Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Today’s post is all about my wedding dress. I decided to do a separate post on the bridesmaid’s dresses and the guy’s suits so be on the lookout!
Believe it or not, I only went to one place to try on wedding dresses, J’Adore Bridal in Brooklet, Georgia. I had absolutely no idea what kind of dress or style I wanted so I went into the appointment thinking I would just figure out which would best suit my 5’ frame.
a little okay, a lot, addicted to Say Yes to the Dress, so of course in my mind I needed that moment where you turn around and everyone cries and you immediately know it’s the one. It doesn’t technically always happen that way, but I did know “the one” almost immediately when I tried it on. Never did I think I would have found my dress at the first place I visited and my first time trying any on, but five hours later I had crossed a BIG to-do off my list.
Mindy, the owner, and her team were so helpful and friendly and her store is absolutely stunning. It’s a place that makes you feel girly and like a bride immediately when you walk in. I love that it is locally owned and she truly cares about each of her customers.
**The bolero was included with dress although I did not wear it on our wedding day. I am thinking about getting some bridal portraits for our anniversary and will get some with it then (just for you, Mema).**
Belt– Justin Alexander A066
Veil– I am not sure what the brand is, but we chose one that matched the lace details on my dress. In case you’re curious, the style number at J’Adore is V7034.
Garters– My beautiful and talented friend Katherine made them for me! I almost forgot about them completely and was looking on Etsy, but they would not have shipped in time. Some comparable ones are here. (I also included a picture with my Mema’s garter; my something borrowed and blue!)
Now that it’s over I’m trying to think of ways to get my money’s worth out of it. Wear it around the house? Go out as a bride next halloween? It’s a shame to have such a beautiful gown just sit in my closet. I’ve seen articles on people who “trash their dress,” but I could never bring myself to that. I’m much too sentimental. What did you guys do with yours?
P.S. I chose not to get it sealed after I had it dry cleaned. (Side note: we had a confetti exit and although fun, it was a mess. Let’s just say I was finding confetti in places I shouldn’t three weeks later.) The dry cleaner actually suggested not to, that way I can look at it or try it on anytime I want. They also say that it is the plastic it’s stored in that turns wedding gowns yellow.