I wanted to give you a peek into my search for the perfect wedding dress! I thought this would be a really tedious process, but it was surprisingly easy and I found my dress at the first boutique we went to. It was a really cute boutique by the name of La Raine's Bridal Boutique in Virginia Highlands. The owners and staff were sooo nice and I would definitely recommend this place to any bride-to-be. The dresses were beautiful and they had so many styles! Two of my bridesmaids, Ren and Tonya went with me and it was a great experience. They were really supportive bridesmaids and gave me good advice in helping me pick my dress!
I didn't post pics of my my actual wedding dress because a girl's gotta have some surprises, so check out the dresses that I liked, but didn't make the cut. We started first by pulling all the dresses that I liked and I tried all of them on, eliminating the ones that weren't my cup of tea. I tried on dresses that I never thought I would like and I'm glad I did because it helped narrow down the type of dress I wanted. I strongly suggest you do this when wedding dress shopping because it's always good to have an open mind. For instance, my wedding dress is ivory instead of the white I was set on. This may not seem like a big deal, but it was something I had to come to grips with in my head (my dress actually looks prettier in the ivory than white).
When I finally found the dress and tried it on I loved it! Ren got teary eyed and I heard an awwww from everyone...that's when I knew I found the dress (Tonya doesn't tear up so easily, but she loved the dress just the same, lol). I also tried on veils with it and narrowed down the style and length of that too! Now the only things left to complete my attire are my shoes and accessories.
As far as my hair and makeup are concerned I'm going for a different look. That topic will be another posting where I'll also explore what I want my bridesmaids hair and makeup to look like!