Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Saturday, August 7, 2010
First, this white chiffon gown with gold beading and embroidery. It was so comfortable and looked gorgeous on me. PLUS it is one-of-a-kind. CH decided it would be too expensive to mass produce, so they only have the sample that they made for the runway show. I really like that it is unique and it has bling... But it doesn't look as good in pics as it did in person.
Sunday, August 1, 2010
I will be doing my trial hair and makeup the day of the engagement shoot -- para hindi sayang ang makeover! So I have started to think about how I want my hair done for the wedding.
Initially, I was undecided between doing it up or doing it down with temporary hair extensions. My hair is so fine and I don't foresee any other excuse for getting extensions other than my wedding day. Hehe. But the more I think about it, the more I feel that doing it up will be appropriate. That way, I don't have to worry about it getting messy through the ceremony and reception. Also... I asked Marty and he said na he really likes my hair up.
I also know that I want some bling in my hair. :) Especially if I get the ODLR dress, because it doesn't have any embellishments. It is not very easy to find good hair bling here. I feel like we had a lot better stuff in the Phils... for a lot less $$$.
Saturday, July 31, 2010
I tried on a couple of gowns that had the natural waist + full skirted silhouette I found was flattering on me. Fave ODLR was there and, of course, I had to try her on again. :)
New discovery: Kenneth Pool, who designs for Amsale (the same company that owns Christos). There were two gowns of his that I liked...
1) Flirtation: Doesn't look as pretty in photos, though. So it's out of the running.
2) Mesmerized: I remember trying this on at the first bridal store I visited in Seattle. Back then, I didn't know yet what I really wanted and I kinda forgot about this dress. It's really pretty, though. And I love how it has some bling around the waist.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
One of the things I love about the ODLR I've been eyeing is that not many brides have worn it yet. I spent a lot of time last night searching wedding blogs because I wanted to see the dress "in action" and make sure it looks good in wedding photos -- not just in ODLR ads and fashion show pictures.
But unlike Rocha, Bee, and some other gowns I liked, I was hard pressed to find pictures of it ANYWHERE. I think this is AWESOME because then it will look new and fresh and not something that every other bride has seen before.
I finally stumbled upon a wedding album of a bride who wore it to her South Beach, Florida wedding last April. And (as mom said) these pics were pretty much the clincher clincher. Look how gorgeous it is in pictures...
The guy at ODLR showed me pictures of their new (Spring 2011) bridal collection. But I didn't see anything that is as beautiful as this one! At this point, I am pretty much just waiting to see the Christos Primrose on August 21st.