OMG!!! I can't believe that I found my dress already!! TODAY! In the 2nd store we went to, and it was the 2nd dress I tried on there!!! I was off work yesterday and today, so we used that time to start my dress shopping. My mom and I figured it would take a while...I'm pretty picky but I thought I knew exactly what I wanted. The dress that I picked IS exactly what I pictured, only WAY better than I could even imagine!!
Before we went shopping, my mom and I were sort of in a disagreement about what the dress should look like. She wanted me to have some (or alot) of beading, a full skirt and long train. I wanted the most plain plain plain dress you could get. Hardly any train, slim skirt, no embellishment. But I agreed to try on beaded dresses, just to humor her and get her to realize that I'm just a super plain, simple (classic) type of style. I didn't find any dresses that I liked on Monday, the first store we went to. They were all just too beaded. I think at that store my mom started realizing that beading was not me.
So we went again today, to a store where I know the owners through work. I pulled about 5 dresses and the owner pulled a few for me as well. Well I put that 2nd dress on and I KNEW it was the one! I came out of the dressing room and my mom KNEW it was the one! We both started tearing up. It's EXACTLY what i pictured in my head. Then the owner brought out the best part...a wonderful ribbon sash which she wrapped around my waist several times, and then tied in a bow in the front, off to the side. I just about lost it then!!! The sash adds just the right amount of "style". I didn't want to take it off! I pranced around the dressing room and jumped up and down.
The dress has a slight sweetheart neckline (which I LOVE), it's fitted through the body and then it's a trumpet skirt that flares out right around my knees. My favorite part - buttons ALL THE WAY DOWN THE BACK!!! ahhhhh! It has sort of a long train, which I was surprised that I liked. It has the most beautiful low v back...ahh, I'm so obsessed!! And while I originally thought I didn't want a veil, once they put one on me...I was sold! So I will probably just get a very plain fingertip length veil.
Ok, are you dying for pictures yet??
DISCLAIMER -- please ignore the super weird look on my face. My mom is not a very good photographer...she didn't tell me she was taking the picture and I look gross. But just focus on the dress!!!The only change is that the sash won't be in that coffee color...it will be in the same color as the dress (ivory). I LOVE it!!! It's absolutely perfect and exactly what I always imagined myself wearing on my wedding!!! Now to find the perfect shoes!!