Hitched: The Dress

I had an extremely specific vision in mind when it came time to go wedding dress shopping…I wanted an ivory dress with lots of lace, taffeta, a big bow, pockets, sweetheart neckline, and a long train with lots of buttons. Sounds like something you could find on a rack, right? WRONG! I wanted to find something I adored off the rack more than anything. But, as my besties pulled dress after dress after dress off the rack, I just couldn’t get excited about anything I tried on. 17 dresses later, I was left disappointed and exhausted {getting in and out of a wedding dress is some serious work}!

As we were about to leave the bridal boutique {New York Bride & Groom}, the owner, Krista, stopped us and asked if I saw anything I loved? I sadly replied no, as my friends replied in unison “she is too picky.” A few minutes after describing my vision…Krista came running over to me with a size 12, full lace, Paloma Blanca sample dress off the clearance rack. She explained to me that the dress at full price was double my budget…but since the style was being discontinued I should buy it {I was so confused at this point}. She went on to explain that I was buying the dress JUST for the lace fabric, and that her dressmaker, Nacy, would order some taffeta and use the existing lace fabric to hand make my dream dress. And she did just that.  Oh, and if that wasn’t enough, she custom made my veil too!

6 fittings later, my dream dress….

They say that finding your wedding dress is very similar to finding your husband – when you know, you know! I could not be more happy with how perfect my dress turned out. I am obsessed with it.



  1. Amanda
    November 18, 2011 / 2:57 pm

    The dress is absolutely gorgeous! The seamstress did a wonderful job creating your dream dress 🙂

  2. Whitney of Washington
    November 18, 2011 / 7:13 pm

    BEAUTIFUL!!! After finding my dress last weekend I can appreciate someone sharing how INTENSE shopping for a wedding dress can be. This really is a GREAT dress and I LOVE the pockets.

  3. Jess
    November 18, 2011 / 8:24 pm

    Your dress is gorgeous and I love love your hair! So pretty! Congrats girl!

  4. megan
    November 18, 2011 / 11:03 pm

    Wow, it is gorgeous! I love the lace detail!

  5. Sarah
    November 19, 2011 / 2:51 am

    Gorgeous!! I LOVE that you wanted pockets! That's at the top of my list too. Love pockets in dresses.

  6. TaraR
    November 20, 2011 / 4:50 am

    I can relate to every single bit of this post! We build this day up our whole lives and then it's finally THAT time, kind of overwhelming. You're absolutely right thought, when you know – you KNOW!Love the finished product – Stunning!

  7. The Presutti's
    November 20, 2011 / 1:40 pm

    Your dress is so gorgeous!!! I am in love!!! 🙂 So pretty!!

  8. Annie
    November 20, 2011 / 11:17 pm

    I'm obsessed!!! Mom and I are going to J. Majors next weekend – eeks!

  9. Fash Boulevard
    November 21, 2011 / 12:09 pm

    hahaha. i couldn't agree more. get the hubby and get the dress and you just know. adore this post. your blog always makes me happy. thanks for sharing, love. I hope you had a fabulous weekend. I've got a new outfit post inspired by Marilyn Monroe. Love to hear what you think. xohttp://fashboulevard.blogspot.com/

  10. Amanda
    January 13, 2012 / 11:33 pm

    I just started following your blog and I am in love with it along with your dress!

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