Being Carly, MDW

Trying on my wedding dress

We spent the holiday weekend with Kyle’s parents up in Akron and while we were there Janet and I found a veil. Hooray for one more thing off the bridal checklist! I had a mini-panic attack at David’s Bridal because they were all so expensive and they all made me look like some sort of french dessert, rather than a respectable young woman with a law degree who just happens to be in a big floofy dress, but we found one that I actually like. I’m going to alter it a little bit by adding some tiny touches, but I’m going to mainly leave it alone because I really want it to be almost invisible. At least I have a veil now. I’d love to tell you that it makes me feel bride-like but I feel very much like a cupcake when I’m wearing it.

We briefly revisited the question of footwear, but I’m sticking with the ones I have because they are flatter than flat and as it is the dress is exactly the right length as long as I’m barefoot. I still need to lose some weight to feel comfortable in the dress, but we put the whole thing together so I could see what the dress looked like with the veil and my hair down. Janet let me borrow some long earrings to give a general idea of the complete ensemble. My goal is to find really nice (and big) chandelier earrings, so I can skip the necklace, tiara, and any other glittery trinkets. I forgot how ridiculous the train on this dress is. We’ve determined that there’s no way to bustle it or carry it, but I’m going to worry about all of that in August/September. At the moment it isn’t very cha-cha friendly.

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  • Reply Janean

    lookin’ good!

    July 7, 2008 at 9:05 am
  • Reply The British Lass

    Oh Carly, you look so beautiful!!! However, I’m a little disappointed you aren’t going with the sexy red satin dress you had discussed oh so many years ago.

    July 7, 2008 at 11:00 am
  • Reply The Jones Family

    LOVE IT! You look amazing! Yea! I can’t wait to see it on the big day…

    July 8, 2008 at 3:27 pm
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