I’d like to preface this post by stating that I am not getting married. Not any time soon, at least. It’s just that I got myself a pretty wedding gown. Friends may have seen teasers in which I acted the overly attached girlfriend to Ottie’s bewildered responses, but the truth is that it was funny to us both because Ottie is the one who believes in the institution of marriage (white chapel, vows, and all that jazz), while I hold a more indifferent opinion on the matter. That’s not to say that I’m opposed to it; in fact, I’m all for the idea because it will be the most practical means for the both of us to live together. I just don’t fancy going through resource-draining rituals that I don’t exactly believe in… I know right? Blasphemous. Just give me a piece of paper and I’ll sign it, fuss-free!
That said, weddings do have a certain aesthetic appeal to me. I love witnessing how other people perform theirs… there’s always something different and interesting about each one. The bride’s dresses are one of my favourite highlights, what with gown changes, ethereal swathes of cloth, or the historically ostentatious dress of white. So when Rosa Novias approached me for a collaboration, I couldn’t pass up the chance to get myself something beautiful.
Rosa Novias had a huge selection of pretty wedding gowns ranging from the low hundreds to USD$600. Who would’ve thought that wedding gowns could come so cheap? I ended up getting this simple sleeveless dress, costing at about USD$200. I was a little worried from the affordable prices and lack of detailed photographs that the quality would be compromised, but I gave my detailed measurements for my custom order and hoped for the best. Almost a month later, my custom-made wedding gown was on its way via DHL. I appreciated how it was folded neatly inside-out to protect the beading, and the cloth bag that it came in was a nice touch. There weren’t even any loose threads or defects that I could see. I was very impressed. Anyway, the gown was everything I had hoped it would be! I especially loved the built-in bra, exquisite beading detail, and most of all the awesome train floating behind me with every step that I took. I think I know why weddings are said to be every girl’s dream now. <3
I was inspired to make a dreamlike fairytale shoot since there isn’t a real wedding in my immediate future. (No Ottie, that isn’t a hint.):
Thank you Rosa Novias for such a lovely collaboration! I’ll definitely be keeping this gorgeous piece for the real thing. In the meantime, Rosa Novias has kindly offered my readers free shipping (shipping usually costs USD$40) for any dress purchases if you use the code PUPUREN at checkout. I’d love to see what any soon-to-be brides get! :)
Photos assisted by Pa.