Thursday, January 10, 2013

Second Wedding Dress

We've set a date for our wedding!  Plans are moving very quickly since our wedding will take place in less than 6 months.  Every woman dreams of the perfect wedding dress.  Bridal magazines, pinterest, and online sources offer so much fun inspiration and eye candy that it can be difficult to make a choice.

Luckily for me, etiquette and rules are somewhat relaxed regarding dresses for a second wedding and pretty much anything goes now in 2013.  Obviously a second time bride probably wouldn't want a long veil and train on a dress, but other than that, the choices are endless.

Whenever I'm considering a big decision, I think in the back of my mind, WWJD or WWDD.  What Would Jackie Do or What Would Diana Do?  For Jackie's nuptials with Aristotle Onassis, she wore a lace covered dress from Valentino.  The dress reflects Jackie's elegant style while being appropriate to the event and her age.  Instead of a lavish wedding ceremony for 700 people, Jackie chose a small ceremony on a yacht for her second wedding.

I have to think that if Diana had lived to marry Dodi Al Fayed, she would have chosen a similar dress and would have had an elegant, intimate second wedding.

I'm following Jackie's lead with the planning of our summer wedding.  I'm choosing a dress that is appropriate for the venue of our small ceremony and reception, while celebrating my unique style, age, and attitude.

Natalia thinks that I should get this dress from J. Crew because the one shoulder model shares her name.  I think that it would be a beautiful choice to wear to our menu tasting or rehearsal.

For the ceremony, I'm leaning towards a long dress in ivory with a little bit of coverage and a simple silhouette.  Here's one of the choices currently on the short list!  It's the Rier wedding gown from Aire Barcelona.

I'm going to wear a flower or simple detail in my hair instead of a veil.  The halter top of J. Crew's Adalaide wedding gown is stunning.

This is so exciting!



  1. SO much fun! I know you'll be beautiful in whatever you choose!

  2. Congrats! So exciting all those choices are beautiful! I am getting married in October and just purchased my dress, and had so much fun trying on the different styles!

  3. So exciting! I adore the Adalaide dress!

  4. I think the process of selecting a dress is exciting no matter the first or second wedding because you're in love! Can't wait to see what you select!

  5. They are all beautiful. You'll pick something amazing for certain.

  6. Congratulations! You will be a beautiful bride :)



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