First off, I've been reading your blog for ages. From waaay before I even got engaged. Yours is pretty much the only bridal website I don't hate. So, thanks!
Anyway, I am engaged now to a wonderfully awesome man, the love of my life. I'm wearing the gown my mother, grandmother and great aunt all wore, and it's lovely. Clean lines, beautiful off-white satin. But not exactly a party dress. I thought the best way to go is to wear the beautiful family dress for the ceremony and get something more 'me' to wear for the rockin reception afterwards.
The issue is that I know what I want that dress to look like. But, so far, only in my head.
It's almost like a short 20s flapper kinda thing. It's very off white, even gold or rose or peach, with a shift dress feel to it, like not hugging my body. Some (or lots of) shiny beading. I'm really tall and skinny (size 0-2), if that helps at all.
Before I go down the get-the dress-custom-made road, I was hoping to find it on the internet. Turns out, I am TERRIBLE at finding dresses online, and you and your readers definitely have that skill.
Because the family dress comes with no cost at all, I can go nuts with the budget. I'm the type of person who normally would spend a lot of money on my wedding dress.
Please help? If you or your awesome readers could find it I will love you forever. Seriously.
I think what you want is a Jenny Packham, and you won't find it online.
But hey! If you're the type of person who normally would spend a lot of money on her wedding dress, you must be the type of person who would fly WHEREVER to get it, right??
KAROLINA KURKOVA BY NINO MUÑOZ FOR NUMÉRO TOKYO JUNE 2013 via Fashion Gone Rogue