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Our South-Louisiana Winter Wedding

My husband and I have been married for a little over a year, and we still like to pull out our wedding pictures and video and reminisce. I thought I'd share our story with you!

We were married January 27, 2007 after a seven-year courtship. My only stipulation on the date was that we were NOT getting married in the months of June through October because it is just way too hot here! So we chose January, and the plans were underway.

I had very little luck when shopping for my dress. I knew I wanted something other than the typical strapless dress, but I wasn't sure what. A few years ago, the Prince of Spain was married and I remembered the bride's dress was lovely - with long sleeves and a regal collar. The more I thought about it, the more I knew I wanted THAT to be my dress because it seemed so fitting for the time of year we'd chosen. We found a couturier in New Orleans who could make a similar dress just from photos we provided. The process was really cool...after we had the silohuette, she sent the dress (in pieces!) to Pakistan to be embroidered with silver thread, pearls, and crystals. Then, they sent it back (still in pieces), where she sewed the final dress together after a few more fittings.

I didn't want a winter-themed wedding, so rather than going with icy tones, I decided to use subdued shades of seashell, persimmon, and violet. I allowed the caterer to explore her creativity, saying only that if it could look like a sushi bar, I'd be cool with that. We had about 200 people there, and my goal throughout the process was to have a very simple, understated, and elegant affair that didn't completely break the bank! Here are the results:

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OliviaJin OliviaJin 7 years 38 weeks
BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOVE the dress, and the colors are GORGEOUS!! And the way the food was set up -- I'm drooling!! :) Congratulations on surviving that first year without strangling your hubby. ;)
GirlC GirlC 7 years 38 weeks
Wow, great photos. I loved your dress.
TNgirl TNgirl 7 years 39 weeks
Those pictures are beautiful; your wedding looks liek it was absolutely lovely. Your dress was gorgeous and so were you.
Candybee Candybee 7 years 49 weeks
You're dress is one of the most gorgeous wedding dresses I have EVER seen! I love it! Your wedding looks so elegant! You were definitely a princess on that day!
ashleycakes ashleycakes 7 years 52 weeks
You two are so freaking cute! Everything about the whole affair looked absolutely gorgeous, and I love your dress and wedding cake ;) . That topper looks like blown glass, is that something that you had made somewhere? It's beautiful.
demure20 demure20 7 years 52 weeks
Everything looks beautiful!
almost-famous almost-famous 8 years 7 h
Beautiful! I love the champagne glass set up. You also used the color I pictured myself using...champagne colored dresses... Or maybe you used a gold metallic? However, everything was pretty! I'm totally worthy of it♥
indaycarling33 indaycarling33 8 years 9 h
i love your dress, especially the detail on the collar. amazing about how it was made!
Shiloh-Jolie-Pitt Shiloh-Jolie-Pitt 8 years 15 h
That was absolutely beautiful, and that dress fit you wonderfully. I love your updo too! _________________________ Livin' la vida loca!
glam-sugar glam-sugar 8 years 19 h
Absolutely lovely wedding and the dress is so regal! __ “Fashion fades, only style remains the same.” —Coco Chanel
syako syako 8 years 19 h
Wow! What an awesome story! I love that you went through that much work to get your perfect dress! Where in S. La. did you get married (I live in the area). :) Congratulations and you looked gorgeous! Way to go against the grain! :highfive:
Schaianne Schaianne 8 years 19 h
Beautiful wedding and I LOVE your dress!