Monday, March 8, 2010

I FOUND THE ONE!!!

it all started last weekend....
i was spending the day with my sister and we stopped in a store that didn't require an appointment to try on dresses.
i figured i would look around and a few dresses caught my eye.
i picked out 3 to try on.
i just got a feeling when i felt and saw how the one fit.
i loved it!!
my sister did too!
my mom was in canada at the time so we took pictures to show her.

this past saturday i had an appointment at david's bridal.
i figured i'd go there since they have some lower priced dresses.
i didn't like any of them.
our fitting room attendant was working with 2 other girls besides me and the service just wasn't the best.
when i told her i'd tried on a dress the previous weekend that i loved and showed her the photos, she rolled her eyes when i informed her where i had tried it on at!
at that point my mom, my sister and i were ready to leave...so we did ;)

we went out for lunch at don pablos for some yummy mexican food!
we chowed on chips and salsa and talked about going to that other store on our way home.
our server had gone to get our check and she returned to let us know that some man had paid for our tab!!
we got a free lunch from some kind older man. i thought it was awesome that some stranger would pay for our lunch. how nice of him, right!?
my mom and my sister were kind of freaked out about it.


anywho...
on our way home we stopped at the other store.
i tried on the dress and my mom knew right away too that it was the one.
it fit like a glove.
i don't think i will need any alterations!
which is perfect since i spent over what i was planning to.
i ordered the beautiful dress and it will be here in 14 weeks!
i got a veil as well!
i'm so excited!!!

i'm not going to tell you which one is "the one".
these dresses are all by the designer of my dress.
you can guess if you'd like...

DRESS 1
DRESS 2
DRESS 3
DRESS 4
DRESS 5
DRESS 6
DRESS 7
all photos found by searching dere kiang in BING images

the rest of my weekend was great as well.
saturday night billy and i went out for some buffalo wild wings!
we went home and went to bed really early, like by 9! ha!
sunday i spent the day with one of my besties, laura :)
we looked at tons of old photos from our partying days and just reminisced about all the fun we used to have and trouble we'd get into.
billy and i went to my parents for dinner and to watch amazing race and under cover boss. when we got home we watched a michael buble concert on tv and then called it a night.
i hope everyone had a great weekend!!

113 comments:

Melissa said...

Yay!! How exciting! It feels great to have the big decision taken care of huh??

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

i love all the dresses. so gorgoeus. i had a similar crummy experience with david's. boo hoo! you are going to be a beautiful bride.

Jessica said...

I love number 5, but I say that you picked number 7! Can't wait to find out!!!

Risley said...

how fun! its such a great moment when you find "the one"!!
sounds like a great weekend!

Jennifer said...

Congrats on finding "the one". Everything else is all downhill from there! ;)

Danielle said...

So exciting! It's such a great feeling to put a dress on and know that it's THE ONE. They are all gorgeous :)

Michely Medeiros. said...

yay!!!! that's awesome that you found your dress :D the designer is amazing!! can't wait to see what "the one" is :)

Heather said...

They are all so beautiful!!

katie beth said...

Congratulations girl! I'm sure you will be absolutely stunning. I'm guessing 2 or 4.

Your weekend sounds completely fabulous too by the way. Well, minus the David's sitch, which I recently experienced with a friend of mine as well.

Sole Matters said...

im so glad you found THE ONE!

Taylor K said...

I love them all! I can totally see you in all of them. I think I'm going to guess it is number 2! I can totally see you in any of them, but that one stuck out to me.

Christin said...

Congrats! How exciting!!!

SG said...

I'm guessing 2 or 3 but I'm sure you would look stunning in any of them! Can't wait to find out which one is THE ONE!

Brown Girl said...

All of those are beautiful, congrats on finding the one!!!

THE Stephanie said...

YAY!! Congrats on finding "the one"!!

Shanna said...

So, you had a pretty amazing weekend...first off Mexican food and BWW are my FAVES! Secondly, how exciting to have your dress. It must be a David's Bridal thing because the one in AR had crap for service and I didn't like any of their dresses either. So, for voting which dress you chose...my guesses are either 1, 4, or 7. If I recall right I think you had tried on some poofy ones and liked them previously? I can't remember 100% but I LOVE poofy dresses 4 & 7 look like something I would buy!

Lori said...

I am so happy for you that you found "the dress!" Very exciting!! All the dresses above are stunning!

Shay said...

I never had the bad experience with Davids Bridal that I went to for my dress, but I had some pretty crappy experiences at some other stores. I am glad you found your dress... I can't wait for you to tell us!!

Katie@The Baby Factory said...

2, 4 or 7........that's my guess :) Hah! I'm so bold, aren't I?!

