photo credit: the style eater
oh my goodness. dress shopping at monique lhuillier was a DREAM. COME. TRUE. i’ve been a long-time admirer/obsessor of her dresses and to be able to actually try on monique’s (we’re obvs on a first name basis now) dresses was unreal. it was our first appointment of the morning and the whole experience felt like it was out of a movie (i swear i’m not being dramatic). the boutique itself is incredibly beautiful. her dresses are absolutely gorgeous. AND my stylist/fitter was the sweetest thing ever. she made the whole experience so enjoyable and i highly recommend asking for rachel if any of you in the LA area have a fitting at ML.
lovely was also on my MUST-GO-TO list after i saw it being featured on a few wedding blogs. this place is absolute bridal boutique perfection. their bathroom was even the cutest thing ever. i had another really sweet stylist named whitney and we even got to meet the adorable sarah seven who was there for her trunk show!
i tried on so many gorgeous dresses that day (and the next day) but didn’t find the ONE. i loved different parts of each dress and had this perfect visual in my head…but i honestly had no idea i would be so picky. by the end of the weekend i decided to design my own dress! something i never ever thought i would do, but something i am now totally excited about! my mom is going to sew it which makes it even more special and i cannot wait to see my sketches come to life and have a completely custom wedding dress.