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ephemery1

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Just wanted to share that I had my first dress fitting yesterday... which was fun and mildly nerve-wracking all at the same time!!
The dress is a Melissa Sweet, the Nicollette, although I had them make some changes to the back... there were 2 big floppy bows, so we eliminated the top one and replaced it with a row of buttons. My mom and MOH loved the changes, but I am still a little nervous that I should have just kept it the way it was... ugh. Always finding something to obsess about.

The good news is, it fit perfectly... no alterations needed, other than the hem! They said that happens less than 1% of the time... I definitely got lucky! Although I was hoping to lose a few pounds by the wedding... so we'll see what happens with that.

The pictures aren't super-exciting, but I always love seeing all the different stages of planning/choosing/fitting... so I thought I'd attach a few!

Seamstress doing the bustle:

EphFitting1.jpg
 

ephemery1

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Three-way mirror shot... my MOH was getting creative with her camera-work.
(Oh, and the ridge around the bottom is pinned for the hem... not part of the dress!)

EphFitting3.jpg
 

dani13

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Ohhh...so pretty, Eph!! It looks lovely on you! I love MS gowns! Can't wait to see more pics!
 

ephemery1

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My "veil bustle"... I had no idea such a thing existed! It will be cathedral-length for the ceremony (same as above pic), but maybe bustled for the "announcement" part of the reception? Not sure yet... but I'll probably just take it off after that...

EphFitting4.jpg
 

ephemery1

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Looking especially bridal with a fake bouquet...


Oh, and gotta love the tan-lines
... note to self: NO halter tops before wedding!

EphFitting5.jpg
 

TravelingGal

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I really like that gown on you! It''s extremely flattering, classy, elegant and just gorgeous!!!
 

jas

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Oh my, you look stunning! I love the way the fabric wraps around the bodice...so gorgeous -- like the dress just wants to hug you!

Congratulations on this milestone...it''s a special day!

Keep ''em coming and tell your MOH she''s awesome for that 3-way shot!

Jackie
 

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OMG, now I want YOUR dress!!! It''s so beautiful--simple yet unique with the way the bodice wraps and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the buttons.

Defin. feeling a bit jealous over here!!!!
 

Trelala

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wow! The fabric of your dress photographs beautifully and you look stunning!
 

jcrow

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wow i love love love this dress (still!!) it''s absolutely perfect on you! love the changes too.
 

Dee*Jay

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That dress looks absolutely perfect on you!!!
 

chellebelle

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Oh my goodness, I said this before, but I'll say it again... this dress looks like it was made for you!!! It is one of the most gorgeous dresses I have ever seen, but I think it's *you* that makes it look so amazing! I love how it's classic and elegant but still different. I'm sad there wasn't one in my area to try on. I finally bought my dress, but after seeing you in this dress again, it makes me wish I could've gotten the Nicolette somehow! Love love love it! Anyways, it's fantastic and you look perfect in it. By the way, where would you lose those extra pounds?!? lol Girl, your figure rocks!

P.S. I think the changes you made are great and I probably would've done the same. The dress is beautiful no matter what, but the back is less girly frou frou with the changes and looks more elegant with the buttons (love buttons) and just one bow. Two bows are kinda unnecessary, IMHO, and the back now matches the simple clean lines of the front. You made a good choice!
 

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Very pretty!
 

FacetFire

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It looks perfect on you! I like the changes that you made, alot! And I''m with ChelleBelle...your figure looks perfect for the dress...don''t stress about losing weight!
 

budgetbride

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i love the look! It''s amazing how well your dress looks in pictures. are you getting anxious yet?
 

stretch4

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Oh, you look absolutely gorgeous!!! You picked the perfect dress!! You must be getting so excited!
 

labbielove

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Gorgeous dress,
i especially love the neckline on you

simple, elegant, classic-

congrats!!!
 

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Date: 1/21/2007 7:39:41 PM
Author: chellebelle
Oh my goodness, I said this before, but I'll say it again... this dress looks like it was made for you!!! It is one of the most gorgeous dresses I have ever seen, but I think it's *you* that makes it look so amazing! I love how it's classic and elegant but still different. I'm sad there wasn't one in my area to try on. I finally bought my dress, but after seeing you in this dress again, it makes me wish I could've gotten the Nicolette somehow! Love love love it[/b]! Anyways, it's fantastic and you look perfect in it. By the way, where would you lose those extra pounds?!? lol Girl, your figure rocks! =0>




I was thinking the same! Your dress looks amazing on you! You dont need to lose any pounds!
 

eks6426

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You look fantastic. Your future husband will be speechless when he sees you.
 

aljdewey

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Eph, it''s beautiful! Looks SO good on you!
 

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Thank you SOOOOOO much for your sweet comments, everyone!!! As I said, I have a tendency to second-guess myself with all these little decisions, so it's incredibly encouraging to hear your responses reminding me to stop obsessing and just enjoy the process!!


And I am not being silly about losing weight, really... I am just the epitome of a pear-shape, so while my upper body probably won't change much, I keep thinking about those bikinis I'll be wearing on my honeymoon and hoping I can tone up my lower half at least a little bit!

Again... Dani, TG, Jas (love the "hugging" description), Sweetpea, Rainbow, Trelala, JCrow, DeeJay, Kimberly, Chelle (thanks so much for the reassurance about the back... and your dress is absolutely breathtaking on you, girl... I think we both did good!!), Minny, Robbie, Ebree, Facet, Budget (yes, anxious is a good word... I just want May 5th to get here so it can stop consuming my thoughts!), Rascal, Labbie, Bee, Island, Alj..... THANK YOU. A lot.
 

kcoursolle

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Wow, it''s sooooo pretty!!! This dress is really beautiful on you and flatters your body shape really well. Looks like the fitting went fine!
 

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Wow! Seeing that beautiful pure white dress peek through the more yellow tones in the picture really shows just how beautiful your pics will be :) You look so totatly great in that dress! Congrats on finding it :)
 

sarie_j

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Wow, your dress is gorgeous and looks just perfect for you -- We''re date twins, YAY
, and I can''t wait for May 5th to get here either but I dont go in for my next fitting until next week -- I hope I look as good as you do!!
 
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