I can't wait to share with you my quest for the dress but first I have a little disclaimer.
I make Mr. CS read every blog post. Sometimes I even quiz him on it just to make sure he memorized every word. Unfortunately that means I will not be showing my dress. Not even the designer/style number. See Mr. CS likes to say that I am nosy but really I learned it from him.
Now that we have gotten that out of the way, lets get on with the show! Prior to getting engaged I really didn't look at dresses. I should have been arrested for all the stalking I did of my venue but I didn't think about the dress too much.
After the plethora of bridal magazines that came in my name after the big engagement, I started thinking about dresses. From the beginning I knew I didn't want a giant 'princess' gown. It was just not that kind of wedding. If we were getting married at a church or in the winter I would have had a different opinion. But we are getting married by the beach in the grass so something light and flowy was high on my list.
Like all brides I started pulling inspiration for my first wedding dress shopping appointment. Lets take a stroll down memory lane of all the dresses that I didn't pick.
|Allure Bridal 8771 (Image via RecycleBride)|
|The Chelsea Clinton Vera Wang Image via AdanNews/Photo by Barbara Kinney|
|Mikaella Bridal 1406 (Image via Brides)|
|The Couture Collection/Image via MSN|
|For a moment I thought I wanted straps/Image via MyBridalDress|