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Dress Envy: Jillian of Mimi Nicole


In case you missed the lovely Tamra last week, I’m going to spend the next few weeks sharing the wedding dresses of some of my absolute favorite bloggers! Today’s blogger bride is Jillian, the sweet gal behind the Mimi Nicole blog. She also has her own event design company, called Mimi Nicole Event Design Boutique, and boy does she know what she’s doing. Even almost four months later, I’m still swooning over this bridal shower inspiration shoot she orchestrated! I was so excited to check out her wedding dress, and since she and I bonded early on over our similar styles, I was not surprised to see that she rocked one of my all-time favorite gowns.

{Photography by Lane Dittoe}

My dress is Ivy and Aster Sweet Pea.

I knew my dress was the one when…After being extremely unimpressed with dress after dress, I was on the internet one night scrolling through wedding blogs when I saw a dress that completely stopped me in my tracks. It was romantic and soft and looked like the perfect garden wedding dress, so I clicked on the site. Lo and behold, they were having a trunk show in Beverly Hills the weekend I was going home! So, I called my Mimi and she made us an appointment.  The weekend arrived and we headed up to Beverly Hills, along with my Papa, to see if this dress would make all of my dreams come true! There were a few other dresses I took with me into the changing room, but I set aside the Sweet Pea to try on last.  All the other dresses were beautiful, but nothing compared to the Sweet Pea.

I saved it for last and it was so worth the wait.  The fabric of the Sweet Pea is just yummy–there really is no other word for it! It’s covered in this gorgeous velvet dotted swiss and it’s everything I had ever wanted in a dress! Now, my family is not really the crying type, but I knew it was the one when I stepped out of the dressing room and everyone was just beaming back at me! I had never felt more lovely (or comfortable!) in my life and I knew it was the perfect dress for me! :)

My favorite thing about my dress was…I loved the fabric–it was so light and airy, and the dotted swiss made it seem so playful! It was perfect for a summer garden wedding. It also had pockets, which I loved!

I accessorized my dress with…the Ivy and Aster Heirloom belt, a necklace borrowed from my Mimi, a bracelet, earrings, Gap “Bow City” flats in sea foam green, and the  BHLDN “Crystal Fern” hairpin by Jennifer Behr.

Thank you so much, Jillian!








  1. Chrissi Holt says:

    This is such a sweet dress Nicole ! I love it … However completely different to the one I ended up choosing but it is sooooo me !!

  2. Thanks so much, sweet Lisa, for featuring my dress! I loved wearing it and definitely would recommend it to any Bride going for that soft, romantic feel!:)

  3. Dana says:

    very fun and pretty dress! looks perfect on her.

  4. Lena says:

    Oh, that swiss dot is so darling!

  5. Kristen says:

    I LOVE THE SWISS DOTS. this is my fave ivy & aster!!!!

  6. jacin says:

    SO gorgeous!!! love the dot detail!


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