Friday, July 24, 2009

Show Us Your Life - Wedding Dresses

Kelly's Korner's "Show Us Where You Live Friday" has branched off into "Show Us Your Life" and today's edition is Wedding Dresses!! I thought I would join in on the fun since I'm not even two months into my marriage and have been showing little tidbits of the wedding anyway.

So here goes ...

I got my dress at David's Bridal.  My mom and sister and I went in shortly after I got engaged "just to look" and before we knew we just got swept away in the process and bought the dress, shoes, undergarments, tiara and two veils.  My father was both amused and horrified when we got home.  There were times throughout the planning process that I wished I had taken more time to shop around, saved some money, picked either the veil OR the tiara, etc.  But in the end, I LOVED every piece of what I wore that day and wouldn't have traded it for anything!!

(and I found ways to cut costs in other places - my father was grateful!!)

About a week before I went looking for dresses, I attended a friend's wedding and was introduced to the "pull-up" look.  I fell in LOVE with it and knew I had to have a dress with that style on the bottom.

The bodice of the dress had a really slimming frame as well as beautiful beading that ended up matching the tiara PERFECTLY (fate, right?)

There was a beautiful simplicity about the dress, so my hairdresser matched it with an elegant Audrey Hepburn, swept back look.

To contrast that look, I used dark make-up - smoky eyes and deep red lipstick and nails.

... the red matched the Fire Truck!!

This is how my girls and I got to the church.  My mom is a pastor in a really small town in Connecticut.  The local fire department is really active and many of our church members are firefighters.  The department was gracious enough to let one of the members drive me and my girls to the church on the truck!!  It was awesome - my veil flew out the window and as we approached the church the siren went off!!  Talk about a grand entrance.

Walking down the isle - Bruce hadn't seen my dress before so when the doors to the church opened he just smiled and smiled.  I was SO happy to see him!!

One of my favorites - is hanging above my fireplace right now :)

I LOVE my top gun sunglasses and had to have them on for at least one picture!!  This picture kind of makes me feel like Angelina Jolie in Mr. & Mrs. Smith.

I kept my veil on all night - Bruce asked me why and I told him because I would only get the chance to do this once!!

Once we bustled the train it just flowed with me and I felt like an absolute princess!!  A night I will never forget!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Sarah :)


  1. Stopping by from Kelly's Korner...Just wanted to mention that I wore my veil all night long too and wore it as we departed for our honeymoon the next day!

  2. Thanks for leaving me a comment. Your dress (and You) are beautiful. I love that look of the pull up too. Oh to get married (to the same guy of course) over and over again....with new dresses LOL

  3. You look so beautiful! I love the picture of you on the fire truck, what a great shot.

  4. Your dress and you are so beautiful. I love the pull up look as well. I also love the corset bodice. It was all beautiful. Still probably feels like yesterday to you. Congratulations!
    Enjoyed reading through some of your blogs. Laughing :o)

  5. Love your's the type I think I'll be going for sometime next year! The firetruck entrance was an awesome idea!

  6. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Your dress and wedding looks so gorgeous! I don't blame you for wanting to keep it all on, you only do this once after all! I was the same way. I had all mine on (minus the extremely long layer of my veil) from 4 p.m. until the party ended at 4 a.m. I wanted to get my moneys worth and I knew I'd never get to wear it again! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Sarah...All of the pics were awesome. Your dress was amazing and you made such a beautiful bride!

    P.S. Please don't think I've forgotten about you. I'm gonna email you when I get a sec, but it's been crazy busy today. I'm getting ready to go on a tiny little get away with my Hubby tonight! Talk to you soon!

  8. Thanks for your comment :) We are LDS and that is one of our church's many temples (it happens to be in Provo, Utah).

    I love your dress! And I am so jealous of your grand entrance on a firetruck! I wish we would have thought about transportation, but that was the one thing that I overlooked.

  9. I loved all your wedding of my favorite things to look at are wedding pictures...and your dress was gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. I am drawing for two giveaways on Monday with a fun hope you will stop by.

  10. Sarah,
    Thanks for the comment on my dress picks...your dress is gorgeous!
    As for the dress coming in black, it doesn't. The dress is roughly about $2000 and considering the material I don't think it's dye able. I would contact a Pronovias dealer near you (sample sales are amazing) and ask about the fabric and if it can be dyed!


  11. I L.O.V.E your dress! How pretty! I love the pic of you on the fire truck. Also, I totally know what you mean about wishing you could go back and take it slower, but I think everyone does it. I bought the 3rd dress I tried on and then went crazy with all the accessories too! ha! Great blog!

  12. What a beautiful gown and terrific photos.

  13. Beautiful wedding - dress, setting, everything.

  14. What a lovely dress! And I LOVE the fire truck!


  15. Thank You for the sweet comment last week! I have really enjoyed reading your blog and your wedding pictures are sooooo beautiful!!

    Thanks, Steph


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