If you are just joining me at That Bride, or you missed the post detailing the fabulousness and generosity of bridal fashions by MILLIE, please see my earlier post here.
Anticipation has been building for a few weeks now, and it is finally here, the dress I will be wearing for the bridal shoot in Italy! Swayzie loves having it take up half of his closet.
Of course it came in the mail right as I got back from the gym, so I was completely covered in sweat and unable to try it on as soon as I ripped the box open. I hung it over the door of the closet and couldn't stop looking at it. The second I got out of the shower I was attempting to put it on myself, which really doesn't work when the dress is a corset back! I hauled it over to the house of the girl I am staying with and she was kind enough to indulge my craziness and lace it up for me and take as many pictures as I wanted.
Internet, here I am in all of my makeup free hair slicked back glory. Doesn't the dress do a fantastic job of turning me into a radiant looking bride? I swear that's the dress, not the person in it! I think the tulle at the bottom looks so ethereal and dreamy in this picture.
I have been staying by myself all week, and so whenever I go to the pool I have to put sunscreen on all by myself. Apparently I missed a few spots :) This dress is going to look gorgeous with the chapel length veil my Mom has.
The thing I love most about MILLIE is that they read through my blog and found out I was LDS and offered to send me a bolero for no extra charge. I can't tell you how much it means to me to have my standards acknowledged and respected! This dress was already more than we could ask for, but now I will be able to take lot's of photos that we can hang in our house because I will be modestly attired, something that is very important to me.
Now we have to decide between the lace and the satin bolero? I am thinking the lace. What does everyone else vote for?Even though the photo is a little pixelated and weird looking, I like this shot because it shows how happy I feel wearing this dress. MILLIE I can't thank you enough!
There are so many things I have to note with this post. First, I didn't even know this dress was available in Ivory, and so I had expected to receive it in Diamond White, but was thrilled to open the package and find Ivory boleros and dress. Second, the pictures on the MILLIE website do not do the dresses justice. In my dress shopping adventures so far I have tried on a few Demetrios gowns, and I think the quality of this dress easily rivals those. Last, I want to assure MILLIE publicly that I will take care of this dress and return it safe and sound (if I don't decide to keep it for myself :)
So internet, if you made it through this post, what do you think? Which bolero should I take?
Now that I have the dress I have so many more posts to write about it. I will be shoe shopping for some heels next week (my first opportunity to give this store DSW a try, all the bloggers are raving about it!), I need to figure out how I am going to do my hair, what kind of makeup I should be shooting for... We also ordered another bolero from Bloomingdales before we knew that we were getting these, but I think it is a little too yellow to use. I will definitely be posting some photos of it with the dress though to get some input. I can't believe I am flying out in 11 days!