Thursday, September 13, 2012

The 5th Dress.

It's strange how one dress can change everything.
Wedding planning has been a tad difficult. Not because anything is going wrong.
Quite the contrary.
Only because we have so many other things going on as well.
I seemed to have lost motivation for wedding details.
I've been putting things off and procrastinating as much as time will allow me to.
But the time had come to find a dress.

My mother and oldest sister came with me to try on wedding dresses.
I was looking forward to this and dreading it all at the same time.
I wanted to find the glorious gown that I would walk down the aisle in.
But I was afraid I might not find it.
We struck out in the first wedding shop. They were all very traditional and not what I was going for at all.
The second place had more what I was looking for. A vintage feel of some sort.
I tried on 5 dresses. All of them were wonderful and I loved them each in different ways.
But each of them were missing something that was truly essential to me.
Train isn't long enough. 
It's not the exact material I had in mind. 
Beautiful back, not flattering in the front. 
Almost perfect....but not quite. 
My mother assured me that they were all very beautiful.
And then....I tried on the 5th dress. Oh dear sweet number 5.
When I saw it on the hanger, I wasn't impressed.
But as soon as my consultant laced up the back, and I took those first few steps out....
My Mother stood with tears in her eyes. I knew that it was the one.
This was confirmed by my sister's tears.
The veil was added and I walked down the hall of mirrors in awe.
Yes, Dress number 5 was made for me.
Now, of course I cannot show you the actual dress. But let me show you a runner up. Stunning eh? Well let's just say the dress that I did pick, outshines this one, by far!
Suddenly, I am more and more excited to plan this wedding.
Thank you dress number 5 for filling me with elation and motivation.



  1. That dress is breathtaking! You would look great in anything though, of course. Hope all is well!

  2. How beautiful! Can't wait to see the *real* dress ;)

  3. I really like this dress. The open back is beautiful


  4. Wow. I hope that's the real veil! Gorgeous. Saw you on the mommy mixer!

  5. Oh isn't it magical when you find "the" dress? so happy for you! Joining you from This or that Thurs.

  6. Tears are always a good indication. That and goosebumps. LOVE it!

    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:

  7. WOW it's stunning my friend!! The back is perfect in every way.

    xo, Amanda

  8. I am sure it is beautiful. The way you write about it, you might want to pick up and read "The Secret Lives of Dresses" I know you are short on time, but I bet you would really like that book.

  9. WOW! That is BEAUTIFUL!! I can't wait to see the one you choose.

  10. o wow!!! very very nice!!! it def fits you well!!

  11. Wow!!! If the actual dress is better, than it HAS to be one gorgeous dress! Congrats!! Planning a wedding is so fun, especially with Pinterest!!!

  12. Beautiful girl!!!!!! I look forward to seeing your wedding pictures!!

    There is no better feeling than finding "the one" when it comes to wedding dress! I found it to be a very special moment and memory and it made my day...

  14. ahh :) how exciting!! i am so sad i never got to experience the mother/sisters trip to pick out my wedding gown... my wedding was so rushed that no one was able to get to Massachusetts to come wedding dress shopping with me, so i went alone and bought my dress alone... i would never wish that on anyone! (i did seriously LOVE my dress though! and even re-did it to suit my style even better! a little embellishment here and an added homemade teastained sash there and it was perfect!... and my mother made my cathedral length veil for me :) so that was super special! )

    found you on the wiegands this morning :) new follower!


  15. I had the same feelings about my dress shopping. There something off about all of them. I just knew when it was the one, i would know. Glad you got the feeling too!!! xoxo I can't wait to see the front:)

  16. you are stunning in anything. i am anxious to see what dress number 5 looks like. when that day comes.. =)

  17. Lauren, this dress is so pretty and elegant and vintage-y. Looks beautiful on you!! I bet your dress is absolutely amazing.
    Love mantilla veils!
    Congratulations on finding the one! Very happy for you!
    Wishing you a restful and relaxing weekend!

  18. What a beautiful dress! The back is incredible. Excited to see the REAL one. :)

    the Reverie blog


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