Sunday was the first day that the wedding finally felt real! My mom and I headed off around 11 for a full day of mother daughter wedding time! Our first time (well actually our second because we stopped at TJ Maxx to find a few good deals) was David’s Bridal. I decided that I wanted to head to the big places first so I could get a better handle on the type of style I wanted to wear. So we pulled in and headed in and waited for my “room” to be ready. Then Kate greeted us.
Kate was great! Kate reminded me so much our a very close family friend so it was sort of a match made it heaven. Kate and I started off by just talking about what my thoughts were about my perfect wedding dress. I didn’t really know but she was kind enough to step me through the process and just starting bringing lots of dresses!
In the meantime my mom walked around and took a bunch of pictures! She was looking at shoes, bras, and lots of headpieces for me! I’m not sure if she has her heart set on any of them but she jumped right in to get both feet wet! We started with the short dress since I want to get a long one for the wedding and a short one for the water pictures on the beach. I walked out of the dressing room that had my name written on it and then…
The tears started! “It’s just the cheap throw away dress mom” is what I said but she didn’t care. As funny as it was I really glad this moment meant so much to her. I can imagine it is a weird moment for a mom to see your youngest daughter in a wedding dress but I thought it was a weird moment for me. It was like the moment was for me but I also wanted it to be for her. It was like saying that all of her hard work and constant support and love for me has come full circle and now I get to share all of that with a man who loves me very much and maybe even my own daughter some day. It was an interesting feeling and I loved every minute of it!
I can’t post pictures of the dresses but I did find one that I liked veeery much for the ceremony and I bought one for the short beach pictures!! It was a great deal and will work perfectly for water pictures so we just bought it! TADA one dress down!
After David’s we were tired and had some time before lunch so we headed to Panini’s for some good. We decided to split a salad and we both indulged in a chocolate martini. DECLICIOUS!
It was a fun mother daughter outing for sure!
After lunch we went to Catans to look at more dresses and found a BEAUTIFUL one! It was actually the first one my mom picked out when we walked into the room so go figure right? We didn’t buy it but I foresee us going back in the near future!
On our way out we decided to make a pit stop at the bridesmaids dresses so look at colors. I love the idea of like a deep purple and green so we’ll see. The best part was on the way out my mom found the perfect dress for her! SO PRETTY! She tried it on and it fit like a glove so it couldn’t have been a better day.
I guess all this means wedding planning is underway! Besides the wedding dress shopping I thought it was just a really fun day to spend with my mom… we should do it more! Even if we aren’t talking about wedding planning it is nice just to be together =)