Gwen said...

I'm so happy you found "the one"!!! I think you should visit my blog and continue finding wedding day attire!!! That might include something pink for you to carry!!! XOXO

Kristen said...

congrats on finding a dress! THey're all gorgeous! I can't pick just one! lol

Megan aka Mommy, Mom, Honey, The Boss... said...

Congrats, what a big relief when "The Dress" is found! What a wonderful weekend you had :)

Michelle said...

They are all beautiful! But I am going to guess that Dress #2 is the dress! ;) Can't wait to see pictures of you in it and see if I'm right! Hope you have a fabulous day!

Tara Gibson said...

YAYAYAYA! so exciting! I am going with #2 or #4

Adorably Distracted... said...

I'm guessing dress 2 but you will look gorgeous in any of them!!! Congrats on finding the one!!

Patience said...

Beautful dresses. I am going to guess dress #2

Whitney said...

I lovelovelove Dress #2! I hope that is the one... but all of them are gorgeous, as are you so whatever you pick will be, perfect! :)

bananas. said...

Yay!!! Congrats lady, that is so exciting! I'm sure whichever dress you chose will look gorgeous!

Suzy said...

I had HORRIBLE encounters with David's Bridal as well!

All of those dresses are AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL!!

That one girl said...

Those are all awesome. Can I try on number two?!?! And, I'm totally not surprised about the David's thing! Congrats girl!!!

Sarah Ann said...

I am loving #2.
So when are you going to tell us which one you picked!?!

DREW'S MOM said...

Glad you found one.. and that you LOVE it. Congrats. I'm guessing #2, but they are all amazing. Enjoy your week!

Lil' Woman said...

I'm sure you'll look stunning in any of those. If I had to guess I would say number 2..it just look 'you', I can def. see you pulling that off! :)

Jamie Pickle said...

How exciting. They are all beautiful dresses, but my guess is #2 or #5. Congrats on finding 'The One'.

Hilary Lane said...

They're ALL gorgeous, but I think #6 is my favorite!

Katie said...

How exciting that you found your dress!! I really like #s 2, 3, and 4.

And I don't think its weird that someone paid for your food, I think its really nice!

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

omg. they will all look so beautiful on you!

Hayley said...

Dress six is my fave! I think number 2 looks like you though... maybe because it resembles that pretty black dress you were wearing in that pic for that ball you guys went to.

I had found THE DRESS when I got married the first time, but my stepdad had offered to buy my dress and veil and all that, and it was soooo expensive. I knew he was struggling with money, so I went with a much cheaper dress. I had 2 cheaper dresses in mind and I let him pick out of the two. It was beautiful anyway. :) And then four years later I got divorced, so HA! Oh well. Guess that's why I got married the second time at the courthouse, wearing jeans and a hoodie, on a Wednesday lol

I can't wait to see which one you picked. You'd look great in any of them :)

Kerry said...

i love the third one but i think you'd have chosen the last one! xxx

Charis said...

Congrats on finding the ONE!!!

Rasha said...

Oh i LOVE them all.

Ela said...

You found it!!! YA, Annie that's so awesome. They're ALL so gorgeous! I'm guessing 2 but LOL I really don't know, they're all so beautiful!
Congratulations, honey :)

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

OH MY GOSH! Congrats! I LOVE EVERY SINGLE dress you pictured (Except one!) haha, but I know you will loook absolutey gorgeous in any of those dresses! Can't wait to find out which one!!!!
AND, that guy probably picked up your tab because he was smitten with 3 beautiful ladies. I WENT for Mexican with my Mom and MOH right after I picked my wedding dress too! FUNNY! So excited that you found the one.
AND...I told you before, but I had a BAD experience with DB people. so gross.

Kristin said...

It's such an amazing feeling when you find THE ONE! I'm really diggin' #4, but I'm sure you look gorg in whichever one it is!

Sarah said...

How exciting! I'd choose #3 for myself if I could do it all over again, but they're all beautiful. For some reason I can picture you in #2 or 7.

The Rest is Still Unwritten said...

I love #4 so that's what I'm going for! Congrats!

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

Congrats on finding the right one!! :)

Jules said...

Oh my gosh, that is so exciting that you found the dress!! I felt like I didn’t get the best service at David’s Bridal either, so I don’t blame you for not liking it that much.

I love Don Pablo’s. That place is so delicious and one of my faves. I cannot believe that someone was sweet enough to “pay it forward” like that. So nice!

All of those dresses are beautiful. I am going to guess and say that you went with #4.

It sounds like a great weekend and I am so happy that you found your dress. I cannot wait to find out which one it is!

Cassie said...

