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THE STORY OF MY WEDDING DRESS

ENG: It all begun in February, when I realized it was time to find THE dress. After some (very little) research I learned that at an average price of £1,400 the wedding dress might have been the biggest single-item outlay I was going to have. Being almost unemployed at the time I could not afford to go bananas on the thing, plus I was absolutely OK not to have a traditional dress anyway. Several high street stores do have bridal ranges, so I kept looking (like for a day or two), but I couldn’t be bothered. I decided to have a white combo for the big day – something like what Olivia Palermo rocked earlier this year.

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Pretty much that summed up my dress hunt, until a friend of mine revealed her gown being from Ebay. I gave it a shot just for fun, searching for a vintage lace dress, and that was when I fell in love. I saw it and instantly knew – no matter what, this is what I was going to wear on the big day. Yes, ladies, I confess, I ordered a copy from Ebay, made in Shanghai, and I couldn’t have been happier about it. Now, let’s just pause for a minute so those judging me for having a designer copy can calm down and move on. I am going to say copy once more – it was a custom made Jim Hjelm mermaid cut lace dress, which I purchased without even trying it on. They requested several measurements of mine in order to sew my dress, which arrived in April.

 

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I was over the moon until I tried to put it on, only to discover that it wasn’t going to pass my “popo” (for more info on the “popo” subject see THIS post). Naturally I thought I’d put on weight, which in fact I’d lost, so I blamed it on the shape – perhaps there was a special way to put it on, or I just needed help. Well, none of them was the case. Little did I know, that I’d sent the wrong dimension for my hips – it took me a while to discover this fact, and also to admit it was fashion God punishing me for a copy purchase, and that was my price to pay. My immediate reaction was more than predictable, freaking out, of course, big time (but just secretly, as Tom did not know about the dress at all).

After several desperate tries there was no other choice but to admit, this wasn’t going to work. In a fit of despair I contacted my only hope, Annamaria Kiss Kosa aka Koka Fashion. She insisted that everything was possible, and promised me to take care of my problem. It was only 2 more month to go until the big day when I took my dress home in August. It was so last minute that failure was not an option. Upon arrival Annamaria put her scissor set out next to my dress, and asked for my permission to cut it open. Can you imagine? She merged her scissors into it with such a coolness as if it was the most natural thing to do on Earth. Just the thought of it made my blood run cold.

After releasing some extra fabric I managed to squeeze myself into the dress. Actually, it was the very first time I had it on and saw myself in it. I couldn’t breath or move, and it wasn’t just the dress being too tight. The thought of getting married manifested in front of my eyes. Anyway, Annamaria assured me that fixing my dress was a piece of cake, and that it was going to be ready on time.

Five days before the wedding I met her again to have a final fitting. I was super excited and even more nervous. We carefully unpacked it, I put on my wedding heels and gave the dress a go. It fit! OMG, it fit! She made a miracle, it fit! I was now fully wearing my wedding dress. It took me a while to learn moving around and sitting down, and I loved it. Huge thanks to Koka Fashion again and again, she literally saved my “popo”. As for my ceremony outfit I had deep blue heels from Dune, and jewellery from my granny. I didn’t wear a veil, instead there was a champagne silk ribbon in my hair.

More images and stories are coming soon…

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HU: Februar volt, amikor elerkezettnek ereztem az idot az eskuvoi ruha keresesere. Azzal mar tisztaban voltam, hogy atlagosan £1400-ba kerul egy valamire valo ruha, es kolcsonozni semmikeppen sem terveztem, mert sajat darabot szerettem volna. Az itteni high street boltokban kaphatoak menyasszonyi kollekciok normalis aron, s mivel akkortajt egyebkent sem duskaltam a munkaban ugy dontottem, hogy majd azok kozott keresgelek.  Reszemrol teljesen rendben volt a nem hagyomanyos eskuvoi szett. Atneztem par online oldalat, de eleg hamar rauntam, igy elhataroztam, hogy az outfitem egy egyszeru ketreszes feher combo lesz, valami hasonlo ahhoz, amit Olivia Palermo viselt a sajat eskuvojen.

