Monday, June 13, 2011

Say yes to the dress?

This past weekend I set up an appointment during the Watters trunk show at the beautiful Bridal Galleria. I did some wedding dress shopping with my family during a trip to Las Vegas last month; and while I tried on some very pretty dresses I didn't find THE dress. All my bridesmaids live pretty far away from me I had been dragging my feet about going to try on dresses since I didn't want to go alone. Luckily a good friend of mine came to spend a day in the bay with me and help me go dress shopping.

Left: Diana courtesy of Vera Wang
Right: Ella courtesy of Amsale 
Since getting engaged I have been torn between 2 very different styles of dresses. The first style is the very romantic look with a big flouncy skirt, think Vera Wang. And the second style is much more of a clean and chic look, think of Amsale. I love the soft and ethereal look of big textured skirts, but I am weary that it may be too formal of a look. And although I love the clean and classic lines of a modern dress I was worried that it may just be a little too plain for my taste. Not to mention the hefty price tags that come along with those designer gowns ($5,000+)

Luckily it seems that during my appointment at the Bridal Galleria all my answers have been answered. I found a beautiful dress with a little bit of each thing I love the most about Vera and Amsale. And with a price tag that I can easily swallow. Did I mention pockets??? TRUE LOVE!

Unfortunately, I'm unable to make the full commitment yet. My parents are going to be visiting later in July and I want them to see the dress on me before I make my final decision. Hopefully they love it just as much as I do.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

As of late...

We are now approximately 9 months away from the big day and we are slowly, but surely checking things off of our seemingly never ending wedding checklist. So much has happened since the last time I blogged...

Courtesy of Lorelie Friedheim
Last weekend we spent a day with one of Mr. Honda's co-workers wives, Lorelie, who graciously offered to do our engagement pictures. First we spent some time at the beautiful Japanese Tea Garden and the Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park. Then we stopped over at Palace of Fine Arts. And we ended our day at the beautiful UC Berkley campus. We had so much fun and are so lucky to have our engagement pictures done by such a wonderful and talented photographer. Here's a little sneak peak she provided us. 

And earlier this week Mr. Honda booked our flights for the wedding. The fact that I'm marrying the love of my life and best friend in less than a year is really starting to sink in. I am so excited!