My color was periwinkle. I still adore that color. We threw in navy to give it a more wintery feel. It is funny some of the other details that I just don't remember anymore.
My grandmother made my veil. I loved that. I will always love being able to tell people that.
My dress, the bouquets, and the cake were perfect.
When I got married, I lived in Minnesota and my Mom lived here in Arkansas.
I had many wedding coordinators in place of my Mom.
My first dress shopping experience was with Holly and Julie.
Julie was really my wedding planner. She hooked me up with a caterer, a seamstress for altering my dress, and went shopping with me for everything. She made my table centerpieces. Holly and Julie were my unofficial bridesmaids, taking me to get a mani/pedi the week of my wedding and providing me with lingerie.
Then there were the ladies at Talbots. I worked there during grad school. I finally had to order dresses from beautifullymodest.com to get dresses with sleeves and that would be temple appropriate. The ladies at beautifully modest were so kind when I was ordering and told me which dresses would fit my body type and told me I could cheat and order three dresses and as long as I shipped them back within 48 hours, I wouldn't be charged.
I got them on a Friday morning from the UPS shipping center and took them to work with me. I couldn't very well leave them in the car to bake in the heat and possibly get stolen! When my manager realized what I was bringing in, we had a fashion show instead of cleaning up the store! It was perfect! great lighting and mirrors everywhere! And what everyone said was true! I knew the second I put on the second dress that it was the one I would keep! I still love that dress!
Watching Grace plan her wedding with my Mom makes me sigh. I wish she had been more than a voice on the other end of the phone approving decisions and giving advice. (insert sigh again) Luckily, my sweet sister is letting me tag along on a lot of adventures like fabric shopping for the bridesmaid/flower girl dresses and she even let us "help" her register the other night. I missed the dress excursion (yes, she found a BEAUTIFUL dress already!) but she promised I could come taste cakes! :)
It's pitiful of me, I know, but I am enjoying it. It's so sweet to see Grace so happy and in love. There is nothing like being in love when you're engaged!