The time was finally here…I was about to see Nick all handsome and groomed-out. Jaime, our photographer, had him facing the wall so on a count of three he could turn around and see me for the first time as a bride. I just wanted to run right over to him and say ‘look at me’ !! I was beyond excited for this moment.
I felt absolutely beautiful and knew my soon to be husband would think so too! My dress was a stunning design by Amy Michelson in silk charmeuse. It felt like butter and was über comfortable! I could not wait for Nick to see me. He knew I found my dress at a sample sale for a fraction of the cost, which is insane because you cannot even buy the amount of silk charmeause to make my dress for the cost I paid! I kept telling him it was a big puffy ball gown dress…when it was quite the opposite.
Quick description of my sample sale experience…while we were in a scramble trying on dress after dress at the sale with no success, I was about to call it a day…when all of a sudden, I saw my mom out of the corner of my eye swiftly snatch a gown from a rack a soon-to-be bride just discarded. As soon as I put it on, that was it, no questions asked, everyone around agreed my mom was about to buy her little girl’s wedding dress. This dress was MADE for me, after getting it all cleaned, the only alteration needed was a hem, which for a bridal gown is unheard of!
Back to the actual moment…The photos below are one of my favorite sequences of the entire day. Just noticed there was a bee or a bug right in front of my face, look closely at the photo below of me looking at him. Glad that did not interfere with the action!
I LOVE the expression on Nick’s face when he first saw me! I think most bride and groom’s in the scenario probably start to cry, but it is quite apparent we are both fun and light-hearted and started to laugh in happiness…reference bottom right photo. I could not stop myself from admiring what a stud Nick looked like in his attire, which he also felt the same way checking out my steal of deal gorgeous dress.
From this moment on, my life just became that much sweeter…
Bridal Dress: Amy Michelson
Bridal Accessories: Designed by me, the bride: CornerBungalow
Grooms Accessories: Designed by me, the bride: CornerBungalow
Flowers: Appleblossom Floral
Grooms Suit: Saavi Formal Wear
Photographer: J. Rau Photography