On Saturday afternoon, I went with my mum to Peretti on Parramatta Road. After inspecting the bridesmaid's dress we were in full wedding mode, so it was the perfect time for my appointment.
I made an appointment at Peretti, because I knew they specialised in the "bigger" style dresses, which is what I have always dreamt of/imagined myself in.
Arriving at the appointment, we had to wait about 15minutes while they finished up with another bride, so mum and I looked around at all the beautiful dresses and picked 3 that I was going to try on. At this point, I'm not sure I was even feeling it... my mind was still back at home with the bridesmaid's dress haha.
As soon as I walked out in the first dress (the one on the right) both my mum and I started smiling. I knew straight away that I wasn't a fan of the bottom of the dress, the pick ups just aren't me, but the detail on the bodice and the way it fit me was just perfect!! The helpful lady Sona told me that they could change anything I wanted, they could take things away or put things on. This was good to know.
I tried the next two dresses on and then went back to the first. This time my mum insisted that I put a veil on. This was my first time in a wedding dress AND a veil!! Looking at myself in the mirror, dressed like that, that moment right there, was the single most grown up moment of my life!!! At first I couldn't even look straight on at myself and when I eventually did I couldn't stop smiling - YEP it is official, I am a BRIDE!!!
I turned around to see what my mum thought and she was turning away, because she had tears. She had tears for this dress.
So did I buy it? No.
A. I need to consider all options.
B. The dress wasn't my perfect dress, it was a bit too blingy for my taste.
Mum and I both agreed however, that this was the silhouette for me and we took notice of where the bodice went to and how it was cut. I also loooved loved loved the long train on the dress. If I do end up getting my dress made, these are the details I will need to remember.
So now I have a few shops down and the rest of Parramatta Road to check out with my girls! Can't wait!
Just one thing though.... how do you know? how did you know that the dress was the one you would wear down the aisle?