Thursday, October 9, 2008

Bridal Portraits & My Dress :)

I can finally show my dress! At the beginning of the wedding dress shopping period I fell in love with the dress that was no longer manufactured :( major bummer. So my mom and I rolled up our sleeves and took on the challenge of recreating the dress of my dreams. From fabric shopping to "rough drafts" she finally got the dress perfect and I couldn't have been happier.
Don't think I didn't venture into a few bridal dress shop, I did...and...it was overwhelming. There were too many to choose from, too many salesperson opinions, and too many strapless dresses that I could not keep my head on straight. I knew from the beginning I wanted a different neckline not only because it was unique but because I NEVER wear strapless things, I'm a more modest gal and coverage makes me comfortable...and on my wedding day I wanted to feel comfortable. Oh and let me not forget to mention that I have fairest skin tone possible...and I hate being cold..so all factors considered, strapless was not for me.
I loved the photos Martha Manning created for me, I thought they captured who I was as an individual and really displayed the love and work that went into creating my dress. I can't wait to see her photos from the wedding!

15 comments:

Emily@oncewed said...

Whitney, you look stunning! And your dress...incredible! I still can't believe you and your mother teamed up to make it.

Evie said...

I am more than amazed at you & your mother! It looks just like the gown (i'm assuming its the jcrew gown from a while back?...) It's fantastically lovely.

sulu-design said...

Wow. The dress is stunning, and you're just glowing in it. Congratulations to you and your mom - what a gorgeous dress!

Kathryn said...

Oh it's beautiful! More and more I'm convinced that custom is the way to go...

Allison aka HaselBride said...

Gorgeous! Must have been inspired by that J.Crew gown. I loved that, my mom thought I was crazy. Wishing I'd have considered a custom gown now, that might just be the way to go!

heather from the bar said...

that is a gorgeous dress! You look stunning in it!

karla nicole said...

whitney you look so beautiful! such a lovely dress! i'm so happy for you and dustin...hope you are enjoying your honeymoon!

jenny said...

Oh my gosh you look beautiful! I love your dress. It looks amazing. I'm so happy for you!! Congratulations!!

GBPPAngel said...

Hey Whit,

I saw the pictures on Martha's website and they look so pretty. Hope you're having fun on your honeymoon.

Miss Hot Cocoa said...

The dress . . . the programs . . . everything you've posted about this week has been beyond stunning!

kendyl jae said...

love it! I'm so not a strapless gal either. I actually think they look like towels.. hehe. Love the neckline, simply adorable.

ami @ elizabeth anne designs said...

absolutely unbelievably gorgeous!

Bertie said...

Whitney... This is one of the most beautiful dresses I've ever laid my eyes on... I cannot believe it! I NEVER wear strapless either and I dream of cute sleeves like yours! You look amazing!

Jenji said...

I LOVE your dress:)

Rebecca said...

Simply beautiful--congratulations!!