Wedding Dresses

Yesterday was my 12th wedding anniversary. Happy anniversary, Kevin!

I loved our church wedding, and I still like the simple wedding dress I chose.

Wedding Photo

One of the fun things about writing romance novels is getting to create fictional love stories, proposals, and weddings. It’s like getting to plan a wedding without the stress and without the budget. Wedding dresses make appearances in a couple of my books. I love watching shows about brides choosing their dress, and I enjoy shopping online for them for my stories.

The dress below had a large role in my book Canyon Crossing. I loved how sweet and romantic it is.


A book I recently finished writing, The Wedding Chapel, features this wedding dress in the opening scene. I wanted the bride to be in a sea of tulle.


Describe your dream wedding dress. Or if you’re married, what did your wedding dress look like?


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About Beth Rhodes

Beth jumps into life with both feet...or head first. Impulsive and spontaneous to a T, she joined Passionate Critters and never looked back. She loves writing and reading, which made this wonderful group of woman a perfect match for her.

20 Responses to Wedding Dresses

  1. I love watching “say yes to the dress!” There’s just something so magical about the wedding dress – not sure how I feel about the current trend of colors (like red or black.) I’ve been married a little longer than 12 years – congratulations and happy anniversary to you! I remember my first priority was the long train, it was beautifully detailed and I still love it when I look at my wedding picture, 26 years later. 🙂

  2. Nina Croft says:

    Congratulations, Julie! You looked gorgeous – and I think simple is best for wedding dresses.
    I got married in a purple suit (it wasn’t a church wedding!). I bought it the weekend before – Rob dropped me off at the shops and told me I wasn’t allowed home until I’d found something!

  3. CJ Kennedy says:

    My wedding gown was ivory chiffon with a Queen Anne neckline, and bishop’s sleeves. Bodice and cuffs of the sleeves was trimmed with Aleçon lace. A cathedral length train was held in place by a beaded Juliet cap.

  4. Jennifer Shirk says:

    Happy Anniversary! I’m a June bride too!

    I love simple dresses as well.

  5. Even now, nearly 26 years later, I still love my dress. Lightweight satin, lace and sea pearls, cathedral length train. And of course, I had a veil with a tiara (this will not shock people who know me 🙂

    Any time I see pictures of wedding dresses, I still stop and glance through them

  6. Sutton Fox says:

    Happy Anniversary! Love the photo. While I like a lot of odd things, I’m pretty traditional about the colors. Not a fan of black or red. My first dress was kind of champagne colored , and the second time, hmmm, was the same color. Well, there you have it. LOL!

  7. Loree Huebner says:

    Happy Anniversary!!!

    I love wedding dresses- from simple to extreme elegance. I had fun helping my daughter pick hers out a few years back. Such a special time.

    In my writing, I tend to give more to detail the ring than the dress – because each wedding I’ve written (there have been two) was a “in the moment” thing, and there was no time for a proper wedding dress, just the dress they had on.

    You’ve inspired me here. Maybe in WIP.

  8. Susan Mason says:

    Happy Anniversary, Julie! Love your dress.

    The priest where I work and I were just discussing wedding dresses on Friday. How all the brides nowadays wear strapless dresses (no matter how unflattering to their body type!) Mine was so opposite. Lacy high neck, puffy sleeves to the elbow then slim to the wrist. No skin – no sir!

    If I was tech savy, I’d add a picture. One day…


    • Thanks, Sue. I think the strapless trend was just beginning when I got married because I remember worrying about what some of my family members would think when I chose my dress. Now most people assume you’re going to have a strapless gown. 🙂

  9. Bethanne says:

    Mine was very simple. Almost not train to speak of. 🙂 I’m not going to say it what I looooved about my wedding, but it worked and was beautiful. Now, my hair, I would do differently, for sure!! 😀

  10. Bethanne says:

    OMG. there are so many typos. LOL early morning wake up. 5am, not a good time, apparently. 😀 Love your photo, Julie.

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