Sunday, July 6, 2008

The Dress(es)

We strategically planned for the wedding to be in the evening so that we wouldn't feel rushed and so I had plenty of time to relax on the big day (I have some anxiety issues in case you haven't noticed). This means that I got to sleep in and have a leisurely breakfast the morning of the wedding.....a huge plus because I am most definitely not a morning person.

Since Alson and I have been living together for a year and a half, we choose to not follow tradition and instead followed our normal nighttime and morning routine. But, once I headed to the spa to get my hair and make-up done, we did not see each other until the wedding....when I was wearing this:

Sorry about the naked man. All of the Impression Bridal pictures have one, I suppose it is good marketing...?

I couldn't save a picture of the back, so to see it click here (I tucked the strings at the bottom of the corset into the dress so it was not hanging down like that...).

Anyway, I looove this dress and it was the first one I tried on! I did try on a few others, but ultimately chose this one because it is simple and elegant and I love the lace up corset and interesting train. Also, the dress was the right size so I was able to buy it off the rack, making it a lot cheaper...a huge bonus!

After the cake cutting I switched into this dress from

And these are my shoes:

Which I probably kicked off very early in the night!


  1. That dress is so gorgeous! I can't wait to see it on you (if you share!).

    Also, what's up with the naked guy - I've never seen anything like that before...hahahhahaha

  2. I bought the first dress I tried on too.

  3. gorgeous naked man is always a good selling tactic.

    makes me want to buy one of these wedding dresses too!

    love the back of that dress. the gathering. so gorgeous and unique!

  4. I got the first dress I tried on too!

    I like Impressions' marketing techniques - too funny.

    Your dress(es) are gorgeous!

  5. Beautiful!! I went with the second dress I tried on :)