Saturday, June 25, 2011

My new favorite thing to do

I waste a disgusting amount of time online.  Reading celebrity gossip, stalking wedding blogs, blogging myself, and so on.  It's rare for me to be in a room by myself and not have my eyes glued to the glow emitted from my beloved Dell.  Anyhow, I've recently discovered a fun new way to pass the time when putzing around online.

Step 1: Type the designer and style number or name of your wedding gown into Google.

Step 2: Go to the top left portion of the screen and click on the link that says "more."

Step 3: Scroll down to "Blogs."

By following those three very easy steps, you can probably find a number of blogs that have featured your wedding dress!  It's a fun little activity because if you wade past the pre-owned dress sales, you can usually find some photography blogs that feature other brides in your gown.  A good number of photographers include a list of the couple's wedding vendors at the bottom of the photography entry, which makes it quite easy to find blog entries that feature your dress1  I like this approach better than just doing an image search, since most of those results are photos of models directly from the designer's site, which is a little boring.

While part of me is possessive of my gown and doesn't enjoy the thought of others donning it on their wedding days, a bigger part of me is more obsessed with the idea of seeing the gown in the context of others' weddings.  You get an awesome opportunity to see how others accessorized - what earrings they picked, what type of veil they selected.  You also can get a glimpse into how the dress meshed into the overall context of the rest of the event.  Personally, staring at these other weddings gets me so excited to have my dress fitted to my body to look perfect for our wedding.  It definitely spikes the anticipation and excitement!

Here are some of my favorites of my dress.
Image via and Photo by Mark & Marianne Photography

Image via Maya Couture / Photo by Keith Cephus Photography

Image via Weddings by Zoelingard / Photo by Lily & Frank

 Image via and Photo by Marianne Taylor Photography

Image via and Photo by Images by Frost Photography

Image via Style Me Pretty / Photo by Honeybee and Peony Photography

Have you found any photos of your wedding dress?  Have other brides' styles influenced your own wedding day look?

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