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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') 🙂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! 😛 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. 🙂 And then I was ready to head out for portraits!

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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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  • Pam


  • Thanks for the shout out! Love the dress shots – it’s an absolutely lovely gown and you looked stunning. 🙂

  • kay*

    oh wow! wow wow wow wow wow. i haven’t visited your blog in a few weeks and i check in today and am surprised with all of your beautiful wedding pictures!


    you were a stunning bride and all of the pictures so far are so beautiful!

  • Absolutely gorgeous.

    That stinks that your dress was too big!

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  • Those pics of everyone helping you into the dress are so adorable. Also, has anyone ever told you how much you look like Mary Louise Parker?!

  • mrs.gonzales

    Stunning! Love the colors and you were such a beautiful bride! Can I ask where you got your bustier? I am a busty bride myself, and am looking for something just like that!

  • Jillian

    I am also looking for a full length bra just like that, please share!


  • It’s by Felina and I got it at the bridal shop where I bought my gown but I think David’s Bridal carries them too. I paid alot for it- like $80- I think I got ripped off but I didn’t do any research because I was getting my gown custom made and I had to go with what the lady at the shop had. They have them for $40ish on eBay:–7643_W0QQitemZ110383862254QQcmdZViewItem

    It was soooo supportive!! I loved it and will definitely use it again!
    Hope this helps!!

  • gorgeous dress, you look soo happy! and i love the accessories~!


    I love that shot of you slipping on the dress over your head – awesome pictures – you look amazing!

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