Sunday, 8 July 2012

Wedding Post - Dress & Shoes

Here comes the expensive stuff ;P

My dress was a Manuel Mota for Pronovias: Sagrera.
I got to say, It was pretty easy to find - actually; I did looooads of research for about 8 months (time between engagement and when I started try dresses) and I did have a clear idea in mind of what I wanted.
I knew I didn't want a strapless sweetheart neckline (which seems to be so popular),  also I wanted LACE definitely (don't like the satin finish) and NO meringue, please!!! My dress was a bit bigger, actually - it had some tulle and underskirt which I have had removed.
From there, I tried about 9 dresses in total in 3 different shops - many pretty similar, actually so at least, I knew I was being consistent with what I liked. I did try some other styles but they just didn't suit my body shape.
Once I knew it was THE dress, I had another 6 months 'cooling period' where I still had time to change my mind... but I didn't!
The shop where I bought it has been amazing (FYI if you live around Turin - Samuela Spose)!
They followed me in every single step - and accommodated me perfectly with the various fittings, you know living in UK.
In the final 2 weeks before the wedding, they pretty much customize the dress on me like a glove: I had a lady which just dealt with 'underskirt adjustments', another one only worked with the lace, another for the accessories.... and they were all sooo nice - let me tell you, not something  to take as a given as I encountered some serious bitches, in other shops.





 


Because the dress was already 'busy', I went for a simple medium length veil.

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 Shoes are Rachel Simpson' Hettie. Theme was Sapphire & Coral so I went for blue shoes - white are so boring! Beautiful, suede shoes, very comfortable - I wore them all night without being in pain. Also, they have anti-slipping soles and they are not too high.




Unfortunately, I lost the diamante & pearl accent on my right shoes straight away... it was already missing when I came out of the church. :(
Also, I bought mine from lovemedobrides.com because they were a bit cheaper - but I can only recommend to avoid them like the plague!!! I ordered more than one size and then I returned 2 pairs and it took 2 MONTHS to get my refund - we are talking about some serious money here, I had to chase them over the phone, they kept making excuses and being very rude.

Hope you're still enjoying these wedding posts... my next post is about jewelley - my favourite part! :)



23 comments:

  1. Your dress was amazing :) Exactly the kind I'd go for! x

    www.lottys-luxuries.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks sweetie - you know what they say about great minds... hehe ;) x

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  2. Aww you look so beautiful :) I'm dreading the day I get married as I can't even afford little things at the moment never mind a beautiful wedding dress and everything else. Axx

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    1. Thank you! no, don't worry about it, you'll get there... of course, it's a long road of saving but it's worth it, great memories and loads of fun :) xx

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  3. I love your dress, I don't really like strapless wedding dresses either, but it seems like everyone goes for that style. x

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  4. The dress is stunning, and I'm not really into meringues either. Hope you had a beautiful day.
    The Undercover Dress-Up Lover x

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  5. That is a gorgeous dress! It looks so chic and you look beautiful in it :) x

    http://wewereraisedbywolves.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. you were such a beautiful bride :) my wedding dress was also Pronovias, they're the most beautiful :)

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  7. Beautiful! You look amazing ,love the gorgeous Dress :)

    xoxo

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  8. What a beautiful dress! And those shoes are gorgeous - lovely to see something different from the usual wedding shoes. Can't wait to see the jewellery post :) x

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  9. I love your dress you look so pretty x

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  10. beautiful dress, and you look amazing xx

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  11. This is absolutely beautiful :) It looks stunning on you, just what I'd want too :) x

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  12. The dress is gorgeous! I love anything with lace, and the cute little bow detail. And it looks amazing on you.
    The shoes might be one of the prettiest pairs of bridal shoes I've ever seen. And quite original as well. Can't wait for the jewellery post!
    Happy day!
    x

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  13. Oh wow, what a stunning dress! Such a beautiful bride :) shame about the shoes breaking though, they're so pretty! xxx

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  14. You looked so beautiful in your dress! Love the lace and bow!

    http://everydayrachel21.blogspot.com/

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  15. The dress is asboltuely stunning - I definitely don't want anything to ott on my day and this is perfection. Shame about the issues with the shoes but they are beautiful - and I love the idea of a non slip sole, and I'm always convinced I'll fall whenever I'm wearing heels and someone is watching me :L

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  16. Thanks everybody - as always you're all so sweet and give me some great feedbacks. :) xxx

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  17. Absolutely beautiful dress and shoes. Gorgeous xx

    http://asliceofmylifewales.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. Your dress is absolutely Gorgeous!xx

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  19. Beautiful!

    xXx

    http://ohsogawjess.blogspot.co.uk/

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