Style blogger Kim Pesch is the mastermind of eat.sleep.wear. She writes daily posts about her favorite fashion finds, and is a social media powerhouse when it comes to sharing photos of her inspiration. Naturally, Kim started thinking about her wedding dress almost immediately after she got engaged to her fiancé, Blake Lapides. Luckily for us, she decided to share her journey toward finding the dress — a major task for a trendsetter! Kim brought along photographer Alison Conklin as she went to appointments and shared with us her favorite dresses — as well as some fashion insight — from the fun day. Check out our favorite snapshots from her Instagram takeover, and get some exclusive details on her upcoming wedding!
For us, the obvious highlight of the dress-shopping day was the gorgeous details that she shared with us. But for Kim, the entire experience was a lesson in remaining open-minded. "It was about letting go and trying on as many styles as possible. Even if I thought they might not suit my body type or I might not think they were 'my style,'" she tells us. "I think if you have an open mind going into your dress shopping, you might surprise yourself by what you like, what looks great. Because at the end of the day, you want to look and feel your best and with that big smile on your face, it's going to be hard for everyone not to be staring."
One person who will definitely be staring? Her proud fiancé, whom she happily says is letting her plan the wedding of her dreams. As for the type of wedding dress he'd like to see her in? "Not a princess gown," Kim says. "I know he would love to see the beautiful woman that he sees me as and that means showing a bit of my shape with a more form fitting dress."
Kim and Blake are planning an outdoor, coastal wedding, which is informing nearly everything about her details — except for the dress! "I wish I could blurt out where it is but it's a truly special and beautiful place," she told us of the secret spot. "Filled with lush palms and greens tones and set on the ocean. It will be an elegant garden party ... with lots of pineapples." Though that sounds like the recipe for a flowy, garden-party appropriate wedding dress, she insists that that's not the case. "I didn't let the location dictate my style. I am getting married once, and I will wear the dress that I fell in love with. It has a modern twist to it. And I am obsessed with the neckline," she added.
The self-described "Pinterest obsessed" bride-to-be is keeping the rest of her wedding details under wraps for now, though she does admit to loving Lauren Conrad's rustic, romantic wedding. "I loved that she stayed true to her style and nothing was over done," Kim explains. "I think that is one of the more important things I have on my mind as I am making all these decisions. Keep true to myself, and keep it chic but simple."
As for her fiancé, he might have a hurdle to jump in that regard. "He is very involved in what he wants to wear," Kim says lovingly. "He will definitely be wearing a tux. In a perfect world, he would love to style an ode to Humphrey Bogart with a crisp white tuxedo jacket. We shall see about that."
Whether or not he gets his dream tux, Kim is positive that their wedding will be an absolute dream come true. "To be in the moment," is how she describes her ideal state of mind for her nuptials. "I am having a very intimate gathering so I can take everything in and really just have the best time celebrating with the people that I love."