Saturday, May 31, 2008
Now, I will be back every weekend (or at least almost every weekend), but it's still going to be a "commuter" relationship. It's a regression to when we first started dating, and he was in Boston and I in DC. It's only for 10 weeks. We can do that, right? Plenty of people do that, especially between Boston and NYC. I'm sure it will fly by ... the summer always does. At least, that's what I'm telling myself.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Secondly, I really like both long styles of dresses, both the strapless and the "tip of the shoulder." But, I think I like the "tip of the shoulder dress" a little bit more. It looks a bit more elegant, and the ruching at the bust area provides more coverage. Additionally, I even like the chiffon sash bow. So, maybe I'll give the girls a choice between the two, or maybe I'll just pick the "tip of the shoulder dress."
Thirdly, I really like both the "spa blue" and "mint julep" colors. However, the "peony" color would probably match the best with my other colors. I'm a little worried, though, that it'll be too pink or too bright. They didn't have any dresses available in peony, so all I got to see was the fabric swatch. I'm slightly afraid that it's a great color in small doses, but overwhelming as a floor length dress. The "spa blue" and "mint julep" colors are rather complimentary, though, so again maybe the girls could choose which color they wanted. But, if I had to pick one, I'd go with "spa blue."
As a side note, these dresses were WAY too big on me, so it's a little hard to tell exactly how they'll look when they actually fit. Additionally, I apologize for the blurry pictures (that's what happens when a 65 year old saleswoman takes them).
Strapless in Mint Julep:
Tip of the Shoulder:
On Sunday, two of my bridesmaids are going to the POB outside Washington, DC to try on these dresses and maybe a few others. So, once I get those pictures, I'll have a better idea of what I want to go with (I hope). What's your favorite dress combination?
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
The material for these gowns is silk satin chiffon, which is traditional but not taffeta (I HATE taffeta). I'm not sure which color I would want, since it's hard to tell the exact color online, but probably either "spa blue," "imperial," or "mint julep." The colors may even be complimentary, so that the girls could decide which color they wanted. I like that the colors are the pastel versions of my reception colors. It makes them seem more elegant and classic. Since my dress is very Grace Kelly-classic, these colors and dresses may coordinate the best.
Of the POB dresses, there's the option of strapless or sleeveless (actually "tip of the shoulder sleeves") in the long gowns, or cute little cap sleeves in the shorter one. As of now (which we all know how quickly that changes), I'm leaning towards floor length. However, I will probably still let the girls choose which style they want (although I have a feeling most of them are going to choose strapless).
Dress #1 in Mint Julep: http://priscillaofboston.com/dress_detail.jsp?gid=2&sfid=50674&f=
Dress #2: http://priscillaofboston.com/dress_detail.jsp?gid=2&sfid=50667&f= (note that I'm not actually considering yellow as a dress color, it's just here to show the style ... so don't worry, Allyson).
Dress #3 in Mint Julep: http://priscillaofboston.com/dress_detail.jsp?gid=2&sfid=50672&f=
After clicking on each link, you can select and view the different colors available. All 3 of these dresses come in the 3 colors listed above (and oddly enough, they look different in each picture). I am going to try and make a trip to POB next week to look at color swatches.
Which dress do you like best so far?
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Our color scheme has become a little more purple than I had originally intended, but the blue and teal are still there! But, it can be difficult to find dresses that matches these colors (oddly enough). Here are some of the dresses that I have recently found:
I love the "ombre" effect of this Mary L Couture dress. Plus, it includes all of my colors! However, I'm scared that it may be too "beachy" for our formal affair. If we were having our wedding outdoors at Belle Mer, as opposed to in a church, then this would be perfect. The one more formal part of the dress, which isn't really noticeable in the picture, is that the bodice is covered in sequins. I think it would also look good if one or two of the girls wore this dress, and the others wore a similar style in solid blue/teal or purple.
Again, I love the color of this Aidan Mattox dress, but it may be too "beachy." Maybe FI and I should just move our ceremony outside!
Today, I found yet another dress that I love ... but this time, it may actually be the perfect dress! Of course, since nothing can ever be easy, I have no idea who makes this dress or if it's even still available. I saw it on The Bride's Cafe blog, http://www.thebridescafe.typepad.com/. It's not actually being worn as a bridesmaid dress, so the designer's name isn't listed. It's the long blue and teal dress on the right (looks to be chiffon):If anyone knows who makes this dress, or has any ideas on how to find out, PLEASE let me know! Coincidently, I'd like to point out that this wedding took place in Newport, RI! It's at the NY Harbour Court Yacht club. FI and I looked at having our rehearsal dinner there, but nixed it in favor of actually having it on a yacht. :)
Also, 5 days ago was our "pre-versary" -- now, I no longer have to specify "2009" when I say our wedding date! When someone asks me when we're getting married, I can finally just say "May 15." It's the little things that matter. :)