Friday, July 24, 2009

SHOW US YOUR LIFE - Wedding Dress

Kelly at Kelly's Korner, is hosting a "Show us your Life - Wedding Dresses" Blog Carnival today, so I thought I would join in. I found my dress at a local bridal store but was a little higher priced than I would have liked to pay for it. So, as I was talking to the store owner, she mentioned that if I had been there that weekend, everything was 1/2 off! I couldn't believe I missed such a great sale. I asked if there was anyway that I could get the sale price, and she refused. She was only willing to take 10% off! I was so mad! So, I wrote down the style number and designer of the dress and did what any bargain hunter would do, I looked on eBay! And I found my dress for 1/2 of the retail price! It was the right color and size! I couldn't believe it. So I bought it, and just as the lady was getting ready to ship it to me, she noticed that is was a size smaller than what she had said it was! She asked if I still wanted it, and I just couldn't have the added stress of losing a whole size before the wedding, so I told her I would keep looking. She refunded our money, and I started looking again at different places. I ended up calling a Bridal Warehouse in North Carolina, and they had my dress! The right size and color and for 1/2 the price! I was so excited that I finally found my dress. I think I tried it on once a week, every week, for 6 months leading up till the wedding. It was perfect!
We got married on the top of Glassy Mountain, on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in May.

Here is the back of the dress. My mom did my bustle herself, and that was the only alteration I needed on my dress.

And just cause I love this picture, I thought I would include it.

Thanks for taking this walk down memory lane with me. Andrew and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary this past May, and what a wonderful 5 years it has been!


Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I loved all your wedding of my favorite things to look at are wedding pictures...and your dress was gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. I am drawing for two giveaways on Monday with a fun hope you will stop by.

Anonymous said...

What a special dress it was!! And a very special glad to have you in the family :-)
Love you, Mil