I haven't been one of those girl who always dreamed of planning her wedding so it was hard for me to get into the spirit, especially after whole almost-died and reset-a-year-later thing. After Bun (Nathan) & I got engaged, I went to a local dress shop, tried on a few, picked a dress on sale, bought it, no big deal. Well, things have changed. ;-) I upgraded the dress because I felt after going through a personal living hell, I deserved something to be excited about. Now, I have used a future Louis Vuitton purchase to push me through many physical therapy sessions but that was different. That will be a reward I hope to buy soon for working hard and staying positive when it would have and still can be much easier to throw myself a pity party. I haven't selected my bag yet but do venture into the store when I go to Green Hills from time to time. Moving on, I needed a boost to get going with wedding planning and went to a ritzy boutique to find a specific dress after a doctors appointment really having no clue what the particular dress I wanted to see would cost. It wasn't there but they told me it would be at an upcoming trunk show. I decided to try on a few gorgeous gowns anyway. The staff was helpful and let me indulge in several dresses even though I didn't have an appointment. After I was finished, I made an appointment for the trunk show and informed my sissy we'd be going. We showed up for the trunk show a few weeks later, I tried on the Jim Hjelm I had been obsessing over online:
Gorgeous, huh? Still love it, but it just wasn't the one. I had been thinking about this Lazaro gown I tried on my first visit and had showed Katie pictures of. Tried it on, tried on others, and tried the Lazaro on one last time. My niece who was 8 months at the time who had been quiet through all of the dressed let out an "ohhhhhh" and my sissy started to shed a few tears... followed by me. I made a big purchase that day and it has been worth every penny. I can't wait to wear it!
One wedding thing I did always know was that my bridesmaids were going to wear black and pearls. I can't deny my love for a J. Crew dress and decided on the Juliet (below) for my girls. 3/4 have been able to snatch it off Ebay for great prices which makes me happy because I kind of have guilt over asking people to spend money. I do think it's super rewearable, classy, and I know they are going to look beautiful. I may need to require them to uglify themselves so no one upstages me. hahaha!
Last, I found this bag while walking through Dillards:
Black & white (ok, ivory) damask and pink?! Perfect for my girls! I did have to stalk this bag until it dropped into my price range. It finally did and I called all over Nashville to get 3 of them. In order for everyone to get the bag, I got a slightly bigger version for my MOH. I'm going to fill it with goodies but I'm not sure what. As of right now, I've just added a B&B Works travel size hand sani to it in Caribbean Escape- because it's pink and smells SO GOOD!