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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The dress

I can finally finally FINALLY share with ya'll my beautiful wedding dress! I absolutely loved it. I even loved it so much that I just kept it on all night rather than changing into my exit outfit.
 
Yep, I was that chick that checked into her hotel at 1:00am in her wedding dress with husband and suitcases in tow.
 
My wedding dress was actually my mother's wedding dress. I only had to make minor alterations to it to make it a bit more modern.
 

 I took the lace from my mom's veil (I didn't wear a veil - so glad I didn't!) and used that to add the length at the bottom.

Please excuse blurry iPhone pic...That train though...
 
 
We took in the 80's style sleeves quite a bit to form a more fitted sleeve.
 
I received so many compliments on the dress and people absolutely loved that it was my mother's dress. Right before my father and I walked down the aisle, he looked at me and so very sweetly said, "You know... You look just like your mother." *cue waterworks*
 
I wanted to channel a vintage, classy, southern look and I was more than blown away by it all! Between my hair style, the dress, and makeup... it was all so beautiful and sentimental to me. Hunter was absolutely smitten when he saw me!

So mom, if you're reading this, thank you again for letting me wear your wedding dress. I truly felt like Cinderella at the ball with her prince charming.

Fun fact: When I was little, I used to make my dad put on a suit, take off his glasses (because duh, princes don't wear glasses), and we would dance to the Cinderella song "So This is Love" in our living room. Take a wild guess to what our father/daughter dance was...

My sweet friend, who was our wedding photographer, is putting the finishing touches on our pictures. If you want a sneak peek to some of our pictures, feel free to click on over to her Tumblr website.

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14 comments:

  1. So sweet! I might have teared up a bit. You looked absolutely stunning!

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  2. Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous. So unique and such a special story.

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  3. That is so sweet! I love that you wore your mom's dress! That is so sentimental. I would have bawled if my dad would have told me that right before walking down the aisle. When my dad and I were waiting to walk down at my wedding we couldn't even hardly talk - I knew that if we would have I would have been a blubbering mess. ha ha! Loved seeing your pictures! :)

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  4. Gorgeous!!!! That dress is exactly as you describe...what a special thing to wear your mom's dress. And that train - and the kiss!! Hubba hubba ;) all of these photos....I can't wait to see the rest!!

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  5. Ahhhhhhhhhh! I teared up. That is just so sweet that you wore your mom's dress. And it looks amazing.

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  6. Omg you look beautiful and congratulations mrs. I am so happy for you and you look absolutely stunning on your big special day.

    --Me and My Mini Me
    www.meandmyminime.com

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  7. Aww! This was so sweet, such a nice story. Your mom's dress looked amazing on you <3

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  8. I love that you were able to wear your mom's dress! It looks gorgeous and (from what I know from blogland) totally does suit you! Those pictures are lovely, I clicked on through to the tumblr page, your friend is so talented! I love that someone close to you was able to be there!

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  9. omg Kelly. CHILLS. I got them throughout this whole post! And then that picture of you and your dad and what he said to you?! BRB - crying! gah! You looked absolutely beautiful, my goodness. So, so happy for you guys :) Now begins the happily ever after!

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  10. Oh and PS- "So This is Love" from Cinderella is one of my favorite love songs :)

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  11. That is SO sweet you wore your mother's dress. So special and so gorgeous! I love it!

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  12. So not only did I read this when you posted it, but I commented - TWICE. Tells you where my memory is going! ;)

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  13. how did I miss this!!! These. are. STUNNING!!!! And I feel like I feel how happy everyone is - so fun and perfect and beautiful and amazing!

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