(This photo was taken of me a few months ago at my job - a bride to be surrounded by bridal gowns...it gets no better)
There's a particular dress I've been eyeing by Casablanca Bridals for months. I couldn't wait for it to come in the shop so that I could try it on...but as the months passed, no dress. Finally I asked my co-worker/friend/bridesmaid what ever happened to the dress, "We got it in yesterday" she told me - we both smiled at one another and knew it was time for another fashion show. Like eager little children on Christmas day, we jumped out our chairs, ran out the office and off to the racks we went. She made me close my eyes and turn around as she pulled it off the rack and out the bag. She finally told me that I could turn around to see it...it was breathtaking. We quickly ran to the dressing room so that I could try it on. Thankfully it was a size 12, something I can squeeze into (my body is a twelve but I'd have to have to order a 14 to accomodate the DD's and then have it taken in - I knew the top wouldn't zip all the way but that was fine. Sonia helped me to fit it as close as possible - plus I'm good at visualizing and using my imagination - no big deal.
The dress was perfect for me. I loved it and even teared up a little bit. I even tried a veil on with it - I was opposed to wearing a veil before, but at that moment I felt myself wanting one - it completed the look and I couldn't have been happier. I love the dress so much - she's so beautiful - I named her Bella (lol), my boss thinks I'm crazy.
I would love to post a picture of the dress here, but I'm paranoid that someone attending my wedding will see it. I will give you a clue though, it's in the Fall 2008 Collection.
I don't plan on ordering my dress until May or June just because I know my weight will be a lot lower and I don't want to spend tons of money on alterations.
As far as the chapel fiasco, I've emailed the photography companies that I am considering sharing my concerns about not being able to have flash photography during the Worship Ceremony. I want to hear what they have to say before I give the church my money, because if my photography can't work in there I'm moving on. Photography and video will be the only things I have to show for this one day, it has to be perfect.
Have a great weekend everyone...tomorrow I will be spending my day with my head in the books preparing for an entire week of finals - I'm so looking for the Holiday Break!
I leave you with this video THE EVOLUTION OF THE FIRST DANCE - it's all pretty traditional until about the 1:33 mark - this video is hilarious! My boss' friend emailed it to her while she was at work and we all sat around the computer cracking up - enjoy...