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The Dress & Details

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Remember my post about plastic verses beautiful hangers? Plastic or Beautiful?

Did you see my USF garter? It was a surprise for Sean!
Something Old: My grandmother’s pearls that were passed down to me
Something New: Many things, but my beautiful wedding dress from my mom
Something Borrowed: Diamond earrings that were Sean’s mother’s
Something Blue: That’s Victoria’s Secret (wink!) and of course the “I Do” shoe rhinestones
I had two sets of jewelry for the day. The pearl necklace and earrings were for the ceremony and the diamonds were for the reception. (I also had two hair styles!)
How could you forget my post about my search for hot pink shoes? These Shoes Were Made for Walking. I have you know I didn’t wear either of the shoes I originally found. I kept one pair and wore them for my bachelorette party and returned the other. I found my official wedding day shoes at my bridal salon. Go figure! I’m proud to say I kept them on the entire night! No tacky flip flops for this gal!
And, the “I Do” rhinestone stickers were a huge hit!
Two cat charms were sewn onto my bouquet for my two kitties, Chipper Jones and Salem-Binks. Ladybugs were also sewn onto the bouquet for my sorority, Phi Mu.

Wedding Photos Courtesy of Mac + Cheese Photography

And The Shopping Continues …

This time, my mom and I took the bridal gown search across the bay to St. Petersburg to CC’s Boutique. As we walked up to the entrance, we noticed the street number was 770. Anyone from Atlanta would know that number! Not one to believe in “signs,” I took it as one this time!
We walked in and the inside decor reminded me of an old southern house. I loved it, obviously! We met with my consultant Katie who lead us to the gowns I had in mind.
I tried on the two gowns that were stuck in my head from Olga’s Bridal. My mom didn’t care for them (nor the price) before and the second time around didn’t seem to change her opinion much! I was willing to compromise but I was set on the designer (who shall remain anonymous!).  Katie pulled another dress from the same designer that had everything I was looking for. I put it on and it was gorgeous! Everything was perfect about it – I loved it, my mom loved it, and the price fell within the budget! Even better, a trunk show was scheduled in September which translated into getting a discount off the dress! Success! 
It would be the last dress I tried on because we put down a deposit for it! Thanks Mom! It was a brand new dress in the Fall 2010 collection and I was the first customer to order it from CC’s!