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Mill Crest Vintage Wedding Dresses, Eau Claire, WI Wedding Photographer

 

I love Vintage. Anything and everything vintage, and you’ve had me at hello. My work has a very obvious flair toward the vintage end of the spectrum. The soft and romantic looks, floral, the soft and flowy fabrics, bows, ribbons, ruffles. I guess you could say I am a girly-girl. I revel in it, and love it. I am currently lusting after a pair of shoes my brothers would laughingly call “grandma shoes.” They’re perfect in every way. Cherry red, flats, suede, and just gorgeous. They.will.be.mine.

That’s why, when I ran across Mill Crest Vintage today, I almost died. I am so in love, and if you love vintage, you will too! All of these vintage dresses were chosen with care, you can tell. I also love that so many people are beginning to get the love for all that is vintage as well. You see so many more unique details in weddings these days. People are really putting their character and charm into their weddings. And after all, shouldn’t a wedding be about the 2 of you? It really shouldn’t be about anyone else! It’s a celebration of the 2 of you, not about who can throw the biggest, most elaborate party. I don’t care about the price tag, I care about the memories.

That’s why, when I get married my Wedding Photographer will be the most important aspect of my wedding. I am always paying attention to what local photographers are doing, and the majority of the time it’s not to build my business or to compete. I will be totally honest and tell you, that I am looking for my wedding photographer! Before I even thought about going pro, before I even knew that I would, I thought I had my wedding photographer chosen. THE wedding photographer, but then I really started looking and I am so proud and honored to say that we have so many talented, amazing photographers in the Chippewa Valley area. The competition is stiff! And before I knew it, the person I thought would shoot my wedding is no longer. Maybe I will go back to that person some day, but ultimately I realize that the only thing I will have to look back on that glorious day, is my pictures. I won’t remember what the food tasted like, unless it was particularly terrible. I won’t remember if the flowers were spectacular, as long as they reflect who I am then that’s all that really matters. Many brides now are incorporation so many different things into their bouquets as unique fillers to their flowers, that you don’t have to spend a hefty bundle on those flowers anymore. At the end of the day, all I will have to look back on are the memories, and the photos that captured those moments. Those are the moments I want to pass on to my children.

Then, obviously the DRESS. What girl doesn’t spend a big chunk of their wedding budget on the dress? When I really think about the fact, that due to a horrific series of events, I can no longer wear my mom’s wedding dress when I get married, it makes me so sad! I loved that wedding dress, even when I was 8 years old. I can’t even remember the first time I told my mom I would wear it when I got married, because I was so young. Alas, it is what it is, and I will have to wear something else. But Mill Crest Vintage gives me hope, that I might be able to wear something with some history after all. Granted, it may not be familial history, but one can pretend. So, I want to share with you guys! I have some favorites, and who knows? Maybe one of my planning brides can find the dress of their dreams!

The awesome thing about Mill Crest Vintage, is they are in the U.S. They have beautiful, unique, one-of-a-kind, show stopping dresses, and they only charge $12 to ship to your doorstep. So I could get a beautiful dress shipped to me in Altoona, WI for only $12 US dollars. In this day in age, I call that a steal! Anyway, I am off on a rampant as usual, so without further ado, I will share my favorites. Enjoy!

Told you they were beautiful! And they’re a steal for being vintage, beautiful, and one of a kind dresses. Mill Crest Vintage has also won a wide variety of awards and has been recognized by numerous professional organizations, so you can feel comfortable purchasing your dress with a history and a future. If you purchase a dress here, I would love to know about it! Even better, I would love to photograph you in it! Which one of the above dresses are your favorite?