Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wedding Wednesday – Saying “Yes” To Another Dress


Happy Wednesday everyone! It is VERY believable that the week is almost over. It’s been a very busy week already so far and I imagine it will continue to be until the weekend! It’s tradeshow season in our industry so I am on the roads lots now!

I am slowly but surely crossing off items on the wedding to-do list. Although, still alot of items to take care of but I feel in control again. This month has been CRAZY for getting things done! It’s been item after item that had to be taken care of immediately.

As I mentioned last week one tradition that Ryan and I will be doing is the “Last Dance”. The Last Dance will happen towards the end of the reception, after the midnight lunch, at probably 1 – 2 AM. Ryan and I want to depart for our honeymoon when we still have guests there but not leave too early as to miss the party!

In the final moments before we leave to start our honeymoon we will say good bye and thank you to all of our friends and family. We will then share one final dance at our wedding and leave together to start our new lives together.

A little corny, yes. But I really want to soak in those last few moments of our wedding!

The last dance isn’t a tradition that is very common now a days. Being that Ryan and I decided to leave on our honeymoon immediately this posed a problem with my wedding dress.

I didn’t want to have to wear my beautiful wedding dress to the hotel and then on the plane. What would I do with that dress all week?

That’s when my Mom suggested that I do what she did when she got married and change into a “going away outfit”. I thought that was a great idea. I would change into my going away dress before Ryan and I have our last dance. Then, my wedding dress would be left with Mom and would be safe and sound!

Once that detail was decided it was time to find another dress.

I didn’t want to get another white wedding dress. I wanted to get a dress that was classic and that I would wear again.

I had lots of intrigue during the time of the Royal Wedding. I love everything about Kate and her style.


When Will and Kate visited my own neighborhood of Canada, she wore this beautiful navy lace dress by Erdem. It was a classically beautiful dress. It looked vintage inspired yet still very “now”. When researching for a going away dress I thought this would be perfect!


Of course, the original is both unavailable and way too expensive but now that the dress is famous there are a couple of knock off’s. One being at Macy’s. Luckily for me, Macy’s now delivers to Canada!

I ordered the dress in my size and in less then a week it was on my door step, woo hoo!

Yesterday was the first time I tried on the dress even though I’ve had it for a week (yes, it’s VERY busy) and I am so happy to report that it fits like a glove! The navy lace is soft, delicate, and goes perfectly will my wedding shoes!


It’s a very special dress that I believe I will get alot of wear out of. It will always have special meaning between being a replica dress that Kate Middleton wore in Canada as well as the dress I will wear as I leave for my honeymoon!



  1. HOLY if you are wearing the same dress as Kate...a co-worker of mine is going to be soooo jealous - remind me to get a picture of you in it LOL

  2. BEAUTIFUL!! Can't wait to see it on you :-)

  3. Oh how beautiful! And how you found that out on the interwebs, in fact how people find things like that period just floors me :)

  4. What a lovely idea and so great you found the dress, you will rock it!

  5. This is such a cool idea! I absolutely love it! AND that dress is STUNNING! :)

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