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10.29.2008

BIG NEWS........

...........I GOT A DRESS!!!!!!!!! That's right, Ms. Dress-Buying-Procrastinator-Extraordinaire finally picked out a dress! I have to admit, I was TERRIFIED about dress shopping. All along, I have been so intimidated about trying on dresses because I was so afraid I would hate everything. And in retrospect, it was SO much fun. Maybe I'll pretend I haven't picked one yet so I can try on some more!

Anyway, last Saturday morning, I set out to go dress shopping with my mom, my sister, my MOH Ashley, my niece Jessie and my nephew Jake. I had an appointment at Fabulous Bridal Boutique in Covington, KY at noon, and planned on heading to Bridal & Formal as well as the other shops in the bridal district in Reading, OH, which is a little over an hour from here. Ashley, Jessie and I got to Covington a little early and decided to stop into Madison Avenue Bridal because they did not require an appointment. We pulled a few gowns and decided to start trying them on, because everyone else was on the way. The store associate picked a certain gown for me to try on first because apparently, I had pulled the same dress in 3 different sizes without knowing it. Well ladies, I know you have heard it a million times, but it was THE ONE. About the time I put it on, my mom, sister & Jake came in and my mom started crying immediately. I knew that was a good sign! We all talked about it, took some pictures (which sadly I can't post since Ryan reads my blog!) and tried on several other dresses. Then we moved onto the Fabulous Bridal appointment. Everyone picked out a bunch of dresses for me to try on, and every time I tried one on, I compared it to dress #1 and honestly didn't even want to walk out of the dressing room when it didn't compare. But, I did, and we were there for a couple of hours trying on dresses that were absolutely gorgeous, but just not cutting it for me. We decided to go have lunch before heading to more shops, but I told everyone I wanted to go try on dress #1 again. So we did, and as soon as I had it on, everything was right with the world again! I told everyone I officially felt like a bride. I knew there was no point in even trying anything else on, because this was it! So, I got all sized up, my wonderful Mom paid the bill, and that was that! I mean... what was I so afraid of?!?! I could do that every weekend!

So, without further ado, (Ryan - close your eyes!) here she is:


I mean can you really ever beat the look of a crisp white shirt? The pleats are to die for, and I am scouring the internet trying to find that headband!

......Okay not really. Give me a little credit! And since I know that Ryan would never, ever click a link to see my dress, you can all click to see it HERE. And no, I did not get the gloves. Not my thing.

Here are a couple more pictures from the dress shopping day. Ashley & I having some champagne at the boutique... her first of like 12 glasses I swear!


And the whole group after the dress was ordered. And please disregard the fact that I am standing in the least flattering pose ever:


And finally, this was Jake's reaction as we walked out of the boutique, thanking God that we were done dress shopping:


Classic!

16 comments:

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous dress! Love that it's simple with clean lines, but still has a little bit of bling! So exciting :) Gives me hope, I just got engaged last Thursday and already have dress shopping butterflies - hopefully I can be as lucky as you!

alohanani said...

Beautiful dress! And I know you will look stunning in it! I am getting so excited about the wedding. Glad shopping for the dress was a fun time....Ryan, hold your horses - you'll see it in 6 months and 3 weeks!

Erica said...

Absolutely stunning! The back is beautiful, I love lace-ups. Can't wait to see the pics of you in it! Is it really only 6 months and 3 weeks away!? Gahh...i don't know about you, but there's so much I have left to do!

The Mrs. said...

Congrats on finding the perfect dress! It is beautiful. The last pic of Jake is *priceless*.

KLC said...

LOVE IT!!! It is very similar to the one of best friend picked out for her wedding next month. It's definitely a classic. Good choice!

Gracie Beth said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful dress!

Mrs. Newlywed said...

What a stunning dress!

I absolutely love the detail. Soooo classy!

Mackensie said...

Such a pretty dress!!! The back is really pretty!!

Cricket said...

oh, your dress is so beautiful!

Buford Betty said...

Yay! What fun. Congrats on getting that big to-do off your list! :-)

Lea Liz said...

Hello! I have stumbled upon your blog one way or another, but I was reading this post and I got my wedding gown at Bridal and Formal in reading!! But anyways.. I LOVE the dress you picked, goregous! Good luck wedding planning!! It will be here before you know it!

Kate said...

How beautiful! That last photo is hilarious :)

Always Organizing said...

Beautiful! Congrats on finding THE dress!

Sarah said...

You are too funny with the first dress! Haha! I love your choice! It's georgous!!! You'll look stunning! And the picture of Jake is priceless! ; )

Brooke said...

Congrats on finding your dress! It's a big relief isn't it? I agree, I could go dress shopping every weekend too! It's only been a month since I ordered mine, and I ready to try it again!!!! Brad and I and the dogs leave tomorrow for the great state of Florida, so we plan to look at some wedding shops down there, so I will give you the heads up if we find anything fabulous!!! Luvs!!!

Old Friends and New Shoes said...

The pic of Jake is the cutest thing! That def needs to go in a wedding album!