Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Wedding Wednesdays: The Wedding Dress

This past weekend I headed down to San Francisco, met up with my sister and shopped for wedding dresses. (Note, this was the first time I've tried on dresses since becoming engaged in June.) Yes, I'm not like most brides, but I knew what I did (simple & off white) and didn't (lace, beading etc) want in a dress. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would have found THE dress my first weekend out looking.

The first appointment on Saturday was at this cute little boutique shop in Russian Hill, Atelier Des Modistes. Susan was lovely and really narrowed down what dress style best fit my body. I left feeling I had found a dress. Of course it was the first dress I tried on. After lunch we headed over to Amy Kuschel, Union Square, where I continued to try on numerous dresses. We compared each dress to the first dress at the first place (Atelier Des Modistes) as it was a beautiful dress we both fell in love with. However, I found a another beautiful dress named Lucky in Love at Amy Kuschel. Still muling over the dresses we  checked out Glamour Closet, a discount store, just to see what they had before calling it a day ... no luck.

Amy Kuschel "Lucky in Love" Dress -
With every sale of this dress $50 is donated to the San Francisco SPCA 
After a day of dress shopping I was still set on the "first dress." Sunday we had one more appointment at 11 am and I'm glad we kept it. Bridal Galleria was the last stop of the weekend before heading back to Tahoe. Upon walking in we were told they were hosintg a Marisa trunk show and offered 10% off to anyone who purchase a dress that day. The designer himself was even there commenting on each dress I tried on. Again the first dress of the day was THE dress. However, this time it was bought - well two days later over the phone after my sister found out it was 50% off! That's a whole another story. It was meant to be.....

You're probably wondering which one or what does it look like? Well you'll just have to wait to see this amazing dress on my wedding day, August 19, 2012.


  1. I love the story of buying your dress! Worked out perfectly!

  2. @jes - Thanks it was meant to be.