Wedding dress shopping is a moment we dream of since being little girls.
But I am jumping ahead…
It has been just over a year since Adam proposed to me at the top of a mountain in France.
Falling pregnant quickly after meant I put wedding dress shopping on hold till after the baby.
Fast forward 12 months and I and my Maid of Honour took to our local bridal shop for our first hope of finding the one.
I have been told a million times that the dress I have pinned on my Pinterest board isn’t going to be the one.
I must try on every style of dress in order to find the wedding dress that I will fall in love with and it’s bound to be completely different from whatever I had in mind.
After having a baby you sometimes feel like you lose a little bit of yourself. I went from struggling through maternity clothes to finding comfortable clothing after birth that doesn’t hurt your c-section scar, to now finding my dream dress. I was really worried I would be indecisive and unsure about every aspect of it.
I took everyone’s advice on board and picked out all types of styles.
We visited Bridal Way in Ramsgate.
A little boutique shop home to some of the best wedding designers.
Stepping inside makes you feel immediately relaxed.
You’re surrounded by ivory gowns waiting to be chosen on either side of you.
A lovely lady will help you choose a selection of dresses to try on and then help you slip into them, after serving you a chilled glass of bucks fizz.
Based on what you choose they (with help from your Maid of Honour) will pick ones that they think will be suited to your taste.
They have been doing this for years, they are the experts, so take all the advice you can get.
At this point, I was completely unsure of what type of gown would suit me best so I opted for a variety of styles.
It seemed my favourites were Maggie Sottero.
I wanted to try something with a high neckline.
The back was simply beautiful.
Shimmering allover lace with striking lace motifs.
Look closer at the embroidered detail down the back centre.
Then the real princess one.
A twist on your classic, being Ivory and Champagne.
The fairy godmothers at Bridal Way make sure your pinned in at every angle so you can get a real feel for the dress.
The sweetheart neckline and the tulle laced edge of the dress is enough to take your breath away, very romantic.
Then the low back gown.
Ivory over blush, not your traditional gown.
Falls over your body, so light, the open back would be perfect for a destination wedding.
Lastly, Sophronia Marie.
Gala satin trimmed in narrow horsehair.
Sheer bodice with vintage-inspired beading.
Some dresses were worthy of adding a veil.
Leaving you to practice the pullover the head technique.
I must remember to smile on the day.
Which was your favourite?