I’ve always imagined marrying during late spring or early summer. It seems to be the best time to marry in the Caribbean as it is right before hurricane season. Lately, I’ve also envisioned my perfect wedding dress. Tossing and turning in bed, I dream of lace and detachable bottoms so I can merengue the night away with my husband. To float down the aisle like a Queen, I’ll need a long enough dress. My minions holding the train as to not stumble or rip it with granules of sand. To dance like a true Dominicana, I’ll need a short enough dress so I can shake my round ass to the bachatas and salsas that follow .
Basically, I want to be married wearing a wedding dress similar to Charo’s wardrobe. But in white, not fire engine red, and minus the Cuchi Cuchi.
How am I going to have a fitted lace dress that is short and voluminous in the front but has a train in the back? Simple. I will hire a seamstress from Tenares, Dominican Repulic. They are used to creating dresses that defy gravity and the very nature of fabrics. For those who rather not fly into a campo, you can buy your dress at a wedding shop. There are many styles, many varieties, so it will be easy to find the perfect fit. What type of wedding dress should you shop for? How about one of these designs, which so happen to be the top wedding dress trends of Spring 2011!
There you have it! The hottest dresses walking down the aisle. As for me, I’m stinking to my dream dress. Laugh now, but my dress will one day be on this list!
Photos Credit: Clark + Water Studio / The Knot