Join the club. Just like many of you other hopeless romantics out there....I feel duped. Those precious hours that I spent watching the extravagant nuptials and carefully studying the infamous 3 wedding gowns are gone, and I can never get them back. What can we learn from all of this..?
Questions about this wedding have been circulating like a tornado throughout the media...Was it for real? What will happen to the gifts? Will she give the ring back? What will happen to all of the gowns that were patterned after her 3 wedding looks?
Allow me to shed some light on these heavy issues. ;) Kim sticks to her guns and claims that the whole shindig was legit, "First and foremost, I married for love. I can't believe I even have to defend this," Kardashian tells E online.
As for the lavish gifts, unfortunately in KK fashion, rumor has it that most of the presents given to the happy couple were personalized. Not sure even Nordstrom would take those back.
The bling? No comment from Lorraine Schwartz, famous jewelry designer to the stars, and the Kardashian clan claims that it is theirs, not a loaner. The choice of whether or not to return the ring...who's to say at this point.
Now, for my area of expertise....the gowns. First off, celebrities and icons should give inspiration to bridal looks, not replicas. Every bride deserves to reveal their own style on their wedding day, not that of one seen by millions. Taking a page out of the Royal Wedding; even though Kate Middleton's gown was duplicated left and right, the real trend she set was one that has been a staple in a classic bride's style for decades....LACE...which can be interpreted in so many fantastic and individualistic ways. With all of that being said, basque waisted gowns do give the appearance of a smaller waist, charmeuse gowns are always stylish, and trumpet gowns are terrific. Just remember to make it your own, and not "Kim's dress #2."
Sketches from the three gowns worn by Kardashian
Now here is a good question for ALL brides out there..What to do with the gowns after the wedding?? You have spent time and effort to find the perfect dress, now what should come of it? Well, it really all depends on the individual...the most responsible option would be to have your precious gown preserved. Serendipity offers the services of a respected gown preservation company that will send you the gown in a beautiful box with a "peek" window so you can view your dress whenever you would like. You can't open it though, or else it will begin the oxidation process, and will more than likely yellow through the years. If the goal is to give the option to your little girl to wear your dress in the future, this is the way to go.
Some photographers will shoot a "after session" in your gown. This is where you can go buck wild in your dress, and not worry about how dirty or wrinkled you get it. I have seen anything from brides laying in a field to jumping into the lake. Here are some of my favs, and more tame versions from Forever Photography. These couples took their attire out of town for a whole new setting for photos. Brilliant!
Another option, (which happens to be what I did), is to hang your gown where it is accessible to try on, linger at, and reminisce with. I LOVE my gown, and although the thought of keeping in pristine condition for my little angel to wear on her big day is sweet.....
I am realistic, and know that she will want to wear a gown covered in sparkles and dripping in jewels. My clean, classic dress will just not do. ;)
As for Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries, I think the biggest disappointment that came from all of this, is that her fans really wanted this marriage to work. Best of wishes, and we look forward to the next televised wedding from this family.