She had gone with her friends a couple of times before with no luck. She is a *very* picky shopper.
This was the look she had this look on her face a lot of the time. Determined. Intense concentration. She takes shopping *very* seriously! ;)
We tried 2 different shops (I wanted to try more, but we only had 4 hours, not including the drive time). The ladies helping Amber were wonderful!
She had her perfect dress in mind: a strapless ballroom gown with very few embellishments, tulle skirt, tight fitting bodice, and, if possible, a corset back.
The first dress that she tried on on Saturday had everything she wanted except the corset back. And I'm here to tell you that it was love at first sight! She spotted it across a crowded room and couldn't take her eyes off of it. I told her to look around and not be tied down with the first pretty
(I typically wouldn't put a picture of the bride in her dress, because if her groom sees it might bring bad luck, but this pic shows just enough to prove how excited she is with her choice but not enough to see exactly what it looks like. I promise detailed pics of the dress after the wedding. :)
Yep, it was love!
The lady tried to dress it up with a big bow, but the bow is out. Amber really likes the simple look of the dress and doesn't feel like it needs anything else to be perfect.
Just for trivia sake, the dress had 100 yards of tulle in the skirt! It is big and floofy and fun, just like she wanted it. :)
So the dress is on order & will get here in July, just in time for alterations. I didn't realize how long it could take to put a wedding dress together. I think I picked mine off of the rack. What about you? Did you pick yours off the rack, like I did? Did it take you many dresses later to find it? Or did you have it sewn or sew it yourself? Inquiring minds want to know! :)