Wedding Wednesday: The Before

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Happy Wedding Wednesday!! For the next couple Wednesdays I am going to be sharing wedding pictures from our wedding a month ago. On this post I want to showcase some of the before the wedding pictures, meaning the lead up to the day of the wedding. Including accessories and behind the scenes.

The wedding was held at the Kentucky Derby Museum and was a wonderful day spent with family and friends. Flowers were done by Country Squire and Photography by Jessica Bradford Photography. Dress was from Modern Trousseau Louisville. Hope you enjoy!


Photography: Jessica Bradford Photography 

Picking the Perfect Dress w/ Modern Trousseau

Who wants to go wedding dress shopping with me?? Picking the perfect dress can be hard but when you know you know. That may sound cliche, but it’s the truth. I tried on about 10 dresses but kept coming back to a certain one, and in the end it was the dress! There are so many to choose from like A-line, Fit and Flare, Ball Gowns…. to fabrics like lace and silk organza. It is easy to get caught up in the mix and like them all, but this is where your bridal stylist/consultant comes in to help you find that perfect one. I found my one at Modern Trousseau Louisville
Modern Trousseau is a couture bridal boutique that showcases the designs of Australian born, Callie Tein. I knew it was the perfect place for me considering I am marrying an Aussie. Modern Trousseau has Flagship Stores in: Louisville, Baltimore, Nashville, Charleston, New Haven, New York, and Savannah. Flag Ship Stores coming soon to: Charlotte, Cincinnati, St. Louis, DC, and Long Island. You can also see their unique designs in many other bridal shops around the US (find them here). At their Flagship stores, find your perfect custom made dress that fits your needs for your special day.
The easiest way to select the dress is to have a budget and an idea in mind. Obviously a budget keeps you from over spending and trying on dresses that you will fall in love with and cannot afford. So save yourself and your bank account the stress. Skimming through bridal magazines and online can help you come up with a couple designs that you like. This can narrow down the amount of time you spend perusing through racks of dresses, and it will definitely cut down the number you try on. Honestly the more you try on the more it muddies the water in your mind of that perfect one. 
Leah-Terese that runs the Modern Trousseau Louisville Flagship Store was the perfect host for me and my guests. she worked with me explaining the different fits and fabrics, and helped me narrow down my choices, until I picked my perfect one.
There are many reasons why I personally loved finding my dress at Modern Trousseau. I remember about a year ago (before I was engaged) walking pass this shop one night heading to meet up with some friends, I stopped and looked into the window and was in awe of all the beautiful dresses and I thought to myself “When I get married that is where my dress will be”! When the time came, I was right! Modern Trousseau sets its self apart from other bridal boutiques because their dresses are custom to fit your body. Your measurements are taken and your dress is made from start to finish to fit you. So you are not buying a dress off the rack that has to be cut down or reconstructed to fit your body type. You custom pick the lace and color of your dress, you can mix and match from other dresses (the top of one and the bottom of another), and add a belt for a little sparkle until it is made into your perfect creation. 
If you are a bride and looking for that one of a kind dress, let me suggest Modern Trousseau. You won’t regret it! You can request an appointment here.
 Here is to happy stress free shopping because you will already have enough stress planning!
Disclaimer: None of these are my dress! 🙂 I can’t wait for my followers to see my perfect dress from Modern Trousseau, but not before the groom! 😉

Belts to add a little sparkle to your gown

Another reason why I love Modern Trousseau is because they put cute little messages on the inside of your dress. Mine will say Ben & Allison EST. September 2018

                                             You always have to cheers when you find the dress!

Pia – Fit to Flare gown with alternating panels of alençon lace and French net. Added a belt for sparkle.

Odette – French Lace and Italian Silk Organza strapless ballgown. It has a scoop neckline, a low V back and a sweep train. Added a belt for sparkle.