Damsel In A Dress

I have a confession to make:  I have never been one of those girls that has dreamt about the details of my wedding day ever since I was little.  Sure, some thoughts have crossed my mind over the years but I never had a clear picture or plan for the big day (of course this changed after meeting my lovely fiancé).  I definitely did not have a clue about the dress!

When it came time to start looking, I wasnt sure about what style I wanted (I just knew what I didn't want).  I think I was hoping for a big ''Say Yes to the Dress'' moment.  However, at the end of every appointment I left saying ''Okay, if I don't find anything better at the next store, this is the one.''  Well, I always found something I liked better at the next store!  As time was running out for me to make a decision, I ended up choosing a dress that was so completely different than anything I envisioned myself wearing.  I'd be lying if I said that I feel completely at ease with my choice...I am hoping that when I have my first fitting in March I'll feel some of that magic I was expecting after watching so many shows!  Has this ever happened to anyone else?  Did you have any regrets or second thoughts after saying yes to your dress?

Since we're on the topic, here are some of the dresses I thought could have been ''the one.''  Enjoy!

(Watters WTOO "Oliva")

(La Sposa "Delfos")

(Isabella Chessari "I231104")

(San Patrick "Rima")

(personal photos by me)

PS:  You may have noticed a guy standing in the mirror in some of my pics...yep, that's my fiancé! He attended all but one of my dress appointments...have I mentioned that we're a little untraditional? ;)

Garrett and Stephanie Tie the Knot!

First of all, thanks so much to J Andrew Photography for allowing me to post his work on my site. I'm very excited to feature him and his work as it is just fantastic.

Look at that dress! I saw it and instantly fell in love with the shape, the texture, the fabric, oh it's just plain gorgeous! Of course with something like that you want to know where it's from, so I asked!

"One of my sisters gave me a bridal magazine right after I got engaged, while looking through the magazine I saw this Watters gown that I just fell in love with. I went to couple of local bridal boutiques in Bakersfield, CA, but I told my mom I couldn't buy a dress until I had tried the Watters gown on. I had a hard time finding a store that carried the exact dress I wanted. I finally found a store in Tarzana, CA (a few hours south) called Lili's Bridal. My mom and I drove down south one afternoon to see if it was the right dress. Once I put the dress on I knew it was the one!"

Well the dress is amazing, and shortly I will be sharing more from this amazing wedding!