I know that.
And I hope that you know that I know that!
But, still, I'd by lying if I didn't tell you that I've been anticipating this day for years now. About eight-and-a-half to be exact.. ;) And as my only daughter, I was more than willing to go all out shopping for her special day.
We spent six hours together. Just the two of us. No little brothers tagging along, and we even lunched at her favorite restaurant, Mimi's Cafe" because, "it's just so French-y, Mama!"
My girl and I had so much fun! I felt like it was a little glimpse of what's to come...if she should be called to the vocation of married life.
A few pics before the Mother/Daughter shopping trip started...
This girl is so Kansas!
(Those are the new 4-H boots from County Days a couple of weeks ago.)
And just like a future bride, I promised my girl I wouldn't share "the" dress we ended up purchasing. It is adorable and just so "her"! But, to share a bit of our day with you, here a few of the contenders...
This was a favorite and ended up being a runner up to the one we bought.
It is a simple and sweet dress!
Didn't hang right...
Mary liked this one a lot, but something about the notched out top didn't lay right and bothered her...
Mary also liked this one, but I thought the front was just so-so...again, I think it was the way the material hung. We did really like the little cover-up jacket that had a pearl/cross clasp.
And we both loved the back.
And while we liked this one on the hanger, it just didn't seem to scream, "Mary"!
We were successful in the end. And her dress is stunning. Not over the top (although, she told me that she wanted to look like a little bride!), but the fit, the fabric, and the sweet rose pin at the waist just felt "right".
Now we just need to find a veil and some shoes!