Wedding Wednesday (Dress Update) + Giveaway Winner!

I knew this would happen to me.  I knew making my wedding gown decision was too easy.  I'm an indecisive person and I walked right in there, well... making decisions.  And quickly, at that.

When my mom came to Charleston for Mother's Day weekend, we ate lunch and rushed downtown to catch the end of the farmer's market.  By the time we got to the top of the parking garage and made our way to Marion Square, we realized they had already packed up the market!  Since we were already downtown, we figured it would be nice to look around in some stores.  We were near my wedding gown shop, Modern Trousseau, so Mom suggested we should walk in there (Earlier, I had questioned whether or not I should add a certain detail to my dress.  Remember, I custom designed my dress.  I knew the questioning would come sooner or later.). 

As we walked into the store -which, by the way, is a beautiful place

As I was saying...
Right when we walked into the store, I saw a girl wearing the most beautiful gown I've ever laid my eyes on. The dress was definitely not in the store when I shopped for a wedding gown with my parents. I complimented her about three times before whispering to my mom, "I know I've already ordered my dress, but I have to try that one on."

And that's just what I did. 
I immediately asked Jen, the sweetest girl that works in MT, if my dress had already been put into production.  She told me that it hadn't, but would very soon, so I still had a little time to change my mind.
Mom and I fell in love with this new dress.  Brandon's parents were shopping downtown, so I had his mom come into the shop, too.  She loved the new dress more, as did we.  To put it simply, we all agreed it was "special" and had the "it factor" that I soon realized my first dress lacked.

I slept on it for over a week and went back to the store yesterday to try the dress on again.  I also tried on a dress VERY similar to the dress I designed (same exact shape as my dress). 
It was the easiest decision ever.
I changed my wedding gown!

I credit it to fate, really.  Had Mom not come to Charleston (last minute plan), had the farmer's market not been closed, had we not decided to go into the shop to look at the hem of my previous dress, had that girl not been wearing that dress right when we walked into the door... I would have never met my perfect wedding gown! 

Now, on to the giveaway winner!

...drumroll please...

Congrats, sSe!!
Please email me at stylemeswanky@gmail.com with your contact information!

Thank you all for entering the giveaway.  Hopefully I'll have another one soon!

Happy Humpday, loves.


  1. Oh goodness! I am so happy for you, I can only imagine that it is the most wonderful feeling to find "the dress"!

  2. YEAH! I'm so happy you found your perfect wedding dress. :) How exciting!

  3. Happy you found your perfect dress Megan. It's such a great feeling!!

  4. I'm glad you were able to change to the more perfect dress!

  5. ahhhhh - this makes me so happy, so glad you found your dress, you're going to make a beautiful bride!

  6. Yay! So glad you found the perfect dress and you're right - it sounds like fate!

  7. See, it all comes down to divine timing, and clearly this dress was meant to be. Also, I can't believe that I won your giveaway! It's the perfect way to start the summer!

  8. I totally believe in fate/destiny - so funny one little thing leads to another, and now you have the perfect dress :) Such a cool story! Congrats. -L

  9. Yay!!! So happy you found "THE DRESS" - Exciting times!

  10. you and your new dress were definitely meant to be!

  11. I can't wait to see you... in your perfect dress... walking down the aisle in 11 months! Love you to the moon!

  12. I designed my gown at MT in Charleston too!! So glad I found your blog! When is your wedding? Mine is 6/1/13 here in Lexington, KY. We love Charleston and lived there for a year while I was in law school...so we had our engagement pictures taken there!



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