Saying "YES" To The Dress

Last weekend I had the pleasure of traveling to New York City with four amazing ladies to try on wedding dresses at Kleinfeld!  Marvin was such a good sport and drove us 1.5 hours to NYC while listening to the Destiny's Child Pandora station, my backseat driver chatter, and lots of girl talk.  Oh, and the complicated Starbucks order that nearly sent him over the edge - grande coffee latte, with soy, extra ice, half of a Splenda, and one pump of this and that, sugar free.  My mom, future mother-in-law, my best friend and maid of honor Alynsia, and my sister and maid of honor Jenna were with me to start the search for THE dress!
Handsome Chauffeur  
My gorgeous mother-in-law & mom
Me & My Maid of Honors in NYC
Ready To Shop!

As soon as Marvin left us, my nerves kicked in.  I have gone through millions of bridal magazines and tons of online catalogs and had yet to find a dress that I was DYING to try on.  I just knew that this operation was going to be grueling and that I may not find my dress in the one hour appointment I had at Kleinfeld.  I can't even find a pair of jeans in one shopping was I going to find my dream dress to marry my dream man in my dream wedding?

The consultant took me and my ladies back to a dressing room to ask the typical questions - wedding date, wedding size, style of ceremony and how I wanted to look on my wedding day.  She was so great to work with!  She was patient, kind, and detail oriented.  She did not pressure me into anything and made sure that my appointment was specialized to fit my needs and wants.  

Unbeknownst to me, an amazing designer by the name of Pnina Tornai was having a trunk show on the day that I was there.  So, I began by trying on a selection of her dresses.  All of them are absolutely stunning!  The first dress I came out of the dress room in was amazing!  I didn't have an emotional reaction to it, but I felt great in it.  My ladies had a great reaction to it as well.  As my consultant was putting on the second dress, I immediately said, "I'm not sure that I like this one." The consultant told me to wait until it was all the way on and I'm so glad that I did because I found THE ONE!  I was in the dressing room with the consultant with tears in my eyes and told her that this was the dress I was going to get married in.  I walked out of the dressing room and into the showroom and my ladies all agreed!  Still, I tried on a handful more just incase and each one just didn't live up to the second dress I had tried on.  I wish I could give more detail, but I don't want to provide any details to my groom!  

If you are engaged and ready to try on dresses, I highly recommend finding a designer you like and looking to see if they're doing a trunk show.  The trunk show allows you to meet with the designer and usually there is a significant discount in the price of the dress.  It also provides you with a wide array of the designs that you wouldn't normally see.  It definitely worked out in my favor because I was able to meet the designer of my dress, Pnina Tornai.  She was gorgeous, so sweet, and we were able to have a "Say Yes To The Dress" moment when she asked me, "Brittney, are you saying 'yes' to my dress?".  It was absolutely incredible!  It was also fabulous to meet her because I had a tiny issue with the fitting...  My rump isn't exactly in proportion with my top half, so we have to add more fabric to my derrière (insert Sir Mix A Lot's anthem).  Pnina was gracious enough to give me a deal on my God given ASSets!  They're going to take two different sizes and mold them into one. Hilarious!

So, I have my dress!  I love it and can't wait to put it back on again!  Spending time with my lovely ladies was amazing and I will never forget the time we spent in NYC!  Here are some more snapshots from our weekend:

Chocolate Martinis!

One of my favorite pictures from last weekend - my little brother & Marvin grilling up some steaks!

In other news, football has obviously started.  My chore list has doubled.  Goodbye, off season! :)


  1. So happy for you Britt! I totally got chills reading this!!

  2. YAYAYAYAYAY - I love bridal dress shopping. So glad it was a wonderful experience for you!

  3. It really was a magical day!!! And I love all of the pics you posted in this blog - but I have to say, the one of Amir and Marvin grilling is my favorite!!! :) Love you sweetie!