Tuesday, August 14, 2012

SHOPPING FOR WEDDING DRESSES


At the first shop she tried on about 8 dresses and fell in love with one particularly.  But we had another appointment in Lemont so off we went.  This is the shop pictured above.  It was well worth the trip because after trying on another 8 or so dresses, she fell in love with the last one.  She is being very secretive about it so I can't share a picture, not that I blame her.  After we picked out the veil and headpiece, we ran across the street to Nick's Tavern for a Nickburger.  Wow...delicious!

Emily is going to make such a beautiful bride.  She was so worried she couldn't pull off a wedding dress because she is so short, we were so happy to see that everyone can be a vision in white!  While at the bridal shop I perused the formal gowns, looking for something for myself and I saw a lot that I liked.  So as not to infringe on Emily's day, I am going back to try some dresses on in a few weeks.  I saw a beautiful one made of satin in a deep jewel tone plum and I really have it on my mind.  

So that's it for my weekend for the most part.  Sunday was a lazy day just finishing up my book, watching a movie with The Husband and ordering Chinese food.  I hope you had a good one, too.  See you soon! :)  

64 comments:

Olive Cooper said...

What fun it must be to witness your daughter trying on and then finding HER dress. Happy times for y'all Jane.

stefanie said...

that sounds so fun!

Geneva said...

Your weekend sounds glorious! I can only imagine how much fun you all had as well as the memories you made with Emily. You're all going to look so pretty when her wedding day gets here. Glad you're having fun!

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Sounds like an exciting time! Enjoy!

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Mary said...

What a fun but tiring day that must have been - I know you had a great time.

Emily will be a beautiful bride..........and you will look stunning in plum satin, if you choose that one!

Jane - I think you mean a 'shandy' which is a very old-fashiond and popular pub drink in the Summertime in England, mostly for ladies! At a pub they just add lemonade to beer on tap but if yours actually had a brand name and came pre-mixed maybe they did change it to shanty!

Here's raising my glass to you dear will look forward to more wedding prep stories.

Hugs - Mary

Diane Mars said...

This is all soooo.. much fun I remember being with my daughter when she tried on her dress...you all had a good time too, can't get any better then that! ox, Diane

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

I know this is such an exciting time for Ya'll..

Keep us updated as she makes choices. I wanna see the Cake she chooses. so much fun.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Golly Jane, it seems like forever since I have been here. That can't be....can it? Another wedding on the horizon...what fun! With a son living in the Chicago area, I know you guys have had some awful hot no rain weather. He said his yard is a mess. I am sorry your marigolds didn't make it. I can send more seeds for next year if you like as my did quite well. You see I have this one spot that no matter what I plant there, it grows like wildfire. I think I could plant cereal boxes and cereal would grow. Hmmmm...maybe I should plant a few coins. But the rest of my yard was not as lucky. Lots of my summer plantings did weird. Anyway.....I look forward to seeing more on the wedding and the dress you pick out. xoxo Here's a blog link where I posted about the marigolds.
http://www.thevintagenestblog.com/2012/07/picasso-tulip-vase.html

Debby said...

How exciting. When is the wedding? Lots to do. Glad she found a dress. Hope you return to seeif you found yours.

Terra said...

This will be a lovely wedding I am sure, and the plum dress you mentioned might be the one for you. That is great she found the ideal white dress.

Beth said...

What a wonderful day Jane. I am sure Emily will be a beautiful bride and you will be a vision in the plum satin (I just feel that you will go back and get that dress.)

Julie Marie said...

Sounds like you all had a wonderful time Jane... and I don't blame Emily for not wanting anyone to see her wedding gown yet, but I am sure it is stunning!... you always have so much fun, I want to be part of your family too!... that drink sounds delish!... xoxo Julie Marie

Pondside said...

It's such a special day, isn't it? That moment, when she looks at you and says 'this is it' is precious. It sounds like you had a lot of fun before, during and after!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Sounds like you all had a fun day and how great that she found a dress that she really liked! You as well:@)

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh my, we are both riding the same train aren't we? We found Lauren's dress the first day too. I thought it would be so much harder!
I can't wait to see more of Emily's wedding:>)

bj said...

