#WeddingWednesday: The Dress Reveal

Modern Bohemian Wedding Dress by Lillian West
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Modern Bohemian Wedding Dress by Lillian West

The moment you’ve all been waiting for is here: my wedding dress reveal!

Over a year ago, when I began the wedding planning process, my readers weighed in on what they thought my wedding dress would look like. Some thought it might be mermaid-style, others guessed it would be more on the regal side. However, I knew what I wanted from the very beginning: a romantic, bohemian gown. Lillian West was incredibly gracious to provide the dress of my dreams, and I found it while indulging in the “Princess Treatment” at Ava Laurénne Bride. Many tears were shed that day – and those same emotions rose again on November 18th.

I couldn’t wait to show you all this gown. In fact, I love it so much that I didn’t even want to take it off to dance around at my wedding reception. It was so comfortable and beautiful, I can only hope to have the opportunity to wear it again one day (if not just for some grown up dress-up fun).


Photos by Virginia Ashley Photography

Dress c/o Lillian West via Ava Laurénne Bride | Earrings c/o The Shinn Life | Shoes | Hair color by Kelly at 1213 Hair Studio | Hair style by family friend | Eyelash extensions by Sam at Curly Willow Spa | Makeup by KK Shoaf Inside Out Beauty | Bouquet by a family friend | Venue location is Pocahontas State Park

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I felt like a bohemian queen on my wedding day.

This gown consisted of the most stunning “illusion” neckline that plunged slightly in the front, and highlighted the “floating” buttons in the back (one of the parts I loved most, because it allowed me to show off my favorite tattoo). An antique lace bodice hugged my lack of curves quite perfectly and there was padding within the front, so I didn’t need to fret over undergarments. The skirt, however, was my favorite part of this dress – with the perfect amount of fluff (not making it look too much like a cupcake) and a train to absolutely swoon over. The seamstress who altered the dress gave me a Parisian bustle, which tucked from the middle of a layer up under my waistline. You never would’ve known it was bustled because it blended in so well with the other floating layers of material.

Truthfully, I think this gown picked me. It was the culmination of all my boho, romantic dreams coming to reality in one dress. It could not have been more ideal. I will forever cherish every moment I spent in it, marrying the love of my life.


Related Posts: What Statement Should Your Wedding Gown Make? // My Princess Treatment With Ava Laurénne Bride

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Photos by Virginia Ashley Photography

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26 Comments

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    Donna
    January 2, 2019 at 6:36 AM

    The Most beautiful dress on the Most beautiful bride! Stephanie, it truly is the dress dreams are made of. You looked like a fairytale come true!!

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    Deborah
    January 2, 2019 at 11:15 AM

    Oh wow, this dress is SO BEAUTIFUL!! You look absolutely fantastic in it! I’m sure our wedding was like a fairytale!

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      Stephanie Whitman
      January 2, 2019 at 4:39 PM

      It certainly felt like one! I can’t believe how perfect the entire day was!

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    Jasmine Vargas
    January 2, 2019 at 3:58 PM

    Your dress looked so beautiful!

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      Stephanie Whitman
      January 2, 2019 at 4:38 PM

      Thank you so much! It was a dream come true to wear this stunning gown.

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    kelly Fordon
    January 2, 2019 at 7:06 PM

    Such a beautiful silhouette, it looks gorgeous on you! I love the illusion neckline!!

    Cheers x

    Kelly x The Pacific Standard

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    Monica
    January 2, 2019 at 8:27 PM

    Girl — you look LOVELY! Hair, makeup, dress, you nailed it all. Your dress is the perfect combination of modern style mixed with a bohemian touch, I love this look. <3 (Oh, and congratulations!)

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    Helen
    January 2, 2019 at 9:42 PM

    Omg you are stunning! This dress is gorgeous and you look so happy!

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    Lily
    January 2, 2019 at 10:19 PM

    Such an absolutely STUNNING dress, Stephanie! You look amazing!

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    Kileen
    January 3, 2019 at 12:19 AM

    Such a stunning dress babe!! I am loving the button and lace detail, you are gorgeous and your hair is so beautiful!

    Kileen
    cute & little

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    Rachel R Ritlop
    January 3, 2019 at 8:43 AM

    omg it’s gorgeous! you look so beautiful! congratulations!!

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    Taylor Mobley
    January 3, 2019 at 9:59 AM

    You are literally stunning. Bridal perfection.

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    Lacy
    January 3, 2019 at 11:38 AM

    Stunning!!! The back is amazing! You look beautiful!

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    Kenzi || Life of a Sister
    January 3, 2019 at 11:57 AM

    Oh my gosh. You looked stunning! What a gorgeous dress!

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    Clare @ Oh These Are The Good Old Dasy
    January 3, 2019 at 4:49 PM

    your hair! b your flowers! your dress!! wow, wow, wow! what does your tattoo says? so lovely!

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    Denise
    January 3, 2019 at 4:59 PM

    Love love love the details! You look beautiful and so happy 🙂

    Denise | http://theelleaesthetic.com/

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    Summer
    January 3, 2019 at 9:00 PM

    I literally love everything about your dress – the style is perfect and SO stunning on you!

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    Felicia
    January 3, 2019 at 11:19 PM

    You look so happy and pretty! I love the photo with you and your bridesmaids, it’s too cute!

    // http://www.thefeliciarenee.com

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    Becky @ Disney in your Day
    January 4, 2019 at 10:52 AM

    Aww it’s so pretty, and you look absolutely beautiful! Congratulations!

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    Teya | TLMblog
    January 4, 2019 at 3:35 PM

    So stunning! It looks absolutely great on you!

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    Candace
    January 6, 2019 at 12:44 PM

    OMG!!! Absolutely stunning. I love how delicate and romantic this dress is. I’m so happy for you guys!!

    XO
    Candace
    http://www.thebeautybeau.com

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    Jenn Hanft
    January 6, 2019 at 11:22 PM

    OMG that gown is absolutely beautiful on you!!! I love the subtle details that really make the dress so precious. You are a stunning bride!!!!

    With love, Jenn
    https://jubilantdose.com

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    Jordyn Sifferman
    January 7, 2019 at 1:55 AM

    Your dress is so beautiful, I love the illusion neckline!

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    Tara Fuller
    January 7, 2019 at 1:33 PM

    you are such a vision! that dress is magnificent!

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    Bree | BreeAtLast.com
    January 8, 2019 at 2:21 PM

    This dress, the hair, the flowers…..oh my! It’s all so perfect for you and completely captures your essence! I’m sure it was a magical day!!! Congrats again!!

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