Showing you my wedding dress

I’m sure you’ve seen my wedding dress photos in random posts here on my blog, but who doesn’t like seeing purdy dresses? I love purdy dresses!

I am joining Kelly from Kelly’s Korner for her Show Us Your Life- Wedding Dresses party!

I just got married on May 23rd, and it’s funny how now that I am married I have no use/love of The Knot anymore. It’s gone. Vanished. Now I am onto reading DIY blogs, The Nest, and cooking blogs. Weird. However, my wedding was a labor of love. So was fitting into my damn dress!!

I ordered my dress in October 2008. When I received it on Christmas Eve 2008, I immediately tried it on. Then I contemplated giving myself liposuction because it did NOT fit. At all. Not close. Now, technically I knew this would happen because I ordered it 2 sizes too small. What the hell was I thinking?! I was thinking it’d force me to lose weight.

It did.

It also forced me to be a completely crazy woman. My poor then-fiance. I weighed every morsel of food, Walked Away the Pounds everysingleday (5+ miles on average), and I’d look at my body and cry. Why did I knowingly put myself through that? I don’t recommend that to anyone. Don’t get me wrong, I am excited that I obviously lost the weight and fit into my dress, but it was super stressful.

And now I’ve gained 8 pounds back. Curses! Curses! I have to lose these 8 pounds by August 30th because we’re doing a fun hubby/wifey session with Old World Studios since my wedding pics kind of suck. What do you mean, you ask? Well, I use this analogy- you know when you’re at a bar and you see a really hot guy/girl, but then you get closer and they’re so NOT hot. It’s like that. On the screen my photos look pretty, but once you print them they’re a grainy, blurry hot mess. <insert sobfest>

But, nothing I can do about it now, obviously. I am SO thankful that Old World Studios is doing a fun session with us though, beyond grateful and excited.

Now, onto the dress!

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Great for spinning in the middle of the Market Square in San Antonio, Texas.

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Awww. Aren’t I gorgeous? Say yes. Thanks.

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Me + Margarita – Rain= Happy Bride

We went to get margaritas like rightafter the ceremony. It’s a Patron margarita in case you’re wondering.

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Here she is!! My nightmare dream dress.

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Someone calling me to tell me that A.) It’s raining and B.) The highway to the church is at a standstill thanks to an accident.

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The back of my dress.

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My $5 Payless shoes. I puffy heart you $5 Payless shoes.

I never did get to let my train out, but I promise you I am doing that on August 30th. The train is gorgeous.

Details: The dress is an Alfred Angelo, Style #1151. Retails for $799, I paid $400ish by going with Chrissy O’s (an internet retailer who sells dresses for SUPER cheap).

Hope you enjoyed looking at my pretty dress!

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8 Comments

  1. Mrs. Limestone
    July 24, 2009 / 11:58 am

    I'm sorry you aren't happy with your photos. Bad wedding photographers should be locked up!But you look lovely in your dress. My wedding feels like ages ago and I still heart my dress. Wish I could wear it everyday.

  2. JennXOXO
    July 24, 2009 / 1:24 pm

    Monica, you're beautiful & I super puffy heart your dress. I'm sorry that you weren't happy with your photos. Our photographer hasn't even sent us our proofs yet. :sad face:That's so awesome that you're going to do a fun session. i'm excited for you!

  3. Lindsay With Lindsay
    July 24, 2009 / 1:27 pm

    BEAUTIFUL! Love your dress! Your pics do look great on the screen, so I'm sorry they are grainy. I hope the new ones are great!

  4. The Cockrells
    July 24, 2009 / 4:59 pm

    i LOVE your dress, and you look amazing! I posted mine on the link party, too! So fun!!-Gayla

  5. The Jerseymooners
    July 24, 2009 / 9:40 pm

    Gorgeous! It sucks sucks SUCKS that your pictures didn't print well. What did the photographer have to say about that?

  6. The DIY Show Off
    July 25, 2009 / 12:25 am

    Beautiful bride! 🙂 My pictures sucked too…and that was the one area that I was willing to pay $$$. I don't even have a decent picture to share. I love your dress, your shoes and you spinning around. Thanks for sharing!Roeshel

  7. Julia
    July 26, 2009 / 1:32 pm

    Hey I had $5 payless shoes too! But yours are cute… I just did plain flats because I didn't want to be taller than the groom lol. You look gorgeous and it's awesome to meet another Texan! (From clear across the state though…)

  8. Anonymous
    July 27, 2009 / 6:49 pm

    eep! Old World Studios did my wedding! you will love them!!

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