Monday, December 21, 2009

The Dress!

Your response to the question I asked in my last post was an overwhelming "YES, we want to see the dress!", so I'm here to deliver. But first, I want to share a fun little event with you. It's the Tulsa Craft Mafia Holiday Bash, and we'd love to hang out with some of our local friends. It will take place at the Fresh Roast Coffee House on Tuesday, December 22nd from 6 to 8 pm. We'll even be giving away freshly-baked desserts, so come see us if you can!



Now I'll steer away from the shameless self-promotion and onto the dress! Let me preface by saying that it's actually not a wedding dress at all, because most of the dresses that are marketed as bridal gowns are not really my style. Plus, I was not interested in spending any more than I had to on a dress that I may only wear once in my life (I know, I'm a tightwad). Since our wedding will be so intimate, I felt like a really fluffy, elaborate dress would be silly anyway. I did, however, want it to be something that made me feel beautiful, and it seems as if I've found exactly what I was looking for. What do you think?



I totally fell in love with it when I tried it on. I think the colors are perfect for a quiet winter wedding. You may be confused if you read this post, in which I showed you the dress I thought I would get married in. But that's when we were planning a sunny getaway. I didn't think that it would be very appropriate to wear a sundress to a December wedding in the mountains, so I had to start all over again on my quest for the perfect dress. Since the original dress was only $6, I didn't feel like it was too much of a loss. I'll be wearing a little sweater and tights with the new dress to keep me warm on our carriage ride.

This is hard to believe, but we'll be saying "I do" in a WEEK! Since I'm so excited, it seems like my own holiday plans are all I can think about lately. But I'm curious about you- what do you have going on this season? Perhaps you intend to travel, or take part in an annual holiday tradition with your family. Or maybe, if you're like me, your plan is to get as much relaxation and yummy food as possible before life goes back to normal. I'd love to hear all about it!

26 comments:

vegkat said...

Very pretty! I love it! Works very nicely with this time of year. (I just hope you are going to be inside for the day!) :-)

SheezKrafty said...

Ahh! It's perfect! It fits the season perfectly :) I am really SOOOOOOOO excited for you!!!!!!

Brigid said...

Sexy!! Look at those gams! I'm jealous (and also very aware of how infrequently I work out as compared with you).

Now that Grey's family's extravaganza is over, I have two gatherings with my family to dread, I mean, look forward to. So, so much family in a short period of time.

Christie Cottage said...

Lovely!

Congratulations on the wedding :-)


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Pili said...

It's gorgeous! And yeah, absolutely perfect colours for a winter wedding!

You're gonna be looking absolutely beautiful!

Just a week! You must be so super excited!!

cabin + cub said...

Very cute!!! Ooooh the date is coming up fast... so exciting! :)

Megan said...

Love the dress!! You look so pretty (and so so happy!!) in it! :)

Hope you and your soon to be hubby have a wonderful Christmas and wedding!!

Talk to you when you get back!!

Jennifer Juniper said...

Who can talk about US when we've just seen you looking so lovely in your wedding dress??? I love the little details, the tulle overlay, the stitching, the red sash...it is so perfect. It really suits you and your personality. Love it!

Ink Obsession Designs said...

I love it! It looks fantastic on you!! I can't believe it is a week away!!!! :)

JUST ME said...

Gorgeous. Congrats on the whole THING. E

specially being smart and not buying something you'll only wear once. That tradition is bizarre to me.

apparentlyjessy said...

Holly I think you look gorgeous in that dress, and I admire you for doing what YOU want to do and not giving into the pressures of what people think a wedding 'should be'!

I hope you have a wonderful time away together, starting a special chapter in your lives exactly the way you want!
I look forward to seeing pics when you return!

Holly Hall said...

Gorgeous! Congratulations to you both. I wish you all the health, wealth and happiness you can stand!

Indy Grrrl said...

Best wishes!

alexkeller said...

fun fun fun! can't wait to see you on the big day!

Rheea said...

Lovely!! I like color and how well it suits you! Are you having sleepless nights with each passing day, my dear friend? I tell you, I'm so excited counting down for you!

Good luck for your Craft show. ;)
Rheea

lollywood said...

i love the dress! it suits you perfectly and i love the pop of color! i havent even started thinking of a wedding dress... lol i have no idea what i want! make sure to post some pics of the big day! i hope you have a great holiday and a very, very wonderful wedding!

as for me and ross, we are headed to dallas tomorrow and staying for a few days to see family and enjoy the food and shopping.. lol. :)

devonrose said...

How beautiful! I love that dress on you, and Devon gives a thumbs up too! I'm so excited for you....have a wonderful wedding and SUPER HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!
xoxo

Brian Burke said...

Very artsy, real cute, fits your style perfect! Take plenty of pics!

Rose said...

aww you look lovely Holly! It suits you well, i like the detail on the bottom of the dress and the red goes with your dark hair.
Wishing you and Mr Holly a merry christmas and super fun and romantic wedding.

Rose

Patsy said...

Holly, congratulations on your wedding! Weddings are so exciting. The dress is beautiful. You will be a gorgeous bride. Thanks for stopping by the blog and I hope you and your special one have a very Merry Christmas. Take care and God bless ya'll!

tattytiara said...

That is so pretty and it suits you so perfectly and it's so classic it's not going to look dated in photos and everything. You look wonderful, well done!

Amy Perrotti said...

Oooh! The dress is very pretty! I love the black detail on the white skirt!! And the red accented waistline.
Congratulations, Merry Christmas, and may your first year of marriage be as beautiful as you are Holly!

Raven said...

It says YOU Holly! You’re not a traditional type of chick and that’s a good thing! Can’t wait to see pictures from the wedding! :)

DancingMooney ♥ said...

Holly, that dress is absolutely perfect! You DO look Beautiful in that dress, yay!!! I'm so excited for you, and I've been thinking about you a lot lately, figuring you must be just bubbly as heck, all ready to go!

Merry Christmas miss, and Wishing you so many blessings in your Marriage and your new future. Congrats!

Love you!!!
xoxo

♥ Janell

P.S. I'll be by in the new year for some mushrooms... I've got a little window garden growing here that needs a little whimsy. ;)

Kristin said...

It's just lovely on you and you look so happy in it! Congrats on the exciting times ahead!

OliveStreetStudio said...

WOW! It's fantastic!! As you know, it's not the dress, but the ceremony...you look happy in it and it looks great. Happy honeymoon and 2010 married lady! :-)