I just spent a few hours (no joke!) looking on Brides.com doing dress research in the hopes that I can find the right dress without getting to the expense/ risk of getting something custom made, and I spotted a few interesting things.
I love this dress, the beading is gorgeous! If I was a fan of my arms/ legs, this would maybe be the dress for me!
This dress I LOVE! It's by Y and Kei, I'm not sure how far back/ if it's still available but I want it, if not for the wedding then for my day to day life (& the mini-moon we're planning on doing in Europe in September - I just want to insert myself in this picture!!). If it was longer I think it would make a gorgeous wedding dress and it looks so comfortable!
I love this shot, so stunning, and I like the crocheted material the dress is made out of too.
This gorgeous coat is by Claire Pettibone ($5,000). It's an interesting idea to do a full length coat rather than a bolero, but perhaps not for a summer wedding...
Here is a similar coat, this one by Monique Lhuillier, which costs a mere $9, 240!!
I've blogged about this Oscar de la Renta dress before, but I hadn't seen any close up photos of it till now. I didn't realize it's made of guipure, which is one of the fabrics I'm trying to track down, but it's a little pricey and hard to find. The tailor I met with has a similar fabric that I like, that I could maybe afford to get a little bolero made of of, but she's not sure she can get any more of it. Did I mention this dress costs $20,900?!
I love the material used for this dress by Cynthia Rose:
Loving this kaftan dress by Temperley London, not sure I would wear it as a wedding dress, but I would definitely wear it!
When I spotted this Rivini dress from the same photo shoot I thought I might have finally found a dress that I could make work with minimal modifications (basically chopping off the sleeves to make them elbow length), at about the right price point... except that Andy doesn't like it! I even like how it's styled, maybe not the hat, but the necklaces are awesome, and I was thinking a few turquoise accents would be pretty!