Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Wow.  I am so happy.  It makes me almost speechless.  I have so many loved ones around me.  Especially, TJ.  He makes me feel so beautiful and so happy.  Planning a wedding, getting ready for the holidays, considering moving, and living my life has been stressful.  However, on Monday I was dying to go dress shopping again.  My first time was at David's Bridal.  I found some beautiful dresses, and it was more so to get my feet wet.  I thought I liked this one by Vera Wang that was a Grecian dress with a sash.  I loved it and I always have wanted to wear Vera Wang.  However, I knew I wasn't ready.  So a month later I heard Priscilla of Boston was closing their business and everything was discounted.  I tried on over 20 dresses!  Everything was a giant blur. However, I learned that I liked high empire waist dresses, and I found a gorgeous dress.  But it was $1700 for a VERY simple dress.  I would've had to add a lot to make it sparkle.  So I said no.  Finally, I decided to go to a boutique in the Springs called Something New.  They had a fabulous selection, and it was kind of last minute.  I tried to find something, but nothing was coming close.  At the second to last dress, I tried on a gorgeous A-line dress with amazing embellishment.  I knew as soon as I put it on.  My heart was warm.  I thought of my fiance, my family, my friends.  Everyone close in my life was on my mind in this dress.  I didn't stop smiling.  I didn't want to get out of the dress.  My wonderful consultant, Lisa, grabbed two bridesmaid dresses, one purple, one sage, and a dark grey jacket, put everything next to me, and that's when I broke down.  It was that moment when I knew I found my eternal partner, and that he was going to be my husband and best friend forever and ever.  My heart dropped and I walked around the store for 30 minutes because I didn't want to get out of that dress.  Saying farewell to my dress, I immediately called my dad.  I explained the dress to him and sent him pictures.  My dress is on clearance so it is a lot cheaper.  And I hardly need any alterations since it has a corset back, just a hem and bustle.  That's it.  And of course it needs to be cleaned.  Plus the fixing of the beading is free and the steaming is, too!!!  After convincing my dad, I was sad not talking to my mom.  She is currently on a cruise in the Caribbean.  How fun.  However, the next day my mom was in port somewhere and texted me!  I sent her pictures.  She said I had to get it and it made her cry.  =]  Today, I went to the shop.  Bought my Maggie Sottero named Nevaya, stopped at work to kiss my fiance.  Now I'm home wearing my dress as I type this.  I feel amazing.  It makes me happy.  Planning the wedding and finding a dress has been difficult, but now I have a symbol of hope.  The dress is proof that this is not a dream.  Now I need a venue and everything after that falls into place. 
My colors are lavender, sage green, and ivory.  The theme is "Fall in Love" since that date is October 5, 2012.  I was thinking of having it at the Fine Arts Center, Red Rocks Amphitheater, or the Denver Opera House.  I'm hoping by the end of the year we will have decided.
We made an awesome wedding website where we will be posting information for our guests over the next year for every detail.  It will have our registry, place of wedding, ideal accommodations for everyone's budget, and fun things to do while you are in town.  Also I might make a FAQ after I get more questions about the wedding.  We are just so excited and it's all TJ and I ever talk about now.  We love our loved ones, and we both can not wait til we share our day with you.

"You know when you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.
-Dr. Seuss.