How exciting this all must be for you.
Looks like ya'll had a great day..
xo bj

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It sounds like you had a great weekend, Jane! I'm sure you must have had tears in your eyes seeing your daughter in those gowns.

Sarah said...

What a fun time for you girls. Glad Em found the dress of her dreams. Plum satin sounds like a beautiful choice for Mother of the Bride.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Now, you tell Emily, that short brides rule (my daughter and I are both short). Sounds like y'all had one FUN day:)

Blessings,
Linda

Melanie said...

Hi Jane ~ how much fun to go bridal dress shopping with your daughter! Just a suggestion for a formal dress for yourself: don't limit yourself to looking at bridal stores. Those places are way over-priced. Check out the nicer department stores or even, believe it or not, Dress Barn! My aunt found the most beautiful, formal mother-of-the-groom dress there last year.

Paula said...

What a fun day! I can't wait until you can share a picture of Emily in her dress. I just know she's going to be stunning.

NanaDiana said...

I cannot wait to see the dress Emily picks. She is going to be just beautiful. It was so much fun when my daughters went to buy their dresses-what a sweet memory you are creating- xo Diana

Gina said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful day! Shopping for wedding gowns is always so much fun & I'm glad you daughter found a favorite.

Shirley said...

Hi Jane, The fun has started. Reading your blog brought back memories of when our daughter got married. The shopping for gowns was fun and you got so you could tell which one had a chance and which one didn't. Is she going with you to help you pick your dress? That can be fun to. We have had some enjoyable weather for a few days. Just wish I felt better. Have a great day. Hugs Your Missouri Friend.

Linda Chapman said...

There is always a wonderful special occasion happening in your life. It's fun to 'follow' along on your happy times!

I am not a beer drinker - but one made with lemonade? Sounds very 'drinkable!'

Happy hunting for YOUR perfect dress!

Mimi said...

HI BLONDIE!!!!
BEING the Mother of the bride is such a special time for a Mom and Daughter.....my daughter tried on about 5 at shop #1...fell in LOVE with dress #1...we had another appt and she tried on several more but went back for dress #1!!!!
HOW fun...I loved that day!!!I cried!!!
I was introduced to RATLER BEER in germany....it is Beer with Sprite over there...I LOVED IT!!!!!
I will have to look for beer and Lemonade...sounds even better!!!!
I am not a beer drinker but loved that!!!
hugs,
jamie

Jo said...

What a fun filled day! So many sweet memories being made. Can't wait to see more pictures.

Jo

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh how fun and what sweet memories. Hugs, Marty

Knitty said...

Thanks for sharing these special times with us. I can't believe I've had a daughter-in-law for almost two years now, and yet my own wedding doesn't seem like it was decades ago. All are happy memories that are dancing in the background as I read your blog.

Maggie said...

Jane, I read your post on my ipad a couple of days ago but for some reason I can't leave comments when I do that. So, I've just popped back for another visit this time using my laptop so that I can comment!
Sounds like a fun day out for the bride & her group, looking forward to seeing your dress, too.

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

How exciting! She is brave taking so many with her to try on gowns. I wouldn't have wanted that many opinions...I went with just my mom and my sister (who was 13 at the time)!

I'm trying to catch up after what turned into a blogging break that I didn't mean to take. House stuff, vacation and some family stuff sort of got me away from blogging for a while. Isn't it nice having it cool enough to actually step outside? We went to a place on vacation that I haven't written about yet, but I think you'd love it. The Vero Beach Hotel and Spa...can't wait to go back!

April said...

Oh, sure sounds like I've missed a lot since I've been away! How fun to be planning a wedding for your daughter! So excited for all of you!

lynn said...

what a wonderful shopping trip for emily:) she must be so excited!

Marydon said...

Love the bath redo, Jane.

How fun shopping for a wedding ... & dresses.

Have a great week ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

Shelia said...

Hi Jane! Oh, what a wonderful shopping trip! I remember shopping with my daughter for her wedding dress. I still get tears in my eyes thinking about it! :)
I'm thrilled for your daughter!
Be a sweetie,
shelia;)

Debbie Booth said...

