First off, sorry for the heavily edited pics today, and the really long post, I couldn't help myself!
Second, It's not under 500L's, sorry!
Anywho, here's my complete Beachy bridal look for under 600L's
Here's a tip. The dress doesn't have to break the bank. The most beautiful and interesting gowns I have found, are ones that aren't labeled as Wedding gowns. That's the biggest problem most Bride's face, they feel like they have to have a gown that the creator marks as Bridal, when really, all it is is the category the designer puts it in, and maybe a veil...The only difference between a 3k Wedding gown, and a 250L white formal gown is the name...and a lot of money! When you choose a gown that is still beautiful, because you don't want to compromise beauty, but not super expensive, you have more money to spend on the little things, such as nice jewelry or cute hair, that make the outfit even more special.
When I like to choose a beach look, I search for natural items, such as seashells and wooden accessories. You don't have to go the same route, but try not to over complicate things, because it tends to take away from your avies "Natural" beauty, and the beauty of the scenery.
Here's the full view of the dress:
This dress was one of the very first Mesh items that I bought, and I love it so much. It's called the Lucille pleated gown from Beetlebones, and it reminds me of a seashell, which makes it perfect for the beach.
Okay, another very important you have to remember if you have a champagne taste, but only have a beer budget. Group Gifts and Gachas are your friends! GG's are especially awesome for top notch skin stores, because just a single skin can cost you 1500L's, if you're buying top of the line, which every girl wants for her Wedding day, but you can eliminate that cost by just grabbing the GG, and there is usually a new one every month or so....
Another good thing to remember, search through events. Events like The Dressing Room, and Collabor88 are my two very favorite events. TDR updates every 2 weeks (And many awesome skin stores are constants at that event) while Collabor88 updates every 8th of the month. Some other awesome events to look out for are the events put out by the Hootie Cooterati Experience, such as the Zodiac events and the Festival of Sin.
Events are really good for Hair, Skin, and Accessories, but you probably aren't going to find a gown at an event, but when you're saving so much on all the other things, you can afford to splurge a little bit on the gown. If you can splurge a bit, but not a lot, take a look at Evie's Closet, most (if not all) of the Bridal gowns there are under 600L's, so it is definitely a store to look at. Another good tip would be to search the marketplace for gowns. and remember, you don't have to search for a wedding gown to find the perfect one for you.
And with that, I bid you farewell :)
Skin: Ramona Solstice (Fairy): Al Vulo for TDR (Not available anymore, but send the creator an IM, it wouldn't hurt to ask) - 70L
Hair: Diva2 (Brown Diamond): D!va Group Gift - 0L
Dress: Lucile Pleated Mesh Gown (White): Beetlebones - 250L
Necklace: By the Sea Charm Necklace: Yummy - 130L
Earrings: Gatcha Disc Earrings (Wood): Shakeup! (Not available anymore, but the designer is the most helpful one i've encountered, so send them an IM) - 35L (I think)
Face Tattoo: She Comes from Hawaii: Deetalez - 100L