I can't stop trying on wedding gowns

11 Dec

I’ve been married for almost 2 months and I still love trying on wedding gowns.

They’re just so pretty!

And they have frills.
Lace, buttons and lace covered buttons.
Ruffles, ruching and ruched ruffles.

And some of them are big and soft and princessy!
And some are skin tight, allowing for minimal breathing but maximum curve appeal.

I love them all and I can’t stop trying them on.

Thank God I have a reason. I’m not just another former bride in denial. I’m also a wedding dress model : )

Of the ameature sort of course.
And only on a temporary basis.
And just for the St. Louis Gateway Bridal Show.
But still.
It’s a handy excuse.

I went by the hosting bridal shop, Elegant Brides, last night to browse the racks and make my picks for the show.

Of course, I picked this one first:

It’s kind of the love of my life. And I’ll wear it whenever I have the chance. Include family gatherings, various cookouts and Halloween.

Then I picked these babies:

This one I’m actually wearing in bright white with silver beading. I think in looks like a chandelier…

Oh sweet beauty. This one I LOVE! I would have worn this one for my own wedding…

Love this one too!! So different! And I’m wearing it in a darker ivory. You can’t tell in the photo but it sparkles like you wouldn’t believe! It deserves a rear view too…

It’s a lot easier to choose a wedding gown when you won’t be wearing it for your own wedding! Or for an entire day! It got a little tricky since the dresses won’t be altered, they have to fit just right off the rack. But it was tons and tons of fun to be back in the bridal shop surrounded by all that wedding couture!

I’ll let you know if I trip on the runway.


3 Responses to “I can't stop trying on wedding gowns”

  1. Jenny B. December 11, 2009 at 4:28 am #

    I wanna go and try on beautiful gowns too

  2. April December 11, 2009 at 4:45 am #

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who plans on wearing her wedding dress to a cookout… it’s too lovely to only wear once. In fact, I was thinking of scheduling a photo session with you after the wedding – where you just take a bunch of pictures of me wandering through antique shops and used book stores in my dress…you could wear your dress for the shoot if you wanted. 🙂

  3. klmphotos December 11, 2009 at 6:07 pm #

    Love those — can’t say I understand this umm…obsession…exactly. I mean they are certainly lovely, but I haven’t tried any on yet as I’m not getting married in the near future. But I loved dress-up as a kid, and this seems like a close 2nd!

    April – you crack me up! I think your photoshoot is a GREAT idea…but I was just picturing two girls wandering around antique stores in wedding dresses one with a camera…too funny!

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