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The Dress & Details

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Remember my post about plastic verses beautiful hangers? Plastic or Beautiful?

Did you see my USF garter? It was a surprise for Sean!
Something Old: My grandmother’s pearls that were passed down to me
Something New: Many things, but my beautiful wedding dress from my mom
Something Borrowed: Diamond earrings that were Sean’s mother’s
Something Blue: That’s Victoria’s Secret (wink!) and of course the “I Do” shoe rhinestones
I had two sets of jewelry for the day. The pearl necklace and earrings were for the ceremony and the diamonds were for the reception. (I also had two hair styles!)
How could you forget my post about my search for hot pink shoes? These Shoes Were Made for Walking. I have you know I didn’t wear either of the shoes I originally found. I kept one pair and wore them for my bachelorette party and returned the other. I found my official wedding day shoes at my bridal salon. Go figure! I’m proud to say I kept them on the entire night! No tacky flip flops for this gal!
And, the “I Do” rhinestone stickers were a huge hit!
Two cat charms were sewn onto my bouquet for my two kitties, Chipper Jones and Salem-Binks. Ladybugs were also sewn onto the bouquet for my sorority, Phi Mu.

Wedding Photos Courtesy of Mac + Cheese Photography

LBD *Long* Black Dress

After many trips to bridal stores to look for bridesmaid dresses, I have finally chosen the dress!

It all started when I was a bridesmaid in my best friend’s wedding and had a horrible experience with David’s Bridal. Selection was amazing, but customer service was the complete opposite. So at that time as a bridesmaid, I vowed to stay clear of them when it came time to choose the bridesmaid dress of my own wedding.

One of my bridesmaids, Ashley, was visiting from Atlanta, and thought it’d be a great opportunity to start shopping for bridesmaid dresses. We met up with one of my other ‘maids, Kim, and after a short and uneventful stop at Brides by Demetrios, we headed to Alfred Angelo.

Even though I didn’t find the bridal gown of my dreams at Alfred Angelo, the service I received was amazing and I felt it would be a great place to order bridesmaid dresses. 

We found a dress that was beautiful, but I wasn’t convinced it would look great on everyone, remember I have 9 girls will different shapes and heights! I also wanted to hack off the train, too much fabric that I visioned as a mess all together at the ceremony!

After some research, us three called it a day and went out for lunch and shopping.

The next weekend, I took one of Sean’s sisters and also one of my ‘maids, Brianna, back to Alfred Angelo to try on a different style of dress. I went in a completely different direction and picked three dresses that were similar from the middle of the dress down to the bottom. The idea was to allow each girl to pick the dress that would be the most comfortable and flattering to them. Each three had a corset back, which sometimes I liked, and sometimes I didn’t like.

The idea was to have each girl tell me their first choice of dress and second choice of dress. In my mind I thought I’d have a few pick the first dress, a few pick the second dress, and a few pick the third dress. Turns out each of them liked the first (strapless) dress in one of their two choices. Well that threw of my logic, and actually made things a lot simpler if I could have them all in one dress. So, back to square one! 

Since I wasn’t crazy about the corset back and the idea of all 10 of us having to lace up 10 corset dresses, I decided to look for another strapless dress. After looking once more on the Alfred Angelo website, I found another strapless dress with a sweetheart neckline. I put it to a vote again with my girls to see if they liked the original strapless straight neck dress or the new strapless sweetheart neck dress. 

Majority of the girls said they liked the second dress – we have a winner! And it was $60 less than the first dress! Win! Win!