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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

My Wedding Dresses!

Spare me the congratulations.

I'm not getting hitched any time soon, thank god.

But I have a couple friends who are walking down the aisle this summer. And with all the bridal showers and bachelorette parties, it is hard to ignore the wedding fever that seems to be taking everyone over this season.

I actually don't want to get married, but if someone forced me, I think my favorite part of planning the ceremony would be choosing the dress.

This year, it seems like Prince William's bride, Kate, has set the trend. Everyone wants that sleek, simple, and elegant gown she wore during the Royal Wedding.

But while I thought the dress was stunning, it would just look ridiculous on my short, curvy frame. Plus, I have a more...extravagant sense of style.

So, after several hours of browsing the internet (much to the horror of my father and boyfriend) I came across a few dresses I wouldn't mind saying "I do" in.

Here are my choices:


This gown has Jennifer Fabulous written all over it. In fact, it is actually a crime that I am not wearing this gown right now. I should be arrested.



The gold and white two-tone give this gown a majestic feel. This is a wedding gown fit for a queen.



This is the ultimate big poofy princess bridal gown. Plus, all the layers of tulle on the bottom would help my upper body seems so much more thin!



My dream is to find a vintage wedding gown. This one is absolutely perfect.



This is very simple and elegant. It is so not me. But I'm in love with it.



If you're a dedicated reader of my blog, you already know I'm bat-shit nuts. So it shouldn't surprise you that I would TOTALLY wear this fairy dress down the aisle.



Why would I wear this random Indian bridal sari to my wedding? Because I could get away with it. And let's face it, I would look like a total bad ass.



A spring wedding with a garden tea reception? Yes, please.



If I was six feet tall and a size 0, I would purchase this dress in a heartbeat. Even if I wasn't getting married. I would just stand in front of the mirror in it ogling myself every day.


So, what do you think of the dresses I chose? Would you wear any of these? What is your ideal wedding gown?

58 comments:

Fabrizia said...

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Oh to Be a Muse said...

i think you'd look awesome in a sari. and that first dress is amazing--i would totally wear that like the entire week of my wedding.

Tanvi said...

I love the second gown a lot ... I think you would look awesome in a saree too!

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Vix said...

I'd go for the Indian gown, it's crazy, beautiful and over the top and you would lookfabulous in it. x

azu said...

Lol...you're hilarious! I love looking at wedding dresses. Isn't it fun?
These are my top 3 favorites: The first one, the Indian one, and the very last one.

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jos xx said...

lovely dresses - i would def wear the second one, the "fairy" one and the last one!!! ohh they're soo pretty!

jos xx

Alicia said...

I went with a very safe dress at my wedding, and as much as I love it, I wish I would have been a little more courageous with my choice. If I could pull of a sari, I TOTALLY would have. If you get married you can have wardrobe changes!

Miksu said...

They're all gorgeous, but I'm traditional: I want white dress! It can be different in other ways but it has to be white :D

xx
absofuckinglutely

JUST ME said...

I would TOTALLY wear that sparkly fairy dress - either that or a simple Vintage dress.

Maybe both. ;)

Alba M said...

oh my Goodness... the second and last gowns are absolutely amazing!!! But just like u... I'm not getting hitched soon either haha :)

Robin said...

The trick is to do the obsessive dress hunting when the boys aren't looking, silly.

I have so many picked out it would freak. them. out. I don't want to be married right now, I just love weddings. Gowns especially.

You, my dear, are definitely a Panina bride.

love jenny xoxo said...

you've got a lot of variety! I thought I wanted a big puffy wedding dress... then I tried that style on and it wasn't working. But I love my dress... and I'm sure one day you'll have a blast trying on all types of crazy styles!

XOXO

Sunny & Star said...

If I where 6ft tall and a size 0 I would totally own that dress and wear it around the house too! I love love love that poofy princess dress. Maybe the fairy one could be the inspiration for your bridesmaid dresses?

the nyanzi report said...

beautiful!

Andrés Corella said...

Ohh I love wedding gowns..I like the third one...though I can TOTALLY picture you on that multicolored fairy tale gown haha...I´m just laughing so much imagining the face of your boyfriend as you were looking wedding gowns haha

xx
Andy
The Black Label

Sarah said...

This post made me chuckle!
x

socialitedreams said...

1-3 and the last one have my name/sense of style all over them!!!! i love looking at gorgeous gowns :D

Mimi said...

these dresses are so jennifer fabulous! :D

i don't know what my ideal wedding gown is, but i definitely love monique lhuillier's designs. :)

<3, Mimi
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Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous selections, darling!
Love the lace one.

xoxox,
CC

Alyssa said...

Ahahaha I love your comments on each gown! I enjoy reading your posts so much! They are very entertaining! I love the Indian one ha. Oh, and the colorful dress! It would be your wedding and you can do whatever you want ha! The other dresses are amazing!

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-Alyssa from The BF Mashup

Josie said...

I love the look of big princess-style dresses but think I'd be overwhelmed by one... I'll probably end up with a slimmer shape. But I love your picks, especially the first one!
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Imogen said...

Love the third dress but my favourite is the coloured dress. It is amazing! I would totally get married in that too. Even though I went for a more traditional wedding dress I did consider a few different ideas like red and another dress that was black with white polka dots. So I'm open to those fun ideas too.

