I knew exactly what I wanted when looking for a wedding dress. Very simple sweetheart neck with a huge skirt that puffed out just above the waist. No sparkles, no embellishments, no lace.
Evidently, this was extremely hard to find as I spent months and months looking for ‘the one’. So here is an album of others I tried on, some very questionable choices, some stunning. I have included a Vendor Guide and all the details of THE dress, at the bottom of this post.
You’re going to have to excuse the faces in the photo’s below. The first time I went was completely unscheduled and I was so unprepared that I wore ‘Little Mermaid’ undies because I didn’t realise that the attendants come in there with you! Click on each photo to expand.
So after trying on countless dresses (most I didn’t grab photos of), I finally found ‘the one’. Except at the time, I didn’t even like it that much. I was honestly just over looking for a dress and decided ‘this will do’. My mum really liked it (mothers are always right) and when the sales assistant told me the designer could extend the train, I just bought it. I didn’t cry, I didn’t LOVE it but I liked it enough to settle. You can probably see that in my facial expressions!
But then … my dress was delivered in store and I went to look at it. My entire family and now hubby’s family came with me to see it, so they were all sitting in another room while I was going to try it on. I will NEVER forget when the sales assistant unzipped the bag and just started unraveling this train. This thing just kept going! I ABSOLUTELY FELL IN LOVE!!
To see how the dress looked on the day, check out our wedding album.
Trial’s 1 – 6 were tried on with the lovely Val from Wedding Whispers. She was the most helpful and patient sales assistant I had the entire time I was trying on dresses. I have since brought numerous friends back to her store and they feel the same way.
THE Dress was purchased from Jenny and Gerries and was designed and created by Q’nique. I absolutely rave about the designer because not only does she create absolutely stunning gowns but is also an absolute pleasure to deal with. My dress arrived as scheduled and absolutely perfect.
Angel Gown by Q’nique. with a 4m extension on train.