A few days ago, I went to two bridal salons to try and find my wedding dress. I had a post some time ago about being a two dress bride because the first dress that I bought at David's Bridal was definitely not the one.
My mom came with me and I had it in my mind that I was going to budget $1,500. I tried on 5 dresses at the first shop that we went to. The dresses were gorgeous and my mom and I put two dresses on our list. BUT, I wanted
to make sure that I didn't make the same mistake that I made before and buy a dress too quickly. Besides, I had another appointment later that same day at another shop.
Fast forward a few hours later and I am trying some of the most gorgeous dresses I have ever seen, including several Maggie Sottero dresses. I tried on about 15 dresses and only 1 was a definite NO! The very first one that I tried on
was the Mona Lisa by Maggie Sottero - my stars - this was the holy grail of dresses. I felt like a fairy princess and twice as beautiful. My mom's jaw hit the floor and we both knew that this was it, but of course I had 14
more dresses to go. I put on each one with less enthusiasm. Although the dresses were beautiful, none compared to the Mona Lisa.
And then....The Capri Royale happened. I put it on and felt like a bride. The sample was in taffeta which I absolutely adore. I flowed just right. It felt like heaven on earth. My mom and I looked at each other and
just knew. Bye bye Mona Lisa....HELLOOOOO Capri Royale. And the price???? HA- pish posh on $1,500, try $850. Major score and I was so happy!
In a few days, I go back for measurements and to actually order my dress in ivory in all its glory. After that, I will probably age 50 years with impatience just waiting for that taffeta lusciousness to arrive. And without further
ado...here is my baby, who I have affectionately nicknamed "the heart stopper".