|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-