Wedding Wednesdays: Yes to the Dress

Yes to the Dress IMG_5438_2IMG_5231 IMG_5445Yes to the DressIMG_5232 Andrew Marc shift dress (similar)Gap jacketIsola shoesFrench Connection bagGold & Gray necklacezeroUV sunglassesGorjana bracelet

A couple of weekends ago I had the Saturday of all Saturdays, the day that I’ve been waiting for since Eric proposed really.  My mom and godmother came to town, and along with Kathleen, we went shopping for the dress.  I had somewhat of an idea of what I wanted, but I hadn’t spent much time looking at gowns and definitely didn’t have any exact dresses picked out.  Our first stop of the day was The White Dress in Corona Del Mar.  I showed Nancy (the super sweet consultant) a picture of a red carpet gown that I really liked and started browsing the racks.  As I headed into my overfilled dressing room, Nancy pulled one last dress, a stunning Yolan Cris gown that was very similar to the photo I had shown her.

I stepped into the dress and knew it was The One.  I walked out of the dressing room, and I think my mom and godmother knew it was as well.  (Perhaps it was my mom’s crying that gave it away.)  I tried on everything else in the dressing room “just to see”, but nothing really compared.  (Although I do LOVE the form-fitting gown that I’m wearing above.  It’s definitely my second favorite.)  I had one other appointment scheduled and decided to still go because my dream dress was over my original budget.  After trying on a few dresses there though, I knew that I had already found my dress.  We headed back to The White Dress to pop the champagne and say yes to the dress.

I couldn’t believe how easy the decision was for me (after discussing that tiny little budget detail) and although the overall design is similar to the inspiration gown I showed, it’s really different than what I thought I would choose.  I’m over the stinkin’ moon about it though and can’t wait to wear it in about nine months.  As Carrie Bradshaw said, the dress “upped the ante.”  Now all the details are starting to come together and the fairytale is all beginning to feel real.

xoxo

9 Comments on Wedding Wednesdays: Yes to the Dress

    • Nikki
      June 25, 2015 at 8:13 am (3 years ago)

      Thank you!! It was amazing, but way easier than I thought actually 🙂

      Reply
  1. Amanda
    June 24, 2015 at 1:13 pm (3 years ago)

    This dress is beautiful! When I tried on dresses I found “the one” at the very first shop! Mine was a form fitted beaded lace. When is your wedding?

    XO,

    Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com

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    • Nikki
      June 25, 2015 at 8:12 am (3 years ago)

      I’ve heard so many stories that people usually fall in love with the first dress. Either that, or 500 dresses later lol. We’re getting married April 1st of 2016 xo

      Reply
  2. Becky Maggo
    June 24, 2015 at 4:37 pm (3 years ago)

    Nikki, your Mom was “glowing” when she told me all about it!! So happy for you that you found your dream wedding gown 🙂

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    • Nikki
      June 25, 2015 at 8:10 am (3 years ago)

      Thank you! It was definitely a great day 🙂

      Reply
  3. Ginger Gaubert
    June 24, 2015 at 5:45 pm (3 years ago)

    Your mom described it to me (or at least tried to), and I can’t wait to see it on you. I know you will be stunning in that gown. xoxo

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    • Nikki
      June 25, 2015 at 8:10 am (3 years ago)

      Thank you! It really is a dream dress 🙂

      Reply

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