Wednesday, July 14, 2010

NSFS

that's NOT SAFE FOR SAM. i've made sam promise not to glance at the blog until i've posted enough to get this one past the first page, so sam, my dear, i love you dearly, but if you've made it this far, STOP. i'm about to post something you don't get to see for another 11 months or so.

okay.

promise?

so. . . i found the dress!! i'd been looking and looking and then i realized that there really isn't any way to pick a dress until you've decided what kind of wedding you're going to have. how fancy do i want this affair? inside, outside? what food? i didn't want to buy an expensive, floor-sweeping, long-trained masterpiece if i was going to be eating barbecue outside, barefoot. so after making some key decisions: the wedding will be outside, it will be kept pretty small and intimate, with local, seasonal, family-style food to be served on picnic tables, and sam and i are going to do everything we can ourselves. so i decided a short dress made the most sense. and that i wanted to spend as little as possible on the dress, because really, the food is what matters most to me. well, the hunk standing across the aisle is what matters most. but the food is important too. so i was absolutely delighted when i stumbled upon this on hihlo studio's etsy:




it came in the mail a couple days ago, and it fits like it was sewn for me. i am beyond thrilled. and how much did this beauty set me back? $62, including shipping.

more wedding stuff to follow (although i will certainly be doing more recipe posts soon, it's been too long!)

xo audrey

25 comments:

  1. I'm glad you've returned to posting a bit!! :) And wow, that wedding dress -- so pretty, and most importantly, very you! I think it will be perfect for the festivity you have in mind too. Congrats on finding such a beautiful dress for your day :)

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  2. That wedding dress is Absolutely Beautiful !

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  3. Oh gosh, this actually made me a little tearful. I think the sentiment behind it, and how you wanted to spend little on the dress but still managed to find something so beautiful and individual is perfect. I can't wait to see you in it!

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  4. This wedding dress is outstanding! Congratulations! It seems perfect for the type of wedding you're planning.
    --pale bluebird

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  5. Oh my gosh this is so beautiful! I'm sure your wedding is going to be absolutely stunning. I'm glad that you've been updating more recently, your blog is my favorite because you combine my two loves, food and clothes. You're awesome!

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  7. Gorgeous, Gorgeous, GORGEOUS! Congrats on finding your perfect dress. I love it too.

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  8. your dress is absolutely gorgeous, and i love that you're doing your wedding on the DIY side of things. bravo.

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  9. thanks so much to everyone for all the sweet words. i'm very touched. more soon! xo

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  10. Absolutely beautiful! I can't wait to see photos of your special day.

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  11. beautiful and so you. i sometimes would mark wedding dresses as favourites in my etsy account :P

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  12. Audrey, it's beautiful! I can't imagine a perfect dress for you. Congratulations!

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  13. absolutely lovely wedding dress. so happy for you.

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  15. such a cute dress!congrats on the wedding!:D

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  18. That's going to look so gorgeous and dainty (and bad-ass) on you. Congrats. And kudos for not falling for the million-dollar dress trap! Money well spent on food and booze.

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  19. Thanks so much for shopping hihlostudio.etsy.com!

    I'm so happy that you like the dress and that you're planning on wearing it on your special day.

    Congrats again and good luck with all the planning!

    xoxo. d. hihlo studio.

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  20. holy shi. not even kidding, i have that exact same dress. i'm sure you'll look stunning in it.

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