Friday, December 16, 2011

Winter Wedding: The Dress

I'm finally settling back into reality after a whirlwind week and the most perfect, amazing, fun wedding ever. It was absolutely perfect but went by incredibly too fast and now I'm still remembering everything in a blur. No matter how many times people tell you as a bride-to-be, "Enjoy it - it goes by very fast", you don't really think it will until... it's Friday and you're sitting at your desk, back at work, staring down at a wedding ring and wondering, "What just happened?!?".

My photographer posted his preview photos today and I've been looking at them over and over. I cannot wait to see more. He is amazing.

So I'm going to try and recap different aspects of the big day with you as I get photos, video, etc.

But because I can't save one of the best things until last... I'm doing it first... my dress.


Amsale Blue Label Dahlia.

The very first dress I tried on... purchased from White on Daniel Island... customized with cap sleeves by owner Jodi.




Hand made skirt.

When I bought this dress at White..when I decided this was 'the one', Jodi shared with me that this dress truly was meant to be my dress. Because just three or so days prior to my appointment (which I had made months in advance), Amsale called Jodi and begged her to do a random Amsale trunk show. They only had four dresses for her to show, but Jodi agreed - she only does 2 to 3 Amsale trunk shows a year..if that.

That Saturday I walk in and have a few pages of dresses I love... and one was the Amsale Dahlia. Jodi saw it and knew - "You're in luck lady, this is one of only four dresses we have from Amsale AND we're doing a trunk show for them today."

So, not only did I get this amazing dress completely by chance, but also for an incredible price - otherwise, I probably could not have gotten this dress because it would have been way, way, way too expensive.

I'll have more pictures of it for you later - but here are the pro's preview photos...

So, without further ado..... My.Dress.

Me, with my Mom and my Matron of Honor (my sister) in the background.
My photographer knew I was a dancer and wanted shots with my pointe shoes. Don't worry,
I didn't wear these all night. I'll have another post later with my 'Something Blue' shoes. :)
I wore my mother's wedding veil.

I also wore (for pics outside) my grandmother's mink stole - it still has her initials
monogrammed inside it. The bridesmaids are behind me - their dresses were GORGEOUS
and I'll have another post on that later.

Also wore pearls given to me by my grandmother when I was young and wore her
emerald ring on my right ring finger. The earrings and bracelet were my wedding
gifts from Bradley. They matched my emerald rings perfectly.

I love this photo. My.Dress. Love.


Anonymous said...

BEAUTIFUL!! I am speechless! You were a stunning bride and I can't wait to see the rest of the pictures! Congratulations on becoming a wife!!

Nicole-Lynn said...

Aw so beautiful! You look gorgeous and I absolutely love the pics with the ballet shoes!

Buckhead Belle said...

Girl! You were stunning! LOVE the dress... The fur stole... And the ballet shoes were such a cute idea!

Can't wait to see more!

Token Yankee said...

Really beautiful Christy, congrats!

Virginia said...

Oh my GOODNESS!! Those pictures are so gorgeous, I love your dress and the cap sleeves are so pretty for winter!! Congratulations!

Stephanie said...

Your dress is stunning!

MTM said...

oh my goodness its BEAUTIFUL! you look gorgeous, congratulations!

Rebecca said...

omg stunning!!! and I love that you had pointe shoes pics =]

Elizabeth | The Blush Magnolia said...

You look stunning and your dress is phenomenal! Love the skirt and sleeves! So perfect! Congrats! xoxo

Christina said...

You look beautiful!! Love the dress, especially the sleeves. Congratulations!

Beth said...

beautiful pictures. can't wait to see and hear more about it.

Sarah @ 90 Percent Blonde... said...

Oh my goodness, you look AMAZING and that dress is beautiful!!!

Congratulations and I can't wait to read the recaps!

Ruth said...

Your dress is beautiful. My grandmother wore ballet slippers down the aisle. She is 5'10" and my great grandfather was only 5'8 and she didn't want to tower over him in her heals.

megan said...

Christy!! I am in lovvve with your dress, your pics (especially the ones with your ballet slippers) and I cannot wait to see more!! Congratulations! :)

Miss Sweet Tea said...

oh my gosh, GORGEOUS! You are a stunning bride, congratulations! I can't wait to read the rest of the recaps and ooh & ahh over the pictures!!

caycee said...

OMG that dress is amazing!You look simply stunning girl!!! A big congrats!!!

Kelley said...

Omg... Amazing. Isn't Jodi just the best too! Congrats on everything.

Ashlee @ They Lived Happily Ever After... said...

Love this post! Girl, we have so much in common. My husband is from Birmingham (Mt Laurel) and we are in Charleston now. What a small blog world!

Seashells and Southern Belles said...

Love, love your pics with your pointe shoes! You looked beautiful! Congrats!!