Even before I had met Mr. Artist (or known he could be Mr. Right) or before I was even ready for that kind of thinking, I was already thinking of the fashion. The Dress. That rare occasion out of a few moments in your life where you can absolutely be allowed to blow hundreds or thousands of dollars on a piece of clothing. Where you can legitimately consider wearing a designer whose name people recognize!
My fantasy was always to wear something fabulous, like a Marchesa or an Elie Saab. Obviously, when the time came, that was way out of my budget, but their influence on my dream dress remained. For me, a wedding dress is all about the glamour - whatever glamour means to you. The dress doesn't have to be sexy, but it does have to embody your most beautiful sense of self. What I mean by that, is that the dress should make you feel like the proverbial million bucks. Your wedding dress should flatter and elevate your natural beauty so that you are as gorgeous as you are when your guy looks at you.
I've already bought my dress, but below are some inspiring looks that I hope will help you to craft your wedding dream dress vision!
|Anna Campbell Gossamer collection.|
Check out the beautiful beading on this dress! I could see this on an "edgier" bride with its epaulet style shoulders.
For the fancy pants among us, is this beautiful mermaid-style gown. Mermaid gowns make your figure look stunning and I love the addition of a train on this one to further amp up the drama. It's a little old-school and a whole lotta sexy!
The skirt on this dress is such a dream. I love how elegantly simple this dress is and yet it has such an impact. The sheer top with that strategically placed lace and beading is very sexy, yet just looks ethereal here instead of trashy.
|Photo: Bridal Musings|
For a more conservative bride, or a winter wedding, lace sleeves provide coverage and grace. Lace is always a go-to for weddings and no two patterns are alike, meaning you can look classic and still be unique.
|Naomi Neoh dress. Photo: One Fab Day|
Although I had my heart set on something lacy and beaded, this simple chiffon dress really caught my eye. The way the chiffon just shimmers in the slightest of breezes and that classic Grecian neckline really just takes my breath away. More so than the other dresses here, this one really puts the spotlight on the wearer.
|Photo: Style Me Pretty|
Finally, of course I have to close off this collection with a vintage inspired gown. The champagne color, the delicate lace sleeves and that sprinkling of beading across the front just ticks off all my check boxes for wedding dress must-haves. Absolutely beautiful!!
Which dress is your favourite?
Also, don't forget to check out some of my previous wedding features: