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So I went back to see Dena at A Special Touch yesterday to try on my dress again and here is a new dress update! After playing around with the bust fabric we decided on something a little more simple for the rouching. Here's a pic of what it will look like!
wedding dress updateThis was the first time I'd tried on my dress with my jewelry… I know it's a little different but I loooooooove it! πŸ™‚ I'm still hoping to drop a little more weight before the wedding… however, I still haven't actively tried to do so. I ran like twice 2 weeks ago, and that was it- haha. I'm so busy it's hard to fit into my schedule! πŸ™ But I gotta commit to doing something and the most visible part is my arms! I am starting pushups galore this week!! I'm going to try to do 100 pushups every night until the wedding, and if I do- give myself some sort of prize. πŸ™‚ I want to have sexy arms on my wedding day. πŸ™‚

wedding dress update
wedding dress updateblue wedding shoesAnd there's my shoes! All I'm missing is my veil to complete my bridal ensemble, which I should have shortly and I cannot WAIT to share it with you!!! πŸ™‚

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Jessica is the creator of The Budget Savvy Bride; she launched the site in May of 2008, shortly after becoming engaged. Jessica has been recognized as a budget wedding expert by various media outlets and continues to share realistic inspiration and actionable tips to help brides save money on their weddings. Google

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  • Amy

    You are going to look so beautiful. Seriously. I love your dress. And your jewelry and your shoes. Stunning.

  • The jewelry is great – phenomenal call on your part!

  • Those shoes are AWESOME! The dress is definitely coming along. It’s all going to go together so well!

  • I love it! I was originally going to wear my big, chunky turquoise beads for our wedding, but then we changed our color to pale blue. I’m so jealous!

  • That blue really “pops”. Looks good and I bet it will look great in the pictures

  • great shoes!

  • Girlfriend, try vinyasa yoga for the arms. Sun salutations, in particular, really work the arms without giving you the bulk that pushups can. Sun salutations work the rest of the body too – especially the core – and can even be aerobic, if you do enough. I always get comments on my arms – people think that it’s because I’m a climber, but actually its from the yoga. Give it a try!

  • i second one barefoot bride’s comment about yoga. if you’re short on time (which sounds like you are, since the running is hard for you to find time for), go to a few classes to get to know the moves and how to do them and then do a series each morning and evening (5 – 15 mins each, depending on the day).

    and above all… remember that you’re beautiful and fit today. As you are now. Anything else will be extra, but really, make sure you sleep, relax and take care of both your mind and body. eat well and it’ll all come together. πŸ™‚

  • dangermarie

    Oh! I love those shoes! And I love seeing another Tennessee bride – I live outside of Memphis but have been looking at a few locations in Nashville.. why not, right?

  • Christy

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your shoes!! Where did you get them? I’ve been looking all over for a pair of tiffany blue peep toes. Thanks for the post – love your whole ensemble.

  • CL

    Your dress is going to look great on you and in your pictures…..don’t give up on your arms….they look good now..! I am so impressed at how she has made the dress fit so well…

  • aaartistically

    Hello miss! You’re dress is gorgeous! And boy, are those shoes fabulous!!
    You’ll look amazing on your wedding day!

  • i love the blue necklace and shoes you are rockin’!

    have you ever done 100 pushups in one night? go to and see if you’re interested in following their guideline. i need to get on the ball with doing this as well! thanks for the motivation!!

  • Dianna

    Jessica!! your look beautiful in your dress. and I have really enjoyed your blog – it’s been helping me do a lil wedding planning of my own. I wish you were still in Knoxville so you could participate in Boxing Bootcamp it will whip your arms into tip top shape in no time πŸ™‚

  • Denise

    Check out my wedding inspirations!!

  • sgdish

    Fabulous! Love the turquoise with it, and especially the shoes! Thanks for sharing!

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