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A few glamor shots of THE wedding dress. You might remember I had my dress custom designed and made by a lady in Murfreesboro named Dena Bathgate at A Special Touch.
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wedding dressI took Aletha's advice and made sure to put my dress on a pretty hanger that was worthy of my fancy dress. I found that satin hanger in my mother's closet a few days before the wedding and thought it was perfect for the job!

The pickups on my skirt!wedding dress

My Bridesmaids helping me into the dress. My dress was separate from my crinoline. and I wore that full length bra that had bra hooks all the way up it, but dipped a little lower in the back. I'm a busty girl and this was the best thing I found to give me support and a little va-va-voom (ifyouknowwhati'msayin') πŸ™‚wedding dress

I got final alterations done the week of the wedding… she had to take it in over an inch… and apparently that wasn't quite enough because my dress was too big still. I kept looking down all night and seeing my bra hanging out! πŸ˜› Everyone said they didn't notice but it made me feel so self-conscious!wedding dress

A little detail shot of the ring I picked up at Forever 21 the week of the wedding for like $2 or something ridiculous. I love it!wedding dress
The girl with my dress in her hand is my bridesmaid, B who is getting married THIS SUNDAY!!! I can't wait to be in her wedding and share her special day!!!wedding dress

The girls trying to figure out the puzzle that is a bustle. πŸ™‚ And then I was ready to head out for portraits!

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