Saying yes to the dress

February 6, 2016

So many beautiful choices . . . 

A private room all her own . . . 

To play dress up . . .

 to twirl . . . 

No peeks here of the actual dress that was chosen. The dress that felt just right as soon as she put it on. That lit up her already sparkling eyes.

A toast to celebrate with the maid of honor. The friend who flew up just especially for a long weekend of dress shopping and happy wedding planning.

Sharing with No Place Like Home.


  1. Such a happy time! Enjoy every lovely moment.

  2. Exciting times. Some wonderful memories in the making, how amazing to have a record of it all.

  3. What an exciting day. Photos are lovely.


  4. Yay! Congrats on finding the one. What a lovely journey.

  5. Lovely teaser, Deborah! It must feel wonderful to check the dress off the looooong wedding to-do list. Looking forward to seeing your daughter's dress in the big wedding reveal.

  6. Your photographs are exquisite, Deborah! What a lovely time to share in, memorable!

    I don't know if I ever told you, but our youngest son works on the shoots to the Say Yes to the Dress show. Often when he's working out of town he's in Atlanta working on it!

  7. How utterly beautiful and how exciting!
    Love this post!

    All my heart,
    Deborah xo

  8. Such a precious time. I remember doing this with my own mother, it was just the two of us. Love your sepia toned photos. I'm so glad your daughter knew it was "the one".

  9. Oh Deborah, how exciting for you! What a fun beautiful post! Have a wonderful week ahead!

  10. What a gorgeous post Deborah. Your photos have a certain nostalgic feel. I love them. Beautiful time to create unforgettable memories.

    Wishing you a happy Valentine's day.


  11. Exciting times. I remember the adventure I had with my god-daughter when she went dress hunting. Lovely memories.

  12. Dearest Deborah,
    Such are very blissful moments to never ever forget!
    So happy she found the dress she fell in love with and will be looking no doubt stunning in...
    Thanks for letting us in on your happiness.

  13. Oh, such happy moments to savour with your daughter! I look forward to seeing her dress as well as her mama's! I love the sepia tones of your photos. Thanks for sharing this with us, Deborah. Happy Valentine's Day, my friend!


  14. Awww Deborah, my friend, what moments to cherish with you sweet Jessica! Thanks for sharing a little bit with us of the happy bridal dress shopping. The big day will be here before you know it! ❤️

  15. So beautiful, Deborah. She'll be a lovely bride :)

    The only advice I could think of, when I read your post a couple back was, just be there for her. When all else fails and the bridesmaids aren't paying attention before and after the ceremony, be the one that does. I'm sure her friends are wonderful, but there's nothing like mom to make things right when things go wrong. Also, know when to back off ;) It's a difficult trick lol


  16. Absolutely beautiful!!!!!!

    She will be an absolutely stunning bride.

    Savor. Every. Second.



  17. All of those dresses are so lovely!

  18. What an honor to have an insider's view of such an important moment. Thank you, Deborah. I hope you brought plenty of tissues w/you. I'm sure you needed them.

    Will be following everything with much joy.

    Cheers, M-T

  19. Hello Dear, I just loved this post, I hope it was okay to Pin a photo! I did one of the first photo! Did you decide on wearing the dress you got?
    Happy Valentines Day...
    Love, Roxy

  20. Beautiful post! I love the sepia tone of them. That first pic reminds me of my own time in a wedding dress shop, so many years ago, and looking through them all for that one dress I knew was for me. What a special time!

  21. Gorgeous photos. Such an exciting time.


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