Friday, September 26, 2008

Wedding Preparations

I know I said I'd post more about dress shopping, but I'm going to wait until November to post my final decision. The dress I posted about here is still in the running, but I plan to check out a trunk show featuring Blue by Enzoani to be certain I've chosen the perfect dress! My friend, A, said that the dress sets the whole tone of the wedding, and I couldn't agree more!

Here are some pictures of my two favorite designs:




These gowns are more "bridal" than the Lazaro gown I like. I have 13 months to go, so I'm going to take my time. The images are from Best Bridal Prices, which carries many brands at a discounted rate.

Last night, B and I had our first meeting with the priest at our Parish. We decided to join the National Shrine of the Little Flower, also known as Tour de Church week two. I am really excited about the whole preparation process that Shrine offers. We will meet several times with the priest, and also attend some retreats and seminars. Father said he will make this a "challenging and fun" process and I am so glad! I want to be challenged and I hope that through that B and I grow closer and learn more about our relationship. Its kind of sad to explain to the Father about our family histories of multiple divorces on both sides. I just want us to be learn from our families and create a lasting bond. Every time I start to worry about the dress, the reception, or anything else wedding related, I try to stop myself and picture life with B now and imagine our lives together in the future. I picture us older, but still bonded partners. I think this pre-marriage process will help us in that journey.


preppy little dress said...

both are beautiful, i esp. love the 1st one!

Vineyard Vogue said...

Beeeautiful dresses!!

I have been to Franklin Cider Mill, but it was years ago. I know Franklin is adorable though!! I love those old cider mills. We've been going to Yates since as far back as I can remember.. my grandparents have lived in Rochester Hills my whole life so its a yearly thing!

JULIE said...

What an exciting time for you! PS - I tagged you on my blog :)

Randall said...

I loved looking at dresses - even more fun when you try them on! Can't wait to see what you decide on!

Lauren said...

These two dresses are beautiful!

I think you all are so smart to focus on your relationship before your marriage. My husband and I read a few books before we got married in addition to going through the counseling. One book that I really liked was called The Hard Questions by Susan Piver -

This book is just a series of questions for you and your fiance to go through.

I hope you have a great weekend!

Self Confessed Lamp Tramp said...

Such amazing dresses....I can hust picture you in them!