Thursday, May 03, 2007

All I Need is Prince Charming

As most people know that read my blog, I'm single. A lot of people ask me "so do you want to get married?" I respond, "Um, yeah." The truth of the matter is, nobody has asked, and on most days, I'm ok with that, but in my heart of hearts, I do want to be married. Not for all the wedding planning and decisions, but for the lifelong companion part. Most girls shudder when I admit that I don't have every minute of my ceremony planned out. If it wasn't for a promise I made to my Mom, I'd elope. I figure when the time comes, I'll worry about it. You'd think this low-maintenance attitude of mine would snare a husband toot sweet, but no dice.

One of the things that are of utmost importance in a wedding is the gown. Up until recently (due to the tons of weddings I've attended) I really hadn't given a thought to what type of gown I'd want. Being a bit older than the traditional bride, I don't relish dressing up like a prom queen or looking like the starring character in "Return of the White Witch." I have a somewhat sketched out idea of what type of dress I'd like, but given I'm not engaged, nor involved in a serious relationship, I'm not too concerned.

Then my answer came. Disney wedding gowns inspired by the multiple Disney princesses. My dream had come true. This collection of bridal gowns are targeted at the older bride (that's me!) who have more dispensable income to spend on gowns in the $1100 - $3000 range (ok, that's not me) I love Disney, and have since I was a child. I may never grow out of that love, and what better way to keep that going than by wearing a Disney wedding gown....although I may have to rob Scrooge McDuck to afford one.

Kirstie Kelly, a well-known bridal wear designer, was asked to roll out a Disney bridal collection. The tagline..."every princess has her story"....leads you to a site full of gowns inspired by Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Jasmine, Ariel and Belle. There are quite a few on there that aren't me, but some that are.

So, while I wait for Prince Charming, I'll peruse this site for a gown so I'll be ready. And, if anyone would like to give their suggestions on which gown you'd choose for me, please do.....I love to dream...


Alisa said...

I'm torn between Snow White 2709 and Sleeping Beauty 2722.

I want you to get married so badly I'd even be willing to don a lime-green contraption if you wanted me to!!!

Sandy said...

I have three favorites for you: Snow White 2713, and 2709 and Sleeping Beauty 2722.

I can't wait for the day to see you walk down the aisle!

Jules said...

Okay, absolutely Snow White 2709---IF you're going to go with one of these dresses. It's the classiest one in the bunch. Plus, I don't know how you are about the whole "white" issue, but it's available in ivory. Ivory might be a good option for you because it's warmer than stark white. It might be a more flattering tone against your skin and hair. Alot of things depend on your shape, size, etc...Whatever you do, when that day comes, opt for the most comfortable (yet pretty) shoes that you can. But I completely understand you not having all the details planned out...good grief! Look how much things have changed since the early to mid 80s! When Missy got married, she thought she was really stylin'---by wearing a pillbox hat with white netting on her fringy Carol Brady haircut! And the dress we had to wear! Bright lavender..with white pumps! Bad white pumps. Like "posing-on-the-cover-of-a-car-magazine" bad white pumps. Sheesh!

RosieBoo said...

I won't put you through the lime-green conotraption mess. :) I already have you slated for ceremony and reception decorations :)

I love all 3 of those too! Looks like 2709 is the winning number.

Looking back at the 80s make me wonder why we thought we looked good then. ;)

Amy said...

Oh, I have such dreams, too. I was married once, and I just keep hoping that perhaps God will bring someone wonderful (and straight) into my life someday!

As for the wedding, do not give in to any pressure to have a big one. Do.Not. I'm sure it's a thrill, and I'm sure it's wonderful, but it's high stress and high cost and it is, afterall, just a ceremony. My wedding was small, (13 people attending) outdoors and quite relaxed. I LOVED it.

I'll have to spend some time looking at these dresses, but they all just make me think of one word (for me): DIET. LOL