Friday, October 31, 2008

My wedding: The gown

I got married 3.5 years ago, this "My wedding" series is just a recap and also to share some of the details as well as some thoughts I had at the time.

It is the most expensive dress I've ever owned, and also the most beautiful one. It was also the first wedding gown I ever put on and it is of course a wedding gift from Rick.

When I was searching for my wedding dress, I knew what I want and don't. I was very determined on simple yet not at all monotonous design. The dress must not have any single crystal/bead/stitched flowers of any sort. A-line ball gown silhouette that gives me a sweet princess look. That's my style. I even made a sketch of my dream gown (and lost it!) thinking to get it tailor made if I didn't come across anything I like.

I made an appointment with a bridal boutique here in Wellington for a trial just to get an idea of what looks best on me as well as trying my luck to find THE gown. What I want may not be what my body likes you see, so a trial was necessary.

So, there I was, looking through racks of sample gowns...then lo and behold...MY DREAM GOWN!!!!! I couldn’t believe my eyes! It is almost an exact match to my sketch, just that it has a bit more details on the top part which makes it even more gorgeous! I couldn't see anything else but the gown, so I tried it hoping it would look good on me. And boy was I lucky, I fall in love with it as soon as I saw myself in the mirror. Although the sample gown was 2 sizes bigger, it looked great!

I didn't want to waste the session for trying only one gown though I've had my mind set on this gown. So I went on trying another 3 more and nothing beat that first one.

I put down my order.

The gown arrived 6 weeks later. I donned it on once again, this time the right size. And it was stunningly beautiful. It was impeccable!

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Josephine said...


Doreen said...

Thanks though it was many years ago. Hehehehe. I basically wanna jot every details down while my mind is still fresh.

mistipurple said...

beautiful choice. excellent taste sweet doreen. :)

oceanskies79 said...

Stunning! Good taste.

Here's to share positive energy with you. :)

I think you have as much positive energy, if not more. Such good luck to find a gown that is so similar to what you have dreamt and conceptualised of. :)

may said...

that really is a stunning gown, just right for beautiful you!

Doreen said...

Thanks my dear Misti.

Yeah, I think I was really lucky in that and hope the luck will be with me always. Same to you too.

I wish to keep this gown for my daughter if I do have one, and hope she would love it too.

Trinity said...

I bet you were stunning in that dress!!! show us the pic!

mistipurple said...

ya, show pic boleh?
*waits* hehehe.

^^TeReNcE^^ said...

Yohoo.. 小姐要出嫁了。。

Gong hei Gong hei :P

Ms. _____ 2 be ! said...


Doreen said...

Ok lah, every bride is beautiful one lah. Pics on the way.


I 嫁 very long ago already lah. This is only a recap to record all the details before I forget.

ms._____2 be!:
Thanks thanks! (^_^)

kyh said...

yaya... show show! :P

Petite Lass said...

Aw,...congratulations! Awaiting pictures with you in the dream gown! =D

Doreen said...

Okok, soon soon!

petite lass:
Yep, photos soon.

keeyit said...

You get married soon? Wah.. congratulation my dear.... happy for you la

EastCoastLife said...

*wait for Princess in wedding gown*

^^TeReNcE^^ said...

orhz.. 明白了 :D

then time to 添个宝宝了 lor.. hee :D :D :D