By Tiffany Vasquez
For Planning Day #2, we headed to Bridals by Sandy
to look for bridesmaid dresses with Melanie from Real Maine Weddings. Sandy welcomed us into her boutique, which was also her childhood home. She is so sweet and has such a relaxed disposition that she made the stressful decision easier. I must say it was much more challenging to pick out the attire for the bridesmaids compared to my own dress!
I felt long dresses would be an elegant touch, so I had the ladies pick the ones that caught their eye from the plethora of dresses to choose from. My adorable nieces even joined in all the excitement and tried on some precious flower girl dresses. While my bridesmaids tried on various styles, I could picture how lovely they would all look and all the fun we would have. It was tough, but we were able to narrow it down to the top three favorites, which the public will vote on shortly. I decided to go with a deep eggplant purple, so the public will get to choose the style.
We ended the afternoon at Coastal Jewelers
. It was truly a treat to explore the wedding band selection. Patrick's family are regulars at this high-end jeweler, and frequently purchase exquisite pieces from this charming shop. I have a one-of a-kind sand dollar charm that Patrick's mom gave me for Christmas. I adore and wear it all the time.
It was a surreal feeling to put the wedding bands on. I just thought about our wedding day and how our wedding bands symbolize the commitment we are ready to make to each other. Susan was so helpful. She had some great suggestions as to what wedding band would look best with my beautiful engagement ring. I had to pick out three rings for the public to vote on, and Susan made the process simple and fun.
I was so fortunate to have the talents of Russell Caron
and Patrick McNamara
there to capture every moment of my first two planning days so beautifully. I'm so grateful to have them there every step of the way because it allows me to share those moments with Patrick. I want him to experience everything and he is able to enjoy each stage of this amazing adventure through each picture.
Everyone was raving about all the fun they had and I know this is just a taste of things to come. What a beautiful start to this incredible journey!
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's photos from this planning day, visit our facebook page