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#1 leahjuly

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 05:39 AM

Hello Ladies,


I just bought a wedding dress and I need some advice. The wedding gown I just bought is so far from what I ever imagined wearing that I have no idea how to style it and Im afraid Im going to be overdressed at my own wedding!


Our wedding is only three months away and it'll be on the beach at Las Caletas in Puerto Vallarta. We want the wedding to be laid back and fun and I wanted something really different for my dress. Monique Lhuillier's Candy in pink was my dream dress but even used that was totally breaking the bank! The dress I bought is called Braxton, by Maggie Sottero (pict below). I love the dress but it's so heavily beaded that it seems too fancy for the venue and the look and feel I had wanted. 


I wasn't planning on wearing shoes since we'll be in the sand. Does anyone have any other suggestions for dressing down my gown? hair, make up, veil, flowers, etc? Im not even sure about the wedding colors anymore. I had been thinking pinks, peaches, corals with gold but now Im not sure. I also posted a pict of the original bouquet that I wanted in those colors but I think its too bright for the dress. :(  We go to visit the site in two weeks and I'll need to make all of these decisions.  




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#2 AllieH

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 06:26 AM


hi there! 


what a GORGEOUS dress! 


I think you can still use the colors you'd want, but I'd go a little more sleek and simple with the bouquet. I'm not sure you can dress down that that dress, other than being barefoot! it's totally glamorous. that isn't a BAD thing, just go with it - it is a dreamy dress!!!! just because it's a beach wedding, doesn't mean you can't wear that fab dress. 


keep your hair loose and down, and accessories simple. rustic might be a challenge given the glam factor - but that doesn't mean you can't pair a casual-elegant look. take a look at Style Me Pretty and their casual-elegant category of weddings for some inspiration. 


here's one I like: 



and I love this beach wedding too: 



bottom line? be you. do what you want for your big day. employ the "so what" and just go for it!! 


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#3 KK2013

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 01:17 PM

You can always go minimal with your bouquet and have the pink for everything else! My gown was very heavily beaded and I loved it!  Do whatever you want, it's your day!  The most important thing is that you are happy!

#4 GingerJ228

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 02:03 PM

Your dress is gorgeous and completely appropriate.   Remember there is no such thing as being overdressed, especially at your own wedding!!

#5 jackshayne0123

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 02:15 PM



I agree, this is your wedding, your day, you're the star!! Wear what you want, you cannot be overdressed at all! It's a stunning dress and you will be stunning in it! It's about how it makes you feel! ROCK that dress and enjoy your day!!!

#6 KWitt

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    Posted 31 December 2013 - 09:02 AM

    Beautiful dress! Wear what makes you feel amazing! 

    #7 pandahugs

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    Posted 02 January 2014 - 08:42 PM

    Gorgeous dress! I'm with the other ladies, wear what makes you feel like a bride. I do agree that your original bouquet may be too fancy...I picture maybe calla lilies or something white and simple for your bouquet. Maybe even light pink peonies or something? Hair I can picture a loose bun with that dress in a beach setting. Best of luck!!

    #8 jordanw0613

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      Posted 02 January 2014 - 11:53 PM

      love the dress!

      #9 megthomson

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      Posted 03 January 2014 - 09:55 AM

      Stunningly beautiful!  Perhaps no necklace and just earrings.  For a veil maybe a birdcage as to not take away from the dress? 

      #10 Bigleap35

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      Posted 06 January 2014 - 10:30 AM

      Wow amazing dress

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