Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Attack of the Tulle {Wedding Dress Shopping}

As I mentioned in a previous post, my daugther's getting married in November.  I traveled to Atlanta last weekend to help Natalie shop for her dress.  It was a frenzy of tulle, satin and lace and so much fun!

I have to share the highlights with you!  Heading into the shop:

(Nina, the Maid of Honor; Natalie; Amanda; Leigh)

In the dressing room

She tried lots of styles

The wedding colors are black and white so of course, we had to pull a dress that would coordinate

A mermaid style

I insisted she try a really big dress

Attack of the tulle!

Dramatic back

Pretty little ruffles

Eat your heart out, Kate!  Princess knockoff (we were trying to strike a regal pose)

Keeping with the royal theme, Natalie had us wear facinators

We practiced aisle walking

2.5 hours and 15+ dresses later.  The decision!  Yep, we all got teary.  Happy tears!

Of course, I can't publish pix of her choice but here's a hint

Now she has to patiently wait until the first week of November when her size will arrive and she can have it altered.  In the meantime, she's also waiting a couple of weeks for her NYC dress to arrive.  What's the NYC dress you ask?  Long story short...originally, the kids planned on eloping to NYC but we (yeah, mostly moi!) talked them into a ceremony and celebration in Atlanta so that family and friends can partake.  So, on November 11th they'll marry in NYC (one of Daniel's brothers will perform the ceremony) and on November 18th in Atlanta, there will be a repeat performance and reception.

For the NYC ceremony, Jennie from AliceAndClara is making Natalie's dress based on this inspiration:

This is the sketch Jennie sent to us with the muslin dress the other day:

Jennie's soooo talented.  Remember the dress she made me back in February (click here to read about it)?

That's it from "wedding central."  For now ~ I'll post another update soon!

I love reading your comments so please share your thoughts!  I'll randomly draw a winner from all of my August post comments for this month's giveaway ~ a $20 gift certificate to spend in Patti Ballard's Etsy shop.  Good luck!


ImagiMeri said...

Hi Cindy,

Wow, she looked magical in pretty much everything she tried on! Can't wait to see which one was chosen......you can't go wrong with Vera Wang. It's been a year and a half since I went through this with my daughter....enjoy the process.


Paula Parrish said...

Hello Cindy,
I am so thrilled for you and your family. Weddings are so much fun and create the best heartfelt memories. Natalie is a beautiful young women and she looks amazing in all of the dresses. She looks so much like you. Thanks for sharing this special time.
Smiles, Paula

Anonymous said...

How fun! You're own "Say yes to the dress" episode...I'm sure she will be a beautiful bride Cindy. You gonna pass out vintage hankies to the ladies to dry the tears? LOL


Missy said...

Wedding dress shopping is so much fun, it looks like you had a blast!

Charity said...

How wonderful is that. Two weddings and what better date than 11.11.11!! Love it. Has anyone ever told you how much she looks like you? Well she does. Sounds like you two had a wonderful time.

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Looks like fun! ♥

My Vintage Mending said...

Oh I love the tulle. What an amazing day. I cannot wait to see which one she chooses. Gorgeous girls! Smiles...Renee

PBsArtStudio said...

Wow what an exciting event Cindy! Congratulations! What an exciting time for you!!! Your daughter is beautiful and she looks just like you!!!I'm sending her prayers and much happiness for her new experiences and life and you too , your such a kind and warm person! Hope to see you soon at an event!!! Thanks again for your thoughtfulness .... Don't forget to pick out a print! Hugs , patti
She looks amazing in all the dresses! I wouldn't know which one to pick!!!!

Donna said...

Looks like you all had so much fun! You always look so cute! Do you always wear a dress? They are all so adorable each time I see a pic of you!
Choosing a dress for a wedding is unforgettable! When my daughter got married last year she eventually chose the first one she tried on! Nothing like a gorgeous bride!

Jonni said...

I love wedding stuff! Looks like you two had a fantastic day. Lucky girl - 2 wedding dresses!

blessedmom's simple home said...

She's going to make a beautiful bride!! I'm glad you made it through that terrible storm too :)

Janie E said...

Oh! I'm loving this blog! I got a little teary myself when I saw the final hug! Congrats! . . . and GO WANG! ;p

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