well, this has been a crazy journey for me, but i finally BOUGHT a dress, and this is the one! it's the cherise gown by ines di santo. i bought it in blush without the jewels on the bust, but with the ruffles. here are various photos of me in the gown--the second photo shows me in the blush color, which is what i ordered, and some show the gown bustled and with the alteration i want in the back (making the back lower, like a "v").
what a great dress. I love that you got it in blush.. looks AMAZING on you!!
My god youre impossibly tinny!!
and i love it in white on you, looks so romantic and bridal! Congrats!
oh i just saw you got it in blush. Nice too!
beautiful! you're rockin that dress :)
the dress is beautiful and you look stunning!
Whaaaaaaat???!?!?! LOL I LOVED the Martina Liana you showed us first!!! Loved it soo much, I am thinking of getting it for myself hahaha. This dress looks gorgeous on you as well, I mean it really doesnt matter, you are sooo little everything looks good on you!
thanks, bees! @peacockchris, i really loved the martina, too, but there were too many changes i wanted to make to it (i wanted to make it a trumpet fit, for one), and i always had some doubt about it. then i tried on this gown and the fabric and overall design blew the martina away! they are both gorgeous gowns, but in person this gown wins hands down! :)
Beautiful, love the blush color! Your hair is gorgeous!!
i love love love this dress ...do u mind if i ask about how much you paid for it?
You look stunning your fiance will be speechless!! Congrats!!
this dress is AMAZING!
I'm soooooo glad you changed your mind!! This dress looks like it was MADE for you!!! beautiful!
thanks, everyone! @PatriciaM, the gown was $7780 (as shown in the photos of the ivory gown--without the jewels on the bust). i believe it's another $380 or so to add the jewels on the bust, but i prefer it without. i went waaaaay over my budget for this gown, but it's so worth it! :)
i definitely prefer it without as well :) congrats u look gorgeous!!!
It's gorgeous especially in blush
love the blush on you... I'm glad you decided on it... you will look fab. in it!
wow this is amazing love the blush color with your hair
thanks, bees! i was really starting to get nervous that maybe i made the wrong decision by ordering the blush. i guess i just got used to seeing myself in the ivory (i only got to try on the blush for 3 minutes because it was the runway gown and it had to be shipped out immediately after i tried it on)!
I love this dress in white as shown in the majority of the pictures without the jewels on the top... i also love how you made the back lower, may I ask you where this dress shop is? Also how much was the dress in white without the jewels on the bra and without the extra ruffles? thanks! GREAT STYLE
this dress shop is in houston--belle mariee bridal. the dress is $7780 as shown in ivory without the jewels and ruffles on the bust.
holy crap! you look so hot in this dress!!! Great choice!
thanks so much, I must try it on, will start hunting it down in my area... Im game for traveling for the perfect dress though... :)
lol! jacqueline, i'm not sure where in VA you live, but the ines di santo website says there's a store in alexandra, VA. here is the full list of stores: http://inesdisanto.com/stores/
jacqueline, let me know if you end up trying the gown on....i'm curious to hear your thoughts!
oh my god! you look... perfect! it is so beautiful.did you try other ines di santo gowns? i love the "sandrine"
WOW! It is stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love this dress!!! I wish it wasn't SO expensive..it's definitely not in my budget! :(
OMG You literally just took my breath away! LOVE the dress, the blush color, the ruffles, and you just looook soooo beautiful and stunning.
aww, thank you, ladies, you're so sweet! :) @susantobe, i actually did not try on any other ines di santo gowns--i really just tried it on on a whim....not thinking it would actually be THE ONE! but, yes, the sandrine is beautiful too!
AMAZING! Amazing dress and you LOOK amazing!!!! I also fell in love with an Ines Di Santo but could sadly not justify $9000 on a dress :(
i know what you mean, sarah! i did not anticipate spending so much (i went way over my budget), but the quality of this gown blew all the other gowns away. my fiance (who was actually the more adamant about staying within budget), was the one who pressed me to choose this gown. you really can tell a huge difference in quality in person! but, then again, you CAN'T tell a difference if you've never seen the more expensive gown. i mean....your guests aren't going to think "she should have chosen an ines di santo gown"....they're just going to think you're beautiful!
You look DROP DEAD GORGEOUS. Really. That dress looks absolutely stunning on you- you're going to get quite a lot of gasps when your guests first see you!
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