wedding dress shopping

August 17, 2013 11 Comments

disclaimer: this is most definitely not a sketch of my wedding dress so don't get too excited!

So... I've been trying on wedding gowns since April, stalking wedding gown designers websites since I learned how to work the internet, and thinking about wedding gowns since my birth in 1986, so this is a very big announcement for me to make:

Yesterday, at approximately 11 am, August 16th, a sunny Friday afternoon in Flatiron, the quest finally ended in victory. I found my dress!

A day that shall live on forever in elation! I think I will mark this anniversary as heavily as my birthday or Christmas. It was a big deal.

My friends and family can attest to this - I change clothes at least 5 times every time I do anything. Getting dressed is a big decision every day of the year. My process involves multiple, quickly evolving wardrobe switches, usually ending just moments before I am finally dragged out the door to the event (that I am now late to).

So, it only was fitting that in order for me to find my wedding gown - arguably the most important sartorial decision of my life - I needed to try on roughly 400 times the number of outfits I try on for a regular event.

I sound awful, don't I?

But it is the truth, finding a wedding dress was my personal quest for the holy grail. I must have tried on close to 100 dresses. I'm not kidding. It is kind of embarrassing. But like I said, I do not take getting dressed lightly.

But boy was it worth it! The moment that final dress zipped up and I saw my reflection and knew I was done, the universe shifted slightly on it's axis, the grinch's heart grew 5 more sizes and I'm fairly certain we got a step closer to world peace. A woman walked passed the bridal department and remarked that she'd never seen a bride jumping up and down in her wedding dress, in unison with her mother before. It's a pity we don't have a video of that...

Posted in Bride, gown, Inslee, Inslee By Design, The Sketch Book, wedding, Wedding dress, wedding gown


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11 Responses
Rose
Rose

July 25, 2014

Ahh congrats!!! I can’t wait to see photos-you’re going to be a stunning bride, I’m sure!

Rose
Blonde in this City

Marie
Marie

July 25, 2014

I’m so excited & can’t wait to see your dress.

Rosie
Rosie

July 25, 2014

Congrats! I can’t wait to see a picture (or sketch) this universal-shift-inducing dress :)

Cassie
Cassie

July 25, 2014

I can’t wait to see!!!!!

Wedding Headdress
Wedding Headdress

July 25, 2014

Oh…Love the dress!

Blair
Blair

July 25, 2014

Love this!

Karin
Karin

July 25, 2014

Hooray!! Love this red soled sketch!

Jemima Puddle-Duck
Jemima Puddle-Duck

July 25, 2014

i am grinning ear to ear and literally laughed aloud! Will never forget!

Kate
Kate

July 25, 2014

Love this post. It’s perfection!!!!

Sabina
Sabina

July 25, 2014

Congrats, Inslee. It really is such a relief after you find The Dress. Great illustration of this bride too.

Christina Berry
Christina Berry

July 25, 2014

SO gorgeous! Thanks for sharing! :)

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