WEDDING + RECEPTION DRESS LOVE | plus some hair ‘dos | The Long and Short of It…

Hello, and good morning, everyone!  Hope you’re having a pleasant little Monday so far.  And to all the mommas out there, I hope you all had a splendid Momma’s Day, yesterday!  A quick shout-out goes out to my Mom and my rad sister, Jenny.  They = fantastic mamacitas who make tasty margaritas.  Well, my sister makes the margies.  But my Mom and I loooooove drinking them!  Ooohhh I could go for a Jenny margie right now.  On the rocks, extra lime.  Wait, it’s Monday morning and these are my thoughts.  Baaaad, Alison.  Baaaad.

I’m gonna move from drunkenness to dresses, without skipping a beat…

Ok, honestly, I don’t know how any of you could possibly pick just one dress at this point in the game.  There’s just too much pretty out there.

You know the effect that Coldplay’s manufactured sound has on most of us?  The way it calms things down and gives us those occasional happy shivers?  These frocks have the same effect on me…

Center Stage Dress in Champagne

This is quite obviously today’s reception dress pick.  LOVE.

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Now, for some wedding dress wow factor love.  FORM OF: Monique Lhullier !

{ Via Wedding Style Guide… }

{ Via Style Me Pretty… }

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By the way, I have a couple of hairstyle comments/suggestions to make.

This:

… is how my dear mother styled my hair when I was a wee babe.  She worked it up into a clean bun, shimmied me into my dress, and called me Pebbles.  So, while I have some of the cutest baby photos you’ve ever seen, I can’t imagine wearing my hair in a similar style on my wedding day.  Of course, I’m biased – I don’t want friends and family I’ve known since birth reminiscing about my baby hair ‘dos while I’m to-having and t0-holding.  ‘Cause that would be what happened if I wore my hair like this.  Which I won’t.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

On the other hand, this:

… is AWESOME.  (By the way, I found both of these over at Elle.)  It’s really quite perfect for a laid-back, backyard affair… if you love ponytails but don’t want to look like you dialed it in on your wedding day.  Personally, I love ponytails (my go-to ‘do), and am always on the search for ways to change it up.  So, naturally, I love this.  Of course, it may err a little on the side of being too casual, so here, check out my top five tips for great wedding day hair if you’re looking for some fabulous ‘dos for your lovely lady locks.  ;)

xoxo!

Alison

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8 comments

  1. Kim @BrideGoggles on May 10, 2010

    I love love love the dress with the roses! I'm going dress shopping in a few weeks and I need to remember this style…

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  2. dognbird on May 10, 2010

    The center stage dress is gorgeous, she is like a human Chrysler Building (this is a good thing)!

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  3. DandelionGrey on May 10, 2010

    These dresses are stunning! And I love Jennifer's simple hairstyle. Its so classic & chic!

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  4. forget.me.knot.weddings on May 11, 2010

    These dress are amazing and I kind of love Kate's hair!

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  5. Amanda Patrice on May 12, 2010

    The dresses with the roses on the bottom are amazing!

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  6. kristi wright on May 16, 2010

    That dress with the 3/4 length sleeves is to die for! Must get married again.

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  7. Brit @ Landlocked Bride on May 19, 2010

    That short dress is gorgeous. I quite love the Vera with the sheer sleeves. I'm not much of a sleeves on a wedding gown type, but that gown just makes my heart flutter!

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  8. Brit @ Landlocked Bride on May 19, 2010

    That short dress is gorgeous. I quite love the Vera with the sheer sleeves. I'm not much of a sleeves on a wedding gown type, but that gown just makes my heart flutter!

    Reply

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