Show Us Your Life - My Wedding Dress


I am taking part in Show Us Your Life Fridays over at Kelly's Korner. I am one of thousands that read her blog and keep up with her adorable Harper and her daily fashion show!

Today's topic is wedding dresses.

I bought my dress off the rack at a little boutique in the Virginia Highlands area of Atlanta for $500...marked down from $2,000. Since my husband and I were paying for everything in our wedding ourselves we tried to get the most bang for our buck, so to speak.
I tried on many, many styles of dresses, trying to keep an open mind. But when I tried on this mermaid-style dress with a drop cascade neckline and very little embellishment, I knew it was the perfect dress for me.
The tradition at the boutique is to sell the rack sample after the dress has been discontinued or they decide to no longer carry that style. A photo of each bride that purchases the final dress goes into a binder in the store and they name the dress after that bride.
So my dress - at least in the little world of Virginia Highland boutiques - will go down in history as the Jillian.

My veil was waist-length and again very simple.

I bought my sparkly pearl and rhinestone tiara on e-Bay. And I wore the strand of pearls my mom wore on her wedding day in 1953.

But I think my best accessory of the day (and every day since) was the handsome man I married.

Thanks for visiting! I'm having a great time seeing the parade of wedding dresses via Kelly's blog!


Randall @ Happy For This Moment :

Thanks so much for posting, I love that you wore the "Jillian" dress!

Gracie Beth :

It is so cool that your dress is named after you!

Preppy Pink Crocodile :

You look stunning! I love that the dress is named after you, too!

Pink in a sea of blue :

So clever to name a dress after the bride. You both looked glowing!

"Cookie" :

Love it!! And love the "Jillian" dress. Don't you just love going back and looking at your wedding photos.

Caffeine Court :

I love it. My dress was very simple too! When I get motivated I'll post it.

Kristen :

How fun that the dress was named after you! It's a beautiful dress!

Miss Jody :

Okay...after looking at all the blogs about wedding dresses...I wanna get re-married again.

That is, to the same man.

I just want fabulous photos like yours.:)


Its simply beautiful! Love it! Did y'all get married at JFBC? From Marietta...

Brittany and Charlie-Social Butterfly :

I love the tiara. That was very pretty! Thanks for visiting me!

Michelle :

You were a lovely bride and your dress was just beautiful!!!!

The 5 Bickies :

I think you enjoyed the dress much more at $500 than $2000...well done!

Vader's Mom :

You were a beautiful bride and if anyone deserves to have a dress named after them - it's you!

Tina Leigh :

That is a neat story Jill. It is a beautiful dress & you two are a beautiful couple.

Marilyn *Pink Martinis and Pearls* :

So classic and timeless.

The Mrs. :


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