Tuesday, 22 September 2015

wedding series : yes to the dress


This is indeed a close up of me in my dress!!!!! 
Last weekend, the 12th of September I had booked myself into a boutique not too far from my house and set off with my Mum and her friend in tow to just browse. I can't stress enough how utterly uninterested I was in trying on dresses. There'd been a few fittings here and there that were nothing special and fuelled my disenchantment for dress shopping. Being pretty small, and babyfaced (I get mistaken for a teenager all the time, just a couple days ago a lady though I was sixteen) nothing felt right for me. Trying clothes on in shops is something I avoid, and I'm not a big fan of having my outfit scrutinised. Yes yes, I understand I post outfit pictures but a wedding dress is so much more. It's special and symbolic, and really my only time to actually dress like a real princess.
Driving to the boutique I felt sick and nervous and very self conscious, not at all excited. The bridal shop was so warm and welcoming inside that I instantly felt perked up! The amazing girl that helped me was an angel, she knew exactly what style would suit me and with my weary nod of approval started pulling dress and whisked me off to the fitting room. My dress was the second one I tried on, an instant hit that I could feel was right, before I even saw it. It hugged and shaped all the right places, and turned my petite young looking self, into a mature beautiful looking (princess)bride. 
Another lady there to try on dresses called over how much she loved it and how much it worked with my figure, the designer of the dress was also in the store and she said she loved how it looked on me and had thought it up with someone of my small frame in mind. I'm 5'2, size 8 but curvy. My waist edges towards a six so my figure does look quite exaggerated, but it gets lost more often than not in whatever I'm wearing. This wedding dress though clings and glides perfectly. 
It's a very over the top mermaid shape in a gorgeous antique lace. I'm having a few alterations made to the shape and design but they're a secret!
It was absolute fate that I got this dress- they only made one of each size for all of their dresses. Earlier in the week my size had been returned (clearly a sign right?!!) and was the only size of this dress left. Because it was a return and had some imperfections from where the previous owner had transported it back, they agreed to let me have a new one made. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world!
So here it is, my 'yes to the dress' story. From being completely underwhelmed and overly self conscious, to feeling amazingly beautiful and special. Any guesses as to what the rest of the dress looks like and what alterations I'm having made to the design? 

16 comments:

  1. I can't wait to see the whole picture after your wedding :) lovely blog post x

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  2. How exciting, it certainly does sound like it was fate and it was made for you! I hope you have a lovely day, it's such a nerve wracking time, but I am sure you will look gorgeous.

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  3. How exciting, I loved picking my wedding dress. Have you gone for frilly or fitted?

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  4. From what I can see the dress looks very pretty. I remember the first time I tried my wedding dress on, I cried. I knew it was the one even though it was the first I tried one. Nothing compares to walking down the aisle on the day wearing it :) x

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  5. Well done on finding a dress, it's hard work but when you find the right one you always know!!!

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  6. I am so glad that you feel special in the dress that you chose. I was rather like you, but once I was in the dress I felt fantastic x

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  7. Despite being engaged for over a year, I am yet to try on any dresses. I'm just not sure what I'm after and everything that's out there isn't to my taste! I'm glad (and a little jealous) that you've found your dream dress! Xx

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  8. Oh how exciting! I think it was fate that you were meant to go here. The dress sounds stunning x

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  9. Wow, from what I can see the dress looks amazing. When I get married,I am really excited to get my dress. Such a nervous but exciting time!

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  10. I absolutely love wedding dresses and cannot wait to see the finished design. I had mine made for me, it was a combination of 2 dresses I liked but didn't love x

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  11. What a magical experience you had finding the perfect dress. How wonderful!!

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  12. I'm glad you managed to find the perfect dress, I hope you have the most fantastic wedding day.

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  13. I want to see your wedding dress! When do you get married and I love a mermaid shape I think it accentuates any figure and has a timeless appeal!

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  14. So glad you managed to find one you love! I'm not sure if wedding dress shopping is something I'd love or hate.. Hope to see some full pics of you in it soon :)

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  15. Yay, well done on picking your dress!
    This is a huge step.

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  16. Ekk how exciting! So pleased for you that you managed to find your dress! x

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