So I’ll go ahead and fess up that over the last few years I’ve become a fan of Say Yes to the Dress, I know – it’s a series hit to the man card but I’m hoping doing 700+ pound leg presses once a week in the gym helps counterbalance this a bit. One of the things I like about this show is the emotion involved – between the bride choosing her dress and select members of her family and friends seeing her in it for the first time. I’ve been toying with trying to add an option to attend these to a few of my collections for next season and when I found out one of my summer brides, Sara, was going down to try on her just delivered dress with a few people I had to ask to tag along – just to make sure it would indeed to a value to add to future collections.
So it was off to Something New Boutique to meet Sara, her bridesmaid, mom and her groom-to-be’s mom. What was really great about the day was this was in fact the first time Sara had actually seen the finished dress herself. Her dress is a bit of a custom number with a few ideas borrowed from other dresses by the designer.
Now of course I can’t share any photos of this dress until after the wedding, but here’s a peek of the effect it had on Sara’s guests when she opened the changing room door. I love the gasp from Sara’s mom.
My special thanks to the staff of Something New Boutique for putting up with me, I don’t know how common it is for a brides photographer to attend something like this for them, but I’m hoping for me it won’t be the last time since this is indeed a piece of the couples story to document.