...........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:
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