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!
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
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!!!