A Girl's OTHER Best Friend- The Dress!

While I am not engaged (yet!) I cannot help but spend too much of my extra times gazing at fabulous designer wedding dresses. Unfortunately, I am too aware that most of the couture styles I've found are way out of my budget, but I have been able to find the styles that catch my eye and then find a wallet-friendly designer with similar styles! Hooray for saving money and still looking fabulous!

Before my 'search' started I would have never pegged myself as a ruffly type of woman, but more often than not I'm drawn to ruffles and lace, LOVE!
This dress from Allure Couture, style #C120, I found on The Knot, who has a fabulous dress search program. I'm not 100% in love with the top of this dress, but the bottom is to die for!
Here is another fabulous ruffled style that I'm loving! I really like this particular gown; because it is more of an A-line and not a ball gown, the ruffles are not nearly as overwhelming. This is another dress I found via The Knot, by Demetrios Sposabella Collection #4258
This one has a more subtle ruffled feel, while alternation tulle and lace for a elegant and vintage feel. Found on the fabulous Jennifer Skog Photography blog
Although I love ruffles, I have to be honest and say that my first love is anything and everything, head-to-toe, vintage& antique L-A-C-E! I really look for those special details that give a gown that WOW! This Allure Couture gown has an amazing neckline that is flattering on all shapes, and the scalloped edge can be a great alternative to wearing jewelry, it speaks for itself!I can honestly say that if I had this brides body this dress would be a must have! It has a wonderful v-neck with the lace trim on the bodice that creates such a beautiful edge on her tan skin. I found this dress on the fabulous Paul Johnson Photography blog. I also really love the champage/gold satin accents that I've seen on dresses lately. It is really great for brides who want a white dress, but still want that classical/vintage feel.

Instead of my usual head to toe lace obsession, this Alencon lace accent with the silk satin combination is eye catching. The chapel train of this Lazaro gown is especially beautiful, it is appropriate for a catholic wedding or an outdoor soiree. And you know I love the floral hair accessory!
Straying from all of the previous in-your-face bridal gowns, this Douglas Hannant dress has a more subtle and delicate feel. Personally, I would be more than happy to wear this beauty for my entire wedding, especially since I dream of a outdoor woodsy soiree. But for those brides who dream of the bold bridal gown for your ceremony you could make this your second dress; for your reception or later for your honeymoon send-off, which is a great old tradition that is resurfacing again! Hooray!
So, I have saved my favorite for last. It is so out-of-the-box that I'm completely smitten! This dress is not for the faint of heart, but if you're the kind of bride that dares to be different, then this Les Habitude dress is for you! All of their gowns are hand embroidered with details like vintage pearls, bugle beads and hand-made lace.

And because I love it I'm posting the best of their bridal session


  1. Oooh these are all so stunning! I wore a Demetrios dress (but that was back in 2001!) Still pretty though. Love your blog, it's so cool!

  2. Hello! Do you have a website where you sell your products?