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!


xoxo



8 comments:

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

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  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!

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  3. So exciting! I adore the Adalaide dress!

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  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!

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

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

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