Bridals + Finding the Perfect Wedding Dress

Happy Wedding Wednesday y’all! I apologize for the amount of pictures but now that I have all my pictures and video back, I can finally share everything with you guys! Today I’m sharing my bridals and talking all about finding the perfect dress. Finding my dress was definitely one of my favorite parts of my wedding! I’m pretty sure it’s a highlight in every girls wedding planning journey!

 I started out in San Antonio and went to three dress shops. I took a day and met my mom there to try on different style dresses and figure out which style I liked! I had a million different dresses saved on my Pinterest and thought I knew exactly which style I wanted. Boy was I wrong! They always say you will end up picking a dress you never expected yourself in and that couldn’t be more true! I tried on around 12 different dresses that day and at the last store I was actually set on one of them. I thought I had found my dress but the woman helping us was an absolute witch! She was extremely pushy and didn’t listen to anything I wanted and totally pushed my opinions of each dress out the window. As soon as I came out of the fitting room, I looked at my mom and we were both on the same page. I wanted to try on dresses but we definitely were not buying one from that woman! HA!

After trying on many different styles, I had it narrowed down to around 5 different fits that I liked. A few weeks after I went to San Antonio, I had my mom and sister and a few of my bridesmaids that were able to attend come with me to my appointments in Dallas. I went to two different dress shops there and had a dressing room full of dresses at the second place we went to. I was in the fitting room when my mom brought me my dress and told me she found it hanging on the wall in the front and wanted me to try it on. I was totally opposed at first! I was not sure about the whole two piece thing. She pushed me to try it on and as always, moms know best! As soon as I tried it on I fell in love and knew that it was my dress. I loved that the whole top coat came off and it looked like a completely different dress to wear for the reception!

Taking my bridals was SO much fun! I took mine at the Dallas Arboretum and they had SO many different places to take them. I loved getting my hair and makeup done and of course getting to wear my dress before the wedding! Having a trial hair and makeup before the wedding day was crucial to me to make sure they knew exactly how I wanted it. I used Tousled Studio for my hair and Ashlann TaraAnn for my makeup. They both were so great and did exactly what I wanted! I wanted something that was timeless and loved what they both came up with!

I hope you enjoyed looking through my bridals and my journey of finding the perfect dress! My biggest advice is make sure you are comfortable! I was so thankful to be able to move around in my dress the whole night of the wedding. Also, no matter what anyone else thinks, pick the dress YOU love! YOU are the one that has to wear it! Most girls have been looking forward to this day their whole life so don’t let anyone else ruin it for you!

Special Thanks To:

Floral and Planning: Bella Blooms by Mary Frances Wagnon

Photographer: Kristen Davis Photography

Hair: Tousled Studio

Makeup: Ashlan TaraAnn

Dress: The Blushing Bride

Dress Designer: Crystal Design

As always, thanks for stopping by!

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