- 6 years ago
- Wedding: October 2016 - pier 5 hotel
So, I Found my dress!!! My Maid/Matron of Honor was visiting this past weekend so we went dress shopping. I picked Ava Laurene because originally I was going to try and invite my Future Mother-In-Law and Future Sister-In-Law (and bm) to come and it was in between our two locations. However, I must say if there are any VA brides out there, you really need to try this salon!!!! They were so wonderful. If you want to feel pampered and not pressured this is the best place to go! From the moment we walked in my Maid/Matron of Honor and I looked at each other with OMG faces because it was so beautiful and all the dresses looked amazing. Even dresses that were styles I wasn’t interested looked so amazing I was almost to tempted to try on a few (I did try on a ballgown). I went dress shopping twice already (granted it was in my home state NJ) and they were horrible experiences. One consultant told me I was too short and pear shaped to wear a belt with any dress I pick and I had believed her. But my consultant at Ava Laurene (Jenn who I highly reccomend) said that was nuts! and proceeded to pick one out that went perfect with my dress (and it wasn’t even made for the dress, she just had a great eye!). Then once I was pretty sure I had found my gown (it was my first one but I wanted to try on more first before committing to compare) they brought me into a different room where they changed the lighting to show me what it would look like with dimmed lights or candlelight. I never felt like I was being pushed towards one designer or being upsold like the previous places I went to.
Anyway! here are some pics!!!! Its ivory lace with silver thread over champagne!