Hi all! December has been such a whirlwind of fun! Colin and I traveled to New Hampshire to spend Christmas with his family, and we had so much fun. You may have caught a glimpse of this plaid wrap from Sole Society (gifted to me by Colin’s mom, which is actually now on sale for only $35!) and my grey Hunter boots (scored those at Nordstrom Rack for $79) on my Instagram! Shop those items by clicking on them above.
I traveled from New Hampshire to Indiana to do a little bit of shopping…wedding dress shopping, that is! I rounded up my best gals and my mom, and hit the shops.
My mom & I started off the day with breakfast and one of our favorite places, Bob Evans. Now, I know there are plenty of “better” places to eat in the Fort Wayne area, but one of our shopping traditions since I was in high school is breakfast at Bob Evans during a shopping trip (either in the morning or at night, breakfast for dinner style!). One of my best friends/bridesmaids, Haley, also briefly joined us for breakfast.
Going into our first shop, I had NO idea what I wanted out of a wedding dress. I had perused Pinterest for days looking at all sorts of silhouettes. My sister texted me earlier in the week and asked me what color of dress I wanted. I responded with “white?” not realizing there were so many different shades of white and off white, like champagne and ivory and moscato, etc!
Luckily, we started out at a lovely store called Bride To Be. I have heard of many gals getting their dress at this Fort Wayne boutique, but it really set the bar high. I tried on dozens of dresses – ball gowns, fit to flare, dropped waist…you name it, I tried it! My matron of honor, Courtney, zipped me and corseted me in all of these dresses – and thank goodness, because I had no idea what I was doing!
We looked at David’s bridal (I hated everything there!), Wendy’s bridal, and finally landed at One Fine Day. Their store was simply gorgeous, and I was torn between two different dresses. I finally decided on a Ti Adora dress that I think really fits my personality. It’s simple and elegant, but I feel like a rockstar in it. You’ll have to wait until July 8th, 2017 to see it though!