Finding the Wedding Dress: Straps, Silk, and Surprises
When I first started dress shopping I envisioned wearing straps, lace and something very antique looking so as to fit with the ceremony venue, the Empire Mine in Grass Valley, CA. We were to be wed at a gold mine afterall! On my first day of wedding dress shopping, lace dress after strappy lace wedding dress I knew it just wasn’t my style. The last dress I tried on was this couture Vwidon ivory, silk magnolia dress at Jin Wang in San Francisco. I immediately fell in love. Tears and everything. It was so far from what I had imagined but the second I put it on I knew it would be the one.
Making Sure It Is the Right Wedding Dress
Unfortunately I loved dress shopping so much I continued to look (which drove my mom and sister up the wall!) only to come back to this wedding dress a few months later. The dress fit like a glove. I am still shocked I was able to dance as much as I did on my wedding night – those buttons though! As glamourous as they are, no one tells you sitting on buttons is a real pain in the ___! Literally. These pictures are from my wedding day September 26th, 2014 marrying Austin of Nevada City, CA.
Lauren found her wedding gown at Jin Wang in San Francisco.
Despite hurting when sitting, Lauren loved the buttons on the back of the wedding dress.
Lauren married Austin at the Empire Mine in Grass Valley, CA.