Say Yes To The Dress

Everything went perfectly at my final dress fitting this afternoon 🙂

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But before we get to that (I hope you all don’t mind) I wanted to share some pictures from today.

 

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From my workout  this morning.  I promised I’d give a view of the sweat fest that was my speed workout this morning (apologies to anyone who is grossed out by that picture. You won’t be alone in your feelings of disgust I’m sure).

Don’t worry — we all can’t be this glamorous after a good workout.

 

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Honest-To-God the largest zucchini I have ever seen in my life.   That picture of Gus behind the zuch is an 8 by 10…and is dwarfed by my new friend zuchinni.   We have a wonderful lady at work who has a great organic garden, and brings in the most ridiculous produce.  I have been intimidated by them to date, but today I decided zucchini bread and brownies sound delish, so I brought it home (please, any recipes you recommend, send my way.)

 

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Zach and August sharing some afternoon kisses.  Love them.  Just because I thought it was cute.

Anyways…

 

Dress Fitting

I was actually pretty anxious going into my fitting tonight.  The dress has fit me perfectly in the bodice, but was extremely long in length, had layers from the fullness taken out, and really had no room for me to gain/lose any weight.

All things considered, I really didn’t have that much done to the dress in comparison to some stories I heard, but I had NO idea what to expect going to my fitting tonight.  Every other time I’ve stepped into the dress, it’s been far too long and hard to imagine being fit for my little body (I’m 5′ tall…tiny).

Today, I walked in with my beautiful shoes (I’m obsessed), and was prepared for anything.  In the end, the dress fit perfect, and I wouldn’t change a thing about the final product at this point.   I even took another big step and DESIGNED MY VEIL.  I had been stressing a little bit about what I was going to do, and just really wasn’t having any luck finding things in store or on etsy.  My amazing seemtress let me know that, if I was interested, I could give them specs and they could design my veil for me, for a great price.  I jumped on it, and totally took a leap of faith by doing so.  I’ll see the veil for the first time September 5 when I pick up the dress, but am confident that it will be exactly what I dreamt of.

I stayed strong, but during the fitting I did really miss having family or friends with me.  It was hard to be sitting there, staring at myself in the dress, for the first time, and not having anyone to share it with.

That’s OK — the wedding day is going to be that much more special as everyone will be seeing it all for the first time.

Everything fit great, the cut was perfect, I absolutely ADORE the bustle, and the veil was the final touch I needed.  I really could NOT be happier, and just continue to get more and more excited for the big day. . .

While I don’t have any pictures of the dress, I do have a pictures of my other favorite piece.

My something blue.

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I swoon.

Tonight

The fitting was quick and simple as everything worked out well.  Afterwords, I met Zach at our favorite grocer, Sprouts.  We picked up groceries for the week, as well as dinner for the night and made our way to Zach’s favorite watering hole, Denver Brew Co.

I enjoyed another Ginger Ale

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To wash down my spicy jalapeno chips and

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pretty awesome strawberry salad.

It was another beautiful night in Denver, so it was nice to enjoy dinner outside.

Now, we’re back at home and relaxing for the night with our furbabies.  I think dessert is calling 🙂

Tomorrow:  More Wedding Fun!

Tomorrow morning we have our final walk through at our venue, Boettcher Mansion.  I can’t wait to walk through and really create the setting that we have dreamt up for our big day!  Once again, I’ll be back with an update and lots of pictures tomorrow! 🙂

Question of the Night:  What was your favorite part of wedding planning, whether it’s your own wedding or one that you were involved in.

16 thoughts on “Say Yes To The Dress

  1. love those shoes! such a beauty … one trivia to share, here in our country (the Philippines), there is a custom that brides are not suppose to fit their gowns before the wedding … this is a folklore passed on. but i did fit mine, and Bob and i will be celebrating our 29th on the 25th … looking forward to seeing your dress! i am sure your veil will come out as you dream it to be … keep your updates coming, so excited for you 🙂

    • thank you!! honestly — they were a splurge, but I really do love them and am hopeful that they will make me feel that much more special on the big day.
      What a cool little custom!! I hope I fit in mine, haha. fingers crossed, there isn’t much room for me to grow!

  2. Ashley, I am so excited for you and your dress will be absolutely gorgeous with those amazing shoes! It sounds like you guys are so organized and having the times of your lives. I miss seeing you and can’t wait for the big day! ~Lupe

  3. Love those wedding shoes! They look super comfortable and not too hight but just high enough. I’m jonesing for a good pair of wedding shoes so I would love any recommendations you may have.

    • To be honest — the shoes were a splurge for me, but I am beyond in love with them (and I was WAY under budget for my dress, so I justified it, ha). I just went to Macy’s and Nordstrom’s websites and typed in wedding shoes. I knew I wanted my shoes as my something blue, but they have SO many amazing options!

  4. Gorgeous shoes!!! Hooray!! So happy everything went so well. It’ll be worth it for everyone to see if for the first time. They are going crrry!! I loved dress shopping although I had to do it in a rush because I was only back in the States over a school Christmas break. So it was a little stressful to make the right decision so quickly. I love zucchini lately!!!!

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  6. The shoes are really nice! And I’m sure the dress is gonna be even better 🙂 I’m glad everything went well on the fitting! How come you were alone?? Is your family living in another city?

    • Thank you — everyone is so sweet 🙂 Yeah, actually we moved to Colorado from the midwest last August, so we don’t have our families out here. My parents are in the Saint Louis area, but at least I got to go home and find my dress with them 🙂

      • Oh that’s too bad! I understand what you must feel having them so far away. My whole family is in Spain so I don’t see them very often. Good thing you’ll see them all in less than one month 😉

  7. My goodness — Spain! That makes Saint Louis feel next door ;). I’ve never gotten to visit Spain but my old boss was Spanish and had come to the states a few years prior. He had SO many beautiful pictures and always talked about so many great traditions…I’ve been dying to visit ever since.

    • You should definitely organize a trip there with your future husband! I’m sure you’ll fall in love with the country. My favorite cities are Barcelona, Seville & Granada (well, the south in general), and San Sebastian. 🙂 If one day you decide to go let me know and I’ll be more than pleased to give you some tips of what to visit 😉

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