It’s no secret that I’ve been dreaming of my wedding since I was a little girl. Ok, not dreaming …planning. Never once was it in the plans to have bright bridesmaid dresses. Years and years ago, I wanted their dresses to be black. Imagine a 10 year old girl wanting black bridesmaid dresses …why not bright yellow or pink? I meant business.
I continued wanting the black dresses until about two years ago, when Brandon and I started thinking more seriously about getting married and spending our lives together. At that time, I was set on champagne dresses. So soft and romantic. That is, until about two weeks before my appointment with my bridesmaids at Bella Bridesmaid. Suddenly, I wanted BLUSH! Now that’s soft and romantic.
I’ve really never been a pink lover. Of course I’m very feminine and girly, it’s just that I’ve never been wild about the color. But blush is neutral and definitely not too pink. I think it has the perfect mix of class, sophistication, and femininity.
What do you think?
Now for the dress…
I thought I wanted all of my gals to have different dresses, but same color. Again, suddenly before our bridesmaid dress appointment, I changed my mind. (I do that a lot.) I then realized, after talking with Brandon and some others, that our wedding is going to be very formal and each girl having the same dress sticks with that trend.
I have always been sold on silk chiffon. I mean, you have seen “My Best Friend’s Girl,” right?
(Kate Hudson. That chiffon gown. Come on, people.)
Are you still with me?
What does blush + silk chiffon equal?
One word… Amsale.
When my bridesmaids and I went to our appointment at Bella Bridesmaid, I walked straight to the Amsale rack with Allison, the stylist/sales person extraordinaire. She pulled three dresses and picked some of my girls to try them on. Without any ounce of doubt, we all unanimously picked the winner.
It seriously took us ten minutes from the time we entered the store to the time she began to take measurements. Who knew we were so decisive??
Finding THE dresses, as in my dress and my bridesmaid’s dress, was so much easier than I could’ve ever expected. I mean, when you got it, you got it …and I’ve got some gorgeous bridesmaids that would look awesome in paper bags. Thankfully, they preferred an Amsale silk chiffon dress instead. 😉