My dress came in!

Last week I got the call. My wedding gown had arrived at the store!
I scheduled the first appointment I could to try it on and it worked out perfectly for my mom to come in to town for this day as well! We also included my Mema and it was so special to have both of them there to see me in my dress.

We arrived at the bridal salon and mom and Mema took their seats out in front of the mirror while I was escorted into a dressing room. And there she was, hanging in front of me in all her ivory perfection.  I was a little nervous to see it again. I was worried I wouldn't love it as much as I remembered. This was mostly because we had ordered it in a different color than what I had tried on and I was anxious it wouldn't be quite as lovely (and I seriously couldn't find a single picture of it online in the ivory color to compare). But oh no! It was even more dreamy in the right color.

The assistant helped me slip the dress over my head (and stuffed a pillow in the back to make it snug since even the smallest size I was able to order is still too big) and it just felt right. My dress, the one I fell in love with several months ago. It's so me and it's just so darn pretty and I never want to wear anything else. I was a little misty-eyed and overwhelmed seeing it on my body and knowing that in just a few more months I'd be wearing it as I marry T.J.

Oh, how I can't wait for him to see it!! 

But first, I got to show my mom and Mema. I excitedly lifted up the skirt (it needs a hem) and headed out into the main salon area. And I got just the reaction I wanted! We ooh and ahhed and happily snapped pictures (which you're not allowed to do until you actually own the gown) and we face-timed my sister so she could see it since she was there when we first found it. Then we popped on a veil and I died and fell in love all over again. 

Sorry to blog about the dress without sharing a picture of the dress, but if you couldn't tell from my goofy grin, I'm actually wearing it in the top left picture. That's all you get for now though...
I'll leave you with these pictures of three happy generations of women at the bridal store. We celebrated the end of our fun evening with dinner out and then called it a night.  Now I just have to wait for my first fitting to wear it again. If every day involved wearing a wedding dress, I would be an endlessly happy girl. 


  1. That is a wonderful photo of three generations of just lovely women!! I'm so happy for you, and am so excited to finally get to see you in your gown, once the wedding is over and you can post hundreds of photos for us to ooooh and ahhhhh over!! Yippee!!

  2. Better than fabulously fantastically ridiculously gorgeous!

  3. love the three generations picture!


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