Saying Yes to the Dress

Wedding-dress shopping was something I feared for a while, mostly because I hate having a lot of attention but also because there is so much pressure. What if I don’t have that moment? What if I don’t know when I found the right dress? What if I hate everything and have to travel out of Tallahassee to get my dress?

I started (and ended) my search at Tallahassee’s best bridal salon, Vocelles. I know the owner Kristen through Bridesmaid Lemon, and I had already been into the store a few times for various reasons. When I saw they were having a Wtoo trunk show one weekend, I knew that would be my first wedding-dress experience. On Friday afternoon last November four of my bridesmaids brought champagne and cupcakes (it was my birthday weekend!) to Vocelles and we got down to business.

I knew I wanted something relatively classic and with straps—I hate pulling strapless dresses up all night and I did not want to do that on my wedding day. I thought I wanted a fit-and-flare or something along those lines, meaning no ball gown for me. We pulled a lot of options and I started trying them on. It was so much fun! I was amazed by how much I liked things I pulled “just for fun” and I came very close to saying yes to something strapless and full! I tried on eight or so dresses before I put on Greta by Watters.

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Ahhhhh, this was it!! I knew pretty much from the moment I put it on that this would be my dress. When I came out to show my friends they all knew, too. Kristen put a veil on me and it sealed the deal.

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The plain satin belt that comes with it wasn’t quite enough for me, so we tried on a few different options before settling on this belt with Swarovski crystals.

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I am probably going to start wearing that belt to work. Normal?

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I said yes to the dress! If that doesn’t deserve a toast, I don’t know what does.

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I had so much fun with my bridesmaids that day and it was a lot less stressful than I thought it would be. If you live anywhere near Tallahassee, I cannot recommend Vocelles enough. I ended up getting the bridesmaids’ dresses and earrings from them as well, and they have been a pleasure to work with.

Did anyone else buy their dress on their first shopping trip? Does anyone else love the little pink cans of Sofia champagne as much as I do?

All photos courtesy of Vocelles

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Mrs. Bicycle

Location:
Tallahassee, FL/Savannah, GA
Wedding Date:
10/26/2013

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    Mrs. Rucksack 493 posts, Helper bee @ 1:09 pm

    I love the dress! You’re such a gorgeous bride!

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    Mrs. Treasure 1638 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:22 pm

    Love love love the dress!

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    Miss Pyramid 801 posts, Busy bee @ 1:37 pm

    I love your dress and the belt you found! I think it fits your venue and you so perfectly.
    And I laughed at your champagne toast picture!

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    futuremrst1221 834 posts, Busy bee @ 2:01 pm

    That dress is beautiful and fits you so well! :)

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    seabeeny 203 posts, Helper bee @ 2:54 pm

    I love the dress. I think you should absolutely wear the belt to work. And I think it would go well with jeans. Or anything!

    I have looked for the Sofie cans of champagne but for whatever reason they’re particularly hard to find in my neighborhood. Jealous.

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    valardohaeris 174 posts, Blushing bee @ 3:03 pm

    Beautiful dress and great choice of belt!

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    Miss Filly 616 posts, Busy bee @ 5:16 pm

    Cans of champagne?? BEST INVENTION EVER.

    Gorgeous dress, of course!

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    Mrs. Waterfall 1299 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:04 pm

    How smart that you saved this post until after the wedding! This way you can still share, while avoiding ruining the surprise before the wedding. Wish I had thought of that.
    That dress suits you perfectly, it looks like it was made for you!

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    Mrs. Pony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 6:18 pm

    What a beautiful dress!

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    Mrs. Panda 1324 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:23 pm

    beautiful dress!

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    stardustintheeyes 4409 posts, Honey bee @ 5:36 am

    has anyone ever told you that you look just like Alexis Bledel? because you do! that’s totally a compliment by the way, you both are gorgeous!

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    Mrs. Candy Apple 1877 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:49 am

    That dress looks absolutely gorgeous on you! So beautiful. And I really love your hair up like that with it, too. So pretty! :)

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    Mrs. Bicycle 613 posts, Busy bee @ 10:04 am

    @Mrs. Rucksack: @Mrs. Treasure: @FutureMrsT1221: Thank you!
    @Miss Pyramid: That’s me in a nutshell :)
    @seabeeny: Thanks for the encouragement – I’m really going to wear it somewhere at some point! They are hard to find here, too, but there is one store that usually has them.
    @valardohaeris: @Mrs. Pony: @Mrs. Panda: @Mrs. Candy Apple: Thank you!!

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    Mrs. Bicycle 613 posts, Busy bee @ 10:05 am

    @Miss Filly: Yes, it really is! They come with straws.
    @Mrs. Waterfall: Exactly! And thank you!
    @stardustintheeyes: Yes, I actually get that all the time and I got it on here when I was first introduced. I love her so I definitely take it as a compliment :)

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    daniellekira 532 posts, Busy bee @ 11:17 am

    I love your dress. I think I have a very similar sash as you.

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    Miss_Mimosa 189 posts, Blushing bee @ 7:01 pm

    That dress is absolutely perfect! I love everything about it.

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    Mrs. Road Trip 726 posts, Busy bee @ 11:21 am

    That dress really does suit you to a tee!

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