Say Yes To The Dress

Hey everyone! Hope you all are doing well. This past weekend I had the pleasure of being a bridesmaid in my dear friend ,Kristen’s, wedding. It was a lovely ceremony! I will get into more detail about the actual event in another post. Today, I am going to share photos of her mini- Say Yes To The Dress- gown search. Finding the right dress for the big day is a huge event for any bride. For anyone that watches the tv show, the process can be highly emotional and even stressful depending on who the bride brings with her. Kristen brought, her Maid of Honor, Katrina, her mother -in- law, Julianna, and myself to the last appointment. Prior to this, she and her mother had narrowed down the search to three final picks. Because of Kristen’s calm, cool, and collected personality, I was excited to see what kind of dress she would pick.
Dress 1:

While this gown is gorgeous, It doesn’t do anything to compliment Kristen’s curvy body shape. Don’t think that thin girls don’t have curves! This dress engulfed and swallowed her. the top is beautiful, but the latter half is a tad lackluster. 
Dress 2:

 Dress Number 2 is stunning. She looked absolutely angelic in it. It was a blush color which I love! It fits her frame so well.Look at the lace detailing! Despite being stunning, this dress lacked a certain pizzazz, WOW factor. I think that someone with a dark skin tone would make this dress pop even more.

The Dress:

She said YES to this dress! Isn’t it perfect? It compliments her shape. The color works well with her skin tone and the beading is fun! Bling, Bling! This is the dress for her.  She made the dress. It didn’t make her. She brought life to this dress! You could see a change in her demeanor when she had this dress on in comparison to the other dress.

She looks like a princess! 

These dresses caught my eye at the White Room: 

She said yes to this dress! After this yes, we were in search of bridesmaids dresses. We headed to David’s Bridal. 
Unfortunately the selection was disappointing. The bridesmaid gowns looked like table cloths and curtains. So drab! 
I did like these dresses but we didn’t want to take any attention away from the bride’s beautiful dress:  

We scoured Murfreesboro, stopping at various boutiques along the way until we realized that we had to head back to the White Room.  Shout out to the ladies at The White Room in Murfreesboro! They were extremely helpful and patient with us as we scoured for bridesmaids dresses. Kristen wanted the dresses to be horizon blue but midnight blue was as close as we could get to the desired color. 
This dress was an option that failed. I don’t think it would ship in time for the wedding. 

Katrina modeled option two for us. It was an awkward length. 

Finding a dress that would flatter Katrina’s petite frame along with my plus size frame while satisfying the bride proved to be difficult. 

Kristen liked this floor length gown by Dessy. It’s elegant yet simple so it wouldn’t be too distracting at the wedding. Unfortunately Dessy stops making dresses past a size 18. My measurements were slightly larger so I had to buy extra fabric. I was so worried the altered dress would not fit me well. Kristen didn’t want to stick is in any old thing. Faith was important here. 

See how it all came together in my next post! 
Honestly, this was the easiest bridal process that I’ve witnessed. Everyone wanted to keep the bride happy. We supported her wishes. The process was less dramatic than most. I think that’s a true testament to the kind of person Kristen is. The process was just as graceful as she is! 
What do you think of the beautiful dresses that Kristen picked? How was your experience as a bride/groom or bridesmaid/ groomsman? Drop pictures of the dress or suit that you wore! 
I can’t wait to see your photos! 
Until next time, 
-Nora 

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My name is Nora. I am a 29 year old Nashville native. By day, I am a #corporaterebel in the Talent Acquisition and Human Resources Industry, In my spare time, I am a plus-size blogger, Youtuber, and social media influencer. On my platform, I discuss beauty, fashion, faith, lifestyle, and everything that I encounter and experience as a young black woman who is building her empire. In my free time, you can catch me playing Sims, binging Netflix and Hulu, enjoying a bottle of sweet wine, enjoying #foodie life, getting my beauty rest, or out styling and profiling.

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