The Big Question
Johnny and I were dating for about 6 years when he finally took me ring shopping! He took 4 months to propose after purchasing my dream ring! He proposed to me 2 days before Easter knowing its one of my favourite holidays, also right before my birthday! He proposed at my house with a full Easter basket which included all of my favurite snacks and miscellaneous items (A teachers dream basket). The Easter basket was very well organised and strategically planned; I got down to the very bottom of the basket to find the most important plastic egg with a note asking me to marry him.
I can't put into words the feelings that I felt at that moment! After I found the note in the Easter egg I turned around to roses and the most beautiful diamond I could ever imagine! He did an amazing job to say the least.
Shop 'Til You Drop
My dress hunt experience couldn't have been more perfect! I found my Augusta Jones gown at a local boutique in my hometown. I had a perfect vision of the lace gown that I would wear walking down the aisle! When I walked into the bridal shop the only two things I had on my mind were "lace" and "Augusta Jones".
Stephanie from Stephanie Leigh Bridal found my perfect gown on the very first try, she knew exactly what I was looking for. I had the best ever experience dress shopping. The staff truly made me feel so special! The moment I tried on my custom Skyler gown I knew that it was the dress!
I tried on 4 or 5 dresses but went back to the very first gown I tried on. I was so lucky to have 5 of the most important people in my life there to experience the perfect moment! I was always the type to say "I don't think I will cry when I find my dress", well I was wrong. When they 'did me up' with my cathedral veil and headpiece I felt like a bride. We added long lace sleeves and a champagne rhinestone belt to my perfect Skyler gown!
The Perfect Day
I can't even begin to express how nervous I was the morning of the big day. The morning of the wedding my entire bridal party and I went to the salon to have our hair and makeup done early in the am!.My family was lucky enough to have our good family friend from Japan with us to celebrate the big day. My mom and my sister helped me put my dress on shortly before the church ceremony. Once I put my dress on and arrived at the church all of my nervousness went away.
I can't begin to express how happy I felt at that moment walking down the aisle with my mom and dad. October 8th was the most perfect day of my life! My makeup artist, hair stylist, and photographer did an absolutely amazing job!!
It's true what they say... Don't let the 'little' things get to you! So many people told me the little things won't matter come the day of the wedding and I thought they were crazy, however I can't express how true that statement really is.
Also, enjoy every single moment because it really does go by so quickly.
And finally, record someone tying your bustle ahead of time, it will get done so much faster using a visual! Recommendations of Stephanie Leigh Bridal!
Dress: Bespoke Augusta Jones
Location: Squaw Creek Country
Stockist: Stephanie Leigh Bridal