The Dress

Let’s face it. When you first get engaged, your mind is whirling with so many thoughts, ideas, and emotions. After the initial shock, euphoria and absolute wonderment subside and you finally come down from cloud nine, the next thing on your mind is your wedding dress. What kind of gown will it be? What have you always dreamed of since you were 5 years old playing “wedding day” with your Barbie and Ken dolls?

For me, it had to be the quintessential ballgown. There were no ifs, ands, or buts about it and what a ballgown it was! I absolutely fell head over heels for an organza ballgown with a floral-designed skirt by Sweetheart Gowns. The back of the dress, as well as its short sleeves mirrored the floral design on the gown’s skirt. The illusion back which is so prevalent now was a showstopper for me, as well as the fabric-covered buttons. The center of each of the forget-me-not flowers featured gorgeous delicate pearls not only on the sleeves, but also on the illusion back and along the dropwaist of the gown.

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I remember pulling this dress from the bridal salon’s rack. Even in the clear garment bag, I knew it was “the one” before I even tried it on. There was no question, no doubt. It seemed as if this Sweetheart Gown had been personally designed for me. This was my wedding dress and it had to be mine.

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Since I had a destination wedding, my gown had to be shipped from my home to the hotel where we were going to be honeymooning. I had made previous arrangements to have the gown steamed the day of the wedding to eliminate any and all wrinkles. Here is a shot of the kind gentleman that steamed my wedding dress for me.

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What will your wedding dress look like? Happy hunting! Until next time, here’s a kiss and a smile! :)

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