Given our modest standards for wedding dresses within the LDS religion, finding a cute modest and trendy wedding dress was not an easy task.
Well, so then I decided to start trying on sleeveless dresses that might work (to add sleeves onto later)...And as you can see, still no luck.
I actually ended up coming back to one of the shops a few days later and discovered a dress that I had not tried on before. I loved it. It was the one. I spoke with the owner about having sleeves designed to match the dress and material, and it was no problem.
And then here is the dress later after sleeves were added...
As you can see, the detail on the sleeves are an exact match to the dress :)
The sleeves were actually later shortened about 3 inches so that the "bell" of the sleeve started right at the elbow.
I love this picture - Me looking back at myself in the mirror in my wedding dress. I was so excited to finally have the dress, and kept imagining myself wearing it on our wedding day.