After about 3 months of trying on dresses, I found my dress and veil today! I love my Mori Lee Go...
Here's the pictures of the gowns I tried on last Sunday. (This will open in the same window since I can't figure out how to make it open in a separate window.)
In the pics there are some I don't reference, but just in case anyone needs to know the Brier Rose by Kitty Chen is the one hanging on the wall that I wanted to try on (her dresses are amazing), but I couldn't get it on at all and there's one that looks like a southern belle dress that has 2 ruffles on the front that go down and around the dress that I didn't like. We tucked the ruffles under and it looked better. I just didn't like the ruffles at all. Not sure what that dress is called though. Mon Cheri, I think.
Please let me know which one y'all like the best. I have it narrowed down to two gowns at this place - the Mori Lee and the Essence of Australia, but they were very rude so I really don't want to buy my gown there in the end. We'll see what happens. I might have to buy it online or at another store if I can find the gown that I end up choosing in the Houston area.
The white Jasmine gown is the one I tried on last Fall and it was too tight to get on at all correctly, but this time I got it on! It wasn't zipped all the way, but it looked totally different on me. My body has definitely changed. I see that now! All of this hard work is worth it and going to be worth it in the end and I have to keep it up after the wedding.
I plan to visit a few different local bridal stores and try on more gowns. I have to start making appts. and try to get everyone together again. It was so much fun! The gowns are so pretty and don't know how I'm going to choose.
This is the before pic of that Jasmine gown:
Here's the after:
it's hard to tell, but I could FEEL the difference, big time. I've lost only 9 pounds, but over 40 inches. That dress is a size 8! Size 14 gowns were fitting me and I probably could have worn a 12, but all the ones I tried on were 8's, 10's and 14's and last time I went an 8 wouldn't go around my big butt and I was told I a gown size 16. So, my plan is to order my gown in a size 10 and that means it'll be a size 6-8 street size. I have more work to do to be able to wear a 10 perfectly, but that was all the motivation I needed and I know I can do it by November 6th - my special day!
These are my two faves -
Essence of Australia D1042 :
Mori Lee 110233: