First of all - I did NOT know what to expect. I had purchased a debutante dress so I had been in wedding dresses before but never for my own wedding. I still can’t even wrap my head around the fact that I am getting married FOR REAL. So going into this experience it still all didn’t feel real
Second - I am a super-duper emotional person so I expected to be a wreck. Honestly, when there weren’t massive tears flowing I started to get worried - am I doing something wrong?? did I not actually find THE one?? Ultimately I think I was so laser-focused on designing my dress (yes that’s right my bad boy is custom-designed - pinch me now) that I didn’t even have time to break down. Also, I felt SO comfortable that I didn’t even think I had time to feel out of my body - I was just soaking it all in.
There is no right or wrong way to find your wedding dress - especially if you are like me and don’t even have a date or venue!
If I had to do it again I would 100% be at The Bridal Collection and trying on those beautiful Justin Alexander gowns. Learning the history of the line and how Justin is part of the family business was awesome. It was so cool to have the design team there telling me what they were thinking when designing the dress and being able to find a piece of the story that was special to me.
I can’t wait to wear this dress and marry you Jon Kelley, but we’ve got a longgg road ahead of us. This is all for wedding/engagement posts for now but don’t worry once we are settled I will have LOTS to tell you all about. I graduate in two months and we move four days later - AH! I can’t believe this is my life I am so happy.