Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Wedding Diaries: The Dress

As most of you already know by now, my second major extracurricular activity (after decorating the new house) is preparing for my younger sister's wedding next May wherein I am the matron (ugh) of honor. After Jane set the date, booked the church and reception location and hired the photographer, the next task on our "to do" list was to find the dress -- and we managed to make quick work of it last Saturday.

Bright and early on Saturday morning, my mom, sister, cousin, aunt, friend and I all headed into town to check out the dresses at Priscilla of Boston. After a rather ho-hum (and slightly frustrating) experience at Louise Blum a few weekends earlier, I wasn't sure if we'd find what Jane was looking for at Priscilla either. Fortunately though, after only the trying on two other gowns, Jane managed to find "the dress" -- a gorgeous ivory gown covered in Chantilly lace by Melissa Sweet. You could just see by the way she lit up that the dress was precisely what she was looking for and I think, given her slightly bohemian, slightly vintage style, that it suits her perfectly. In fact, I'd argue the dress looked better on her than on the model (I think this dress calls for a more hourglass figure). Regardless, you'll have to wait until the wedding to see the dress actually on her -- after all, I don't want to spoil the surprise for her fiance (or the wedding guests, for that matter).

As luck would have it, I also managed to find a bridesmaid dress that we all could agree on. This dress reminds me a lot of the Erin dress from Vera Wang that I blogged about a few weeks ago, but the color choices for it better suited a spring wedding. The color I'll be walking down the aisle in is called Nectar, and is really a brighter coral than the picture above shows. Sure, it's not a color I'd necessarily pick out on my own (that'd be the peacock blue I tried to talk everyone into), but it's a lovely color for a May wedding and it works well with Jane's ivory gown.

And last, but certainly not least, the flower girl (or girls -- I believe that's still under discussion) will be walking down the aisle in this dress. Isn't it just the sweetest?

Next up, we'll be tackling (or rather tasting) the wedding cake. I expect that to be my favorite part of the job.

16 comments:

Christy said...

Oh I just love them all - you girls will be so gorgeous. Can't wait to see the photos!

KSJ in Houston said...

Oh I love MS dresses!!! They are so pretty and girly! I love this choice!!!

Couture Carrie said...

What gorgeous gowns!
Congrats to your sis!

xoxox,
CC

P.S. Now I am craving wedding cake!

Sarah Klassen said...

Lovely dress! Wow -- I cannot wait to see your sisters wedding, and of course, her dress on her :)

Kitty said...

i love it! sure to be a swanky affair with you at the helm!

Style Redux 2 said...

Great dresses and I want wedding cake now too!

cMe said...

I almost bought a Melissa Sweet!

Jane is going to make that gown look fabulous! I've only seen her in the JLH waitress getup, but that gown seems very "her".

Liz @ It's Great To Be Home said...

I am TOTALLY in love with the wedding dress - my closest friend is looking for something similar, and all that lace just makes me swoon!! Those bridesmaid dresses aren't too shabby, either. ;)

Quotidian Grace said...

Jane definitely looks better in this than the model does--you're exactly right!

pk said...

I just attended a wedding where the flower girls had similar dresses and they were absolutely adorable.

Completely off the wedding subject, but speaking of peacock blue, I was in Pier 1 yesterday and saw peacock window panels. Of course I thought of you.

Laura@JourneyChic said...

Such pretty choices! The flower girl dresses are adorable. And yes, the dresses always look better in real life.

Cristin said...

It is going to be a beautiful wedding. Can't wait to hear about the cake!

xo,
cristin

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

What lovely dresses! The flower girl is adorable. Between picking out bridesmaid dresses and cake, I'd probably prefer the cake, too!

Patch said...

Beautiful dresses all around!

maureen @ The Inglenook Decor said...

how wonderful! congrats to her & those bride dresses are gorgeous!

Daniela said...

What a gorgeous dress! I would have picked it out for myself!

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