I'm so happy to announce that this bride finally has a wedding dress! After three shopping trips many months ago (David's Bridal, a local store and Santa Barbara Bridal before it closed) and no dress I was beginning to get discouraged. Either the dresses were out of my price range, not flattering on me or I did not love them. But today was my lucky day! So here is the story: I originally wanted a specific Paloma Blanca dress (pictured below) so I made an appointment at the only store near me (one hour away) that had the dress: Karoza Designs in Glendale. I had read bad reviews online so I was hesitant to shop there, but it was the only one that had the style I wanted so I went. I show up and look around and I am just amazed by how many beautiful dresses they have! I was in heaven. I immediately noticed beautiful Maggie Sottero gowns. Then I found the dress I came to try on. The consultant asked me if I wanted to try on any other dresses and I said sure. I told her I wanted it to have a pick-up skirt and she led me back to the Maggie Sottero section. I loved so many styles but picked only 2 others to try on. To be more specific, they second two are actually Sottero & Midgley gowns The consultant told me to try on the other 2 first and we would finish with my favorite. I tried on the first dress and fell in love. I tried on the second dress and liked it but didn't get the "this is the one" vibe. I tried on the one I went for and although it was beautiful I could not get over the first dress. The first dress was the "one." It was a dress that I never thought I would get for my wedding but I did. Funny how that works. The fit was extremely flattering because of the corset top and the material makes you feel like royalty. It was elegant and classy. My mom said I had a glow on my face when I wore it and I noticed that I could not stop smiling in it, so I bought it. Ah, I feel like a burden has been lifted off my shoulders. And despite all that I read online, I had a wonderful experience at Karoza designs. Their selection was unlike any other and the staff was friendly and quick.
I feel like a real bride now! It is all coming together! Now I can focus on all the other details of the wedding that I need to take care of. June's goal: Invitations! Any suggestions?
To look at my gown and others click here: Sottero & Midgley