stunning - I love the twisting of fabric, the color and the fact that you had 'the moment.' So awesome!

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  2. You totally rocked that dress better than that other girl. Just saying...

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  3. Congrats on the wedding, I'm looking forward to reading about what happens after the wedding!

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  4. It’s gorgeous! I can’t wait to see the pictures of you wearing the dress! And I completely know what you mean about picking a style different than you originally envisioned. I did, too.

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  5. WOW WOW WOW love it. Can't wait to see you in it. I like it so much better on the bride in those photos than on the model!

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  6. love the dress! it's gorgeous! can't wait to see pix of u in the dress :)

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  7. The dress is stunning! Can't wait to see all your wedding photos!

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  8. what a BEAUTIFUL dress! I can't wait to see wedding pictures!

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  9. that dress is beautiful!!! just came across your blog...it's fabulous. congrats on the wedding and can't wait to see pics!

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  10. GORGEOUS! I LOVE THE CUT OF IT!

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  11. You made a beautiful choice. Such a stunning gown! And can't wait to you post photos of the wedding!
    Happy New Year from Tennessee!
    ~Vickie/Bella Weddings
    www.yourbellawedding.com
    www.yourbellawedding.blogspot.com
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    www.myrubyslipperslife.blogspot.com

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  12. Your dress is a showstopper. I saw it on the FeatherLove site awhile ago and loved it then too!

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  13. this is my dress too!! i had the same though - i was convinced i would go for something really sleek and simple but put this one on and felt amazing! mine's oyster and i get to wear it in september :)

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  14. it is stunningly beautiful!
    cute blog by the way :)

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