After Luke and I got engaged in NC, I came back to Oregon for about 2 weeks, I didn't realize that I should have been ordering a dress then, especially when we didn't have a date set, nor had any clue when the military would actually let Luke take time off. (Thank goodness it kept getting pushed back and not up!) After spending 2 weeks back at home I was off to the East coast again to spend the rest of the month with the to-be-hubby which meant no dress shopping!
I got back home in March and after about a week of getting things in order I started the great dress search with my mom. After learning that we would have to put a rush on my dress and cross our fingers that it got here in time I started getting a little worried. Plus, I had a really hard time finding a dress I loved. I knew I wouldn't have that moment where you start crying and everything, but nothing came to me, no butterflies, no excitement, NOTHING! I told myself I had to order by the end of the week on Friday because a dress was better then no dress. I went to one or two shops everyday that week, by the time 5 days and about 8 shops later I wanted to cry I never thought I would find one I liked. And then I went into a store that actually had a few of the Maggie Sottero dresses that I wanted to try on! I finally had 2 that I actually really liked, however, there was one dress that I LOVED but didn't want to order without trying on, it was the Rhianna Royale. When I went home the plan was to sleep on it and pick one of the dresses that I had tried on that day, too bad the only dress I thought of and dreamed about was the Rhianna.The next day my mom and I called every store that carried Maggie dresses in Oregon, Washington and even started calling into Northern California!
We finally found a shop 300 miles away that had it! We drove up the next day to try it on. I'll admit though, it wasn't love at first sight. I'm really short (5'3") so when I wasn't able to stand on a stool (which there was none) dresses ate me! (I'm sure all of you short girls understand!) Plus the dress ended up being 3 sizes too small for my hips! So we left sad that it wasn't the one. However, once we got home I started looking at pictures, the dress didn't look too bad! After sleeping on it again and showing my mom the pictures we decided it was the dress for me all along! I'm getting it in the light gold/champagne and I can't tell you how excited I am to get my dress in and altered to my size! It should be here July 11th, yay!
Here are a couple pictures of when I tried it on!
For those of you reading this that are wearing the Rhianna Royale, what kind of veil are you wearing? I know I want one with some lace, but haven't found any that I really like. Also what color of veil are you wearing if your dress is light gold/champagne color? Suggestions?