2.28.2011

I Said "Yes" to the Dress!

Please note- This is not my dress..just a cute pic from Tumbr : )

Good Morning gals and guys! Well….
I said “yes” to the dress!

Coincidentally, it was the first dress I even tried on. I mean, of course I tried on many others just to make sure that it was really what I wanted, but first instincts don’t lie and I walked out of the store with my dress ordered! It will be here in two weeks- girl squeal!

I’ve got to thank Stacey at Always & Forever in Fort Smith, AR for her help- she is an absolute doll and has an amazing eye for detail!

Our goal throughout this whole process was to buy locally in every aspect of the wedding and luckily, Always & Forever is a privately owned store that caters to brides-to-be from Northwest Arkansas, so my dress was "local", too. If you live up here and need a dress for your wedding or a gown for a formal event, Always & Forever is THE place to go. Ask for Stacey and you won’t be disappointed!

Although I would love to show y’all the dress (and yes, we were allowed to take photos) that would be such a spoiler for my friends and family. I will say, it is a Maggie Soterro dress in Ivory. It is form fitting through the torso (to show off my figure) and “bells out” gradually at the bottom, ending in a bubble hem. Oh yes, and it has a dramatic, LONG cathedral train! I mean, I needed my drama, after all :)

I decided to go with an off-white as opposed to bright white, simply because the bright white looked a little neon.

I seriously cannot wait until September 17 now...I have dreamed about seeing S's face when I walk down the aisle and that moment, I'm sure, I will remember for the rest of my life.

Be blessed, lovelies-

35 comments:

  1. I lovelovelove Stacey! She is one of my dearest hometown friends :) so excited you found your dress!

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  2. I love Maggie Soterro! I know it'll be gorgeous. Congrats!

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  3. oo that is so exciting darling! Congrats that has to be a good feeling!

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  4. Hooray!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats sweetie! Sounds like the perfect amount of gorgeous plus a little drama ;) xoxoxoo

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  5. Congrats! How exciting! XO

    http://tryitonmegirl.blogspot.com

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  6. Oh my gosh - it's your day, you totally need your drama! I showed up in a fire truck, after all. :)

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  7. So fun! I'm so glad you found it! My dress was also the first dress I tried on and it was by Maggie Sottero. LOVE all of her dresses!

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  8. OH I can not WAIT to see it ;) Love that you want everything to be local. Your little town seems fabulous. I want to visit and go to Maude :)

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  9. You must be so excited! How wonderful!

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  10. Congrats on finding you dress? Did you cry? I sure did.. Thats how I knew it was the one <3

    xo

    Samantha

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  11. CONGRATS LESLIE! :)

    I was hoping that we'd get great news this morning, and that we did! You are going to look like a princess and we're all ready for Sept. too! Photo opps for sure!

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  12. Congrats!!!! You must be so freaking excited!!!! I cant WAIT to see it in pics from the big day! AGH! So fun! So fun!!!!

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  13. I bought the very first one I tried on too! A lot of people say that happens. Yeah!! I'm sure it's gorgeous.

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  14. Nothing better than finding THE dress. Enjoy every second of the wedding planning!

    Hopefully you won't be dealing with a hurricane the weekend you get married...uh...like I did. But, I'm a FL girl. I think you're safe on that one. :)

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  15. Maggie Sottero has BEAUTIFUL dresses! Congrats on finding the dress!

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  16. Congratulations! How exciting for you! Can't wait to see it :)

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  17. MAGGIE IS MY FAVORITE DRESS DESIGNER! Can't wait to see it!!!

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  18. What a bad bad bad bad bad bad BAD friend I have been.
    I have been in a blogging/reading slump and I just haven't been visiting my usual places that I loved so much.
    And with THAT I missed seeing that YOU ARE ENGAGED!!!!!
    What what what?!
    And that you have said yes to the dress?
    Oh my word. What a bad friend indeed.
    With that though - CONGRATULATIONS LOVELY LADY! I am so happy for you. I can't wait to see what beautiful things you do with your wedding... I know it is going to be absolutely stunning. And your hubby-to-be is as handsome as can be!!!

    CONGRATULATIONS!

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  19. how exciting! i love off-white wedding dresses...i think the color is so elegant. you will be a beautiful bride!

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  20. so exciting and wonderful! congrats and i'm super happy for ya!

    xoxoxo

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  21. So excited for you!! It sounds beautiful :)

    I'll be going to hopefully say "yes" to the dress in May.

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  22. so exciting! congratulations, it sounds amazing!

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  23. Congrats! So very exciting!!! I just said yes last month!!! yay for us :D

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  24. Glad to hear that it was a fun and somewhat easy process.

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  25. Oh, my daughter got the first one she looked at to. It was in the window and she did try on a bunch but went back to it and that's the one she got. What a fun time, enjoy, enjoy!

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  26. Congrats on finding your dress! I got engaged on 10/10/10 and our wedding day is September 17, 2011 also :-)

    I tried on dresses at a boutique when I was visiting my family over the holidays in Portland, OR. I ended up pick the first dress I tried on, too! (Tried on about 25 dresses, and went right back the first one!) Mine is being made and takes six months (seems like a long time, right?) but I am so excited to fly home and pick it up in a couple of months!

    Congrats again!! :-)

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  27. O M G! Congratulations, I bet you looked absolutely beautiful in your dress. Congratulations on being able to say you have one all for you. :)

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  28. That's great! Congrats on finding THE dress!

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  29. YAY!!!! That is SO exciting and so lucky for you to have found it so quickly! I know you will look absolutely beautiful!!! Congrats :)

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  30. So exciting!! :) I am so jealous that your dress is only taking 2 weeks!! UGH I feel like I've been waiting forever! hahaha

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  31. So excited for you! Can't wait to see it!

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  32. congrats! I love Maggie S dresses.

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