I think they're all pretty, but I'm guessing that you picked number 2!

I think it's so sweet that someone paid for you lunch :) We need more nice people in this world!

Juliana said...

How exciting! I cannot pick one, I love them all. Dont you wish we could just wear them all and have them all? Ha ha I still dance around in my gown even after I had the baby! :)

You are going to look amazing and how exciting about your meal being paid for!

Erin said...

Yay for finding the one!!!!! I can't wait to see which one it is! I think you would great in any one of them!

Summer said...

How exciting! I had a bad experience at David's Bridal too! I am sooo glad you found "The Dress"! Can't wait to see which one it is! How nice someone paid for your lunch! What a fun day with your bestie....I heart spending time with my friends and talking about old times....

Have a Happy Day
Summer ;))

littledaisymay said...

They're all beautiful :) Can't wait to see which one you chose!

Alissa said...

I am absolutely in love with dress #2! Congrats on finding the one.

Lauren @ Dreams Take Flight said...

SO exciting! I love all of them! :)

Annie said...

Yay!! How exciting. They are all beautiful...cant want to see which one you picked...they are all so different from one another!

I had a bad expereicne at David's too...ick...I dont know how they do such a big business!! Their customer service is NOT good.

Ams said...

I HAVE NO CLUE WHICH ONE BUT I AM SO FREAKING EXCITED FOR YOU!!
haha can you tell I am excited?!
Ohhhh you're going to look absolutely amazing that's for sure, no matter what dress you chose!

Kaz and Amy said...

How exciting! All of the dresses are SO PRETTY! I love them!

i just found your blog and love it! I'm a new follower:)

amy[www.theprikazskys.com]

Maria Lane said...

HOW EXCITING!!!I just LOVE all the dresses girl!!! You are going to be a GORGEOUS bride!!!

AmberDenae said...

They're all gorgeous but I'm guessing number 2! :)

Neely said...

They are all beautiful! I love number 7!!!!

Caroline said...

We went to Buffalo Wild Wings this weekend too! I am going to guess that you picked dress #2!!! Can't wait to find out if I am right!! :)

sarah @ life {sweet} life said...

That's awesome that you found the one...how exciting!! They are all beautiful but my guess is #2...can't wait to see which is the winner. :)

Jordan said...

They're all gorgeous!!

brown eyed girl said...

My favorite is dress 6!

I'm sorry you had a bad experience at Davids - I got my dress from there, the first dress I tried on was THE ONE! Isn't it so exciting?! Can't wait to see what you chose!

OceanDreams said...

Yaaaaay so glad you found THE dress and all of those dresses are gorgeous so you really can't go wrong, seriously. Glad the rest of your weekend went well too and Mexican food sounds good right now! XO!

M said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!

Kinsey Michaels said...

I'm so happy for you that you found the ONE! I am going to guess that you went with dress 3 (all are beautiful by the way!)

My personal favorite is dress #2.

xo

Just Add Walter said...

WOOHOO!!! My guess is #2!!

Jax said...

I'm going to guess 2, 4 or 7.. but I LOVE THEM ALL and Im not just saying that! You would look absolutely breathtaking in ANY of them! WOW! How freaking exciting, girl! And I saw your tweet about the guy buying ya'll dinner.. awesome!!!! Random, but a guy bought my girlfriends and I dinner last week too and we were half flattered and half creeped out.. lol! :)

Carrie said...

Wow...those are all gorgeous! I can't wait to see the one! {Thanks so much for stopping by! I'm a follower too...how exciting to be planning a wedding! I love weddings...mine was so long ago! ha!}

Sounds like the best weekend! And chips and salsa are my favorite!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

yay for finding the one!! doesn't that just make it all so real!! can't wait to see which one you chose. is your dress one of the above?!

Maryellen said...

Congratulations on finding your dress! I'm going with number three (they're all gorgeous though).

:)

Brittany Ann said...

I'm guessing two or four. But all would look great on you!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I love all of those dress but I'd have to say that 2 and 5 are my faves!!!! I'm so excited for you, that you found the one!

Love Lace said...

That is so sweet that someone bought your lunch! I love it when people have moments that sort of "pay it forward"!

I am so excited for you that you finally had a wonderful experience dress shopping and found THE ONE!!! They are all gorgeous, but I think I have a good idea of which one you might have picked!! Can't wait to get to see your pictures after your big day! You will be a beautiful bride!!

Brittany said...

I don't know why but when I saw dress #2, I just thought that was the one you picked lol. They're all beautiful though!!

(you should tell me if I'm right, haha)

Katie said...

congrats on finding the dress! I like 1, 2, and 4! Cant wait to see which one is THE ONE!! :)

and i think I would have been creeped out by the old man paying for my tab too! haha

Becca said...

