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adak

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Hello! I''m new to this forum, but used to post in Ladies in Waiting on occasion.

My mother booked a gorgeous venue for me (pictures attached) for September of this year and now I need a dress! I am going shopping next week and I''d like to have an idea of what I want before I go (I thought I knew what I wanted, but that was when I had a different venue in mind). I am picturing something flowy and romantic (like Pronovias), but can''t seem to find anything in my price range. I want to spend under $1,000 (if it''s possible). Suggestions?


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princesss

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It looks like a forest! SO COOL!

Sorry, no suggestions. I just am amazed at how cool that venue is.
 

Clairitek

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I tried on a couple Mon Cheri dresses before I purchased my gown and they were flowy and romantic. One was actually very similar to Mediterranean''s gown. They were all under $1000.

Have you considered Maggie Sottero as well? Her Destinations gowns are very flowy and romantic and affordable!
 

snogirl17

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I am no help with the dress.. but where is this BEAUTIFUL location! It is just.... WOW!
 

akmiss

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Date: 4/22/2009 1:55:10 PM
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I am no help with the dress.. but where is this BEAUTIFUL location! It is just.... WOW!
Ditto! What a fabulous venue! Where is it?!
 

Guilty Pleasure

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Do you like beads, lace, sleeves, strapless, satin, chiffon...? What''s your preference? Do you mean romantic like a Greek goddess or romantic like a Jane Austen book?

I think Casablanca 1827 is a very romantic dress. I tried it on and it is the lightest gown of all the gowns I tried, including the non-beaded one. It also did amazing things for creating the hourglass shape.
 

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Date: 4/22/2009 1:59:11 PM
Author: akmiss

Date: 4/22/2009 1:55:10 PM
Author: beanie
I am no help with the dress.. but where is this BEAUTIFUL location! It is just.... WOW!
Ditto! What a fabulous venue! Where is it?!
I am not sure, but the venue looks like Thorncrown Chapel in the Ozark Mtns. of Arkansas.
Gorgeous setting.
 

Guilty Pleasure

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These are chiffon and more flowy.

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The 1827 was price at $750 in the bridal salon when I tried it on. My friend bought the 1900 for $900. I am sure you can find the rest of dresses in the same price range.
 

AmberGretchen

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No useful suggestions on the dress, but this venue is one of my all-time favorites - so beautiful and dramatic
 

dragonfly411

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WHERE IS THAT?!?!?!
 

Kelli

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Date: 4/22/2009 1:55:10 PM
Author: beanie
I am no help with the dress.. but where is this BEAUTIFUL location! It is just.... WOW!
Ditto!
 

adak

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Date: 4/22/2009 2:18:33 PM
Author: bebe


Date: 4/22/2009 1:59:11 PM
Author: akmiss



Date: 4/22/2009 1:55:10 PM
Author: beanie
I am no help with the dress.. but where is this BEAUTIFUL location! It is just.... WOW!
Ditto! What a fabulous venue! Where is it?!
I am not sure, but the venue looks like Thorncrown Chapel in the Ozark Mtns. of Arkansas.
Gorgeous setting.
Close! The venue is in Hot Springs, Arkansas at Garvan Gardens.

And thank you, Guilty Pleasure, for the dress suggestions. Casa Blanca has quite a few dresses that are just what I was looking for!
 

Lynnie

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See if there''s any consignment shops near you. I got a $2300 Provonias for $950. I just started a wedding thread with a pic of me in it. If you''re in the Philly area, the place I went to is called Sabrina Ann, in Ardmore.

Love, love. love your venue. Just. Gorgeous!!!

ETA: Just saw you''re in Arkansas. But if there are any in your area, it''s definitely worth a shot!!
 

mamie

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My dress is Casablanca 1827 and it''s light, flowy, and romantic. :) I fully recommend.
 

freudianflip

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Nicole Miller makes some lovely dresses, many are under $1000 and are perfect if you''re looking for something that''s not princess-y. Check out the Nordstrom website, they carry a ton of stuff.

Also try edressme.com, under the category "white and ivory dresses"

Jcrew.com is always a good source for flowy, affordable dresses in natural fabrics.
 

mayachel

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I know you are busy asking about dresses, but I have to tell you how gorgeous that chapel is! I seriously spent the last 10min considering making a destination wedding there!
 

lala2332

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look at j.crew. I think they have lovely simple dresses. Also Marrisa has some that are lovely and flowy. You may also want to look at bloomigdales or saks and see if any formal dresses come in white. I would imagine nicole miller or someone similar would have something lovely.

Gorgeous location!
 

ScorpioNYC

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BCBG cuts some of their formal dresses in white/ivory, and should be under $500. I think J.crew has a great selection. What about Mori lee destinations? Try www.edressme.com - they have a section of less formal bridal dresses.
 

bee*

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That is a gorgeous dress. I found some of the Alfred Angelo dresses were quite good value when I was looking.
 

Mediterranean

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You know the website houseofbrides.com? I haven''t seen every style they have, but I do know that they actually list their prices, so if you see some things you like on there, you''ll know what price range you''re dealing with right off the bat.
 

adak

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Well, we went shopping and, although I hadn''t planned on doing it so soon, ended up purchasing a dress right then and there! It is Milana by Maggie Sottero; not at all what I originally thought I''d be wearing (I told the sales lady that I didn''t want beading or a corset. Go figure!), but it''s perfect! It brought my mom to tears.
It is champagne and gold in the photo, but I ordered it in all diamond white. Thanks for the help, girls!

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