So...after a few dress trials, and about 15 styles later...I found THE ONE! Hooray. I have no idea who the designer is, but we've ordered the dress and it should be here within six months for my first "fitting"! I cannot wait!
The experience was, for lack of a better word, awesome...and I'm completely in love with the dress. I will have a waist length "spanish" style veil, that is being custom made with some of the detailing from the dress (lace/beads).
For those of you who have been following my self image struggles and fears of never looking good in a dress...I want to thank you for your support. I feel...lovely...in this dress.!
Here it is. Of course it was a size 10, so it was WAY too small...and the chest didn't fit right...but...you'll get the idea!