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No more muumuus: wedding dresses for pregnant brides abound

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Jessica Iverson was six months pregnant when she married husband Matthew Kustura in 2004. Finding an appropriate wedding dress, she says, was the hardest part of the whole affair. (Courtesy of Jessica Iverson)

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Jessica Iverson was six months pregnant when she married husband Matthew Kustura in 2004. Faced with a lack of options for her dream wedding dress, Iverson spent more on alterations than on the dress itself. Still, it barely fit on the day of her wedding. (Courtesy of Jessica Iverson)

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This maternity wedding dress in Motherhood's 2007 spring collection sold out within days of its online preview, says company president Rebecca Matthias. (Courtesy of Mothers Work)

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Jessica Iverson created her own online business designing maternity wedding gowns in 2004. This dress, the Julia, is one of her biggest sellers. (Courtesy of Maternity Bridal)

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Six months pregnant with her baby boys, Emily Allis-Springer got married last June in Portland, Me. Finding a dress, she remembers, was a nightmare. She finally bought one online from Maternity Bride. (Courtesy of Emily Allis-Springer)

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Six months pregnant with baby boys, Emily Allis-Springer got married in Portland, Me. last year. Pregnant brides today are excited about showing off their bulging bellies and celebrating their pregnancy at the same time as their marriage. (Courtesy of Emily Allis-Springer)

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Once faced with frantic searches for wedding gowns that fit, pregnant brides are finding it easier to find dresses specifically designed for their bulging bellies.


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