Hi Peeps! Today let’s give a super warm welcome to the fabulous Melissa Dell (of MelissaDell.com). She & I took part in a blogger challenge to “Walk A Mile in Each Other’s Shoes” (extra special thanks to AJ of Confessions of a Fat Girl), and these are the fruits of our blogging labor! If you’re curious about what I wrote, check the sidebar for the badge with the cute flats on it!
Take it away, Melissa…
Did you watch the Oscars last night? If I’m totally honest, I mostly watched just to see Idina Menzel (I mean, Adele Dazeem. Um. Really, John Travolta? WEAR YOUR GLASSES. Or learn the name of the person you are introducing. You’re not new here.) ¬†sing “Let it Go” from Frozen. I love her, I love that song, and I can’t help it: I love the FASHION at the Oscars.
There were so many dresses that could really make the transition from red carpet to ceremony aisle.
Photo Credit: E Online
Cristin Milioti, designer uncredited, from How I Met Your Mother. I love HIMYM, and I love her in this dress. This looks like a wedding gown! It also looks like maybe it’s a Reem Acra? or Christos?
Hi everyone, I’m Peach and I was so pleased to be asked by Moxie Bride to guest post for her during her honeymoon! ¬†I met Mrs. Moxie at Camp Mighty 2012 and remember thinking that her blog name was perfect. She DOES have moxie. In spades.
So, why am I here?¬† I’m getting married later this year and I’m currently neck-deep in Dress Shopping Mania Phase. I’m sure many of you out there can relate to the ups and downs of the experience, so Moxie Bride asked me to do a review of a popular Atlanta boutique, made famous by¬†¬†Say Yes to the Dress – Atlanta, Bridals by Lori.¬†
Hey Brideys, ¬†Raise your hand if you got engaged over the holidays.
Congratulations!! Let’s talk bridal fashion, shall we?
Are you already a ModCloth fan like me? Did you know that¬†ModCloth¬†has a fun line of bridal dresses and accessories for you to plan your¬†vintage-inspired wedding? It’s true!
I love their¬†Aisle Be There dress for a City Hall wedding, or rehearsal dinner. Not gonna lie, I am a little obsessed with it.
If you’ve been reading along my crazy wedding planning journey, you already know that finding a wedding gown was challenging for me, to put it mildly. By the time I chose my dress, I had shopped at ten different dress salons on two different coasts and tried on easily 50-60 dresses. Just typing that made me exhausted.
At first, it was fun. I mean, trying on beautiful gowns is FUN. But, as the months wore on, I became anxious and worried. I was starting to doubt that I could find a gown I loved.¬†I was seriously considering ordering a replica gown from a Chinese dress shop. Eventually, I was able to narrow it down to two, which I asked you lovelies to vote on. And vote you did!¬†And guess what? I actually listened to you! Don’t say I never give you anything.
Here’s my beautiful gown, Melissa Sweet¬†MS251004, from David’s Bridal.
(Side note: David’s Bridal, please, for the love of god, NAME your gowns! No one wants to call their gown by a stock number. It’s just gross. I know it’s more work for you, but I don’t care. You are a giant monster of a company. You can figure it out. I know you can.)¬†
In case anyone is curious, I named by gown Bette. Because reasons. So there.
This past Saturday, I had the pleasure of volunteering at the Brides Against Breast Cancer event in Pasadena at the Brookside Golf Club.
Brides Against Breast Cancer sells all brands of new designer and ‚Äúgently worn‚ÄĚ wedding gowns in all shapes and styles. Their “Nationwide Tour of Gowns” will contribute over $2¬†million dollars this year and provides free support programs and services for those impacted by cancer.¬†Education, nutrition, exercise, support and therapy are just some of the many programs and services they support, all designed to help cancer patients, their families and caregivers.¬†Brides Against Breast Cancer will distribute over 10,000 breast ‚Äúself-exam‚ÄĚ cards this year. 2 MILLION DOLLARS. Wow.
It was my first time volunteering for this event, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I arrived at 8am, ready for anything!
a giant truck full of wedding gowns!
I know this sounds very melodramatic. I know. But this is how I feel today. I feel victorious. Like I just climbed a mountain or something.
You see, my wedding gown fit.
Which isn’t a small thing.
Although the title of this blog sounds like a Lifetime movie of the week, I’m actually talking about this dress:
I have been in love with this dress for a long while now. ¬†I think I first spotted this beauty right around the time that Bob the Builder and I first started dating. ¬†But, not wanted to jinx anything, I never went to the Priscilla of Boston salon to try it on. ¬†I just stalked it, online, for months. ¬†I even bought a Rue La La special sale voucher, which I was thrilled about for a long while, just waiting for the right time to use it. But then disaster struck, and Priscilla of Boston – a wedding institution for 65 years – went OUT OF BUSINESS! ¬† I was crushed. ¬†I was disappointed.
I was immediately on the phone.