On THE Dress: Before we went dress shopping, my mother bought several wedding
magazines and passed them on to me. I found an amazing dress in Southern
Weddings: The Libertine by Ian Stuart. I called my mom as soon as I saw
it and told her I had found my dress. She asked me to describe it and
said, “When I saw that dress, I knew it was the one for you.” I called
several stores trying to locate a sample in blue and we went to see it a
few days later. Since I had chosen such a distinctive dress, I decided
to keep it a secret from everyone except my parents until the big day.
On the morning of our wedding, I had the photographer and videographer
capture my bridesmaids’ reactions to my dress.
I love the idea of an Adventure Book for your
marriage, what a sweet way to join bucket lists, and create a life of
complete adventure. How well this would go with our Up! inspired guestbook thumbprint balloons as well!
Did you decide to do a “first look”? Why or why not?
We decided to stick with tradition and not do a first look. I am glad
we made that decision because my favorite part of our wedding video is
seeing my 6’8” husband stand on his tiptoes trying to see me above the
crowd before I walked down the aisle.