December 5, 2013

Wedding Planning Update: The Dress!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, I know we did! We spent the long weekend in Eastern Kentucky at Shaun's mamaw and papaw's house. We also got to visit with lots of family and talk wedding plans :)

On Monday, after we got back into town, I went to meet with our wedding planner for the first time. She is the event coordinator at our venue and I couldn't be more excited to work with someone so knowledgeable. I have a vision, but there is no doubt that I will need a little help carrying it out.

 Now, you may recall that I went home to CT back in October to visit my cousin and her newborn little boy. While I was home, there was another very important event that took place. I said "YES" to the dress!

You might be thinking right now, "hey, you weren't even engaged in October" and here's where I say, "that is true, but..." You see, Shaun and I have been talking about getting married for at least a year now.

We had already talked a ton about getting married in April, especially since he is due to get transferred around that time. Back in October, I still had no idea what his plans were for our engagement, but I knew that if we were to get married in April, I had to get on shopping for a wedding dress.

With a little more discussion, Shaun gave me the okay to go dress shopping with my mama while I was home since the next time I would be in CT would be Christmas. At that point, it would most likely be too late to order a dress for an April wedding.

I had been scouring the internet for weeks by that point and yes, I was that girl that had the wedding Pinterest board before I had the ring. Hey, at least I knew exactly the type of dress that I would be looking for and I quickly found that I was in LOVE with the Watters line.

Once home in CT, I looked up to see who in the area carried the Watters line of dresses and found April Rose, however, it wasn't until after I had already had two unsuccessful visits to two other bridal shops. Once we got to April Rose, I knew that I was going to find my dress there.

I tried on at least ten different Watters dresses and while I loved them all, there was only one that I knew was the one. I honestly didn't think that I would cry when I found my dress, but it actually turned out to be a really emotional moment.

I had been picturing myself in a white dress for some time and when I saw myself in THE dress, I just absolutely knew.

Here are some of the beautiful dresses that I tried on, but you'll have to wait until after the wedding to see the one that I chose!!

Hope you are all having a wonderful week!


Jen said...

Wow these dresses are stunning. I can't wait to see what you chose.

Eights on the Move said...

They are all gorgeous! Is the ONE in that compilation?! I signed the contract for our venue before we were engaged too :) You gotta do what ya gotta do! Thanks for sharing!!

Megan said...

They are all beautiful!

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

How exciting! Those are all beautiful... my fave is the 2nd Dr the left on the top!

Lisa said...

I'm sure whatever you picked is gorgeous!

Munchkins and the Military said...

Ah. I can't wait to see what you chose!!! The anticipation is going to kill me until then! LOL

Stephanie said...

Those are all so beautiful!

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