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#1871 prettypigpig

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    Posted 26 October 2010 - 06:29 PM

    oh wow...Ginger, you don't have to worry, Mexico is not like Cuba where Americans can't go (even..UN just voted today to end the embargo), therefore you will look very hot even with a bit of seasonal hohoho fat on you.  My mom's confidence went up 100% after our mom-daugther trip (she called it sisters trip) in Playa Del Carmen.

     

    I am thinking of restart my hot yoga routine after the new year (due to the lack of motivation, I postpone it til new year...heehee) to tone up a bit...and hire a dancing instructor...so I can have a perfect first dance with my FI. 

     

    As for the taffeta, people can add extra $$$ to make their dress with silk taffeta, it is very light, soft fabric with a subtle shine.  However, it isn't suitable for TTD.  I did my TTD style engagement pics in a runway silk chiffon Prada dress, and errr...I totally wrote off the dress after the session.


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    Married to Mr. El Khaiat on July 4th, 2011 @ Royal Playa Del Carmen


    #1872 m00sie

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      Posted 26 October 2010 - 07:16 PM

      Thanks guys!

       

      Prettypig, I have looked at the silk taffeta option and I actually think it is more lightweight than the polyester taffeta.

       

      I went to the fabric shop today and had a look at the taffetas and all of them were really lightweight (which I really didn't like! lol).

       

      Thanks for your comments Ginger, hopefully it is taffeta!



      #1873 adcarter41

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        Posted 27 October 2010 - 07:13 AM

        My dress came yesterday! I ordered it and 18 days later it's already here in my hands. When I opened it I could not believe how much it looked like the Pronovias I tried on at the bridal shop. I tried it on and the fit is perfect- it's a little snug which is good because I have about 5 lbs to lose before my wedding and when I sent in my measurements I took a 1/2 in off my hips and waist knowing that I had that weight to lose. There are couple places that don't seem to lay quite right but from what I can see it seems like an issue of needing to be pressed/steamed and not with the actual workmanship. I'll try to post pics as soon as I have someone to take some.



        #1874 breeze616

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          Posted 27 October 2010 - 08:24 AM

          hahaha Bonnie... way to trash a silk Prada dress for your e-shoot. classic

          oh wow...Ginger, you don't have to worry, Mexico is not like Cuba where Americans can't go (even..UN just voted today to end the embargo), therefore you will look very hot even with a bit of seasonal hohoho fat on you.  My mom's confidence went up 100% after our mom-daugther trip (she called it sisters trip) in Playa Del Carmen.

           

          I am thinking of restart my hot yoga routine after the new year (due to the lack of motivation, I postpone it til new year...heehee) to tone up a bit...and hire a dancing instructor...so I can have a perfect first dance with my FI. 

           

          As for the taffeta, people can add extra $$$ to make their dress with silk taffeta, it is very light, soft fabric with a subtle shine.  However, it isn't suitable for TTD.  I did my TTD style engagement pics in a runway silk chiffon Prada dress, and errr...I totally wrote off the dress after the session.





          #1875 Nan

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            Posted 27 October 2010 - 08:32 AM



            Originally Posted by lisadias 

            Ginger the wedding dress is beautiful also! It will sparkle in the sun. Congrats on having two amazing dresses to feel absolutely beautiful in on your wedding day!


            I totally agree!!!


            Nan and Erik forever!!!

            #1876 lisadias

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              Posted 27 October 2010 - 08:36 AM

              Can't wait to see it!

               

              Originally Posted by adcarter41 

              My dress came yesterday! I ordered it and 18 days later it's already here in my hands. When I opened it I could not believe how much it looked like the Pronovias I tried on at the bridal shop. I tried it on and the fit is perfect- it's a little snug which is good because I have about 5 lbs to lose before my wedding and when I sent in my measurements I took a 1/2 in off my hips and waist knowing that I had that weight to lose. There are couple places that don't seem to lay quite right but from what I can see it seems like an issue of needing to be pressed/steamed and not with the actual workmanship. I'll try to post pics as soon as I have someone to take some.





              #1877 Karen&Rene

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                Posted 27 October 2010 - 08:47 AM


                Yay!  Looking forward to seeing the photos!

                Originally Posted by adcarter41 

                My dress came yesterday! I ordered it and 18 days later it's already here in my hands. When I opened it I could not believe how much it looked like the Pronovias I tried on at the bridal shop. I tried it on and the fit is perfect- it's a little snug which is good because I have about 5 lbs to lose before my wedding and when I sent in my measurements I took a 1/2 in off my hips and waist knowing that I had that weight to lose. There are couple places that don't seem to lay quite right but from what I can see it seems like an issue of needing to be pressed/steamed and not with the actual workmanship. I'll try to post pics as soon as I have someone to take some.





                #1878 missgomes

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                  Posted 27 October 2010 - 09:25 AM


                  I cant wait to see it.
                   

                  Originally Posted by adcarter41 

                  My dress came yesterday! I ordered it and 18 days later it's already here in my hands. When I opened it I could not believe how much it looked like the Pronovias I tried on at the bridal shop. I tried it on and the fit is perfect- it's a little snug which is good because I have about 5 lbs to lose before my wedding and when I sent in my measurements I took a 1/2 in off my hips and waist knowing that I had that weight to lose. There are couple places that don't seem to lay quite right but from what I can see it seems like an issue of needing to be pressed/steamed and not with the actual workmanship. I'll try to post pics as soon as I have someone to take some.





                  #1879 CamLovesJA

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                    Posted 27 October 2010 - 10:56 AM

                    Congrats! cant wait to see pics 
                     

                    Originally Posted by adcarter41 

                    My dress came yesterday! I ordered it and 18 days later it's already here in my hands. When I opened it I could not believe how much it looked like the Pronovias I tried on at the bridal shop. I tried it on and the fit is perfect- it's a little snug which is good because I have about 5 lbs to lose before my wedding and when I sent in my measurements I took a 1/2 in off my hips and waist knowing that I had that weight to lose. There are couple places that don't seem to lay quite right but from what I can see it seems like an issue of needing to be pressed/steamed and not with the actual workmanship. I'll try to post pics as soon as I have someone to take some.





                    #1880 adcarter41

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                      Posted 27 October 2010 - 05:27 PM

                      OK, ready for some pics? Here's the original Pronovias:

                      abaco-2011-pronovias-wedding-dress-off-the-shoulder-mermaid.jpgABACO-A_6_0.lightbox-image.jpg

                       

                      And here's my dress:

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                      DSC01035.JPGSorry I couldn't get a good pic of the back but you can really see the seem where the zipper is.






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