The store I went to is called Mockingbird Bridal, and I would link to them, but I am insanely bitter about their "no picture policy" (which I think is an old and outdated rule suitable for a time period before the internet) and so I am not going to do them the favor of getting some extra hits. They are located in Dallas if you really want to look them up.
I only have pictures of three dresses this time, since all of these photos had be taken on the sly by my fabulously creative friend Nicole who had to misdirect the sales associate with requests for veils and tissues and the like.
This first dress was a big contender, it was actually the first dress I tried on during my time in the store (I only tried on 6 dresses total this time!). I thought that the horizontal stripes might cut me off, but instead the dress had me looking rather long and lean. I am just not a fan of sparkly embelishments, beading, sequins, etc. I guess I like having control of what the embellishments are going to look like (a hint that my dress of choice doesn't have any kind of sequins or beading).
I am really not sunburnt! That is just the lighting I promise. I love the ruffles cascade and flow down the back of this dress. It was just a little too architectural for me, a little more structured than I was looking for. I'm sorry I have no idea who the designer for this dress is, they weren't very forthcoming with information like that.
It's a good thing that I didn't end up loving this dress the most because it was the most expensive. It was very romantic, and I loved the bubble skirt, but a little busy for my taste. I wish we had a picture without the sash, because I am not a sash person, but the sweet little sleeves are a nice touch. The back was very pretty with crystal buttons down the back. I believe this was a Jasmine.
Here are the Jasmine stock photos of this dress. I would really recommend trying this one on in person, as it is quite pretty, and the bubble skirt is such a nice tough. And it looked just as terrific without the sash.
And the last dress.....Should be revealed on Friday!
I called the fabulous store A Bride Beautiful based in Salt Lake City the moment I got home to find out if she could order it, and she thinks that she can! I want to get it through her for several reasons, first and foremost because her shop does such a fantastic job of creating "temple ready" (as we Mormons like to call them) dresses out of dresses like this. Plus the shop was so nice and let us take all the pictures we wanted. Seriously bridal shops, get a clue and realize that brides can now use the internet to scout out the styles they want and order them from discount sites like netbride and bridepower. You are not doing anything by preventing pictures!
I will give you a hint and say that the dress is a Watters gown and can be found on their site. Anyone care to venture a guess? (No cheating if you already know the answer!)