Wedding Dresses!

This is so fun. I just was cleaning up my iPhoto pictures and came across all of the pictures I have from me trying on every dress I could possibly love. Some are totally nerdy, but here's a look at how I arrived at my dress. My first stop was a bridal store in downtown Denver. I loved my experience there in March 2013, but ended up walking away empty handed. I don't remember any of the brands of the dresses that I tried on and didn't buy... it was over a year and a half ago. #longengagementproblems

This 1920s style dress was SO pretty, but it didn't scream wedding to me... especially not mountain wedding.


This one I likes because I liked the top of it, but hated two things: the bottom and the ugly broach up top. It was out.


I almost picked this dress and altered the crap out it. The top had feathers... which was weird to me. But I like the criss-cross overlay on the top and the bottom was so manageable. I wanted the train to be a little longer, but I knew that I had found my SHAPE of a dress. It ended up being the inspiration for the dress I ultimately picked.

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I fell hard for the back of this dress. Like hard. But the front was not doing anything for me... see?

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Now we fast forward about 4-6 months to D'Anelli Bridal in Lakewood where I finally found my dress. This dress was on clearance for $500 and I REALLY liked the back of it and knew that I could alter the front to actually fit. I am just now noticing that the front had that criss-cross thing I liked from the runner-up dress above. But the sparkles on the top were the deal killer for me.

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In the end... this was my winner. It's by Essence of Australia and given the chance to pick a dress again, I would pick it... over and over and over. It ticked all of my boxes: under $1500, simple, figure flattering, feels like a wedding dress.

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Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

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So which one would you pick for me? For yourself?