Thursday, August 12, 2010

You Make My Dreams Come True: The Dress

Today is already our 2 month anniversary! It's so hard to believe how fast the time has flown by! Being married is honestly one of the greatest things in the world, and it gets better every day. I love you, David, and can't wait to see what our forever holds! 

In the months leading up to the wedding I was nervous about whether I made the right choice regarding my dress. I constantly wondered about the two dresses that everyone else loved that I didn't get.

In the end, though, I am 100% confident that I ended up with the right dress for me. I felt absolutely beautiful in it, and while the other two are gorgeous, I would've never been able to get over how much they cost. I don't think you can decide on the perfect dress without taking cost into consideration, and with all things considered, mine was the perfect one for me.

My dress had already had its own little photo shoot, and I was SO ready to put it on!

MOH A helped me get into my slip and corset while my mom looked on.

And then I had to take a phone call from one of my sisters telling me she was still 15 minutes away. I'm thankful Brandi got this picture early in the conversation, because by the time I hung up I was crying.

But I still had a dress to put on, regardless of whether she was going to be there or not. So we tried to figure out the easiest way to do it...

And then I decided to just dive right in.

Love my hands in this one! Ha, typical.

Finally it was on! I made sure I hadn't ruined my hair while my mom and MOH A started lacing up my corset back. These are some of my favorite pictures, even though I wish I'd been more smiley!

About this time my other sister arrived and saw my dress (and me) for the first time. I love that Brandi captured this picture of her face.

At this point David was texting MOH A asking where we were because they were bored and hot and I'm sure he knew I was freaking out that we were way behind schedule. (They were also already at our picture location standing out in the heat.) Brandi caught this picture before she headed to meet the boys and get started on the groomsmen pictures.

Since I had her go ahead and leave, I don't have any professional pictures of my last few 'finishing touches,' but BM S was able to get a couple at least.

And with that, we threw all of our stuff into bags, quickly checked out, and headed to meet up with the rest of the bridal party for our first look and pictures. I was happier and less stressed as soon as we were in the car knowing that I was minutes away from seeing my soon-to-be husband! He's able to calm my nerves like no one else can. 

Was it a struggle getting into your dress?

Tip #5: Smile through your stress and frustration, because you'll regret looking worried/upset/mad in the pictures later!

*All pictures in this post except for the last two were taken by Brandi Coldwell of Lola Jo Photo Design*

Need to catch up?

We started on Thursday.
We decorated Friday morning.


  1. Such great pictures...your sister's face in that one is priceless!

  2. You looked your dress!

  3. Happy 2 month anniversary, date twin! :) Love your getting into the dress photos, you look so gorgeous!

  4. AWWWWWWwww the dress was gorgeous. Yes I think price does take a factor. I havent been married yet but I was my sister's MOH and we didnt have any problem with her dress. I think I had more problems with the garters.(She wore 2 just in case her husband went on the wrong leg. LOL)

    Anyway... you looked gorgeous even though you were a bit stressed.

  5. I like the real emotion stress/processing pictures. Because that's how you were feeling! Anxious, excited, nervous... so many emotions.

    Happy Anniversary, by the way! The dress was AMAZING and suited you perfectly!

  6. You had such a beautiful dress!
    I am now following you thanks to New Friend Fridays!It would be nice if you could share the love back on my blog!
    Also we have the coolest blog-hop there is... no rules just fun and would love you to join in:) Oh and if you need any blog help or easy HTML tips, you know where to come!Happy Friday!

  7. Hi,
    I found your blog through Trendy Treehouse's New Friend Fridays - Love it, Love the dress, and Love Love!

  8. nice dress! love the pics, you looked great! I had an amazing dress too, but it's been sitting in the dry cleaning bags for the last 7 years because I couldn't decide what to do with it, one day I'll do some research and figure out what to do!

    Here from NFF, happy weekend!


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