Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wedding Wednesdays: Engagement Photos

Being engaged is a special time. There are so many things to juggle from engagement parties to dress shopping to picking a color scheme & theme to our most recent check of the old check list engagement photos. Our photographer Melina Wallisch is amazing. She's located to South Lake Tahoe and has an eye for the natural beauty of Tahoe.

Back in October we headed out to a meadow near Taylor Creek for the first location before heading down to Tallac and Valhalla Estates on the lake.  Below are a few photos.

Melina featured our session on her blog too! I can't wait to see her photos from the wedding!

Where did you take your engagement photos?



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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wedding Wednesdays: The Bridesmaid Dress

We have a dress Houston.... now that the wedding dress has been bought I can safely pick out a bridesmaid dress and tell the world. I said yes to jcrew. I love their clothes so why wouldn't I love their wedding line. 

First things first narrowing down the color. Navy or grey...grey or navy. Since I'm planning on incorporating Tahoe's natural elements into the wedding the winner was dark navy (below).

Dark Navy
Dark Pewter
All three dresses below were contenders, but only one could win and it's The Gabby. Made of cotton taffeta (love the crisp, refined feel and subtle sheen), The Gabby features asymmetrical draping on the bodice accented with a soft ruffle for an extra bit of textural interest. I love the slimming lines and slight detail on the bodice. It will definitely compliment the wedding dress.

The Gabby
Bow Monde

What color did you pick for your bridesmaid dress? Did you go with jcrew too? I would love to hear from you.



Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Wedding Wednesdays: The Wedding Dress

This past weekend I headed down to San Francisco, met up with my sister and shopped for wedding dresses. (Note, this was the first time I've tried on dresses since becoming engaged in June.) Yes, I'm not like most brides, but I knew what I did (simple & off white) and didn't (lace, beading etc) want in a dress. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would have found THE dress my first weekend out looking.

The first appointment on Saturday was at this cute little boutique shop in Russian Hill, Atelier Des Modistes. Susan was lovely and really narrowed down what dress style best fit my body. I left feeling I had found a dress. Of course it was the first dress I tried on. After lunch we headed over to Amy Kuschel, Union Square, where I continued to try on numerous dresses. We compared each dress to the first dress at the first place (Atelier Des Modistes) as it was a beautiful dress we both fell in love with. However, I found a another beautiful dress named Lucky in Love at Amy Kuschel. Still muling over the dresses we  checked out Glamour Closet, a discount store, just to see what they had before calling it a day ... no luck.

Amy Kuschel "Lucky in Love" Dress -
With every sale of this dress $50 is donated to the San Francisco SPCA 
After a day of dress shopping I was still set on the "first dress." Sunday we had one more appointment at 11 am and I'm glad we kept it. Bridal Galleria was the last stop of the weekend before heading back to Tahoe. Upon walking in we were told they were hosintg a Marisa trunk show and offered 10% off to anyone who purchase a dress that day. The designer himself was even there commenting on each dress I tried on. Again the first dress of the day was THE dress. However, this time it was bought - well two days later over the phone after my sister found out it was 50% off! That's a whole another story. It was meant to be.....

You're probably wondering which one or what does it look like? Well you'll just have to wait to see this amazing dress on my wedding day, August 19, 2012.