17 I’ve found the dress – Henrietta’s Wedding

Written by    Last updated: September 11, 2006

I’ve found it, I’ve found it, I’ve found it!!! ‐ the perfect dress, it has everything I want and is the exact combination of all the different things I’ve loved in other dresses. It’s beautiful ‐ the most beautiful dress imaginable.

After a nation‐wide search ironically enough the shop which I found it in is only about 15 minutes from where RT and I live. I went there last night with Mum to try on the dress that I’d seen in another shop with my sister on Saturday. We got that dress and one other to try on and were walking to the changing room when we saw “it”, both Mum and I were immediately drawn to it and tried that one on first ‐ it’s true what they say that you do know when you find the right dress ‐ I even tried on a veil I liked. I walked around in it for about 20 minutes, scrutinising every minute detail but knowing deep down that this was perfect, I could picture myself walking down the aisle and seeing RT for the first time, it just felt so right.

For good measure I then tried the other two dresses on but although they were beautifu,l they just didn’t compare. What I love about my dress is that I feel like myself in it, it feels comfortable as though it were designed just for me. Of course I had to put it on again and whilst I did Mum found the most perfect bridesmaid’s dress for Charlotte my sister to wear which complements mine beautifully. There’s nothing we can do about that until she’s had the baby, but the lady in the shop assured us that if we chose to have the dress she can get it made in time. And then the icing on the cake ‐ the most adorable little dress for Anna my two year old niece, assuming we go for this dress she will look so amazing.

After Mum and I were totally sure that we wanted to order the dress my measurements were taken and then we did the paper work. I thought that when I made the final decision I’d feel apprehensive, worried if I would change my mind, but this morning I feel really happy with the decision. I’m totally confident that when I put it on, on the morning of the 15th June I will feel like the perfect bride.

Mum and I went back home afterwards and had a glass of champagne to celebrate with RT whilst looking at the repertoire of the string quartet we’re having. I have to say I couldn’t really concentrate, as I was too excited. It’s as though we’ve gone up a notch in the wedding planning ‐ everything seems so much closer now and all the little issues I was thinking about seems to be ironing themselves at the moment I feel totally relaxed and am looking forward to the whole thing.

Problem is I’ve still got 6 months to go ‐ I don’t know how I’ll stand the excitement!

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