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be you…beautiful you.

one of the things many young girls dream of is wearing the dress of her dreams on her wedding day.  as a little girl, i loved playing dress-up with my grandma’s old formal dresses and pretending pillowcases were veils.  giddy with excitement as my cousins and i put on all the pretty gowns, we felt as though we were the belles of the ball.  over the years my taste in fashion has drastically changed but i still believe one thing to be true more than anything else…your wedding dress should be everything you’ve always dreamed it to be.  those feelings of excitement and beauty you had when you were little walking down the pretend aisle should emanate from you as you walk down the real aisle in your actual wedding gown.

no matter what your style is your bridal gown shouldn’t be anything but you. it should showcase your individuality and be something you feel the most comfortable in.  be open-minded.  you may go into the bridal salon with an idea of what you want and after trying a few, you may find that you like another style better.  remember, the hanger never does a dress justice…it needs a beautiful woman to give it life!  so don’t be afraid to step outside of your box and try something you may never have thought of before; you just may surprise yourself.

finding your wedding dress can be an overwhelming process but remember you’re not alone.  bring your best support system and have fun! your fiancé will see you as the most beautiful woman in the world on your wedding day no matter what so find a gown that represents you…after all, that’s the person he loves.



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