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« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2010 04:59:00 PM »

Maybe a handful of vintage rhinestone brooches pinned on along the gather... if you're into the vintage thing... 

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« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2010 09:53:23 AM »

Love the white flowers, I've seen ones like that in tons of wedding magazines.  I'd use those and add pink and grey pearls with the flowers and along a few of the folds.
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2010 08:06:14 PM »

I personally love the dress as is.  I would not change a thing.  No add ons or bling or what have you.  Just some killer shoes and tasteful jewelry.  However, you're gorgeous dress does have a train, and unless you plan to have a bridesmaid follow you around all night making sure you don't trip, you will be bustling your dress.  This is where I would take the opportunity to add something to your dress.  I have rarely seen a bustle that "looks right".  Adding an embellishment at the small of your back when you bustle the dress would be stunning.

Also, as a tip from a girl in the know, grab some diaper pins and throw them in your maid-of-honour's purse just in case your bustle needs some reinforcement.  And some baby wipes - they get make-up off of clothing in case some old auntie gets foundation on your shoulder!
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« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2010 06:35:02 AM »

Thanks for the tips!

Yes, I fully plan on bustling up for the reception, that was one of the first things I asked about when I chose a dress with a train. I went to a wedding where the bride had a train and didn't bustle.... by the end of the night she literally had shoe prints and dirt all over it! I swore I wouldn't let that happen to my dress.... I was 14 at the time. lol.

Do you think some flowers like I posted at first would embellish the bustle well?
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2011 08:31:50 AM »

I also think the dress is already beautiful. Anyway, I would'nt add anything at the top because it could ruin the gorgeous pleating, so I'd go with the accesories. Have you thought of charcoal lace mittens? you could also use some colour in the headdress and the jewlery. But if you really want to add somthing to the dress, I would go for pearls or crystals along the hem, specially if you're using charcoal tones.
Of course, that's what I would do. To do the flower thing you posted, you can either buy the flowers or buy some fabric and gather it in the way you like. Then you could buy some fake jewlery, like hair slides or brouches, or even big earrings, and sew them to the dress. Just be sure you can "puzzle" them together and that they don't dirt the dress.

I hope this helps!

« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2011 08:40:11 AM »

i've seen rhinestone trim that can be stitched on - i used it to baste onto my daughter's prom dress.  You could accent the lines of the wrap top, without adding too much, and then use some of the other ideas...

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« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2011 04:12:10 PM »

The white flowers from your first post + 1 or more co-ordinating vintage brooches?

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« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2011 06:49:03 AM »

If it were me, I would make a long, wide band of fabric in one of your colors and tie it around the waist, perhaps making a small bow and letting the tails run all the way down to the hem of the dress. And because I'm a serious fan of sparkly things, I'd embellish it with Swarovski flatbacks in coordinating colors. I am actually thinking of doing something like this for my own wedding dress.

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