Blondie, how wonderful for you! We had a wonderful day too when our daughter tried on dresses. It was nothing like the tv shows! We laughed, cried, had a great time and then ate...to let all the stress go! I'm so happy for you. Yay! It is a wonderful time to enjoy all the good things in store for both of you.
Blessings,
Debbie

susan@avintagefarmwife said...

Wedding dress shopping-how fun! Glad your daughter found the perfect dress on her first day out, and that she invited her mil-to-be. That speaks volumes to me!

Lynn said...

OH! The excitement that is happening in your household! Woo-Hoo!!

LuLu Kellogg said...

How exciting!

I hope your summer has gone well! Fall is almost here thank heavens! This hot weather has been for the birdies :)

Love,
LuLu~*xoxo

Kelly said...

I know shopping for wedding gowns can be both exciting and exhausting! Good thing you made a day of it and had a good time.

Susan said...

How exciting Jane! It is such fun to gather special ladies and surround the bride with 'oohs and aahs' as she tries on dresses.
Enjoy this time and keep the shandy's coming!

Marla and Steve said...

I've had the honor of wedding gown shopping twice with daughters and both times were tear fests. There's just something special about finding the right dress, although sometimes it takes trying on a lot of dresses.

What a wonderful day for all of you!

The Tablescaper said...

Such an exciting time!

- The Tablescaper

My Grama's Soul said...

Oh Jane.....I have not been by here in forever....I apologize....looks like you are having another wedding.....I'm sure this wedding will be as lovely as the last one you posted about!! (O:

xo

Jo

Low Tide High Style said...

How fun, I'm so glad she found "the" dress!

Kat

xinex said...

Awww, this is exciting time, Janie. How lucky that Emily found a gown on the first day of looking. With my daughter Tina, we had to go to different places on different days. She was so picky but I really enjoyed all the planning. I am sure you do too I can't wait to see Emily in a wedding gown. Be sure you take lots of pictures when the time comes. And good luck finding a gown for you too...Christine

Rainbow Gatherer said...

your blog is lovely!
I'll be happy if you check out my blog too=)

Barbara~Bella Vista said...

Hi Janie,

What an exciting day you must have had. Everything is better with friends along and family, isn't it?

Thanks for leaving me such a sweet comment...you are so dear!

I bet you are excited!

xoBarb

laurie said...

oh my gosh what a day,

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

What a wonderful day! It's one of those magical moments of being a mom. My daughter just found her perfect dress for a December wedding and we are both breathing a sigh of relief. Good luck with the wedding plans!

Lori said...

I am so glad that she found a dress ~ you do tend to know as soon as you put it on that it is "the one". I love that her future MIL was included too. Happy week-end Janie! xo

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Theresa said...

Oh how fun! Shopping and planning a Wedding! Can't wait to see the dress and just how beautiful she will be! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Claudia said...

Shopping for wedding dresses is always so exciting! I know she will look absolutely lovely.

xo
Claudia

Honey at 2805 said...

What fun it must be shopping with your daughter for a wedding dress! Sounds like you had a wonderful day!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hey Janie,
She is going to be a gorgeous bride!
What a fun day too.
Our plans got changed do to outside factors, but we will try to get down to Chicago in the near future.
I suppose your at the lake, enjoy my dear!
Big Hugs friend,
Cindy

Dale Janeé said...

Thats so exciting, I can't wait to see the wedding pics and I'm sure she will be a very beautiful bride. This sounds like so much fun

xoDale
http://www.savvyspice.com/

bj said...

Just stopping in to say hi...:)

Charlene said...

Oh what fun it must be shopping for your daughters wedding dress.... something I don't know as I had all boys (which had all boys). Have fun & enjoy every minute. I haven't heard from you in 4 EVER! Enjoy what's left of the summer. Charlene

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

What fun this must have been. You are blessed Jane!

Shelia said...

HI Jane! Thanks so much for popping in to see my mantel! Hope you're doing well.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I bet plum will be so pretty on you. Have you tried on the dress yet?

Bring Pretty Back said...

What an amazing wekend - that dress is Gorgeous! wow!!!!
I hope the husband is ok -
Thank you for your comment - don't you just love a book worht trading!!!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin