The Wedding Dress

Wedding Dress Shopping

 

This is the first dress Margot tried on. It had glitter, came in blush  and was a true ball gown,
but it wasn’t what she expected once she tried it on.

Part II of the bridal shopping weekend, the wedding dress, didn’t go as smoothly as Part I! The day was planned down to the last detail.  We drove in (three cars) and dropped everyone off at Kleinfeld.

Wedding Dress Shopping

There is a parking garage right next to Kleinfeld, but we had a surprise for Margot after dress shopping that required us to park close to that venue.  I was the one, however, who got the surprise!!!!

Wedding Dress Shopping

Margot worked at Blue Smoke a few years ago and loved the job and the people. I made a reservation for the 11 of us to go for lunch.  I reserved cars to pick us up after the appointment and take us there with Margot blindfolded.

Oops – Our Second Snafu!

When I got to the garage, I got a phone call. The appointment for Kleinfeld was for 11am NEXT WEEK!. I pulled out my confirmation sheet and it was true, I had made a mistake. It’s very atypical of me not to double check things, but I’ve been in a tizzy since the wedding date was decided.

Fortunately, Kleinfeld was able to take us at 1:30pm, however, it was only 11am! What do we do now?

Brunch

Claire and I walked to the corner to see what was around. She used to work in the area and suggested Markt Restaurant, a cute little French Bistro. While I canceled Blue Smoke, Claire called Markt and got us a table for 11!  Lucky for us it was still early, because the restaurant was packed shortly after we arrived.

Wedding Dress Shopping

 

Wedding Dress Shopping

 

Wedding Dress Shopping

Aunt Susan, her future mother-in-law’s sister, made beautiful wedding dress cookies as a surprise for everyone. Each gown was decorated in white icing with different details on each cookie. They were beautiful and it was a lovely and heartfelt contribution to the day. They were also delicious!

Wedding Dress Shopping

Aunt Susan and Margot

Future mother- and daughter-in-law

We had a lovely brunch and were back to Kleinfeld by 1pm.

 

The Wedding Dress

Ironically, my niece Jessica knew our sales lady! She’s the mother of one of Jess’s friends. Small world and even smaller dressing room. All 11 of us piled into a dressing room made for four at best, then add two more with the saleslady and her assistant. Getting those voluminous dresses into the room was challenging!

Wedding Dress Shopping

Wedding Dress Shopping

Margot started with her “dream ball gown.” It was a beautiful dress, but she’s tiny and it swallowed her up. She kept trying on ball gowns and while all were beautiful, she wasn’t getting her “aha” moment.

Wedding Dress Shopping

Sister/Maid of Honor Claire has a heart-to-heart with Margot, helping her through her frustration.

I finally suggested she try a different fabric and perhaps an aline dress. We went through a few of those and by what had to be the 12th dress, we hit gold. She found her dream dress with a beautiful matching veil.

Wedding Dress Shopping

The “AHA” moment!

I can’t tell you more; you’ll have to wait for the last MOB blog – The Wedding Day!

All in all, we had a successful, very hectic weekend and lots of fun. Everyone was exhausted when we got home and late takeout was all we were in the mood for.

Everyone except Margot was gone by Monday morning. Just before leaving to take her to the train station, she started crying. We did so much in one weekend and she also felt she didn’t get to spend enough time with everyone. The weekend zoomed by and she was left with tons of feelings – all good, but overwhelming.

8 comments on “The Wedding Dress

  1. Jane Borchin on

    What an awesome experience going to Kleinfeld’s and then triple the emotions when it is your son’s bride-to-be – your future daughter-in-law – who is trying on the wedding dresses!! My heart did not settle into normal rhythm until we were on the bus going home!! Susan and I are still talking about the day and I review the pictures and the wonderful video of the “Say Yes to the Dress” moment!!

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  2. Sandy Bremer on

    Your weekend sounded like fun MOB! Even your appt mix up didn’t slow you down. And it’s so exciting that Margot found a dress! I can’t wait to hear more.

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  3. Margot on

    1. I love you, Mrs. B – and it wouldn’t have been nearly the same without you and Aunt Susan by my side. I just love ya too much!

    2. Mom, that’s actually not the first dress. That is the Pnina Tornai dress that was like 3rd or 4th.

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  4. Linda Tome on

    What a beautiful writeup and great pics documenting this eventful and memorable weekend! So excited for you all!! And this is just the beginning!! ENJOY every minute….it goes so fast!! Love you guys!

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