Purchasing my gown really put the rest of my planning in motion. Once I had a clear picture of how J and I were going to look on our wedding day, every other decision easily fell into place. I found my gown at Stacey’s Bridal in Des Moines, IA. Oddly enough, it’s the same boutique where I found all of my prom dresses as well. The consultant helping me was AMAZING – she began by asking me all sorts of questions like the type of clothes that I usually wear, how I wanted J to feel when he saw me and what our reception venue looked like. Without even having to talk about lace, necklines or trains, she pulled 5 gorgeous gowns for me to try on. I stopped at gown #3 – it was the one. It felt like me – the best version of me. I pulled the trigger and never looked back!
With the gown figured out, I just had the veil, shoes and jewelry to finish up. I found gorgeous Eliot Danori earrings at Macy’s and my dream Badgley Mischka shoes from Piperlime. The final piece was a jeweled hair piece I found on Etsy. It added just the right amount of sparkle. I felt 100% comfortable in my entire look. I’m so happy with the decisions I made – it’s hard to believe I won’t be getting to wear that gorgeous dress again :)
Gown: Robin Jillian
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Jewelry: Eliot Danori
Hair piece: Amoretto via Etsy