Hello and welcome to the wedding diaries part two, this one is really rather exciting because I FOUND THE DRESS! Be sure to check out my first wedding diaries post here if you missed it.
Since finding the dress last week things feel all the more real and a hell of a lot more exciting and less overwhelming as they did last month.
Now I’ve found the one, I can visualise the day a little more, I have an idea of the kind of flowers I would like and more specifically the colour and I now have an idea of the palette and styles of bridesmaid dresses I’m after for my three fave babes too which is so insanely exciting.
I thought I’d sit down today and share a little about the day I found my dress as dress shopping was something I was so insanely excited about yet the whole experience was over and wrapped up in just an hour and a half... Not the experience I’d been dreaming of since I was a little girl.
As a young girl, I’d dreamt of getting married. I couldn’t wait for the big day, the big dress and the big love story. I had countless Pinterest boards dedicated to weddings and all that goes into it and I was so excited to organise my own one day. I knew the dress I wanted, the theme and the flowers by the time I was 16 and then I lost interest...
Since then a wedding day wasn’t something I dreamt of, however much I’d always loved the thought of being George’s wife. So since getting engaged it feels like I’m starting from scratch with no idea what I want and what on earth I’m doing, which I guess is both good and bad. I’m not the average bride I know, and some suppliers have had trouble understanding that I could be this relaxed and this open to planning a wedding in this way.
Friends and family have seen it as a great thing and now I’ve locked down the dress I’m able to realise that it is in fact a wonderful thing, I’m getting into my own groove and really enjoying being open to experimentation, to planning in our own very chilled, relaxed yet fun way.
So now onto the very special fitting and of course THE DRESS!
My mum, sister and I headed down to London having booked 5 fittings across two days. There were a couple of brands that I’d had my eye on and a few dresses that I’d saved in my phone and couldn’t wait to try on. The first being a brand that I’d loved since I was younger and it felt like a “dream” to wear one of their dresses on my special day. However, when I tried them on they just weren’t me.
They were a little flashier than I’d expected and a hell of a lot more revealing than I imagined, it was so interesting to see something I’d admired from afar for so long in the flesh and being somewhat let down by it.
So it was back to the drawing board and back to feeling a touch deflated.
I tried on around 7 dresses and asked the lovely lady helping with my fittings if it really was true about that special feeling you get when you find “The One” as I was beginning to feel that it was all one big myth. She assured me I’d know when it was the one, to which I could hear my mum and Faye chuckling at me from outside the curtain.
Funnily enough the next dress was the one!
I slipped into it and felt incredible right away. I was confident, comfortable and it featured the things that I’d said I thought I wanted all along, looking perfect with the hair look I thought I wanted too. The feeling was incredible, I felt the most beautiful I have felt in all my life and I knew there and then that I didn’t need to go to the other four fittings that I’d had planned as I had officially found THE ONE!!!!
Turns out, I’d even had the very dress saved on my phone since August 20th just two weeks after we got engaged, how crazy is that!
And whilst I never got to try on something huge and meringue like for the fun of it and I didn’t head from shop to shop sipping champagne and giggling with my mum and sister as I’d imagined, the day couldn’t have been more perfect. As my sister said, it was “classic Megan” to be so sure of myself and to be this organised ahead of our 2020 wedding and it all just felt like it was meant to be in more ways than one. I can’t stop looking at the photo of me in the dress and I’m so so so truly excited to wear such a beautiful dress on our very special day.
ARRRGH PINCH ME!