LWD - Little *White* Dress

I got so wrapped up in bridesmaid dresses, I couldn't help but look for a rehearsal dress for me. When I heard the word "sale" the search was ON!

Since the sale was for bridesmaid dresses, it was so convenient when my sales gal told me all bridesmaid dresses come in white.

Long story short, here's my rehearsal dress, that was on sale from Alfred Angelo! Win! Win (again!)

LBD *Long* Black Dress

After many trips to bridal stores to look for bridesmaid dresses, I have finally chosen the dress!

It all started when I was a bridesmaid in my best friend's wedding and had a horrible experience with David's Bridal. Selection was amazing, but customer service was the complete opposite. So at that time as a bridesmaid, I vowed to stay clear of them when it came time to choose the bridesmaid dress of my own wedding.

One of my bridesmaids, Ashley, was visiting from Atlanta, and thought it'd be a great opportunity to start shopping for bridesmaid dresses. We met up with one of my other 'maids, Kim, and after a short and uneventful stop at Brides by Demetrios, we headed to Alfred Angelo.

Even though I didn't find the bridal gown of my dreams at Alfred Angelo, the service I received was amazing and I felt it would be a great place to order bridesmaid dresses. 

We found a dress that was beautiful, but I wasn't convinced it would look great on everyone, remember I have 9 girls will different shapes and heights! I also wanted to hack off the train, too much fabric that I visioned as a mess all together at the ceremony!

After some research, us three called it a day and went out for lunch and shopping.

The next weekend, I took one of Sean's sisters and also one of my 'maids, Brianna, back to Alfred Angelo to try on a different style of dress. I went in a completely different direction and picked three dresses that were similar from the middle of the dress down to the bottom. The idea was to allow each girl to pick the dress that would be the most comfortable and flattering to them. Each three had a corset back, which sometimes I liked, and sometimes I didn't like.

The idea was to have each girl tell me their first choice of dress and second choice of dress. In my mind I thought I'd have a few pick the first dress, a few pick the second dress, and a few pick the third dress. Turns out each of them liked the first (strapless) dress in one of their two choices. Well that threw of my logic, and actually made things a lot simpler if I could have them all in one dress. So, back to square one! 

Since I wasn't crazy about the corset back and the idea of all 10 of us having to lace up 10 corset dresses, I decided to look for another strapless dress. After looking once more on the Alfred Angelo website, I found another strapless dress with a sweetheart neckline. I put it to a vote again with my girls to see if they liked the original strapless straight neck dress or the new strapless sweetheart neck dress. 

Majority of the girls said they liked the second dress - we have a winner! And it was $60 less than the first dress! Win! Win!

These Shoes Were Made for Walking

I've had my heart set on wearing hot pink heels on the wedding day for a long time. Not only is pink my absolute favorite color, it's the accent color in our wedding color scheme. With that being said, I have searched far and wide for THE pair of heels. I've seen many contenders but there are two pairs that stick out. 

Now, I'm not crazy about the idea of having patent leather shoes; however, these Gianni Bini hotties are unbelievably comfortable and super easy to walk in (even though they are 5 inches!) Two VERY important shoe aspects on such an important day! I found them at Dillards for a steal so I purchased them in case nothing more amazing comes along.
[Enter discovering Zappos' website a month later] 

I've always seen Zappos' funny commercials, the ones with super happy Muppet-like characters who absolutely love their call center customer service jobs. I admit, I'm slightly jealous of puppets! Anywho - after the jealousy had subsided, I stumbled upon these RSVP fabulous heels, which could take the lead on my patent leather beauties as favorites. I just hope they're as comfortable as the Binis! (LOVE the sequins!)
Needless to say, I ordered them (free shipping and free returns get me all the time!) Hello pair #2 of pink heels!

Regardless of what shoes don my feet, I did buy a little bling for the bottom arches - just in case I forget the answer to the big question of the day (just kidding!) but I did think it was a cute "something blue" idea ...

The outcome of the shoe decision will be known on the wedding day. Stay tuned!

Florida Engagement Photos Are Here!

Erin Sintos did a phenomenal job with our Florida engagement photos! 

Check them out here: Florida Engagement Photos

Also, go see Erin's Tin Can Photography blog entry dedicated to us here:  

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