Tuesday, February 23, 2016

wedding planning // the dresses

yes to the dress

If you follow me on Instagram (@emiliestorey) you know that I said yes to the dress this past Saturday! I am so excited to have found the dress I am going to wear on the day I marry Aaron <3

I met my mum at a great bridal shop in Cincinnati, Ohio called Bridal and Formal early on Saturday morning. I was very overwhelmed at first, due to the amount of people there (they were having a trunk show that day) and the number of dresses they had. We were matched up with a bridal consultant, named Lacrecia, who was AMAZING. She was so friendly, supportive, and knowledgeable...it made the entire experience that much better.

I went in thinking I was going to end up with one specific dress that I had seen online and fallen in love with...and it was in my final two that I had to decide between...but I ended up going with a different one that Lacrecia had pulled for me to try. It is so gorgeous...it is comfortable, romantic, and fits our mountain wedding vibe perfectly. I can't wait to share pictures with you all!

ASOS bridesmaid dresses

Since the wedding is going to be so small, I'm not having a traditional bridal party that is part of the procession and stands up with us for the ceremony. However, I did ask my sister and two best friends, Michelle and Roxanne, to still be bridesmaids and be in pictures, get ready with me, and help in all the other ways a bridesmaid does :)

I didn't want traditional, match-y dresses for them, so I went in search of something unique. We found these great dresses from ASOS and ordered them online. They were only about $80 a piece, which was awesome - plus I love that they are all different, but work together.

Finally, the last thing on the list is to find a dress for my step-daughter, Aubrey. Again, I want something unique...so I've been looking at Dollcake and Tea Princess. These are both Australian companies that make amazing bohemian-style dresses for young girls. I have yet to pick which one I am going to order, but these are the finalists...which ones do you like?? I'd love some opinions! xx 

Dollcake flower girl dress

Post Peanut flower girl

Tea Princess flower girl dress

Tea Princess flower girl


4 comments:

  1. Yay so exciting that you found your dress & had such a great experience! Love all of those flower girl dresses but I think the third one is my favorite.

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  2. oh my goodness, i am obsessed with the first (second picture is the same, right?) flower girl dress. so pretty. and yay for finding your dress!

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  3. Congratulations on finding your dress- so exciting! Your inspiration for the flower girls is just too perfect! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  4. This is sooo exciting! I'm so happy for you! I can't wait to see your wedding dress! I'm sure it is absolutely stunning! I absolutely love the dresses you picked out for your girls and what a perfect price! I'm not much help on Aubry's dress but I think I like #2 and #3 the best! You have such great taste so I'm sure no matter what you choose it will all look gorgeous!

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