Monday, August 6, 2012

That White Dress, and an Antique Cafe

I found a wedding dress!

[If this kinda thing bores you, skip down the photos of the Antique Cafe at Churchill House!]

I finally got to go wedding dress shopping this past weekend. My sister flew here specially for the Big Shopping Event (she goes to university in a different province) and I had made appointments at three different bridal shops. And here are my thoughts ...

Omgit'ssomuchfuntryingonweddingdresses!

I thought I'd found The One at shop #1, but it was kinda over the budget (sigh...). At shop #2 we were trying to convince ourselves we'd found The One, and we paid the holding fee to keep it there for a week, and I went away thinking we'd probably get that one, even though it wasn't as amazing as over-the-budget-dress. But at shop #3 the awesomely lovely lady who was helping me into dresses was busy telling me about the "wow" moment. She said, "I can't really describe it, but I know it happens, and when you find the right dress you'll just go ... wow." And as she finished saying that and finished lacing up the back of the dress I was currently in, I said, "Yeah, um, I think this is the wow dress!" And as I walked out and looked in the long mirror, I actually started getting teary, and then so did my sister, and my mom! And we all knew ... this is the wow dress :-)

Teeheee! Now we need to find a venue (as our original plan has sadly fallen through ...).

In between the shops of the Big Shopping Event, my mom organized for us to go to this little antique place for lunch - The Antique Cafe at Churchill House. Everything is old and nothing matches and it's just plain awesome!!


Don't you love it? :-)


16 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations! And that shop looks cool.

Jinky said...

Yay, you found your dress! A wow one no less!! Thanks for sharing ..it took me back to when I was trying on wedding dresses. THAT was fun!!! I didn't get my wow dress because it was too much but the one I ended up with was beautiful nonetheless. --So happy for you. Exciting times. --Good luck finding your venue.

Cynthia said...

Congratulations on your upcoming big day, and YAY for finding a dress. And that looked like a charming and quaint cafe.

Kari Marie White said...

First, that cafe looks AWESOME. How story rich that place is.

Second, Congratulations on finding your WOW dress. It's an amazing moment right? Because you kind of doubt it exists until it happens.

Cally Jackson said...

How exciting! Can't wait to see photos of the big day. :-)

Deborah Walker said...

Hey, congratulations on finding the perfect dress. And as for venues, you should hold your reception at the Antique's Cafe. It's fabulous.

Kittie Howard said...

Congratulations! I'm soooo happy for you. Sorry your venue fell through. Maybe it just wasn't meant to be. And hub and I had lunch in that adorable mismatched place!

rebeccaenzor.com said...

Yay for wedding dress shopping! I was really lucky - my wow dress was the first one I tried on, and it was half-off because it was sleeveless and we were visiting relatives in Utah (mormons aren't allowed to wear sleeveless wedding dresses, and Utah is mostly mormons).

Have fun with the rest of the planning and don't stress too much! :)

Elise Fallson said...

Congratulations on finding a dress! I never got to go dress shopping but it sounds so much fun. Savor these moments!!!

Also, just to let you know I've tagged you with some blog love. You may have already received this and probably don't have time to play right away with all your planning, but I still wanted to give you a shout. (:

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Congrats on finding a dress!

That cafe would be a photographer's dream for me.

Elizabeth Rose Murray said...

So happy you found your wow dress - i remember my wow moment last year for my own wedding and reading your post made it all come flooding back. Can't wait to see pics!
Also - thanks for sharing the antique cafe. It's stunning!

Gwen Gardner said...

I wish we could see your dress! I guess we'll have to wait til after the wedding. And what a quaint little cafe - I love little places like that:)

Annalisa Crawford said...

Great cafe!

I only tried on one wedding dress... it wasn't a wow one, more of a yeah-that'll-do-because-I'm-not-happy-with-my-figure dress.

If I was shopping for one now, it would be different - I'd be trying them all on!!

So glad you found a great dress, and how great to have your favourite women sharing the moment.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Congrats on finding a wedding dress!! And I love antiques.

The Golden Eagle said...

Congratulations on finding the right dress! :)

The Cafe looks amazing.

Allison said...

What a cute story! Congrats on finding the dress.

Allison (Geek Banter)