I’m not going to lie, I had been eyeing dresses. I believe I even made a secret Pinterest board full of beautiful white lacy gowns that I might be trying on within the first year of meeting JP. I knew two things for certain:
1. It had to be from The Dress Theory
2. It had to be made by Sarah Seven
I traveled to Seattle, Washington in April of 2014 to visit one of the only Dress Theory stores at that time. Since then they have opened up in Nashville, Tennessee and San Diego, California. I had been following The Dress Theory for quite sometime and was a huge fan of the owner Camille. JP had actually become friends with her while attending University and DJ’d her wedding a few years ago! When it came down to actually scheduling my very own dress fitting appointment, I was in awe of all of the unique details and “randomness” in our connection.
I was scrolling through Instagram one day in early April and my jaw hit the floor. I was pretty sure I already knew which Sarah Seven dress would be MY dress, but then I saw this one. It was previewing at the Bridal Fashion Week in New York City and I couldn’t get enough of it. I even commented on either Sarah Sevens or The Dress Theory’s Instagram that I had every intention on changing my wedding date so I could wear this dress. While that statement might have been a tad overboard, Camille and Sarah came together and shipped the dress directly to Seattle from fashion week just for my fitting.
Talk about amazing customer service.
I am HORRIBLE at making decisions when there are options. Seriously, I need one option and I am good to go. Of course this was the first dress I tried on and even though there was no way the runway sample dress could fit on my body, I just knew it was the one.
I instantly fell in love with the sleeves. I mean, who wouldn’t?! The beautiful lace that elegantly covered my arms and chest. But I think it was the back that made me drool a bit. Not only did the front of the dress make me feel like a classy bride but I LOVED the element of surprise the design on the back of the dress captured.
I have to say that I felt like a greek goddess. JP’s mom picked out a beautiful headpiece from Untamed Petals that completed the look. Once I placed that on my head, the whole look transformed into a mediterranean feel which I loved.
I felt absolutely beautiful as a bride. I couldn’t believe the creativity put into my dress. Sarah makes all of her dresses by hand and caters to your specific sizes. Even though my order came in pretty last minute in the industry of wedding dresses, it arrived just in time to spend quality visits with an alteration lady to make it just right.
I was so impressed by the creativity and attention to detail that Sarah puts into every single gown she creates. Even though I was pretty sure this was the dress as soon as I saw it on a runway model via Instagram, I still couldn’t help but try on about six other gowns. Like I said, I am horrible with options so that probably wasn’t the best idea. Thank goodness I had two of my best friends there to help me with this once in a lifetime decision.
This was the moment that made it all worth it…
The only question I have had in this process is…where and when can I wear this beauty again?!
Images by // Studio Castillero
Hair and Makeup by // Amy Clarke
Dress by // Sarah Seven
Dress fitted and found at // The Dress Theory