So, have you heard the news? A recent study shows that alcohol *improves* memory. Yeah. This was beyond shocking to me, and has probably single-handedly placed in the doghouse approx. 100,000 boyfriends who lied about last night to their girlfriends. P.S. – I have a pretty terrible memory which I’ve always wanted to improve… so, uhh… if you see any questionable spelling or syntax on this here bloggity going forward… please just look past it. I think I’m going to do a little personal testing of these findings. Fortunately for me, honey bought me some Arbor Mist last week that’s been just sitting there unopened, begging to be touched…
Alright, now that I’ve sufficiently Kathie-Lee’ified this post, I’m going to get to the matter at hand. Wedding gowns. And I think you guys know that I love me some strapless wedding gowns. Ooooh-WHEEE do I love ‘em. Can’t get enough. There are so many gorgeous ones out there, and I fall in love every day with a brand new strapless style. What designers are coming out with today is just, it’s just… they’re beyond. BEYOND.
I’m quite certain that there are more than a few ladies out there who, for whatever reason, would rather rock a frock that doesn’t show off each and every asset they’ve got. Sometimes you just want a little coverage, especially when it comes to your arms. (Lots of ladies would love to get a little arm coverage in their gowns, but worry that adding sleeves would ruin the overall look of the dress itself.) And let’s be real; in general, a strapless figure-hugging *white* gown is not necessarily the easiest thing to look amazeballs in, right? But wait – you HAVE to look amazeballs on your wedding day. Not because it’s a pre-requisite for marriage or anything, but because who doesn’t want to look AMAZEBALLS on their WEDDING DAY? And strapless gowns are not for everyone.
Or maybe you’re just dying to achieve a unique, chic look that no one else has rocked. And you like your sexy in regal, understated doses.
Enter: THIS GOWN.
First off, thank you Amelia Lyon for bringing the world such fabulous imagery. You know I love you, and love featuring your weddings (like this pre-redesign masterpiece, par example – which I totes still need to get around to resizing, oy), but I just have to state here, clearly, to the masses, that you and Justin rock the cashbah.
As for the gown itself, Melissa Blackburn is the talented young lady who created that magnificent work of art, and I swear, if she didn’t live all the way out in Provo, Utah, I’d be all up in her face asking her to make each and every dress I ever wear ever again anywhere.
Because I adore. adore. adore. this gown. It’s quite possibly my favorite gown of the year. The fabric (silk), the jewels, the fit, the sleeves, the neckline, the fullness, the everything. There isn’t one thing I don’t love about it. I’m *this close* to making one of Amelia’s images of Heidi and Jeff’s wedding day the background on my comp. I am in love.
This gown is not only gorgeous, it’s the brainchild of both creator and bride! Heidi had the fabulous idea to infuse gaudy J.Crew jewelry into the design of the blingin’ neckline. Magical results, if you ask me. I spent a good 30 minutes checking ebay for some of those jewels after I read that.
And now, because you asked for it (seriously, you guys are creating a monster)…
I’ve hired a new assistant.
I work him to the bone and have to keep him caffeinated. He’s a puppy so he’s been falling asleep on the job like every 5 minutes. Honestly I don’t know why he even applied for this internship. He lives on the contents of that Dave & Busters coffee mug, and still can’t stop turning around to lick this, or lick that, or nuzzle me, or worse, aim for my nip. Yes, he does that. It is *very awkward* to experience, and makes me feel dirty. Honestly I hate it. Thank goodness I have you guys to ask if it’s normal, and thank goodness many of you said yes. Otherwise I think I’d be going to therapy for it.
(By the way, I have no idea how he types with those long nails of his (not pictured). He should really cut them to a more manageable length. How does anyone type with crazy long nails???)
Now, of course, I’m a tyrant in the office, but I fall to pieces when he pulls one o’ these…
Sigh. Go ahead, nap all you want. You really know how to manipulate me, don’t you, Nameless McPuppyPants. (YES, STILL UNNAMED! WTF, US?)
Back to the matter at hand: what do you guys think of Melissa’s work? And what are your thoughts on non-strapless wedding gowns? Would you consider wearing a gown like this one on your wedding day?
xoxo! - Alison