Dress: La Donna Schierling
Photography: Matej Trasak
Styling: Brigitte Kelemen
Remember when I took you all wedding dress shopping with me? So, tadah, drum roll: today is the day I am finally revealing my wedding dress to you guys! Alongside with – believe it or not – 5 life lessons wearing my wedding dress has taught me…
1. Rise up to the occasion
One of the first questions the bridal saloon I went to (La Donna Regensburg) asked me was not about my style, budget or dream dress, it was actually about the type of our wedding. And now that I’ve experienced our wedding day I see how this makes total sense. Before you get all obsessed with your childhood princess dream dress, ask yourself what type of wedding you are going to have, what activities will be involved and what your location might require. You don’t wanna end up in a too candid dress at church and neither do you want to collect a bunch of hay with your long tail at a barn wedding, right?
We decided for a symbolic ceremony on top of a vineyard and our whole wedding theme was very light, a bit boho and above all informal and those were exactly the attributes I was looking for in a dress.
2. Stop overthinking it, you are only creating problems that aren’t there
When you’re making a purchase as exciting as your wedding dress you should be aware of one thing: you can’t have it all. I was obsessing over a lot of different wedding dress styles: sleeves and off-shoulder, tulle and lace, two pieces, outstanding haute couture dresses but also easy-breezy vintage dresses. The point is, you won’t be able to wear everything you fancy on your special day.
The decision for my dress was quite quick and based on a gut feeling. I stopped myself from overthinking it and just went for what felt right in the moment. Oh, and after the choice was made I never looked back, stopped browsing for dresses and just focused on being obsessed with the option I’ve chosen. Which is by the way the ‘Melissa’ dress by Divine Atelier. In case you’re wondering what this kind of dress costs, I got good news for you – I’m just gonna share it 😉 I know I might be the only bride talking about wedding costs on a blog but hey: the price of my dress is 2,200 €.
3. Exist to be happy, not to impress
When I was trying out dresses, I tried to get myself into a certain mood. I wanted a dress that feels good and comfortable (as I knew I would ‘have’ to wear it for around 15 hours), a dress that makes me beautiful from within, one that makes me feel good and happy. I believe it’s very important to not think about pleasing or impressing others, but solely about how YOU feel in that dress. Only then you will really ‘OWN’ your dress and that will give you that special beauty, a subtle spark from within that you will charm everyone with.
4. Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself
Another addition to point 4, yet so important. Your wedding dress has to make you feel like a queen but not like a girl that dressed up as a queen for Halloween. Look for something that is 100 % you and does not make you feel disguised.
5. The way up is rocky and steep
In my case quite literally! 😉 Don’t get me wrong, my dress was as comfy as a bathing robe and also did fit our location super well. However, the way to the ceremony – that was uphill on a vineyard as I mentioned 😉 – lead us over a gravel way and was hella steep. That made me just a tiny bit nervous about tripping, especially as I basically never wear high heels nor maxi length dresses but hey, the feeling once we’ve made it up there: pure bliss 😉
And now I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on my dress! XX Jecky