I am now officially Chrissy Ellis instead of Chrissy Sim! Gez and I finally tied the knot on the 14th July 2016 and had the most amazing day!
So with a new name and new website it is time for a re launch and what better way to kick off than with a post of 'The Dress!'
When they say you will know when you find that dream wedding dress, it is so true!
I knew the style I was after but it was just finding it that was the tricky part and also keeping it in the budget. I only visited two dress shops and the one I found my dream dress was Krystle Brides in Bath ( for your info they were amazing!)
I wanted to try a few different styles at first mainly because it is so much fun and just because you can. You are getting married remember! Trying on different styles also gives you an idea on what suits you and what doesn't. Some styles you thought you would like could be totally wrong when tried on.
Not being the most curviest girl in the world I wanted to create curves with my dress style. Certain dresses just drowned me in material and straight up and down styles made me look like I was wearing a nighty. The fishtail was the one and as soon as i tried one on it made me feel amazing! If you feel amazing it will show. There is nothing worse than shifting and hoisting your dress all day and not feeling confident.
It was a San Patrick dress and we fell in love!
A vintage feel was also very important to me so lace was a must and little capped sleeves. The dress was actually two sizes too big for me but I knew with a good seamstress (and she was!) it could be made to measure.
Top tip - Don't shy away from larger sizes.
With a Sweatheart neckline it gave the illusion of bigger boobs (oh and the extra padding sewn in...)
Once tailored it fit me like a glove, I loved the figure hugging feeling and oh that back! It made me feel red carpet ready!
You just have to choose a dress that suits you, don't just get a dress for the label.
If your dress is lacy like mine keep the veil simple, it could look too busy and the back of my dress had so much detail I didn't want the emphasis taken away. The dress said it all.
Last but not least the shoes! For my bit of bling (I do like a bit of bling) I chose these little Dune numbers. Not going to be seen but just like a good set of underwear they made me feel good on the inside. Remember to get a sensible heel height!
I hope this helps future brides to be out there, please get in contact if you have any questions. I would love to hear from you and talk dresses!