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#2991 Brenners

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    Posted 08 June 2011 - 08:09 AM

    Just looking at your dress you can tell that she does fabulous work!  I will be in NYC the first weekend in August but I don't think that would help in making a dress from scratch!  Bummer.
     

    Originally Posted by lshaef 

    Thanks Brenners.  I wish you were close to NYC area b/c you could use my lady.  My husband's sister got married (before we were together) and had this crazy big dress made with swarksi (sorry not spelled correctly) crystals hand sewn on so this lady is legit!



     



    #2992 futuremrstgun

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      Posted 08 June 2011 - 08:25 AM

      Ishaef...your dress is simply stunning!  wow!!!  R~



      #2993 RyGuysBride

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        Posted 08 June 2011 - 08:57 AM

        Ishaef - Beautiful! How was it wearing lace on the beach... did the bottom get ruined in the sand? How was the wieght of the dress?



        #2994 Stacey00

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          Posted 08 June 2011 - 10:28 AM

          It's by Alvina Valenta. I am in love with it!

          #2995 bride3183

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            Posted 08 June 2011 - 10:40 AM


            Wow, your dress is gorgeous!
             

            Originally Posted by lshaef 

            I got married April 16th and had my dress made.  I tried on many dresses and couldn't find the dress I liked so my mother in law (who has a hook up for everything) sent me to a lady she knows.  I described what I wanted done and bought the fabric myself in NYC in B & J Fabrics.  I LOVE my dress.  I don't have a super close up of the back of it which I am sad about but still waiting on seeing more pictures.  It has beautiful buttons down the back.

             

             

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            #2996 latinive

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              Posted 08 June 2011 - 01:47 PM

              lshaef:

               

              Your dress is absolutely beautiful.



              #2997 lshaef

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                Posted 08 June 2011 - 05:59 PM

                Thank you for all of the nice compliments! To answer a few questions: Soutache Lace ($105 per yard) and silk crepe satin ($53 per yard) - total with taxes and shipping $540. I paid $500 to have it made. A steal since alterations alone are a couple hundred. She paid for the lining, little bit of tulle, buttons, etc. It might look really heavy but it wasn't at all. I was a bit hot dancing but that is to be expected. The dress moved freely and I never once felt constricted or uncomfortable. I got a bit dirty at the bottom but we weren't in the sand that much. Still deciding what to do - clean and preserve it or not. The best thing was I wanted a lace that was $260 per yard. Fell in love with it to only find out they didn't have enough and they called France but couldn't get any. Kind of glad that didn't work out! Ha!

                #2998 kellygrrrl

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                  Posted 08 June 2011 - 06:16 PM

                  thanks for all the details. you looked stunning - it truly was the perfect dress for you. I showed my FI just now, and he commented on how well your hairstyle went with it, too. congrats!! : )

                   

                  Originally Posted by lshaef 

                  Thank you for all of the nice compliments! To answer a few questions:
                  Soutache Lace ($105 per yard) and silk crepe satin ($53 per yard) - total with taxes and shipping $540.
                  I paid $500 to have it made. A steal since alterations alone are a couple hundred. She paid for the lining, little bit of tulle, buttons, etc.
                  It might look really heavy but it wasn't at all. I was a bit hot dancing but that is to be expected. The dress moved freely and I never once felt constricted or uncomfortable.
                  I got a bit dirty at the bottom but we weren't in the sand that much. Still deciding what to do - clean and preserve it or not.

                  The best thing was I wanted a lace that was $260 per yard. Fell in love with it to only find out they didn't have enough and they called France but couldn't get any. Kind of glad that didn't work out! Ha!


                   



                  #2999 Lindy S

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                    Posted 08 June 2011 - 07:20 PM

                    Beautiful!



                    #3000 Sharon99

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                      Posted 09 June 2011 - 06:05 AM

                      Well thought I would let you ladies know I tried on more dresses again last night & finally made a decision & bought #2!! I kept comparing everything to it & thought just get it already!! So even though I didnt have that "moment" I still love it & cant wait to get it in 6-7 months!!! UGH! Hopefully I won't be extremely hot since it's satin. 

                      Thanks again for all the advice!!
                       

                      Originally Posted by Sharon99 

                      Hey ladies! I need help & some opinions. I have tried on about 25 dresses so far & I still haven't had the "this is my dress moment". Not sure if I am being too picky or what but last night I found 2 that I liked the most out of all the ones I tried on. The problem is the 1st dress was a size 22(I am a 4) and it was so hard to see how it would look on me even with trying to clip it back. And I am not sure if it has to much detail for a beach wedding. The 2nd dress I was originally not a fan of the roughing but I loved it on this dress because it had a little bling on it. 

                      I do have an appointment for Saturday to try on more but I keep thinking about these 2 dresses & thought maybe I wont have that "moment"...

                       

                      Dress1:

                      ericka.bmp

                       

                      Dress2:

                      MadisonMarie.bmp



                       






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