My Wedding Dress

I took a couple of weeks off from participating in Show Us Where You Live over at Kelly’s Korner. We have been so busy these past few weeks. But I’m back now and so excited about this week…Show Us Your Wedding Dress!!

Jon and I got engaged in December and married in March, which means we planned a wedding in 4 months! Everything turned out perfectly and I wouldn’t change a thing.

I went looking for wedding dresses in Dallas with my mom and a couple of my bridesmaids (if I remember correctly it was before I was officially engaged). I know, I know, your not supposed to do that, but my ring took a little longer to come in than Jon originally thought (he designed it himself), so we made a few plans before he officially asked me to marry him. I found a dress that I really liked in Dallas, but it couldn’t be ordered in time for our wedding. I ended up going dress shopping in Austin one Saturday by myself. I was a little bummed about it but I ended up falling in LOVE with a dress. I got it at Alfred Angelo and the sales lady was so nice. She assured me that it would be in just in time to be tailored and steamed for the wedding.

SchmittPhoto-032507-088 I loved the beading on the bodice and the drop waist. The beading continued down the skirt on the left.

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I loved the look of the lace up back. It gave us a few problems…when I went in for my first fitting one of the loops broke and then on my wedding day one of the loops broke! Luckily we had planned for it happen and had a needle and thread ready to go. No one ever noticed.

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I wore a short veil during the ceremony and then took it off for the reception. My dress had a small train, which was perfect for my outdoor garden style wedding. :)

Now, a funny story about the day I got my dress. The sales lady asked me how Jon had proposed. Rather than explain that he had not because the ring had not come in, fibbed a little. :) I told her that he had taken me on a picnic to Mt. Bonnell and asked me there. When I got done dress shopping I called Jon and he asked me if I wanted to go get some lunch. Of course I said yes, and we headed over to our favorite lunch place, Kneaded Pleasures. After we ordered lunch, Jon suggested we take it out to Mt. Bonnell. I didn’t think anything of it since it was a beautiful day. Jon proposed while we were having our picnic at Mt. Bonnell, just like I had told the lady that morning. It was perfect and clearly just what I wanted. :)

-Lauren-

7 comments :

pendy said...

Love your engagement story...and your dress is beautiful.

Rebekah said...

The picture of you with the blue flowers is really wonderful! And I also loved the engagement story! How funny!

Mommyto3K's said...

Beautiful dress. When I saw the bluebonnet I knew you were a Texan:-) Small world, I found your blog from Kelly's. I'm right outside of Austin.

The Haynes Family said...

you look beautiful in your dress and I love the bluebonnet picture! :)

Reen said...

What a beautiful bride you made!

Aggie said...

Just visiting from Kellys Korner

Love your dress and your black and white pics

The Traveling Woman!!!! said...

I came over from Kelly's Korner. I just wanted to say that your dress is beautiful. My husband and I are renewing our vows next year on our 10 year anniversary and I was having a hard time finding a dress. I want to say thank you so much because I forgot about Alfred Angelo until I read your post. Now I will have the perfect dress. Thank you so much. I wish you many great years ahead.