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How to choose…

What makes a bride choose the gown she will wear on her wedding day? With an almost infinite selection out there, how does one decide?

I remember picking out my gown like it was yesterday. I went into a bridal salon with very specific ideas in mind – I didn’t want anything too poofy, or ornate, just something simple, and elegant. The Christian Dior gown I ended up choosing (after about 10 minutes I might add) was anything but. Yes, it was very beautiful and elegant, but simple…not so much. First of all, it must have weighed about 60 pounds. Layer upon layer of intricate lace covered every inch – from bodice to hem, and large ribbon camellias nestled along the bustle in seashell pink bows, one of which was literally the size of my face. But no matter, I fell hard for this couture confection and nothing was going to stop me from walking down the aisle in it.

What exactly got my heart racing? I couldn’t tell you – just like I couldn’t tell you how I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my days with Larry. Suffice it to say, when it’s right, you don’t question it and just like with love, any preconceived notions you have going in, usually end up biting you on your bow- covered butt.

What made you choose your wedding gown? I’d love to hear all about it.

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