Sunday, August 16, 2009

Dress Search Update

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?


  1. Just looking at them I love #3. It's just "me" though... so whatever one you felt your best in! They're all beautiful!

  2. Just found your blog via Style Circle. I'll definitely be checking back for more inspiration board goodness!

  3. Which did you choose?? I am getting married in early November and I purchased the Paloma that you are considering in Feb. It is still not in yet :-( but I am excited to see it.

    Good luck in your planning!

  4. i got married in August and wore no 3! it was beautiful and i felt like a million dollars! i wore it with a catherdral length veil too

  5. My favorite one is Paloma :) It is classier than the others!