Monday, August 18, 2008

My Dress

Those of you that have been reading me for the past year know that I had a huge "issue" finding the dress. I went to many many stores and tried on MANY MANY dresses, before finding "the one' at Riziks in D.C. I had always known I loved Peter Langner--the first dress I tried on was during a Peter Langner trunk show, I just loved the styles/fabric/design. So it wasn't that much of a surprise to me, when I fell in love with the dress at Riziks and realized it was Peter Langner. Unfortunately, I did not fall in love with the price tag. I posted about this at the time, but it was hard for me to fathom spending that much on a dress, it was almost double the budget I had set aside for my dress. However, I knew it was the one and my mom and aunt seconded that notion. So I decided to get the dress. I knew it wouldn't be fair to go over the budget that Fiance and I had so carefully worked on, so I had to come up with the difference on my own. Thankfully I have amazing family and friends! My birthday and Christmas are one day apart, and all i asked for from my whole family/friends was American Express gift cards. It worked out, I managed to get 60% of the cost thru these gifts, yes I didn't get anything for Christmas/bday, but this is what I wanted more than anything. Two Saturday's ago I had my first fitting, I had to pay the difference that I owed ( thankfully had just received a bonus at work) and now it is PAID FOR! Upon trying it on , all doubt was erased from my mind. It is the dress for me, and I can not wait to wear it on my special days. I am so excited for the big day 33 DAYS!! Anyways,I present you my dress--I am sorry for the bad photos of myself

*****Mr.Alexandria if you HAPPEN to be reading this, even though you have been warned otherwise, leave NOW***********************

^ It will obviously be steamed professionally, but I love the fabric, it is silk and amazing

^ Getting it altered, you can see the sweet heart neckline, looovee it

^ It's very simply, but it is so me!! I can't wait to go back in September and see the beautiful bustle!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a beautiful dress. You look gorgeous in it, too!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 1:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's beautiful! And I think it's great that so many of your friends and family that contributed with giftcards will see you in a dress you love and know that they had a little hand in making you happy on your wedding day.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 3:34:00 PM  
Blogger Mrs. in May said...

That is absolutely stunning, when you find the one, its impossible to settle for anything else!!!

Thursday, August 28, 2008 1:28:00 PM  

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