Sooooo... it seems we have it narrowed down to THREE... yes, three. Ugh, I was really hoping to get relief this weekend and discover that the paloma blanca was THE ONE, but instead I added two more fabulous gowns to the mix.
So, here are the ones I'm considering:
Paloma Blanca - 3953
This is a stunning gown. It's a lovely 'champagne' (more of an off white really) silk dupioni with unique alencon lace appliques at the bust and hemline. I love the covered buttons that go all the way down the back of the gown. It has a sweep train which is perfect for me, because I don't want anything really cumbersome. I love the scoop neckline, which is really quite pretty, and different from the straight across strapless or sometimes-too-revealing sweetheart necklines. And of course, another great feature is the simple satin bow at the empire waist. I love ribbons and bows, and this one just looks like me.
Couture Bridal by Elma Reis - 1915
I fell in love with this gown when I tried it on this weekend. I was not expecting to like it as much as I did, because it has a much larger skirt, more of a princess cut or A-line. It is made out of amazing duchess satin with pretty alencon lace appliques at the bust and hemline. I like the dropped waist and slight sweetheart neckline. This dress also has covered buttons all
the way down the back. I felt like a princess walking around in this dress. It is the most expensive of the dresses, and wow, I think it shows when you see it in person. In the picture, it is shown with a gold sash, I tried it on with an ivory organza sash that tied in the back and really liked it.
Augusta Jones - Sterling
This gown was sooo sparkly and had tons of alencon lace which we really liked. I loved how all of the beading and crystals sparkled in the light as I walked. The dress is satin with an alencon lace and crystal beading overlay. It has a fit and flare silhouette and chapel train. I also loved this one with an ivory sash. In some of the pictures on her website, it's shown with a bolero, but I much prefer it without. This is another definite contender. BTW, I think it looks so much prettier in person!
So, what do you think? Which one would you chose?