Monday, March 21, 2011

the dress

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i didn’t want to like the dress. it was so different than what i had been envisioning all along. i didn’t want to like it…but i did. in fact, i more than liked it. i fell in love.

yes, that’s right. yesterday, while wedding dress shopping with my mom and sister, i found my dress. the gown i’ll walk down the aisle in, dance our first dance in and enjoy my first day of marriage in. and it’s fabulous.

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i went to 4 bridal salons and tried on over 30 gowns before finding “the one”. prior to heading out yesterday, i had resigned myself to the fact that, perhaps, unlike other brides, i would never have that moment when it all clicked. my mom and my sister and i would never well up with happiness and tears. and, just maybe, i would have to settle (ever so slightly) because i was just too damn picky.

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enter the dress. i tried it on on a whim. my bridal salon attendant asked if i wanted to try on a sample dress from a new line they were carrying. they hadn’t seen anyone in it yet, and the sample was in my size. “well…it’s not what i am looking for…but…ok…” i put it on and something magical happened. i can’t quite describe it, because i don’t know if words can capture what took place. but, i knew. even though it didn’t look like the pictures i had brought with me or the images i had saved in my wedding file. i knew. this was my dress. and once i put it on. i didn’t want to take it off. the knowing came. the tears came (from everyone). and i was sold. it’s glamorous and beautiful, and i love wearing it. (i spent over an hour in it.)

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it’s more perfect (for me) than i could have ever imagined. it’s everything i never knew i always wanted. (just like craig : )

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ok, ok. i know this post is an extreme tease, but i want to surprise everyone (especially craig) with my selection, so i can’t share any pictures (at this time). you’ll just have to wait until november…

21 comments:

  1. so much fun!! i LOVED finding my dress...such a great experience :)

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  2. My wedding was over 20 years ago, but I still remember the day I found "MY" dress. Special day, special memories!! Treasure it FOREVER!!!

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  3. looking at these photos makes me want to get married all over again in a new fluffy white dress! love this post!

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  4. that's so exciting! can't wait to see it--I'm sure you gorgeous in it!

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  5. Aww!!! Such exciting news! I loved reading this post! :) It was like "Say Yes to the Dress" blog edition!

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  6. Love this post - you expressed yourself so well on such a special topic - I cannot wait to see the dress! :)

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  7. oh man yes too much of a tease! So exciting you found the dress! Congrats!

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  8. Ohh my goodness Im so happy for you, darling. The dress must be amazing and I so excited for you:) Happy Tuesday
    Kisses

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  9. How exciting!!!! But the suspense is hard to handle; will "special people" get a sneak peak?! hehe. I'm so excited for you, Cai. It's rather ironic/perfect that we both bought dresses we didn't envision initially... I bet there's a book or at least an article in that bridal tale (I have a feeling it's the story of many brides). :-) Can't wait to hear more.

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  10. I'm dying to see it! I wish I could go wedding dress shopping again!

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  11. I am so happy for you!!!! I really can't wait to see it, I am sure it is beautiful

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  12. Congratulations on finding your dress; I'm sure it is beautiful!!

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  13. It's been a bit since I've had a moment to check out your blog and I LOVE the new look!!! And I also love the fact that I know exactly what your dress looks like....don't worry, my lips are sealed : )

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  14. omg how exciting!! this makes me really excited to go try on dresses.. xoxo jcd

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  15. I found my dress in an eerily similar fashion (sample dress, just my size when all the other sample sizes were HUGE) and love at first site. It was actually the first dress I ever tried on and while I tried a few on in the shop to be sure, I knew immediately that I had found the one :)

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