Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Fit that was a Hit

My second fitting came up fast on me.  I was bee-boppin' along, minding my own business, when Bam!  My second fitting popped up in my Outlook reminders.  After the return of the shoe search and a delightful few days of Thanksgiving holiday, December was suddenly upon me.  I found myself uncharacteristically nervous about this fitting.  First, I was nervous that the dress wouldn't fit me.  Second, I was worried that the shoes I chose wouldn't match the feel of the gown.  Third, I was in stomach knots over the decision to wear the under part of my dress by itself for the recption.  With the added last minute stresses, I called in for reinforcements.  My friend, C (remember, I caught her bouquet?), stepped in as camera girl, ooh-er & aww-er, and all around opinion giver extraordinaire. 

Thankfully, all of my worries melted away when I slid her over my head and the chiffon layers swooshed to the ground.  I don't know how to describe it, but it just felt RIGHT. 

The seamstress expertly buttoned me up and gave me the insider's secret: "Start at the bottom."

The decadent piles of chiffon made me a little weak in the knees.  I loved the sound of it as I twirled on the riser and I could imagine the hush of the congregation as I swished down the aisle.

I spy with my little eye . . . something RED.  Mmm Hmmm.  They were perfect.  I'll still be revealing my look makeover all together, but I couldn't resist including this little peek.

I forgot to have her bustle the reception dress (calling it an underneath dress just doesn't do it justice - it's a beautiful heavy satin with smooth, clean lines), but I love how this pictures shows the fitting through the waist and the slight fit and flair skirt.  Would you call that a fit and flair?  With the outer chiffon layers, I suppose it's more of a drop waist.  By itself, I'm not really sure how to describe it.

Here, I tried on my birdcage veil again and I also threw on a ribbon belt.  I loved Mrs. Cowboy Boot's J. Crew version, and even found one in our colors.  It's on sale now, but when I first saw it for $35, I decided to try my hand at one using some ribbon I had around already.  After trying it on all together, C and I both thought it was fine, but almost detracted from the simple elegance of the gown.  Especially with the birdcage, I decided the belt was just a tad too much.  Palindromaid D scoured NYC for a ivory street pashmina, so I think I'd rather use that as an accessory.  It'll be much warmer than a ribbon belt too!
Were you reassured at your fitting? 


Born to be Mrs. Beever said...

Your dress looks gorgeous. I love the red shoes (since I also have red) and the idea of a 2nd reception dress. The back is beautiful. You look amazing in it. You must be really excited and don't have anything to worry about :)

Miss Gator said...

Your wedding dress is Gorgeous!!! So romantic!