I also wanted to thank everyone's kind words on the Cartier ordeal I'm going through. Chris has called the New York Cartier and they gave him the same schpill. At this point, I'm just going to wait it out until the wedding is over to fix the crack. I haven't worn it the whole weekend and will be wearing it less weeks leading up to the wedding. It's the hardest thing to do, I tell ya. And Aimee, I will send you some pictures of the cracks as well as the ring when I find my card reader for my Canon 7D. Thanks for offering your expertise, and once you tell me more info, I can go in with more confidence! =)
So this past Saturday, I went to pick up my wedding dress with my mom. I have to tell ya, I was pretty nervous that day. Lots of thoughts went through my head:
--What if the dress is totally wrong?
--What if I don't like the dress anymore?
--What if the color's off?
--What if it's snagged somewhere?
And of course the dreaded question:
--What if it doesn't fit????
When I got to I Do Bridal, a boutique just near the University here, the sales people knew me right away. They asked if I was excited and I totally could not even utter a complete sentence. They sent me into this fitting room with the dress already hung and oh my, I completely lost my breath. She was beautiful! As beautiful as I remembered her to be. I picked the dress because of the material, it was a well made, thick silk and as I ran my fingers through it, I just wanted to melt.
Then came fitting time! My mom tried to help me get into it but I asked the sales person to help instead. The last thing I wanted to do was rip it! She put the dress over my head and as she was pulling it down, it felt like it wouldn't fit. I was horrified at that moment. The sales person continued to pull and twist it, and just as I was about to ask her what was wrong, she said, "OK! Done!" I totally didn't realize I was already WEARING it. They ordered my dress based on the largest area of my body, which is my ribcage! Ha! So as expected, the bust and the hip areas will need to be taken in. But while I posed up on that padestal for my mom, she was saying how beautiful I looked. I loved being in it! It was heavy, way heavier than I remembered, but I was SO happy to have picked this dress. I felt, for the first time, like a real bride. I think if the SA's were to put a veil on me, I would have bursted out in tears. They didn't though, because it was super busy and hectic and other girls were waiting for my dressing room.
I'm going to take it over to my tailor at the end of this month and that's where I'll probably shop for my veil. My tailor also owns a wedding dress shop. I'm so excited to wear the dress again! It's now hidden in one of our spare bedrooms and Chris is forbidden to go in there! I want to prance around in it while he's not home. Hehe...silly I know!
Anyhoo, I'm not feeling well today so I it was hard to look super cute. Here's just a simple OOTD. As expected, I was too lazy to do my hair so up it went! I hope everyone has a great Monday!
Cardigan - J. Crew
Tank - Halogen, Nordstrom
Skirt - Halogen, Nordstrom
Belt - Anthropologie
Shoes - Seychelle's
And here's what our deck looks like so far. We're about 70% done! Just need to do the arbor and the seating, lights, and stain! You can't see it that clearly in the pic, but my mom is sporting, yes...an OBEY shirt! Haha. I give her all my hand-me-downs and she proudly wears them. Love you, mommy!