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#3151 carrierae

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    Posted 15 June 2011 - 12:02 PM


     

    Well things were pretty hetic before I left and I didn't have time to post my pics! I'm finally in Africa and its hot, hot, HOT! Not the most ideal location to be planning your destiation wedding from....everyone is at least 7 hr behind...but it works! I'm just sad I won't be seeing my husband-to-be for 3 months before the wedding and then not spending the first 3 months of our marriage together too. boo.

     

    The dress was actually a little big when I tried it on...I was injured at crossfit and then the deployment popped up, so I haven't been working out in the last 2 months. I lost a lot of weight in my butt and chest. It's ok, I'll eat eat eat and work out to get the weight back on! I had our photog (who is coming to Jamaica) take our engagement photos and bridal shots before I left...I didn't think we would be able to sqeeze them in, but we made it! I did my own hair and makeup and we shot out of his apartment living room lol. I only have unedited proofs for the digital shots (he took a bunch of BW film shots that haven't been developed yet)...but here is a sneak peak of my dress!

     

    ...oh btw...it can be worn short (the mermaid part is actually a high waisted skirt). I just left it long for the bridal protraits because those are usually a little more formal than the other pictures!

     

    Carrie 

     

    PS- I really love looking at everyones dresses! Everyone looks so pretty and the dresses are so unique!

     



    Well my whole world got flipped upside down. I am an officer in the Marine Corps and I was told I would not be deploying until next year (because I am a department head and the only one to run the shop while my comm chief is deployed). My fiance and I planned our wedding this Aug in Jamaica. I was told two weeks ago, I am leaving for Africa for a 6 month deployment. Oh the emotions I was going through....at first, it was unsure I would be able to come back to attend my own wedding. Well luckily for us, they granted me 9 days of leave to get  back. Now a bigger concern....my dress. I ordered a David Tutera dress (the "molly"), which I was in love with that was not coming in until July. When I tried it on, I surpised the store owner by not needing a single bit of alterations, but I didn't bother to measure myself....especially since I could try on the dress. Now I don't know if I have gained or lost 5 lbs since then! I was able to contact David Tutera and let me tell you....they rock! They were able to get me my dress (without paying any extra fees), in less than two weeks! It is ready for me to pick up!!!! yay! I'm going to go in on Tuesday and try it on. I'm also going to measure myself so I know what my size is. No time for alterations. Definitely check out their dresses, they bent over backwards to send in a sample for me to TRY on before I ordered it (back in Jan) and now they are helping again by taking one more stressful event out of the equation. His company is amazing!

     

    PS- I will post pics from Tuesday's dress fitting!



     



    Originally Posted by Bride KSmith 

    Carrie,

     

    I am so happy they were able to work it out for you!! And thank you for your service and sacrafice for this country. U.S. service members rock and the rest of us appreciate it!!!



     



    #3152 Janet1480

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      Posted 15 June 2011 - 01:37 PM

      YAY!!! so exciting! have a blast and we look forward to pics on your return

       

      Originally Posted by choeft201 

      It is wedding time..It's 3:45 am and the car is picking me up for the airport at 5am..thank you to everyone for the dress comments and reviews...It is so strange to know that it is here in my house and I'll actually get to wear it soon. I'll post pics of me in it when I get back..Mexico here I come : )



       


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      #3153 mmcst38

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        Posted 15 June 2011 - 01:39 PM


        This is Awesome!!!
         

        Originally Posted by susan1672 

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        Here is my dress!!!! I just ordered it a few weeks ago from David's Bridal and I think it is just PERFECT for a destination wedding! Let me know what you think! : ) Next on the list is by BM dresses. Looking for fuchsia strapless and shorter dresses. Any suggestions?



         


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        #3154 Leah2012

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          Posted 15 June 2011 - 04:31 PM


          Beautiful! Love the flowers too!
           

          Originally Posted by deannamarie85 

          So excited to finally post a picture of  me in my wedding dress! Woohooo! These are only from the teaser pics that the photog sent so they are still unedited but you get a good idea of the dress!

           

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          #3155 Starfish0512

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            Posted 15 June 2011 - 04:32 PM

            Does anyone have any experience with altering the neckline of their dress? I have found a pronovias dress "abaco" that is super flattering, extremely comfortable, lightweught, etc... But I want a sweetheart neckline.  I have spoken with the seamstress at the shoppe, she seems very confident that she can do it, it seems like it would be easy enough, it does however make me super nervous to alter a dress like that.  I feel as though this could be "it" don't really feel like looking anymore but what if?  Please share experiences if you have, thoughts too please! 

             

            Here's the dress...

             

             

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            #3156 bride3183

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              Posted 15 June 2011 - 04:40 PM

              That seems like it should be pretty easy to do, I heard that it's fairly easy to do with wedding dresses.
               

              Originally Posted by Starfish0512 

              Does anyone have any experience with altering the neckline of their dress? I have found a pronovias dress "abaco" that is super flattering, extremely comfortable, lightweught, etc... But I want a sweetheart neckline.  I have spoken with the seamstress at the shoppe, she seems very confident that she can do it, it seems like it would be easy enough, it does however make me super nervous to alter a dress like that.  I feel as though this could be "it" don't really feel like looking anymore but what if?  Please share experiences if you have, thoughts too please! 

               

              Here's the dress...

               

               

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              #3157 Brenners

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                Posted 15 June 2011 - 05:07 PM

                This is beautiful!  The skirt looks flowy and will be great in a breeze!
                 

                Originally Posted by MTruvillio 

                I just got my Maggie Soretto  - Lydia this weekend for 50% off at a bridal show - whoo hoo! I love the bling. The pics do not do it justice!

                 

                 

                Maggie Sottero - Lydia - Front of Gown - J1365.jpg

                 

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                Maggie-Sottero-Lydia - Back of Gown -J1365.jpg



                 



                #3158 Brenners

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                  Posted 15 June 2011 - 05:08 PM

                  Congrats!  Happy Wedding!
                   

                  Originally Posted by choeft201 

                  It is wedding time..It's 3:45 am and the car is picking me up for the airport at 5am..thank you to everyone for the dress comments and reviews...It is so strange to know that it is here in my house and I'll actually get to wear it soon. I'll post pics of me in it when I get back..Mexico here I come : )



                   



                  #3159 Brenners

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                    Posted 15 June 2011 - 05:11 PM

                    These are beautiful!  What a gorgeous bride you are!
                     

                    Originally Posted by deannamarie85 

                    So excited to finally post a picture of  me in my wedding dress! Woohooo! These are only from the teaser pics that the photog sent so they are still unedited but you get a good idea of the dress!

                     

                    ME1_0528.jpg

                     

                    ME2_7722.jpg

                     



                     



                    #3160 Brenners

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                      Posted 15 June 2011 - 05:13 PM

                      Can you order the dress with a sweetheart neckline?  Some designers will allow you to make those changes when ordering.
                       

                      Originally Posted by Starfish0512 

                      Does anyone have any experience with altering the neckline of their dress? I have found a pronovias dress "abaco" that is super flattering, extremely comfortable, lightweught, etc... But I want a sweetheart neckline.  I have spoken with the seamstress at the shoppe, she seems very confident that she can do it, it seems like it would be easy enough, it does however make me super nervous to alter a dress like that.  I feel as though this could be "it" don't really feel like looking anymore but what if?  Please share experiences if you have, thoughts too please! 

                       

                      Here's the dress...

                       

                       

                      1289892727996_350x350.jpg

                       

                       



                       






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