Ennyiben nagyjabol ki is merult reszemrol a ruhavadaszat, mignem Livi baratnom ajanlotta, hogy nezzek utana Ebay-n. Miert is ne, gondoltam, beirtam az Ebay keresojebe, hogy csipkes vintage ruha es par percen belul meglattam es megszerettem. Tudtam, hogy ez az a darab, amiben az oltar elott allok majd. Igen, kedveseim, bevallom, megrendeltem egy masolatot, bunos vagyok, de nem bantam meg. (1 perces csend azok kedveert, akik most itelkeznek felettem) A szoban forgo csoda egy Jim Hjelm “kopi” volt a 2013-s kollekciobol, amit Shanghaiban varrtak nekem, miutan reszletesen elkuldtem a mereteimet.

Aprilisban erkezett meg az en kicsikem. Hihetetlenul orultem neki, de ez csak az elso ruhaprobaig tartott, amikoris ra kellett jojjek: valami nem stimmel, nem akart feljonni a popomon (popo ugyben tovabbi infoert olvasd el EZT a cikkemet). Eloszor arra gondoltam, hogy talan hiztam, de ez nem volt realis, majd arra a kovetkeztetesre jutottam, hogy a szabasabol kifolyolag van a baki, s bizonyara segitseggel majd konnyeben ramjon a kicsike. Ezt a hiu abrandot ugy kb juniusig dedelgettem, amikoris felfedeztem, hogy rossz csipomeretet kuldtem el (igen, tudom, a divatisten buntetese, amiert “feijket” vettem).

Egy kis titkos hiszti utan (dragam termeszetesen semmit sem sejtett, a ruha titok volt elotte a nagy napig) vegso elkeseredesemben irtam az altalam utolso remenynek velt Kiss Kosa Annamarianak, a Koka Fashion tervezojenek. Par kepes illusztracio utan Annamaria biztositott rola, hogy nincs lehetetlen, es, hogy megoldja a problemat.

Csupan ket honap volt hatra az eskuvoig, amikor hazavittem a ruhat es talalkoztam a dizajnerrel. O kikeszitette az ollokeszletet, es engedelyt kert a vagashoz, en meg azt hittem, hogy elajulok, de rabolintottam. Par ugyes nyisszantas es tuzdelessel kesobb maris ramfabrikalta a ruhat, ami akkor eloszor volt teljesen rajtam. Alig kaptam levegot, mozdulni sen nagyon tudtam (mertem), de most mar kevesbe az anyag szoritasa miatt, mint inkabb a tenytol, hogy tenyleg ferjhez megyek.

Annamaria megigerte, hogy az eskuvore keszen lesz a ruha es tokeletesen ram illik majd. Szerencsere az eredeti varrono hagyott eleg anyagot, amibol szukseg eseten ki lehetett engedni. Most mar annyira last minute volt az egesz herce-hurca, hogy egy eletem, egy halalom Annamaria kezebe ajanlottam.

5 nappal a ceremonia elott talalkoztunk ujra a vegso ruhaprobara. Olyan izgatott voltam, hogy alig kaptam levegot. Ovatosan kicsomagoltuk a kicsiket, felvettem az unnepi cipomet es belebujtam a ruhaba. Nem hittem a szememnek: tokeletesen ramjott, es meg mozogni is tudtam benne. Eltartott egy ideig ugyan, mig megtanultam leulni benne, es megszoktam a korlatozott mozgasteret, ami mint kiderult a legtobb menyasszonyi ruha atka. Annamaria csodat muvelt, amit halasan koszonok!

Ami az outfitemet illeti a cipom egy melykek par volt a Dune-bol, az ekszereket pedig a nagymamamtol kaptam. Fatylat nem viseltem, helyette egy pezsgoszinu selyemszalag volt a hajamban. Nemsokara mutatok meg kepeket es meselek bovebben…

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