I am so happy that I can blog about these photos I have been holding onto for months! Be prepared to see a lot of posts in the next few weeks about the wedding setup, the BIG DAY and our honeymoon. I have so much to share! But first, let's start at the beginning.
When I was searching for a wedding dress I made the decision early on that I didn't want to look at more than 5 places. My thought was that if I didn't set a limit for myself, than I would always be wondering "well I wonder if the next place will have something I like better?" and I would never find anything. So, I set the limit at 3-5 visits and I found a lot of dresses to choose from. Some good. Some bad.
The first stop was with my bridesmaid Kat, friend Nicole and my now sister-in-laws to a bridal boutique in Uptown Charlotte called Hayden Olivia Boutique. I was a beautiful place that you needed an appointment to get into. I think every girl should have an opportunity to go to a place like this and get pampered every once in a while. Unfortunately, I realized that a lot of the dresses were out of my price range but that didn't stop me from trying them on! This boutique held one of a kind dresses but a lot of them were not for me.
The final place we visited was a place in Concord named Jillian's Bridal Loft. I loved it here. You were the only one in the store when you were trying on dresses and you had an individualized sales person who was lovely.
There were several beautiful dresses here but it wasn't until the final dress I tried on that I truly found my winner.
First the losers...
This is where I found the winner though! I was able to buy a Soterro and Midgley gown a few sizes to big but they helped me to work with their seamstresses to get it down to my size.
More to come later!!