YAY! That is sooooo exciting! I'm going to guess either 1,2,4, or 7! HA! I am sure you look absolutely gorgeous in THE ONE!

Jon and Steph said...

Congratulations on finding your dress girl! That's so awesome!! Oh and totally sweet of that man to buy your lunch!!

I'm going to guess number 2???

Can't wait to see which one is yours ;)

Jen said...

How exciting!! Congratulations!!

I say you picked #2 or #4 - either way they are all gorgeous!

Alison said...

Oh I love dress 7! They are all beautiful of course! How sweet of that man to buy your lunch!!! :)

Mrs. Potts said...

How exciting!! I can't wait for the reveal of the one you chose - I bet they all would be fabulous on you!

Taylor @ The Undomestic Momma said...

oh my gosh yay!!!!!! How exciting!!!! I cant wait to hear more about your wedding plans!

katie + bret said...

HOW EXCITING!!! Congrats on finding your dress! :) I cannot wait to see your pics on the actual big day!

Jennie said...

I AM IN LOVE WITH DRESS # 2!!!! Congrats!!! How exciting! :) :)

Miss Caitlin S. said...

How exciting for you!!!! My Sister is getting married in less than a month so I've recently done all this stuff with her so I know how you feel (vicariously through my sister's experience). I bet you will look BEAUTIFUL!

Katy Mary said...

All of those dresses are gorgeous! i can't wait to see which one you chose & I'm totally jealous you have found it!

HeartsMakeFamilies said...

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Tiffany said...

YAY!!! IO am so excited for you. Congratulations!!

A Real Housewife said...

dress #4 & 5 are my favorites. can't wait to see your pick!!!!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Yay for finding your dress! I remember what a huge relief that was! They all look gorgeous, but if I had to guess which one you chose it would be #2 or 5!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

oh that is SO exciting!!! beautiful dresses, I can't wait to see which one you chose!!

Katie said...

i love them all! congrats on finding "the one"!!! :) happy tuesday pretty girl!!!

Leslie @ A Blonde Ambition said...

Seriously Annie, I love them all! 5 and 7 look like "you", but they are all stunning!

Kimberly said...

ooooh pretty! I like 2, 3, 5, and 6... but I think 6 is my favorite!

Don't know if you remember me from a few months back, but I went MIA for a bit, I'm back now. haha

Congrats on finding your dress!

drollgirl said...

right on!!! these dresses are so lovely, and i am sure you will be just gorgeous in the one you chose! i think my favorites are 4 and 7, but they are all gorgeous!

meredith said...

woo hoo for finding THE dress!!! congrats! that's so excited!

i LOVE LOVE LOVE dresses 2, 4, and 7! i know you'll look gorgeous in anything!

Dezzy Lou Where Are You said...

How exciting! Congrats on the dress! Bet thats a huge relief!

I used to study at a cafe near my college campus- I had several older people buy my meals a few times but my favorite was a man that paid my bill then walked over to tell me that some day Id be in charge of taking care of him and our world- my studying would make all of that possible!

Katy said...

Ga ga ga gorgeous dress choices!

Vanessa said...

Great dresses!! I love dress number 5!

emilia. said...

cute
wedding
dresses!
i
looove them!
:)
Xoxo.

Becky said...

I love all of these!! Dress number 2 is almost identical to the one I just got!! I LOVE them! Isn't it such a great feeling to have THE dress?! Congratulations!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

YAYAYAY!!!! They are all stunning and you'll look amazing!!

Iva said...

WOOOHOOOO!!! super exciting!!

Jane said...

oooh you would look gorgeous in any of those... you could at least just tell us the shape/silhouette... please!!! hehe

Marian said...

Ummmm...I love them all!!! I don't think it matters which one you choose, you are going to look amazing!!!

Kym said...

aaahhh! why must you keep us in suspense! i love number 2 and 4 the most though!

Angie said...

dress 3 is my fav!

Elizabeth said...

I love your DRESS picks!! wonderful!!! Great style my friend!

Freely Living Life said...

I came across your blog from "Friday Follow" and am now following you via Google Friend Connect. I look forward to reading more of your posts. Come on over and visit us when you get a free moment. <3

♥Kim said...

Ooh I'm late but thought I'd comment. These are all so beautiful. I cannot wait to find out what dress you picked! No Matter what you picked I'm so sure you'll look Beautiful in it! ♥

Amberdawn said...

Those dresses are gorgeous :) Finding my dress was that simple too. I loved it right away, but tried on other dresses just to see if I could do better, but went back to that one I loved :)

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