I am in love.
Truly and utterly. Deeply and passionately.
My dress is complete.
I can’t show pictures because I’m keeping true to the whole (unnecessary) tradition of the groom not seeing the bride till she floats down the church aisle like a perfect cloud, so you have to just hear from me and it was absolutely lovely.
My designer, Rebecca, really took my dress to a different level, some where I didn’t dare go but now that I was walking in the gown, I knew it was what I wanted. Dramatic yet so classic. Vintage yet not old-fashioned. It was a dress that just doesn’t go out of style. Silhouette may cost the most (after the dinner reception) in my wedding budget but it was well worth every penny. Even the seamtress aunty was amazingly talented.. Silhouette Brides are exclusive and special.
I still need to drop a dress size for it to fit perfectly, my tummy is still a cause for concern especially with a tight mermaid cut, but overall, it looks 90% like my dream dress “Lissome by Ines Di Santos“
20th May is my next fitting!
Below is an extract from a post in Huffington from an award winning photographer, it’s not long but it is written so beautifully that it really makes me stand back think about wedding planning.. :
As I think back on the hundred-plus weddings I’ve photographed, I want to emphasize this:
Every wedding is perfect.
I love a good party.
I love a bride in the most elaborate, fancy, princess-y dress you’ve ever dreamed of.
I love custom chuppahs and embroidered aisle runners and matchy-matchy bridesmaids dresses.
I love to photograph flowers and shoes.
But you know why I REALLY do what I do?
To photograph your parents, who will hold hands and cry on the first row of the chapel. To photograph your sister dancing with that boy she will marry in three years. To photograph those kids who will grow up so, so quickly. To photograph your grandfather, who will pass away next spring. To photograph your first kiss as a married couple, your best friend busting out her signature dance moves, the flower girl asleep under a table, and maybe even your ex looking pretty wistful as he hugs you a little too long in the receiving line.
You already know: your cake will disappear in less than an hour, your flowers will wilt before the ceremony ends, and that uncomfortable tux will go back to the rental place in the morning. But those photos… they’re gonna be there forever. You’ll have them when your own kids are born, when you have the biggest fight ever with your partner and need to be reminded of how much you really love each other, when your parents pass away and you realize the last time you danced with them was at your wedding…
So, nothing against the wedding magazines and blogs and their endless, passionate quest for “perfect” detail shots. PLEASE: throw the party of your lives with every. single. detail. EXACTLY as you dreamed it would be.
But my job — MY job — is to see past all that. My job is to give you photos that will remind you why you had that damn expensive party in the first place.
If you’re planning your wedding right now, please just close the magazine. Log out of Pinterest. And look at the person you want to grow old with. Remind yourself of why you’re doing this. And really CELEBRATE when that day comes. Don’t stress about your shoes or your cake or your flowers. Don’t stress about anything. When it’s all over, you will be married, and surrounded by the people who know you and love you most in the whole wide world.
I promise: that is the Perfect Wedding.
Great read I hope.