Wednesday, November 28, 2007

I'm alive! (plus adventures in bridesmaid's dresses)

Hello blog world! (Er, like, the two of you that might actually read this ;-) I know it has been wayyyyy too long since I have written on this here blog. The new job has been keeping me super busy, but it has also been keeping me super happy. To actually come home after a 10 or 11 hour workday and still be smiling -- well it's certainly something new for me, to say the least.

One thing I'm learning to balance with the new job is keeping up with wedding planning. I'm not going to lie: anywhere from 15%-85% of my day at my last job was often spent daydreaming and researching for the wedding! I had lots of time to pore over wedding blogs, dress websites, etc. etc. I certainly can't do this anymore, but luckily those months that I was able to do lots of research helped me to come up with pretty clear ideas of what I want/don't want, so now I have an easier time making decisions.

One big decision that I am super excited about: bridesmaid's dresses! I had seen this photo on the Alfred Sung website a few months ago, and immediately loved it. Although I am normally not a fan of halter styles, there was something about this one that was less trendy and more vintage that I really liked. It seems to go quite well with the vibe of my dress and the "vintage charm meets modern whimsy" motif, and it meets three of my other requirements: not strapless, not satin (it's a nice blend that isn't too shiny like satin, nor is it too slinky like chiffon), and it is t-length.

MatOH and I went to check out the dress in person a few weeks ago, and we both immediately loved it. She tried on a few other dresses that day, but we both kept coming back to this one. I took my mom to see the dress a few weeks later, and emailed a photo to the rest of the 'maids, and the decision was unanimous: it's perfect!

I know this is straying from my color scheme somewhat, but the teal color kept drawing me in so that is what I decided to go with. I am still going to keep chartreuse and plum as accent colors, but I have always loved teal and I am very happy to keep this as the main signature color. Through the magic of Photoshop, I took the photo of the dress from the Alfred Sung website and made it teal, for your viewing pleasure:

Did anyone else have such an easy time deciding on bridesmaid's gowns?

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