If you’ve created your nuptial budget, and you happen to have something around the order to $7,500 earmarked for your wedding day duds, have a gander at this gown by Soucy for Lara Hélène Bridal Atelier. Me, I had a gander and thoroughly enjoyed it, all the while keeping in mind that my dress budget was substantially smaller than the number above. Substantially substantially.
Is that not a gorgeous dress? Even if your budget is as limited as mine was, do have a look at all the gowns featured on the Lara Hélène Bridal Atelier web site because they are — for the most part — utterly divine. This particular dress is crafted from taupe-embroidered tulle in a beautiful scrolled design on a silk satin, and its sweep train adds a little softness to an overall structured look.
And speaking about $8,000 dresses and $15,000 canapés and all the rest of it, check out Ramit Sethi’s post, “The $28,000 question: Why are we all hypocrites about weddings?” (via) After reading it, I’m thanking my lucky stars that The Beard and I didn’t have to go into debt to have the wedding we wanted.