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Dandi

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I CAN''T believe it. Mum and I had an appointment at a little local bridal salon today, just to see what she had and how much she would charge to alter/custom make something. Just starting today, she had a 60% off ''selected gowns only'' sale, about which I was unaware when making the booking. I said to mum that the selected gowns were probably the riff-raff that the lady has had for years and can''t sell. Boy was I wrong!! I showed her a few pictures of ones I like, one being Maggie Sottero''s Olympia, but i wanted it with more embellishments. She went straight to the ''sale'' rack and pulled one off that she thought looked similar. I always wanted a light/antique gold wedding dress, and adored the colour of this one. I tried it on and LOVED it. Like, I LOOOOOVED it!!! She got me to try on a few more but I kept asking to try the first one on again. It is a size 12 and I''m between an 8 and 10, so it needs a fair bit taken in, and I think the train needs shortening, but otherwise it''s DIVINE. Perfect amount of bling, and stunning colour. It is a lovely pale gold/ivory colour, and the split up the side opens to a darker shade of gold. It''s sprinkled with Swarovski crystals and is just YUMMY!! I''ve tried to take some pics but they just don''t capture the colour or the SPARKLE... a bit like trying to photograph diamonds!!! Anyway here goes!

Plus I got it at 60% off!!! WooHOOOOO!! I''m SO RAPT!!!!

And excuse the sunburn and lovely sweaty, non-made up face, it''s HOT here, and I really didn''t think I''d be taking photos of MY wedding dress today!!!

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The embellishments around the split, heavy embroidery scattered with crystals... VERY sparkley!!!

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A close up of the detail around the top of the bust, I love how the Swarovskis throw off so much colour!

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DandiAndi that looks stunning on you and I love the colour it goes so well with your complexion. Getting a bargain is always fantastic as well

Ps Love the cricket on in the background Go Us Aussies
 

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And the train, which has the same pattern as the split down the side.

Funny story with this shop actually... for my 21st (nearly 4 years ago) I bought a red dress that I felt needed a bit of bling so I took it to this shop where I bought my wedding dress for some bling therapy. The dressmaker had some exquisite gowns on show back then, and mum had said to be if I ever decide to get married, that''s where I should go to get my wedding dress. I sort of laughed it off, thinking the shop probably won''t even be there by the time I''m ready to get married, and even so it''s too far into the future to even talk about! And low and behold, look what happens!!! Funny, huh??

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Date: 1/4/2007 12:20:20 AM
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DandiAndi that looks stunning on you and I love the colour it goes so well with your complexion. Getting a bargain is always fantastic as well

Ps Love the cricket on in the background Go Us Aussies
Thankyou katebar! I was a bit unsure about the colou rbefore I tried it on, thinking I''d be too pale, but I love the way it looks!!

Oh and... Aussie Aussie Aussie! OI OI OI!!!

 

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It looks beautiful on you and the the asymmetry really accentuates your tiny waist!! congrats on a great deal!!!
 

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My God you''ve got amazing shoulders! the dress is stunning! totally something I would choose myself. It is that right mix of classic yet unique- will never date in the photos.
 

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a gorgeous gown, AND a deal besides -


i love love love the pale gold,

fellow maggie bride here, mine isn''t in yet, but it''s lace overlay on pale gold satin as well-

such a soft, flattering color,

congrats!!
 

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It''s gorgeous! Congrats!
 

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That dress is absolutely beautiful! And a *deal* too -- it was meant to be!
 

ky6

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Congrats on finding such a deal! The dress is beautiful. I love the champagne bits in the slit and train.
 

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It looks perfect on you! I love the little gathering at the waist and the peekaboo slit! Congrats on finding a great dress!
 

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It''s absolutely beautiful and looks so perfect on you, congratulations!
 

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It looks like it was made for you. Just perfect. The sale price is icing on the cake!!!
 

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Congrats on getting your dress!!!!
I love the embellishments!
 

Dandi

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Thankyou all so much for your lovely replies!!!!

Cheekyprincess... funny you say that, I was just commenting to mum the other day that I''ve never paid the slightest attention to my shoulders, but 4 dressmakers have told me they are so wonderful and need strapless!! LOL!! Thanks for the compliments!


labbielove, robbie, DeeJay, ky6, FacteFire, KimberlyH, Rascal, FireGoddess and RoseAngel... thankyou all so so much for your wonderful responses!! It means ALOT to me! It''s hiding at mum and dad''s house so I can''t even stare at it all day
 

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That dress is divine! It''s so beautiful and it is perfect for you. Congratulations on the great find!
 

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Congratulations on finding your dress. That is perfect that you weren''t even planning to buy and it was on sale. I''m sure it was a great experience and you look beautiful in it!
 

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Thanks dixie! I know I wasn''t expecting to come om with a dress at all, amazing yes??

Well, onto the bridesmaids!!!
 

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wow-it looks perfect on you! Its gorgeous
 
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