I have always loved the lace dresses. I just think they're so beautiful and classic, and I always thought that is what I would end up getting.
I tried on a lot of dresses, and someone advised me to try on any style, regardless of whether or not I thought it was "my style." Which I think is such great advice.
So we shopped around Provo a little bit, and then we made an appointment up at Alta Moda. We went to Alta Moda first, and we were so close to buying a dress there. I was certain I would never find one I liked as much.
BUT we did have an appointment at The Perfect Dress as well, so we decided to go see what they had and then we would come back if I still wanted the one I chose.
By the time I was trying on dresses again, I was so over it, and SO hungry, that I really was not giving anything a fair chance.
I told the girl helping me what my style was, and she said "wait. I have a dress for you!" and she came back with MY dress.
I loved it, and everyone kept saying it was SO me.
However, I have to admit, that not until the first fitting did I truly know this was THE one. I mean I loved it when I tried it on, but it wasn't the right size and I was tired and hungry and not feeling pretty. But when I put it on again at the first fitting in the right size, it fit me like a glove. It's amazing how much something can change just off of fit alone. Seriously all the seamstress did was pull it in a little at the hips and change the neckline.
It also went perfect with the feel that I wanted for the reception. I was going for classic with everyone in black and white, and my dress almost had an "old hollywood feel".
Anyways, here are some of my bridals and pictures from the day itself.
Raw silk (and let me tell you how fun that is in rain!)
Buttons all the way down the train
Gold bow belt
Gold shoes from Kate Spade