But before that, I just want to share something I've discovered and have been trying to recommend to my friends, but unfortunately I don't think many people take this route. People from my generation (I kinda like to think that we were the pioneers in blogging) would have grown up by now and some may have considered getting married and all that shebang.
And undoubtedly many would have thought of engaging a bridal studio to get their gowns along with their wedding photoshoot and wedding day photographers. BUT I would like to present an alternative, which I know some may be wary of.
In this day and age, tons of people shop online for clothes, electronics and even home accessories. But what about your wedding gown? Buying a wedding gown is definitely not something new, in fact most people in Western countries buy wedding gowns instead of renting. But in Singapore, we rent our wedding gowns (not sure why and how this started). Probably the thought of buying a wedding gown scares many, because there are so many things to consider, such as getting the gown fitted properly and worrying whether the style of the gown fits your body shape.
But for the adventurous, I would like to suggest this online company called Jasmine's Bridal Shop.
First, let me wow you with some images.
credits: chowerbiscuit and Jasmine's Bridal Shop on weddingbee.com
And this is the original dress from Australian designer Anna Campbell, the Aisling.
credits: anna campbell
When I saw the dress from Jasmine's Bridal Shop (JBS), I was seriously floored. Stunned into silence and needed a minute to appreciate the amazing detailing and beadwork.
And here's another, this dress from Israeli designer Inbal Dror is quite popular among their customers. Inbal Dror does a lot of low back and figure hugging dresses, perfect for brides who want to show off their slamming body.
They have done a ton of other dresses, you can check out their portfolio on Facebook here or their blog here. I love the J'aton dress they did in pink, it's crazy amazing. And yes, they are a China company. But don't look down on that fact. It doesn't discount the fact that they do beautiful work. They supply gowns mainly to bridal stores but they also sell to consumers like you and me.
So for those who intend to buy their gown, look no further than JBS!
(This is not an advert, I just want to spread the word and see more beautiful gowns made by them)