I get my dress today 9-15-08!!!!!

I haven't seen it or tried it on once!!! I met with the dress maker right after I got engaged. Must of been Feb. or March?  Then she said to go get sized up in June.  I get to see the dress for the first time today!!  I've only gone over pictures on a magazine with her.  We kind of did a "I like the top from this dress and the bottom from this other one"  


I'm hoping she doesn't disapoint me since she did a great job on my other two sisters.  Only scary thing is.. She lives in Utah and I live in California.  She was in California back when she did my two Sisters gowns.  *Keep your fingers crossed for me!*  It will be my First time seeing the dress.. First fitting.  Last Fitting.


She will fly back into town with the finished alterations before my Wedding which is in 5 weeks!!!!!!!


Say a prayer girls. I need it!!!! I'm so afraid I'm not going to love it. How sad would that be?  Oh well.. here goes nothing.. 8 am California time. Think of your old friend Marina.  And Pray!!!!


All mursifal Father! I pray that your grace was with this woman while she put together the single most important gown of my life!!


LOL


Thanks all!


Marina


I'll try to share pictures. If I like how they look.  After the engagement retreat pig out I just had for 3 days. I came home 5lbs heavier!!!!!

Posted on September 14, 2008 at 8:12 pm
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other than to say congrats - um, what are both of us doing up at this hour??  =)

Posted on September 14, 2008 at 8:16 pm
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Aww Marina try not to worry. I'll say a prayer for you. :0) Let us know.

Posted on September 14, 2008 at 8:54 pm
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Good Luck Marina, I hope it's even better than what you think :)

Posted on September 15, 2008 at 6:15 am
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good luck! show us pics!

Posted on September 15, 2008 at 6:16 am
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Good luck and may it exceed your expectations!

Posted on September 15, 2008 at 6:16 am
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Good luck with everything... we all want to see pictures!!!

Posted on September 15, 2008 at 6:27 am
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O.K ladies. I arrived to my dress... There it was on a manikin.....my jaw dropped...If it wasn't my dress.. Dear lord let me take that one home!!!!!!  It was my dress!!!!! I almost cried!!! The lady tweaked it left and right because what I had asked for was cool... But she thought some things could be changed and made a little different and better... I mother Effen Freaken LOVE IT!!!!! Ohh my God!!!!!!


How can "I" describe it???  When I saw it I thought..... Bare with me.. just my thoughts at what I saw...


Vintage, 1950's, grace kelly, old, classic, elegant, bomb, sooo not what people will be expecting of me.


And I put it on.. And I had my camera with me... and I forgot to take freaken pictures!!!! Because it was just me and the lady there!!!! !$#$#$!@#$~!@#   I don't get the dress today. She's flying it back to Utah and making some more changes that we both thought up. She'll fly back to California in October to give it back to me.  Sigh.   But I can not wait to put it on now.  


I felt so beautiful and classic and most important. For the first time in my life!!!!! I felt like a "Bride" something  I never felt at Davids Bridal.  Something I never thought I'd say. I was so afraid.


Custom made gown (to order) Plus custom made vail (to order) Garter.......$495   Silk Tafetta by the way.  Bomb!!!! I am on crack right now!!!  Thank you Lord Jesus!!!


Oh and she asked me to take my little Niece *flower girl* to her today. She's making her a custom dress to match mine. $40 !!!!! sorry what?????????????? hahahhahahhahahahha Crack kills. Stay off the stuff ladies.

Posted on September 15, 2008 at 9:33 am
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OHHH YAYYYYYYYY!!!  That is such a great story, I am so glad it worked out for you :)  But, you are in timeout for forgetting the pictures!!! ;-)

Posted on September 15, 2008 at 9:35 am
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Honey understand this... You put the dress on and the world just doesn't matter!!! LOL  I haven't seen my dress in the 8 months that I'd ordered it ago!!!!! LOL I called her and asked if it was still out to run and take pictures. For YOU LADIES!!!! LOL she said. No, I put it away because I'm flying out tonight. But I'm going to her house to get my Flower girl fitted.  Woo hoo for me!!!

Posted on September 15, 2008 at 9:55 am
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Ok ok I know :)  I'll take your word on it as I am currently in the 'diet process' before I go try on ANYTHING....I am really so happy for you :)  And for your flower girl too :)

Posted on September 15, 2008 at 9:57 am
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yay! congrats so happy it all went well! cant belive you got no pics! well it sounds like it will be worth our wait!!! yay!

Posted on September 15, 2008 at 10:48 am
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Marina, your story makes me a bit more at ease.  I'm also having my gown made.  I'm supposed to go try it on for the first time this weekend and I'm so scared!  I'm glad it worked out so well for you!

Posted on September 15, 2008 at 2:06 pm
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Thanks ladies. I'm also very happy. Can't wait to put my little fat body back in the dress to share with you guys. I was thinking. I should of taken a picture of it when it was on the manikin!!! duhh!!  Funny, guys have their moment when they see us walking down the isle. We have our moment when we see our dress on the manikin. LOL


Nidia.. Have you seen your dress at all? I only had picture clip off.  I gave them to her. And 8 months later (today) i saw the dres for the first time. Scary is a good word for it. Relief is even better. LOL


I can't wait to see all of our gowns on!!!!

Posted on September 15, 2008 at 2:28 pm
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So far I've tried on the pattern since she had to make it from scratch.  She's recreating a couture gown for me. These past couple of weeks she has been working on the skirt so it will be the first time it will start to look like a dress.  I'm soooooooooooooooo nervous!

Posted on September 15, 2008 at 3:24 pm
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Oh congratulations!! You sound so in love... (with your dress) :)


I guess we will get to see it soon anyway. Not long til your day, you must be getting pretty excited now!

Posted on September 15, 2008 at 3:35 pm
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marina and her dress
sittin in a tree
w-a-l-k-i-n-g


first comes the aisle
then come the vows


then they're pronounces man and wife


 


YAY!! go you!!  but you owe everyone a fat-free hot fudge sundae for forgetting the pics! hahahaa

Posted on September 15, 2008 at 5:44 pm
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hahahhahahahah  "Say yes to the dress Bitch!" hahahhahahahhaha


The good thing about having your own gown drawn up from scratch is that it is honestly made exactly for your body type and any major or minor imperfections. "Bat wings" in my case.  I lost 100lbs and the affect of it left my skin wondering where to go next. LOL   I'm 5'1 and my FI is 6'4. I had to have a dress made to play off my shortcomings.  Now the dress is all I can think of.... sure.. I love Mitch.. lots.. but right this very second.. I can't think of anything but my dress!!! yeye!!!! that is a good thing right now because I'd been so stressed out!  Dirty1... where do you live girl? Fat free fudgesikles all around!!! On me!!!

Posted on September 15, 2008 at 6:39 pm
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i live in the east bay right now...


soon to be half NorCal and half SoCal...


then hopefully by this time next year - all SoCal...


 

Posted on September 15, 2008 at 6:48 pm
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wow glad to hear you love your dress so far.  =)

Posted on September 15, 2008 at 7:28 pm
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Happy to hear about your dress!

Posted on September 15, 2008 at 7:34 pm

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