Friday, September 28, 2018... The beginning of Lexi's 22nd Birthday weekend. We took the day to go Bridal Dress shopping. Today was the first day of 3 that we had appointments scheduled. We had a Dallas day, Ft. Worth day and Lewisville/McKinney/Plano day planned. I did realize during our dress hunt and planning that you must have an appointment to try on Bridal dresses. So it's hard to get more than two Bridal Boutiques in a day! Today Lexi wanted to start with the Bridal Boutique in Lewisville on the adorable town square that she had heard fabulous things about from the bloggers that she follows. We arrived early in the day and she discussed with her consultant what she was thinking and they pulled about 10 dresses out for her to try on. The first few she liked but they just weren't "Lexi walks down the aisle!" Dress # 9.... the look on her face changed! Her face was radiant... My mom and I looked at each other and we all knew... This WAS the dress that Lexi would walk down the aisle in! It was amazing and it was oh so.. Lexi! She said YES to the dress! All the other appointments were cancelled. She looked at Veils and headpieces and found the most magnificent crystal head band type piece that matched her dress and veil perfectly. That can later be turned into an heirloom bracelets or any other piece of jewelry.
I learned lots during our wedding planning. You order your dress and it takes months for it to arrive for your 1st fitting and then the alteration process begins! You certainly don't go home with your dream dress the day you find it! Thank goodness because another thing I learned.. the dress is amazingly nerve wracking to have at home! No one can see it, you don't want it wrinkled and it's huge!!! We left knowing her dress should arrive at the end of December or early January.
Lexi now has her dress so she set out to find the perfect shoes. She did and they are beautiful. Thank you Nordstrom!
We got the call on Wednesday January 23, 2019.. The dress has arrived.
We made plans to try and pick up her dress on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 5:00 pm at Bridal Boutique. Mom got the task of keeping the dress safe at her home until we take in in for alterations!
Alterations began on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Mier's Bridal Gown Atelier next door to Bridal Boutique in Lewisville. It came with high recommendations! 2nd fitting April 4th at 5:00 pm, 3rd fitting Wednesday, May 15th at 5:00 pm and final fitting and pick up Friday, May 31 at 1:00 pm. The dress is fabulous and fits perfectly!!!
Lexi couldn't have made a better decsion on where to shop for her dress or the dress that she choose. It is absolute perfection!
1st Stop Bridal Boutique...
Ready and waiting.
Mimi and Lexi
Mommy & Lexi
Dress #1 ... cute & bohemian
Dress # 3..
Dress # 5.. I like the top
Dress # 7.. The train is cute and long..
.. more train
Dress # 8.. we are getting closer. Love the bottom.
I'm loving watching Lexi.. but she hasn't found the one...
Almost ready to say.. Yes.. to the Dress.
Lexi's Dress.... you can see the look on her face
It's gorgeous and it hasn't even been fluffed.
Look at that face!
She knows .....
She said Yes... to the Dress!
Walking out.. we saw the perfect veil!
She said yes! 1st store.
We are so excited.
It's amazing & so, so Lexi
The shoes! The details are gorgeous!