Now, I can't post pictures here, because I know Mike sometimes pokes around. :P The dress is probably the 7th dress I tried on (4 at the bridal show, 3 before this one at the bridal shop). It was during my first visit to a bridal shop - a shop I hadn't even known it had existed until my sister went by it on a run and called me, breathless, demanding we go in there.
When you watch shows like Say Yes to the Dress, the brides have this OMG YES THIS IS THE DRESS moment with crying and hysterics and all of that. I didn't honestly expect to have that reaction at all. I was just hoping to find something that made my feel like a woman. Yeah, a woman, with curves and b00bs and something beautiful.
|see through bodice? Uh.|
|this looks like a giant coffee filter|
My aunt accompanied me on most of the appointments - but hadn't seen The Dress. I kept comparing every dress to that one, so after a particularly disappointing trip to Nordstrom, I caved. I made an appointment at the original salon, told my aunt and future MIL to come, and tried on the dress.
I KNOW! So silly. But I did. My aunt was crying, Mike's mom was crying, my mom & stepdad (while in the middle of Costco in Juneau) were crying.
Needless to say, I bought the dress. It will be here at the end of June. I keep looking at pictures of it and sighing happily at my computer.
At least that part is over with....