I totally said "YES!" to THE dress on Saturday! How exciting is that?! My appointment was at 10:15am at Belle Saison Bridal on Saturday morning. I was so lucky to have my sisters, Allison (who came even though it was her 25th Birthday!), my mom, my Nana, my Aunt Lee Ann, and Aunt Sharon there with me to try on dresses. We spent at least two hours looking at dresses and then trying them on. It was SO much fun and as I continued to try on dresses, I had absolutely no idea how I was going to make such a hard decision! I had tried on several that were in the "love it" category, and I was starting to forget which was which. I had one last dress to try on, and then I was going to narrow it down to about three. I figured if I had narrowed it down, I could then bring back my bridesmaids, and have them help me make my decision. Well, needless to say, I narrowed it down alright.. to THE ONE! That very last dress I tried on was "it". As soon as I pulled it up and on, I got butterflies in my stomach, and a big cheesy grin took over my face. It just felt so right, and so me. As soon as I walked out in the dress, my family made it very clear that I had made the right decision! It was an indescribable feeling, and I am so grateful I had so many special people there to share it with. I cannot wait to get to wear it on our special day, and I am so excited to see David's face when he sees it! I would totally post a picture of it, because I am just that proud of it, but I want it to be a surprise for everyone! And, I know Little D reads my blog so it is a no-can-do! Just know that it is absolutely gorgeous and so me! Thank you, Stacy, Lindsay, Allison, Mom, Nana, Aunt Lee Ann, and Aunt Sharon for sharing in such a special day for me! I had so much fun. And another thank you to Aunt Lee Ann for snapping pictures of all the dresses so we could look at them later!
I feel so much more pumped to plan decorations and such now that I've picked out my dress. It's kind of funny. I feel like I need to make sure the decorations and colors compliment my dress! I may not have all the details planned yet, but there are a few things I know for sure... I have picked out the dress of my dreams, we will be getting married at a beautiful venue that represents both of us so well, we have the support and love of our wonderful families, and last but not least, I am marrying the man of my dreams (I am so not kidding! I used to write my name with his last name in high school, just to see what it would look like, how cheesy, right!?)!
Backtracking a little to Friday evening... I wanted to mention this because it was very special to me.. I had been at my parents for a few hours and didn't get back home until later that evening. Lately, I have had a lot on my mind and have been struggling with some anxieties which I have just kept to myself. Well, I pretty much broke down in tears and frustration to David and shared with him what was on my mind and the struggles that have been troubling me lately. He listened to me go on and on and was so caring and passionate, it really made me feel so good. Of course, I have known all along that David is the person I have wanted to share my forever with and it was at one point in our conversation (more like my vent session) that he totally reaffirmed that for me. He said, "Just know, I will always be by your side through everything. If you were to get into an accident and be paralyzed from the neck down, I will bathe you and I will feed you, and I will stay by your side forever. You are the love of my life." It really made me feel secure. I have been struggling with some physical insecurities of my body changes after pregnancy and it has definitely had me down and feeling pretty blue at times. I also believe that the physical insecurities led to general insecurities and my mind was always on overdrive. Having my vent session with David and being able to hear the way he felt about me again definitely was a pick me up. He is so very special to me, and I am so very excited for the day I get to call him my husband!
And my favorite picture from that night, because we are both beaming and so happy...
That's all, folks! It is way past my bedtime! Hoping to update tomorrow about Christmas stuff!
-Love to you all-