Before we got engaged I never really thought about what kind of bridal dress I would want to wear. I guess because in my entire life I always thought much more about finding the right guy then walking down the aisle. In fact a wedding just seemed a nice perk of finding The One.
But once we set our date the pressure of choosing The Dress started to grow by the day. Bridal magazines and websites were telling me to find my bridal style, which seemed much harder in reality then it sounded. I flipped through hundreds of images and started to go to bridal salons. I tried on some beautiful dresses but none of them felt really like its „mine”. There were moments when I doubted if I would ever find a dress and considered to get married naked – but then rather quickly I dismissed the idea and continued looking… for months… finally my perfect dress started to get a clearer shape in my head: it is unique and perfectly mirrors my style. It has a vintage feel and uses lace and tulle as main materials. It is long enough to wear it for our church ceremony, but short enough to dance freely in it all night long, without feeling trapped in it. When I walked into Ravia Couture I knew that these girls, Anna and Szilvi, could make my dream dress come true. What’s more, they will make it even better! To go with my knee-length, tulle skirt I chose a strapless corset covered with a lace. Although I loved this look, something was still missing… Since we had a church wedding (and also because I tend to freeze a lot) I needed to cover my shoulders. The girls gave me the amazing idea of a lace bolero, which complemented the look perfectly. The bonus was my shoes, which we found in the very first shop of the bride/groom shoe tour. We could not believe our luck when in the same shop we found a perfect pair for Husband2Be.
So parallel to my wed-dress saga we were choosing the outfit for the groom too. Since he is not wearing a standard size, we had some disappointing shopping experience, so finally we went for a tailor made option. Finding Galamb, our amazingly talented tailor, happened due to pure luck. But from the first moment we felt that we were in right hands. We got to choose the fabric for the suit and the inner lining – we went with a shade of brown and old rose, to stay on our colour scheme. What we loved the most is that we could personalise the outfit: we had our logo and the big date embroidered inside the suit and on the handkerchiefs. To surprise our parents we gave them one handkerchief as a memory, placed on their seats in the church.
If I knew one thing about my bridal look well in advance, it was that I wanted to have an up-do, I just had to find a hair style, which went with the feel of my dress, plus enhanced my long, wavy hair. László Baráth hairstylist turned out to be a huge ally in this mission. He did an amazing job! Although I tried on a few veils, but during all the way I was much keen on using a headpiece. Back in February on the Wamp-Esküvő market I came across Virágzó Magnólia, where I also found what I was looking for. In my everyday life I do not use much make-up, so even with my bridal look I wanted to keep natural. My great friend and awesome make-up artist, Noémi Varga helped me out here. To enhance the vintage feel she used some pin-up style elements, which I loved.
Only my Mum and two of my bridesmaids knew about my dress and the planned look, for the others I preferred to keep it as a surprise. But on the day everybody loved the result and did not stop saying how much „It’s totally Lisy-style” and that was how I felt too. So what to do if you need to plan your bridal look? Be patient, persistent and prepare to be yourself, because if you feel good in your skin, that will give you the best accessorize for the day, a true smile.