Thursday, April 21, 2011
My mom is in town visiting for Easter and today we went dress shopping. As many of you know, I've had my eye on Dolly Couture's Avila Bay. This dress is only available to try on in Los Angeles though. We had talked about driving out there at some point but I was just going to try on dresses in Phoenix first to get a better idea of what looks best on me. I am curvy girl so I wanted to make sure to find stores that actually had dresses I could try on. I googled "Plus size bridal gowns Phoenix" and my first hit was Strut Bridal Salon! For any of you size 14+ brides out there, this is the place to go!!!! The owner Ann was who helped me out. She was friendly and helpful. She took the time to get to know me right at the beginning. I said I wanted a dress that was fun, classic, and vintagey and she nailed it on the first dress. I, of course, tried on several more but I kept coming back to the first dress. I asked her for a birdcage veil which is what I thought I wanted and she put it on me. She then asked if I would try a different veil on and brought out a shoulder length veil with a blusher. I didn't think I would like it but she put it on and the look was complete...I had found my wedding outfit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You'll all just have to stayed tuned for the next year before the reveal though! And if you are a plus size bride in the SW, GO TO STRUT BRIDAL!!!!!!!!!!!