My Alfred Angelo Wedding Dress
This week, is the week of my Wedding Anniversary, and I thought what better way of celebrating on my blog than having wedding / anniversary themed posts? Today, I am reminiscing about my Alfred Angelo Wedding Dress
When I got engaged back in early 2006, I loved all the wedding planning, especially looking at dresses… I went out and bought a bunch of bridal magazines, flicked through them all, and cut out the ones I liked the best to stick into a small blue scrapbook.
Why Blue? Well we were quite young when we were engaged, and my engagement ring had a blue stone, aquamarine 💍 – so I chose my theme colours of white and blue based on my engagement ring. (I also incorporated butterflies into this!)
Anyway, I had a few different designs that I liked the look of, but one dress had caught my eye from its full-page advert:
Alfred Angelo 1516
That’s right, I remember the number!
It didn’t have a special name, or a fancy description, just 1516, but it did have a beautiful colourful train, and band of colour around the top of the bust, with pretty detail at the front.
As I saw it, I knew this was it, my dress.
The default colour in the photo was red, and it had a swatch colour chart down the side of the advert, with lots of colours to choose from, and there was my colour, pale blue!
When I visited the wedding dress shop, I tried on a couple of other dresses first, but I wasn’t happy with them.
Then I got to try on 1516 … It was red, but it was still THE dress
I managed to find a matching colour veil and tiara / headband from eBay of all places (as well as my bridesmaids dresses – I was a bride on a budget!)
On my wedding day, I loved wearing this dress, I loved the train that flowed, and the detail around the bust. It’s a pity that wedding dresses only get one day out as I would wear it again if I could!
I even had a ceramic cake-topper created for the day, and it had my wedding dress design on it.
This cake topper is one of the best things I’ve ever purchased, as it’s a constant reminder of our wedding day, I love looking at it!
I had just found out that Alfred Angelo have filed for bankruptcy and closed all its stores, and there are a lot of brides that won’t get their wedding dresses.
My thoughts go out to them all, as I can’t imagine what they are going through!
It is so sad when any company has to file for bankruptcy, but the fact that it is a Wedding dress company, and the one that made my dress makes it even more so.
My wedding dress remains in its dust bag, and hasn’t been out for a while, I might have to try it on again one day….
Do you have a wedding dress story? Let me know in the comments below!