Engagement Photo Look & Inspo

Today, I want to start sharing the fashion side of all of my #weddingseries events, shoots, etc.  I’ll be sharing direct links (if possible) to exactly what I  wore as well as links to other similar items.  I love putting together my looks for all of these events and thought you all would love to know where you can get similar items and some inspiration.  I got my dress for our engagement shoot at Nordstrom from the brand, Show Me Your Mumu. I originally had a completely different idea of what I wanted to wear for my shoot, but as soon as my photographer came to me with the idea of such an ethereal, romantic look, I was sold.  I came across this dress and immediately fell in love with it.  It fit perfectly and cinched in my waist just right.  And bonus, it’s currently ON SALE!  It flowed perfectly on the beach and was equal parts sexy and romantic but also super classic.  Exactly the look I was going for.
My dress 
Here are a few other dresses that are super similar and at a bit of a lower price point!
Lulus $84
Forever 21 $58
Missguided $57
Lulus $48
I hope you all enjoyed this post and let me know if you want to continue seeing my bridal looks!

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#WeddingSeries: Custom Bridesmaids Dress Fitting

Now you may have seen that title and thought, “Oh my gosh how was it possible that you had a custom bridesmaids dress fitting (in my own home) without breaking the bank?”  Well let me introduce you to a website that has revolutionized the way of bridesmaids dress shopping.  It’s called Azazie.com and I’m obsessed with it.  First, I’m going to insert a little bio about the company and how they work and then I’ll talk about my experience with them.

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WHO IS AZAZIE? https://www.azazie.com

Azazie is on a mission to reinvent the way you shop for special occasion dresses. We believe that everyone should be able to own handmade pieces that are of the highest quality and custom fit- all at an affordable price! Our unique platform matches your needs to the skilled craftsmanship of one of our artisan tailors before shipping your made-to-order dress right to your door.

MADE TO ORDER

Our brand is dedicated to professional craftsmanship and quality precision, where each dress is cut and sewn to order. Whether standard or custom-sized, every dress is made starting from the day an order is placed so you’ll know on your special day that your dress was made just for you!

CUSTOM FIT

At Azazie, we pride ourselves on offering a custom-fit option. What does this mean? We customize your bust, waist and hip areas to better fit your body, easing the burden of major alterations. Each custom-sized dress is cut to fit the measurements you provide, but perfect measurements cannot ensure a perfect fit.

Every body is different and your dress may still need additional alterations. Azazie is here to help make such a special day just a little bit easier!

EXCEPTIONAL VALUE

We’ve built a channel to surpass traditional retailers in terms of quality and affordability by excluding unnecessary middlemen and utilizing the expertise of family-owned dressmakers. Our platform avoids traditional retail costs of advertising, physical retail space, procurement, and unsold inventory. At Azazie, every dollar you spend goes directly into the design, materials, and craftsmanship of your dress.

Now, let me just say, I agree with every single thing that they just said.  The customer service is impeccable, the dresses are such amazing quality and the fact that you can have a custom size made for your girls, at no additional cost, just puts the cherry on top.  I picked out all of the dresses in the color that I liked the best.  i picked about 5 options; all the same fabric and length but with different necklines that I thought my girls would love.  To sample each dress in a size of your choosing, it’s $10 each.  So to have this in home, personal experience with my girls, it cost me about $60.  And you get to keep the dresses for about 2 weeks before having to send them back.  And I can 100% say that it was worth it.  Everyone got to try on and pick out exactly what they wanted.  And did I mention the price point?  Each of my girls dresses, with shipping, was under $150!  There was no hassle of sales people or a time limit and it was a day with my girls that I’ll always remember. I could go on and on but I’ll leave you guys to check out the website yourselves and let you take a peak of the little spread we put on that morning.