27 Jan

My Wedding :: The Path To My Dress(es)

I’ve decided to start a series about my own wedding. Kevin + Alysia for eva. ha. I promise there will be no sappy interludes or circumlocutory commentary (well, at least I will try).  Since I failed to do a recap (as previously planned in my head) for our wedding anniversary (December 30th), I will feature small excerpts over the next few months about our journey to the aisle.

Dress Requirements: A-line, lace with straps, under $2500.

The dress that stole my heart was the price of a new KIA. Did I want a veil? Make that two KIAs. I was obviously looking in the wrong bridal boutique. Or possibly the wrong dress.

dress1

Heavy and sumptuous, the lace with minimal pickups draped the body. Being designed by Monique Lhuillier, I was paying for the name as well. Thank you Divine Design for not allowing me to take pictures. If I was allowed to take pictures of myself in the dress, I would have stared longingly it each night like a tween in the love with Edward (or Jacob). I would admiring the incredible handiwork, then would have cried myself to sleep.

A few more shops and a few more dresses…

mydress1

A frothy concoction by Lazaro made a big statement. It was lust a first sight. But the more I was in the dress, the more the style felt “too of the moment”.

A silk sensation with a dropped waist and asymmetrical bodice was not all  flattering.

My mom’s never-been-worn wedding dress was also available. My mom’s dress was made in Korean and then shipped to the US. It did not arrive in time. Leaving my mom the traditional Korean hanbok as her only option. She originally planned on wearing the white dress during the ceremony and hanbok during the reception.

mydress2

My desire to find the dress drove me to every bridal shop in the Portland area. Once I conquered Portland, I flew to New York City. I went to three salons: The Bridal Garden, Wedding Atelier and Kleinfeld Bridal. Dreams come true at Kleinfeld. Right?

To be continued…

Share

Did you say YES?!?!? I wish we all had a HUGE budget for a dress. I hope you found something to make you happy.

January 27, 2010
Lainey

hahaha. Your mom’s dress is hilarious. I am sure it was fashionable at some point…

January 29, 2010
Morley

So..did you get on the show?

February 02, 2010
jane

I WANT MORE!!!!!!!! Even though I know the whole story…I LOVE THIS! Keep up the amazing and fabulous everything!

February 10, 2010
Catherine

The Internet has lots of great options for making soup out of pumpkins, from cooking blogs to major recipe hubs with all kinds of
choices. Just like a pie needs a good crust, you need a good basic recipe for internet marketing.
Do read the ratings to see which recipes taste best and suits your needs.


That is really attention-grabbing, You’re a very
skilled blogger. I’ve joined your feed and look ahead to in quest of more of your magnificent post.
Additionally, I’ve shared your website in my
social networks

April 24, 2015



Leave a reply