- 8 years ago
- Wedding: June 2011
Soo… when thinking of my “dream dress” 3 things came to mind… pick up skirt, lace up back, sweet heart neckline…. which lead me to think that “maggie sottero- hampton or andrea” were the right dress for me. Now, I’m more than a “hippie at heart” I’m a straight up tie-dye, croc wearing, composting, gardening, enviro-science, roll in the dirt, barefoot, rock-climbing fool. So, here I am trying on dresses and David’s Bridal yesterday with my mother and I’m trying on pick up skirts with intricate beading and trumpet dresses, ones with broaches and lace and yada yada yaaaa…. Well, they were all gorgeous and they all looked gorgeous on but I felt like a Barbie… and last time I checked Matel hasn’t come out with dirt-worshipper Barbie! So I tried on about 8 dresses I think… loved them all but they just weren’t for me. Then, a light came shining down from the heavens *aaahhhhhhh* and God’s finger pointed to this Galina halter on the sale rack. Well, not really… but it was in the mix of dresses madre and I had picked up to try on at first. So I tried it on, while my mom was in the bathroom… oddly enough I didn’t need any help with this one… So I step out of the dressing room… take a look and think “wtf? this dress is nothing like anything I wanted… but I freaking love it!” I kept that dress on for a while… everyone around me agreed it looked great. I had a 4 at first… then switched to a 2 (which still needs to be taken in.) The girls surrounding me seems irrirated to say the least… I heard the one say something under her breath about my “measurements.” Considering I’m a D cup and a size 2, I don’t blame her lol. Plus, I liked every dress I tried on… the 3 girls surrounding me hated everything they put on. Anyway! I loved it, but wasn’t so sure about buying it immediately… so I asked for a birdcage veil and instantly fell. in. love. Again with the lights shining down from heaven… ahhhhhhhhhh! Then, I asked the seemstress to show me how it would look bustled, and I fell in love even more. Then of course, the final touch a string of pearls! *ahhHhhhh* I felt gorgeous, and I felt like myself! So I called Future Sister-In-Law and txted her a picture for reassurance. Alos, since my dad was playing “taxi driver” and took mom and I there i summoned him and made him come look at the dress. At this point, mom, dad and the lady who was helping us were crying. I’ll admit I teared up when I saw dad reach for the tissue. So we bought the dress! With 17 months to go. It was 450, mommy kicked in 200 and Fiance gave me a black check (what a lovely future husband) since he knew I wouldn’t spend a penny over our budget, I’m just good like that!
Now, the only thing that worries me… is that this dress will become extremely popular and the uniqueness of the dress will be “ruined.” Now, I will be attending a few weddings before my own… as long as none of these other brides I know wear the dress I’ll be fine.
now, attached is a picture I promised myself I’d only share with me BM’s and the hive… cause I’m awful at keeping secrets… so this is my way of letting it out!!!
you can honestly see the light shining down from the heavens. lol i’m not kidding.
well guess its meant to be kept a secret!!! the file won’t upload. sorry bees. 🙁