Wednesday, October 8, 2008

our bridesmaid dresses


I've received quite a few questions about the bridesmaid dresses. We ordered them from Simple Silhouettes, in aubergine. The selection of this color actually set my wedding colors down a whole new path. I had originally thought of chocolate brown dresses, but this color is rich and warm and still in that color family. My sister/Maid of Honor/stylist Elise chose it the day we chose the bridesmaid dresses and I am very grateful. It looked gorgeous with the leafy green, gold and pale pink

We purchased the dresses through an awesome little shop in Chicago- Vegas to Venice. The owner of the shop, Michalena, and one of her associates actually brought the dresses to us for selection and fitting. My mom and I held a brunch for my bridesmaids and we picked through fabric samples and styles. I wanted each bridesmaid to pick out her own style. My requirements were that they were all the same color (to be determined that day) and a similar length- although if someone felt strongly that they wanted a long dress, I wasn't about to argue!

It was coincidence that there were only three dresses chosen, each with two bridesmaids to wear it. It was also coincidence that the two moms in the group both chose halter dresses. And that my friend who is the most experimental with fashion and my most preppy, conservative, JCrew loving friend chose the same boatneck dress. My sister and my high school friend chose a more daring neckline with ruffles that really showed off the gorgeous silk fabric. For the beautiful little junior bridesmaid, my mom was able to buy a few yards of fabric directly from Simple Silhouettes. She made the dress to match the flower girl dresses and it turned out beautifully.

For a little review- Michalena was fabulous. The customer service was top notch. The dresses arrived right on time and fit most of the bridesmaids on the first try. The brunch/modeling session was so much fun and made everything so simple. It is one of my favorite memories from wedding planning. She carries quite a few lines of dresses, so if you are in Chicago, call her! Although I can't say much about Simple Silhouettes customer service as Michalena did all the ordering, I loved their dresses. They were cut in a very flattering way and the fabric was GORGEOUS. It didn't hurt that my bridesmaids were gorgeous, as well!

9 comments:

  1. they are gorgeous dresses! I love the one with the ruffle neckline :)

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  2. the color is gorgeous and all of the ladies look amazing!

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  3. Those dresses are beautiful & I love the color!

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  4. You look beautiful, I love your hair! The color of your bridesmaid dresses is stunning!

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  5. the bridesmaids dresses are lovely! But where is your wedding dress from??? so beautiful!

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  6. More progress is always great. Thosedresses are beautiful and classy.

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  7. Wow... Love that color.. Such pretty bridesmaids dresses... The ruffle neckline looks lovely...

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