The Wedding Dress

Dressing the Wedding Party

I am a girl who knows what she wants. Before getting engaged I always loved the store, Anthropology. Come to find out Anthropology has a bridal brand online called BHLN.com.  Finding this website lead me to finding my bridesmaid dresses and gown!

Online Shopping

I have to give you a bit of background on Mr. Blue Eyes and I before we go on.  Well, we absolutely love the Internet and online shopping.  Mr. Blue Eyes even let it slip that he purchased my engagement ring online (which I absolutely by the way)!

Wedding Tip: Shop jewelry stores online like bluenile.com.  Online stores have an enormous selection and usually you can receive free shipping! It also helps you if you are in a time crunch like we were.

Because we were getting married in roughly 3 months I didn’t have the luxury of going from shop to shop to try on dresses, also I didn’t really want to. 🙂 That’s why from the moment I went on the BHLN.com website and spotted “my dress” I was sold!

The Dress

“My dress” had a classic cut and stylish embellishment that was stunning and was just what I was looking for.  The model was also wearing an unbelievable necklace that I had to have.  The dress also had a rustic touch that worked so well with our theme and venue.

I ordered the dress and it came within the week.  Perfect timing for our quick nuptials.  The dress arrived in a gorgeous box and linen dress bag.  I put it on and it fit very true to size.  I am 5′ 3” so I expected the dress to be model length which meant I also knew that I was going to need it to be hemmed.  That was truly the only issue with this gorgeous dress! I am still obsessed two years after our wedding.

Here is a side shot of me heading into the barn.

Here is a side shot of me heading into the barn.

Bridesmaid Dresses

While looking at the gorgeous gowns on BHLN.com I happened upon the bridesmaids dresses.  They were all gorgeous but there were two that stood out.  The two dresses I loved were the same dress, however, they were different colors.  One was a deep eggplant and the other was an abstract floral pattern with golds, greens, and purples.  After much deliberation I couldn’t decide between the dresses… so… I decided to get both!

It happened to work out perfectly because I had a maid and matron of honor who I decided were going to wear the abstract floral dress and then my two other bridesmaids were going to wear the eggplant dress.

Here is a close-up of my darling ladies.

Here is a close-up of my darling ladies.

204 231 Walking together with my BHLN.com dress on.

Wedding Tip: Play with color, pattern, and style with your bridesmaid dresses.  Bridesmaid dresses are a place where you can experiment and be a bit daring.  They are there to accent you on your day and I know your sweet friends would not have it any other way.

I don’t think my dresses could have turned out any better.  The mixture of the color and patterns were beautiful and looked great in photographs.  I have BHLN.com to thank for the speed and beauty of the dresses on our wedding day.

What do you think about mixing color, patterns, and styles on your lovely ladies?

 

Celia

About Celia

I am a blue eyed gal living with my blue eyed hubby and our blue eyed Weimaraner in Wisconsin. Teaching is my day job and I just love it! There is nothing that I would rather be doing for my profession. In my free time I love designing and crafting our little apartment. I also have a love of all things water like swimming and boating. Take a minute or two to get to know my blue eyed family.

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