I knew I wanted navy blue, but I originally wanted short dresses...in winter... I know... but when one of my girls tried on this midnight colored Vera Wang long gown, we were sold.
You may remember this post from last year when we went to David's Bridal the day the Vera Wang bridesmaid dresses went on sale -- I had my heart set on the short pouffy dress that ended up looking like cupcakes... yikes!
But here is THE dress - this photo is of my bmaid when she tried it on that day last year. It doesn't come with a broach, but the sales lady suggested adding it and we loved that. It helped that this bridesmaid totally rocked this dress... we were both like "Wow! This is the one!".
And here are several random photos of my other girls wearing the dress.... these dresses were flattering on every body type. All the girls looked tall and lean... they had pleats in the right places and were just beautiful! For shoes, I just asked the girls to pick a pair of silver shoes they were comfortable in... you couldn't see the shoes anyways, so I wanted them to go more for comfort.
|Ha ha..not sure what I'm doing in this photo...|
|My sister, me, my mom.|
|The flowers waiting on us - mine are bottom left.|
|Bridesmaids & Jr. Bridesmaids carried babies breath with white|
roses around the bottom, wrapped in green satin ribbon with pear & rhinestones.
Can you believe these dresses came from David's Bridal!?! And...they were less than $200. I was really impressed with the quality for the price. David's Bridal! Who would have thought??
Two of Bradley's nieces were my Jr. Bridesmaids. I wanted them to feel special, so we decided their dresses would be Christmas green. They are 10 and 12, so we also wanted age appropriate and the Bridesmaid gowns were a little mature. David's Bridal (again!) had the perfect Holly green color and the girls picked out a beautiful long dress. It was strapless, but Bradley's mom added rhinestone straps to the dresses, so they complimented the rhinestone broaches on the Bridesmaid dresses.
Read the rest of my blog posts about my Winter Wedding in Birmingham, AL on 12.10.11.