Even Though I said “I do” 5 years ago on October 23rd, I could not resist doing a blog entry over my Wedding dress!
I am not the greatest of party planners, the crafty gene did not flow through my blood, so to say I would love to plan my wedding all over again is the furthest from the truth. However, if you told me I could go buy another wedding gown, I would be over the moon thrilled. Saying YES to my dress was hands down the best part of planning my wedding. Except of course saying my vows to my husband in front of God and all our family and friends. Side Note: I could possibly do the menu taste testing again!
Trying on those beautiful gowns made me feel like the most important person in the world. I felt like royalty. I loved all the designs from lace to satin to the crystal beading. This was my comfort zone and I felt like I knew what I was doing when I walked into the store. Unlike every other decision I had to make for the big day.
I can remember this day like it was yesterday. I made two appointments on a Saturday at Alfred Angelo and Davids Bridal. Even though people told me to bring only a few people to the appointment I could not resist by inviting my parents, grandparents, aunts, and my girl cousins. These were important people in my life and I wanted to experience it with them. I have a very large family and we are all extremely close. We came rolling into Alfred Angelo at least 10 deep. I knew no matter what the opinions of those I brought with me that my strong willed self would only buy what I wanted.
The moment came when it was time for me to start trying on dresses and I specifically remember “The Dress”. As soon as I turned around and looked in the mirror I instantly felt tingles down my spine. I felt beautiful and finally saw that “glow” that everyone kept saying I had. This dress was everything I had ever dreamed of and everyone in the room saw the sparkle in my eye when I walked out. I instantly looked at my father and saw his face light up and his eyes filled with tears. Just a little insight into my life, my dad is my best buddy. He is my number one supporter and his approval meant everything to me. I am his only daughter and his only child!
My dress was strapless with a sweetheart neckline, a draped bodice, and a fit to flare silhouette. My favorite part was the flowers that wrapped around the bodice. They were a gorgeous accent with pearl beads in the center. I finally felt like a true bride and that everything was coming together as planned. It was as if this dress was made just for me.
So for all of you brides to be, my advice for you when it comes time to choose the dress of your dreams is to follow your own heart. Choose a dress that represents who you are not who everyone wants you to be. You are the one walking down that aisle, and the one who will look back on these pictures so you have to love it. Once you feel the tingles in your body or see the sparkle in your eye, you will know the dress is for you. The moment will hit you and no matter what anyone else says or thinks, it is all about how you feel. Trust me, you are not going to disappoint them by choosing something you love! This is your moment to shine and the dress needs to reflect you. So I hope you have a beautiful wedding dress shopping experience like I did.
Dress – Alfred Angelo
Photography – Fairy Tale Photography If you are looking for a Wedding photographer I highly recommend Fairy Tale Photography. They do not disappoint. I am still in love with every single shot from our engagement, bridals, and wedding photos. They truly captured every moment and made me feel very special.