Real Brides: Lucy

I got engaged Dec 2015 and was on the fast track to plan an early Autumn wedding in 2016. I had to start my dress shopping soon! From a close friend, I learned that I needed to go to trunk shows to get the latest and greatest styles and the opportunity to see exclusive dresses! I figured I'd keep an open eye and open mind to my dress hunting. I started my research of bridal shops and the first trunk show I came across was " Val Stefani". I booked my first dress appointment ! I browsed the store and all the Val Stefani dresses. One dress stood out among all of them .. a beautiful beaded Val Stefani gown, "Madison" ! I couldn't wait to try it on ! Unfortunately the sample size was too small and I didn't get the full experience of the dress. Nonetheless I Continued trying on other dresses and before I knew it my appointment was over and I couldn't commit to making a decision. I left the shop so overwhelmed! I halted my dress shopping after that first experience, but one thing I couldn't stop thinking about was that one dress! Before I knew it, I was obsessed with it and would stare at pictures of it every single day! My dress shopping ordeal had come full circle! I knew it was meant to be! I ordered my dream dress and the rest is history! photographer : @crystalnicolephotography