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Happy Friday afternoon-almost-weekend you guys! I sorries; I knowww it’s late even for me :) but most of today was spent working on some projects/some upcoming news of the personal variety – that yes, of course I’m going to share with you soon – and the remaining time was weirdly spent editing shots I took at a recent Vera Wang event because I feel bad I haven’t freaking SHAAARED them with you yet, jeez, but I promise they are coming, I promise promise promise. Ok anyway I really wanna hear your deepest, darkest thoughts on the following, so here we go…
I think I’m telling a lot of people’s stories when I say this… so tell me if you’ve experienced this, too:
You know how in the beginning when you start looking for dresses, you’re brimming with excitement and you’re so sure you’re going to find “The One” and you’re like Bachelor Brad Womack at the beginning of his second season, where he says “one of these women is goin’ ta be mah wife,” and it just feels like a sure thing because, I mean, there are so many choices! and you’re certain that you’re not gonna stop being pumped and driven about your dress shopping. And then you know how after months of perusing wedding dresses they all start to sort of bleed together and it gets kind of overwhelming because nothing’s popping out at you as *a keeper* and at this point when people ask you about them, you turn into Bachelor Brad Womack A Few Episodes Into The Season, and you start describing the dresses like how Brad described the women who were competing for him, which is with zero emotion or differentiating details? And you get so overwhelmed with dress choices/possible wives that you start saying things like “I thought I knew where I stood, but now I got no ideer agin,” and you’re left feeling pretty disillusioned and uninterested, because “crap, I can’t tell the differences between these girlies anymore and muh favorite one has a kid already which is pretty much a deal-breaker for me because I don’t see past T & A when I’m considering a life together,” and you need a therapist to come visit your Bachelor rental property and you start talking about your childhood and how you weren’t loved while you and your therapist look out over sprawling vistas and many similar-looking women (to you), and you feel almost defeated…?
So, do you – are you feeling me on that? Yes? No? What has your dress shopping experience been like?
Well here’s the beauty part of this post (it wasn’t back there where I talked about The Bachelor for a whole paragraph and made you throw up a little bit in your mouth): Sofia and André of Brancoprata sent me what the uber-talented André came away with, camera-style, from their incredible experience in Mexico at the most recent Jose Villa Workshop, and I am quite proud to say that today, ladies and gentlemen, TODAY… we are seeing the trappings of what can be described only as one seriously Unforgettable Dress. It’s a Claire Pettibone, ladies and gents.
… and it is spectacular.
Do you love?
P.S. – and there was a taste up at the top of this, but here’s a larger, healthier taste of what’s coming up next week, in Part II of this shoot:
You guys it has become clear to me that it is indeed possible to fall in love with a table scape. Deep, deep, erotic, passionate love, full of lovemaking. There ya go, there’s your weirdness dose for the day, in case you were wondering where it was.
So… what do you think of the dress, mis amigos y familia?
Some fun question bits, if you’d like some fodder: When you think about/shop for a wedding dress, do you look for special details, or straightforward simplicity? Do you like a sheer back, or covered, or open? Do you prefer straps, to strapless? Do you like all white/ivory/cream, or do you think you’d like a dose of color?
Please do share! I’m dying to know!
xoxo! - Alison
Photography: André Teixeira of Brancoprata / Workshop: Jose Villa Workshops / The beautiful couple is Jana Williams and Dave Baez / Location: Hacienda El Carmen / Abby of Style me Pretty / Styling: Jill La Fleur / Cinematography: Joel Serrato Films / Karina Puente / Brian of Richard Photo Lab / Jim Cagel Accountant / Mar of Team Hair and Makeup / Kate of Flower Wild Design / Paper goods design: Amber Moon / Calligraphy: Mara, Neither Snow / Cake: Erica O’brien / Wedding Gowns: Claire Pettibone / Hair Pieces: Mignonne / Engagement session gowns: Everly