A I SHOULDN'T NEED TO TELL YOU THIS, THE TITLE SHOULD SAY IT ALL- BUT LOOK AWAY NOW PLEASE =)
Ummm yeahh so I think I might have forgotten to tell you all something on Friday??
ON THURSDAY NIGHT I FOUND MY FREAKIN' WEDDING DRESS!!!!!
bahahahahahaha... I am soooo excited! I was soo giddy all day Friday and in general disbelief, I could think of nothing but THE DRESS.
Remember a little while ago in this post, I told you I had another appointment to try on dresses?
Well on Thursday night mum and I went... we tried on THE dress first, then another 2 for good measure, but I couldn't wait to get back into the first. Then I didn't want to take it off! I left it on until the last possible second.
I couldn't stop smiling, mum got teary and as I hugged her I think I did a little bit too. I knew I would never be one of those bawling brides (not that there's anything wrong with that) because I was just waaaayyyy too happy to cry and the only time I have cried from happiness was when A proposed. Regardless, I knew this was the dress. I couldn't stop staring at myself in the mirror and doing twirls, with this ridiculously huge grin on my face!
The sample gown is not exactly how I want my dress to be, so the designer is making me a custom dress using the sample as a kind of "base".
Francesca from Couture by Francesca was great. She was truly wonderful, genuine and helpful. She said yes to most of my requests for alterations, except for where it would compromise the fit of the dress. She let us ask a million silly questions and even made me sit in the dress to see how it felt/looked - which ps. was amazing! haha. She has been designing from home for the last 20years, working with Jessica Fontaine and her own brides purely by word of mouth. Luckily for me, she opened a boutique two weeks ago.
Francesca told us she will only take on a certain amount of brides at a time and the best part? Unlike many pushy stores I have been to previously, Fran did not ask me to put a deposit down or sign anything - Oh no, she doesn't even have EFTPOS facilities because she wants her brides to go home, sleep on it and then when they are still 100% sure, email her, pay the deposit etc. amazing!
Given that my dress is custom, I cannot show you any pictures and I don't want to give away too much by showing you the sample. What I will do is show you this lovely sneak peak again and tell you a few details...
I will have a loooongg train.
My dress is WHITE white, which I think looks best on me.
My dress will be made of lace, silk and french tulle.
I will have a long plain veil.
The bodice will have Swarovski crystals all over it.
It will have buttons, just like my shoes.
I am taking my girls to see me in the dress on Saturday, but after that I won't see the designer again until January when we do the first measurements. I'll take photos at the starting appointments to show you all how it's going, before it starts to look too much like the real deal.
I seriously cannot believe I have found my wedding dress, I am soo nervous about my decision, but in a good way if that makes sense? It's a huge decision, I can't believe I made it! LOL.
What kind of reaction do you think you'd/or did you have?
I can't wait for my shoes to arrive this week!
Argghh it's all coming together now!