Plush Brides- Jennifer

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Our second submission is the beautiful Mrs. Jennifer Carn! Her fabulous David’s Bridal A-Line, chiffon gown fit her body in all the right places!

Her dress had beaded detailing on both the waist and the back of the dress’s train. With a chiffon fabric and natural strapless neckline, Jennifer’s dress was the perfect fit for her perfect day.

Her all-white wedding theme fits right in with her outdoor wedding. Which was saved by no rain the entire night…here in Florida that’s a luxury that must be celebrated, right?

Fun Fact: this wedding was coordinated by your’s truly on the day of. Also, recognize the dress?? 😉 The amazing Abbey of London photography shot her wedding and did a marvelous job. You can see more of their work here.

Plush Brides- Jeanai

Our first real life plus size bride is Mrs. Reyes! She slayed her yacht wedding in an exquisite A-line, lace, David’s Bridal gown. I don’t know about you, but you can’t get anymore plush than a yacht wedding.

Fun fact: Jeanai had the choice of her mother’s dress and decided to get her own dress herself. After much research, she took herself to David’s found the dress of her dreams and bought it on the spot….all by herself. Safe to say she’s as Independent as they come. She and her hunni looked beautiful on their big day! Much love To Jeanai and thanks for the submission!

*if you’d like to submit photos of your plush wedding, send them to hello@plush-bridal.com with the subject line: “Plush Brides”.

That one time at Bride Camp…

I am at the magical age of having friends who get married back to back, between the months of March and September. Since I’m such an amazing friend and obviously humble, I spend a lot of my time at stores like David’s Bridal helping them with the painstaking decision of choosing their dress.

As it turns out the majority of them had a hard time finding dresses…even at David’s, which has one of the largest selections of plus size gowns next to (RIP) Alfred Angelo. This one time, I had one friend who ended up wearing my dress to her wedding two years after me. In my opinion, it’s because David’s Bridal has the same policy that I live by: if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. I see you David 😉.

Something I’ve noticed with my many trips to David’s Bridal: If you are above size 16, they will more than likely pull the same 8 dresses for you, regardless of body type. To me, that’s not very effective. A drop waist ball gown is not exactly the move for me, nor is a trumpet. Also, you could be a street size 8 and walk in there having to wear a 12, that’s not all on David, it’s also the designers and their ridiculous guidelines that make every dress a body tourniquet.

If you’ve ever been inside of David’s Bridal, you will see their stock inventory on the floor and be filled with excitement and hope and probably be told to sit down and stop touching their stuff…or maybe that was just me? Once you finish your assessment with your consultant, you go with your consultant and at first they look at the styles you’ve asked for, but almost always have to ‘check the size’ and put it right back. By the end of the search, you end up with a plethora of styles and sizes that don’t necessarily meet your expectations  but do meet your budget.

I wonder if budgets make a difference with experience. I highly doubt that, as my budget and other friends budgets were different, and we all tried on the same dresses. David and his Brides must get it all the way together because I’m not sure that many more brides will want to see their friends walk down the aisle in their dress.