March 11, 2013

Oh What A Weekend It Was...

After my engagement weekend, 
this weekend is probably my favoritest ever!

Saturday I went to my
FIRST Wedding Dress Appointment
and it was SOOOO FABULOUS!

I woke up BRIGHT and EARLY Saturday morning
and literally was skipping around my apartment getting ready.

Le Fiance made me breakfast but I was soooo giddy
I barely ate anything. [thanks though honey]!

Once I was beautified, I prepped the mimosa 
water bottle and coffee mug.
 Yup, I snuck mimosa's to the store,
hey, it's a celebration kids!

 We had one of the first appointments of the morning,
but David's Bridal was hopping when we arrived.

That worked out well though, because the extra wait time 
allowed us to browse gowns and pick out ones for me to try.

I must mention I only picked out two gowns, everything else
was selected by my fabulous consultant Karen and my posse.

 My heart was set on trying on DB's version of the Kate Middelton
bridal gown, but they discontinued it so I wasn't able to.

I was pretty bummed, but didn't let that phase me too much.

We started with straight column gowns, then moved to 
mermaids, varying in size, then to Alines and finally
one ball gown aka princess dress.

A few facts I learned on Saturday:
*I was shocked to find almost EVERY dress I tried on
looked good and really flattered my figure.

*Surprisingly the Aline gowns did NOT flatter me
as much as expected, and even though
the BALL gown looked amazing, it was a little young.

*CRAZY RIGHT?!?! I always thought
BIG BALLGOWN was the way to go, 
but actually, with my petitie figure
the MERMAID style looked the best.

*Also, I had mentioned how much I wanted sleeves,
but there was something about a sweetheart neckline
that gave me more curves, which I LOVED.

*I always imagined getting married in a stark white dress,
because I wanted that tradition and thought ivory was such
a NONO! Well guess what, stark white is NOT the way to
go for this girl. We stuck with soft whites and ivories.
[btw, ivory still looks white]

David's Bridal is a wonderful place to go, to try on various
gowns because they have a great selection. 
ANNNNNNND, the also let you take pictures,
which was extremly helpful. 

Oh, did I mention I MAY HAVE FOUND
THE ONE!?!?!?!

Yep, and it is 100% not what I expected to be,
in the least. 
Part of me wants to share,
but I really want to keep the final look a surpise.
I'll share a few snips though.
Standing in a wedding dress, with a veil
was an extremly surreal experience.

It's actually happen y'all woohoo!

L-R: Super fun poofy dress, mimosa fun, loved this lacy back and my beautiful posse!

My posse was so much fun. Babyspice made cards for rating the dresess
and everyone was so sweet and funny.
One of them even cried when I tried on the 'possible it' dress.
I enjoyed having people give me their opinions,
it helped when I couldn't say no, when I needed to say no.

I couldn't have imagined a better first appointment,
[minus missing one of my BMs]
it was everything and more than I expected.

After the shopping extravaganza, I was wiped, but
really wanted to enjoy the beautiful 60 degree weather.

So, I called BabySpice and she came up to my place,
and we decided to walk to the AirForce memorial
right near the Pentagon.

The total walk was about 1.5 miles, and it was 
JUST the right amount of active rest 
for both of us.

The memorial is very simple, but super moving.
I was just waiting for the laser to shoot out 
from the tops of the towers. 

If you're ever in the area, come check it out!
[text me first for a BLATE]

The rest of the weekend was spent going to church,
playing soccer, chilling out, losing and hour [drat]
and wedding budgeting.

Soooooooooo yeah, is it time to go
wedding dress trying on again?!!?

  Today I''m also linking up with one of my faves,
Mrs. Janna.
Perception Is Everything

I'm trying to keep monthly goals and I think this weekly check list
will help me achieve all of them.

This week I actually accomplished a few things on my list:

1] I am ALMOST finished with my BM/MOH gifts. 
I'm just waiting on an etsy vendor to finish something 
and then they all are GOOD TO GO!

2] I actually did three nice things for le Fiance last week 
and I'm very happy with the outcome. 

3] I've written down ALL the things I THINK I need 
for my wedding, but want to check with websites
to make sure I haven't forgotten anything.

All in all I'd say the first week of March was pretty successful!




Illegally Blonde said...

Yay for dress shopping!!! Love how your possee was there and super supportive and made it fun. I had about 2 days to dress shop took my bestie and well I kinda knew what I wanted so very different from you. It will all come together.

Georgina Castellucci said...

Ahh sooooo excited by this post I was really looking forward to seeing how things went (and if you did the champagne in the mug!)

So so so happy for you girl and love reading about this entire process xo

Carolyn said...

OMG!!!!!!!! I love that you had a great dress trying experience on!! :) SO EXCITING! I can't wait to see the IT dress!!

SHAYNA said...

Aaahhh!!! Wedding dress shopping!!! How exciting!!! Congrats on finding what you think might be the one! I say don't show anyone what you picked yet (as far as blog land goes). I haven't mainly b/c I don't want to give the overall wedding away & I know Matt reads my blog from time to time... I would DIE if he stumbled upon the post that showed my wedding dress! Just my opinion though :) Still so excited for you!!!

Jenn said...

So super exciting!!!! So glad you had fun and enjoyed yourself--super super important!
(As if there was any doubt that you would look fabulous in everything you tried on!! I never doubted for a second :)

love jenny xoxo said...

sounds like a fun weekend!!! Dress shopping was so fun! I think we are a lot alike because I totally thought I'd want the princess ballroom gown but it didn't really work for me, the modified a-line/mermaid type worked much better. and I loved the sweetheart neckline too! Can't wait to see what you pick out!

{love jenny xoxo}

Kristine -Heart Shaped Sweat said...

Sounds like a really fun and productive weekend! Wedding planning and shopping is so exciting, I bet all the dresses were beautiful :) Found you through the March Madness link up, you've got a lot to keep up with! Looks like you're doing great with your goals!

Kelly said...

Omigosh Omigosh! I just LOVE wedding dress shopping. Glad you had a blast!!!

Jacqueline O said...

Just stopping by from the linkup!! And so glad I found your blog because I've been looking for engaged ladies!!! I have a wedding giveaway on my blog right now....and 3 more wedding giveaways in the next few weeks (including amazing bridal earrings)
Be sure to enter, I would love a BRIDE to get it!
P.S. My wedding is in August...when is yours???

BriBrooke said...

How exciting! I keep putting off dress shopping...

Ashley said...

what a perfect weekend!! i'm so excited to see THE ONE!!

Janna Renee said...

Oh this gets me all mushy gushy inside!! I just know that you will pick the perfect dress and you will be breathtaking! The happiest girls are the prettiest girls!