Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Wishful Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

"I wish..."

I could have worn Ali Landry's strapless Monique Lhuillier "Katarina" dress on my wedding day!

Well, okay, so actually,

I loved my wedding dress,
& it was pretty much perfect for me,
& for our wedding,
& I would absolutely wear it again.

But I only just recently did a post on my wedding. So I decided to be "wishful," rather than "nostalgic," & post one of my all-time favorite celebrity wedding dresses.

My Prince & I got married in 2007, & I think Ali Landry got married in 2006. But you know how delayed magazines always are (well, besides the weeklies). I am almost certain that I read about Ali Landry's wedding during 2007, when I was engaged & thinking about my own wedding. I remember

loving her dress,
loving the laid-back yet festive vibe of their whole ceremony,
& lamenting how way-out-of-my-budget a Monique Lhuillier dress would be!

Of all of the "celebrity" or "couture" wedding designers, Monique Lhuillier is pretty much my favorite.

You always hear about Vera Wang. Or anyway, it seems like her name is more often what you hear when you hear about "dream wedding dresses."

(Seriously, even My Prince recognizes her name. & he didn't have a clue who Monique Lhuillier was when she was on Project Runway!)

& I do think she's amazing. But I tend to think her dresses are more of a high-fashion, trend-setting style. Avant-garde & modern.


I tend to think of Monique Lhuillier as more

& romantic.

Which is more my personal style preference.


I firmly believe that the wedding dress should be something the bride should never compromise on, perhaps more so than any other element of the wedding. The wedding dress is probably the single most memorable part of any wedding, for the couple and their guests.

(Well, except maybe the cake. Wedding cakes are pretty important. & wedding cakes are one of the main reasons why I will almost never turn down a wedding invitation. =p)


  1. my dream is to wear a monique lhullier gown and have mindy weiss as my wedding planner:o) all these dresses are gorgeous!

  2. I have to agree, Monique Lhuillier is my favorite designer too. I almost bought a dress of her's, but it was a little too pricey. Looking back, I wish I would have bought it because my dress (after many expensive alterations) never really fit very well. When all was said and done, the Monique Lhuillier dress would have been only $500 more. Live and learn.

  3. Oh your wedding was so lovely! I love both Monique Lhuillier and Vera Wang. I was torn between the two when I got married 5 years ago, and ended up with the Vera Wang, which I loved. My bestie got married in '08 and wore ML which she looked amazing in. Such a fun post!

  4. Oohhh, I love looking at wedding dresses! A wedding for me would be far, FAR off in the future, but it's always so much fun to dream. I love all of these dresses that you posted! :)

  5. Sara, Your wedding pictures were so beautiful. You looked like a princess! I loved your post about wedding gowns. My darling daugher recently got married- I have pictures posted under "Pink Saturday". I knew the minute she put her wedding gown on in the store that it was the one, because I cried! Wearing your wedding dress is something you alway remember just like it happend yesterday. I was married 26 years ago and I still vividly remember. Wonderful post!

  6. Monique has the most gorgeous style, and I would take one of her dresses anyday!