Let The Wedding Madness Begin...FINALLY!

So, I know I've been putting it off for a long time (we've been married for almost 10 months, for goodness sake!), but I've finally sorted through pictures and organized posts to show off OUR WEDDING!!!!! EEEEEEK!  I'm so excited to share our special day with you and I hope you enjoy the posts.

***Be sure to check out the "Our Wedding" tab up top to see more wedding posts!***

Right after Joshua and I got engaged, my mom and I made an appointment at David's Bridal to try on dresses. :) On January 10th, 2011, she and I spent the afternoon dress shopping.

When we got there, the staff was so sweet and helpful. My consultant's name was Megan and she was so bubbly and fun! She listened to my rambling about how I was picky, but had no idea what I wanted all at the same time and just picked out things that she thought would work for my body type. She was awesome and not pushy at all, which made the experience easy and enjoyable.

Time for pictures!

This was the very first wedding dress I tried on. It was a NO from the start. I loved the way it looked on the hanger, but the fabric was too shiny and the style was too drape-y for my body type.
This is the 2nd dress I tried on. I HATED it. I thought I'd love the fabric and the flouncy-ness, but the way it looked on me was just bad, bad, bad. This dress was OUT.
Dress 2 again. See? Way too much aimless fluff.
Now we're getting to the good stuff! I know I don't look happy, but I actually loved this dress to pieces. The small ruffles and the style of the dress were exactly what I was looking for and I loved the unique detailing on the short train. But again, the fabric was too shiny, so unfortunately, this dress was out.
The adorable short train with ruffled flower details.
This was the fourth dress I tried on. I absolutely LOVED this dress. The fabric was gentler, the detailing had the lovely vintage feel I was going for, and the fit was just right for my big tatas and wide hips.
The gorgeous train. Unfortunately, this dress didn't make the cut for one reason. The price tag. This dress was about $300 over what my mom and I had budgeted for, so unfortunately, this beautiful dress was out.
And now, ladies and gentlemen, the unveiling (pun definitely intended) of THE DRESS!

Here I am trying on THE dress for the first time. :) I was immediately in love.

The back. Please ignore the black bra. ;)

Noticeably happier in this dress than the others. :)

Practicing sitting in the dress? Very important.

My mommy and I after I said "YES!" to the dress! :)
*Sigh* While my dress shopping experience wasn't "magical" like most brides hope for, it was definitely enjoyable and I'm so glad my mom and I got to have that wonderful experience together. We both left feeling great about the dress and were so excited to be able to show it off at our wedding in just a few short months. :)

Stay tuned for more wedding posts this week!


Faith said...

LOVE the dress you chose! def. the ONE! you can def. tell that you loved it too :)

Morgan said...

Wedding dress shopping was hard, but it's so fun! I'm looking forward to hearing more about your wedding. =)

Nikki said...

Oh, how I miss dress shopping! You GLOW when you tried on the "One"!!

erika said...

Very pretty!

Lisha said...

yay for wedding dresses. beautiful! So funny. I liked the second pic dress the most (the one you hated).lol...

I didn't have this trying on wedding dress experience because I knew I wouldn't find what I wanted. I instead picked out a pattern and my fabric and my best friend's mom made my dress. It turned out pretty much how I wanted :)

Anonymous said...

Yikes - I leave the blog-world for a couple weeks and miss everything fun! I love the dress you picked out and all of your pictures!

When I went shopping, it definitely wasn't magical... the first few dresses the consultant brought out were terrible. TERRIBLE. I wish I had thought to take pictures of them, though - they'd be funny to look back on!

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