Sunday, 31 October 2010


After rechecking with the shop, it seems i have actually NOT chosen the above dress!!! In fact, i have chosen this one:

the confusion arose as the shop renames the dresses, and doesnt actually tell you who its by! When i investigated, i realised it was actually this one! I love it, and am doubly pleased as it is by my favourite designer (Alfred Angelo)... and was one i picked from his site as a favourite!1 I get sooooo excited when i see it - cant wait to put it back on in february!!

I have made an appointment to go back to the shop in November with one of my matrons... i ahve asked both, but as usual, one is being really keen and positive, whilst the other is severly lacking. I know the she has a lot on her mind at the moment, but an enthusiastic text, or something would really mean a lot.

I have made a decision that if, after christmas, she hasnt changed, and is still a bit difficult to pin down, then i will have a chat with her and ask her if she feels its too much and needs to step down? I want someone there who is excited and helps me, rather than someone who just drifts about a bit and only occasionally gets involved. Fortunately, my other matron is just what i need and gets almost as excited as me! I think if the other one does decide to step down, i will just have the one matron, and spend a little more on her dress and gift.

Will keep you posted about this though!!

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Its done...........!!!!

Well, I had an appointment today at a bridal shop about 1hr away from me....
Cant say i was really looking forward to it as i thought that i wouldnt be able to try anything on, that they would be horrible and that i wouldnt find anything i liked.

How wrong was i???

First of all, it was really easy to find the shop, and parking was absolutely no problem at all. The woman was a bit scatty, but pleasant enough. She seemed to have a wide range of dresses and wasnt pushy at all.
We went upstairs and she was really good with me being so self conscious. She passed a dress through and although it was nice, it didnt move me. Another dress came and again, it was lovely, but not me. A 3rd dress... and once i saw it in on me, well, i burst into tears..... guess thats the one then??

I tried on another 2, one was also lovely and is my second choice if something goes wrong with the first one. The final dress wasnt to my liking at all! She then asked me if i wanted to try on the one i loved... so i did, and it nearly made me cry again so i know its the right one for me!!

Deposit paid!!!

I feel so much better now - it was nice to see something that looked lovely on me, and i didnt want to criticise myself when i wore it, so its got to be pretty special eh? Its quite simple, but the detailing is amazing. The top of the bodice is covered with clear sequins, diamontes and small pearl like beads, which then scatter over the ruching and onto the a- line skirt. Its a lace up back, and the beading goes all down the side of the lace up.

I have ordered it in ivory, but this is the dress in silver as on the website of the designer (ALice James) :

I love it........ but now i am having wobbles about whether its special enough!! Thats probably cos its the most i have ever spent on a dress and its only natural!The woman was scatty, but totally lovely. She never made me feel ashamed of my size, or flab, and was really friendly without being over bearing.

Have booked an appointment to go back in Feb and get measured...... will need to go back before then and take my girls as they have got some lovely dresses in the emerald green colour for them to try on!!! xx