Liv said...

I know what you need... the wedding fress from the end of Coming to America! Jennifer Fabulous: Princess of Zamunda!

Bonnie said...

GIVE ME THE FAIRY DRESS. The multiple colors speak to me. Besides, I'm having a jellybean-themed wedding -- IT'S PERFECT.
Mr. A already wants to wear a gold tux to the wedding ..

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Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

You have wonderful taste and would look stunning in any of these. We are alike, my friend. I looked at vintage style wedding dresses for months before my now ex-husband proposed. Just after we got engaged, I haphazardly stepped into an antique shop and found the perfect, most gorgeous dress. Like you, I'm short and curvy, so the Victorian era thing worked. (I guess women were shorter and curvier back then. ??) Best part: it only cost $200. Tell me if you ever need help with the search. ;~>
xoRobyn

Courtney Erin said...

I love how awesomely ostentatious some of these are - perfect!

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.com

MG said...

First, bloglovin is a bitch and won't let me comment from your page. WTF. Secondly, i couldn't agree with you more about marriage. who needs it? Third, your pics are so you.

Felicia said...

I love number three, five, and seven! I'd put them on in a second.

Love your blog :)

idreaminsequins.blogspot.com♥

Shannon said...

wow - if/when you do get married, I cannot wait to see what you pick out. your style is fantastic and original.

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

so many dresses...only 1 wedding...right? lol. i am all in weddings too- 5 weddings from july-oct. and im in 3 of them!

Style, She Wrote said...

Great choices! I love the second from bottom -- very '50s inspired. xo style, she wrote

Courtney Michele said...

I love the first dress. Finding the perfect vintage dress would be the best though! I don't want to get married either, but I can't help but feel cheated out of a gorgeous gown.

xox Courtney Michele
Breakfast in Wonderland

Francesca R said...

I am already married but I would definitely remarry with one of your picks!!!!
xx
http://dontcallmefashionblogger.blogspot.com

-E- said...

re your comment: thanks for telling me about the audio. i think i've fixed it; it should be a real man (creepy wink) now.

A BRIT GREEK said...

Hey beautiful,

So enjoying this post... I've also got friends walking down the aisle next year and this year so cannot wait to see what my friends have picked!
x.o.x.o

Sherin said...

All my friends are starting to get married these days as well! I'm not planning on getting married anytime soon either, but I love looking at wedding dresses. That second one is gorgeous!

Sarah said...

I love the choices, and I would wear them, especially the sleek and elegant one. My wedding dress would be classic and sleek and not too over the top, maybe mixed in with a bit of lace.

Sarah
x

www.almostdelightful.com

The Blonde Duck said...

OMG! The fifth one, the Alfred Angelo--that was my EXACT wedding gown!!!!!

marialε said...

i loooove the fifth one!
xx
My Fashion Bug

Cafe Fashionista said...

Number one, number one, number one! Seriously, that is the dress I want to be married in someday. GORG!! :)

the Citizen Rosebud said...

love the simple elegant one best. i hope it becomes you.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Ok I can tell that you are the TOTAL princess gown lady! The corset top and full skirt are of course too awesome.

My reception gown was like the lace one - classic and elegant and I tied it with a gold sash (reused at my Taiwan dinner complete with a crystal brooch!) My ceremony gown was a vintage masterpiece - lace sleeves, fitted sweetheart top and an awesome train.
I was a crazy 2 dress bride but a great shopper so both dresses were still less than the cost of one.

Ok obviously I love wedding gowns. Go for it. It is the funnest part of wedding planning. The other stuff is not as pretty.

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

district5 said...

Wedding dresses can be so beautiful....just the problem that you need to get married;))
Thanks for your comment!

Christine
http://district5-fashion.blogspot.com/

Savvy Gal said...

i used to want Vera Wang tulle gown but now I am not sure if i even want a wedding dress at all. : )

Meri said...

Interesting choices! I've never liked wedding dresses and how they look- if we get married I'll probably end up wearing some ridiculous fabulous gown in sapphire blue or something. Nowhere near a church :)
I like the fifties-style shorter tea length gowns you found- they look like audrey hepburn would wear them.

Pop Champagne said...

ohh wedding dresses, I tried on one a while ago and it was so pretty I didn't want to take it off. I think you would look great in the 2nd one, hmm the saree would be neat too if you have a destination wedding!

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David L Macaulay said...

nice - but too much of a girly post for me to coherently comment, lol

Tights Lover said...

I love all of these dresses, but really the first one is my favorite.

Of course, right? The top looks like a corset...

Ocean Dreams said...

I love that most of these gowns have a sexy appeal, I don't see that very often, ie the see through lace in parts! ;)

Matter of fact I have that multi-colored dress on my Pinterest and i would SO wear that as my wedding dress. Gorgeous.

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jacob said...

Hi
great post. I love all of her dresses, very unique! My bridesmaids and I are actually going to look at wedding dresses in Burlington this weekend in hopes of finding that perfect dress

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neha shah said...

hi,, its nice blog,, i like all the wedding gowns but specially i like most is list white gown and indian dress because its gives you different looks at wedding with this beautiful gowns

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Angela Josef said...

Good choices of gowns!!! I also love the two tones gold and white gown and rainbow color gown. My ideal gown is a sleeveless full size white gown which I have already select from Mirraw.