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On Saturday I went wedding dress shopping with my girls along Parramatta Road, St Peters area.
Any female who lives in Sydney and has driven along Parramatta Road, knows about the abundance of wedding dress boutiques along there.
The girls hadn't seen me in a wedding dress before, only my mum had.
We started off with an appointment at Oahn Ma.
The first dress I tried on before walking out, I shouted "are you ready" so the girls would look up from the magazine they were ready. When I walked out they were all speechless, not because it was the perfect dress, but because here I was, their friend IN A WEDDING DRESS!!!! To get them out of their daze, I started talking about the various parts of the dress which we liked and did not like. We liked the big bow at the back, did not like the straight neckline. Loved the fullness of the skirt, but not the lack of detail.
I tried on a few more at Oahn Ma and one in particular was loved by the girls.
I loved this dress too, but I wasn't sure that it was the one.
Here is my dilemma- I love a tulle skirt because it looks soft and princessy, however I have been told by a few places that you can't really have a train with a tulle skirt as it will tear easily. I have always wanted a train and when this was told to me my heart sank! I can't be without a train, no no, not an option!
After Oahn Ma, we just strolled down the street walking into every bridal store. The girls and I found something for me to try on in almost every store.
The girls wanted to try dresses on too, despite already having their bridesmaid's dress, so I picked a few ......
After an hour or so we were all starving. The only place open for food was the pub, so the pub it was!
Seriously though, someone should open a little cafe amongst all these wedding stores. Wedding dress shopping is hungry work and women want to eat!!!
One of the other stores we went it to was Evermore Bridal. In there, I tried on a beautiful mermaid gown with lace cap sleeves. I fell in love with the lace detail on this, but mermaid gowns DO NOT suit me and I am not just being a typical girl. All of my friends confirmed my thoughts. Mermaid gowns accentuate my butt and hips in ways I do not want on my wedding day.
The designer was very helpful and told me they could alter the skirt to make it into a ball gown. HMMMM...more things to think about! Has anyone had a dress made here?
One of the dresses in a store I cannot remember the name of, the girls fell in love with. It was their pick of the day! It is an absolutely beautiful gown with so much detail!
(the crease isn't there, the designer just lifted it up to show me where the dress would sit)
I think part of the reason the girls loved it was also because it was the first time they saw me in a veil. I swear a veil makes such a difference! Alana even drew a tear.
I was surprised at how much I liked this dress, being a big dress girl and all, but now looking at the photo it just doesn't look like me. It's not me.
We left Parramatta Road exhausted and confused!! I think I had a clearer idea of what I wanted before I started looking.. The only conculsion I HAVE reached is that I will have a long veil.
How do you even combine all these ideas to design a dress? has anyone done it?