- 6 years ago
- Wedding: October 2013
I went on vacation with H2B on September 17 – we went to Palm Bay to visit my Future Brother-In-Law and Future Sister-In-Law and spent a great weekend with a bonfire, marshmallow flavored vodka, canoeing, shooting (I found out I’m a left handed shot!), and delicious food. On our way back to Orlando where we live, although it was out of our way, we figured we’d stop by Tampa, mainly Ybor to visit an old friend of ours and have lunch at the Tampa Bay Brewing Company. On the way there, I tried to get some me time to visit Le France, my favorite vintage/reproduction shop in Tampa. H2B went with me, but I kept on trying to get him to go to the male side while I looked at the vintage gowns and the vintage reproduction gowns. I didn’t get much time, because one, H2B was complaining that he did not want to see my dress and two there was no where for him to sit. So we left. I pretty much knew that I was going to get my dress there that day.
Fast forward to the following Sunday on the 23rd of September:
Minor details – my Maid/Matron of Honor is about 8 months pregnant and about to pop. I live in Orlando and for those of you that don’t know; it’s approximately a 2 or so hour drive to Tampa. Since I drive a Miata, I had to rent a car for her. It was a gorgeous day.
We both headed into La France, there were 3 other brides there trying on dresses. I talked to one of the attendants there and showed her a photo of this dress:
Which can be found here:
She immediately knew which dress it was, it was made by Nataya
I tried on a traditional wedding dress, which was too much for me. I tried on another dress which was nice. However, when I put this on I knew… This is my dress.
I put on and my Maid/Matron of Honor told me I was glowing. When I got home, I did my research and found out that this was from The Gatsby Collection, which is appropriate considering that’s one of my fave books. 🙂
But just a warning to all of the ShopRuche lovers out there looking for a simple cost effective wedding dress; a good portion of them are bought directly from Nataya and marked up at times, over 100%. You can actually buy them direct from the supplier at Nataya at a portion of the cost.
But I love my dress. We’re having a very ecclectic wedding with vintage tones in it. Does anyone have any suggestions for a veil?