Today, I am joining Stephanie at Angelic Accents for her Wedding Blog Party.
It was 1992. Like so many other ladies engaged to be married, I brought a full cavalcade of opinionated people with me when I went gown shopping (in the form of my mom, my sisters & sisters-in-law.) I had the much talked about *magical* moment when you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that you have found the one gown of your dreams.
It was a beauty, a Fink Original by Robert Work. It was made of ivory Italian satin, with lace appliques & tiny pearls galore. The attention to detail was exquisite. It fell slightly off the shoulders & was sheer in back with lots of little buttons. It had a long train. It was expensive, but I didn't care because I loved it. Enough of the talk, here it is:
Yes, it sure was a beauty.
Our photographer was thrilled to see the long train. It made for beautiful photo taking--like this one, one of my favorites, with my niece & Godchild, Nicole.
That all being said, would it be ok if I forward to 2011 & keep it real people?
It may have been beautiful, but honestly, I don't think I would choose this gown again if I could go back in time.
That long train? It had to be bustled up in back for the reception & I can still feel the pearls crunching under my feet as I danced, stepping on it. Not to mention, why would anyone want to add layers upon layers of fabric to their back side?
It's no secret (and in my effort to keep it real), I'm well endowed. I had to wear a strapless and backless bra with this gown. No easy feat for me. That bra was like a corset from the 1800s. It had so many wires & stays in it to hold me up, I had welts by the time the night was over.
As much as I hate to admit it, I just would not pick this *magical* gown again. No matter how beautiful.
So tell me, because inquiring minds want to know and I hope I'm not the only one....would you still want to wear your wedding gown today?
And just in case you were wondering, I would definitely pick this *magical one* again and again:
All photos by DeNicola Photography.
Head on over to Angelic Accents & check out the Wedding Blog Party. I think this will be one wedding party you won't want to miss!