I’m changing it up today and sharing a very special moment.
About five minutes after I got engaged my mum said to me, “So, when are we going to KLEINFELD’S?!’ We love to watch Say Yes To The Dress together, and so when it was my turn to be bride it was something we both were so excited about. So here’s the play-by-play of our days at Kleinfeld Bridal.
We went to Kleinfeld’s in Manhattan and we got a last minute appointment. When we arrived we checked into the waiting room and then after about 5 minutes Diane, the consultant, came out and started calling “Stevie!”. We then proceeded to the famous gray sofas and chatted all about what my wedding was going to be like and my “bridal vision”.
After that we strolled around the salon oohing and aching over Pnina’s and Hailey Paige’s designs. Diane pulled three dreamy gowns of varying styles for me to try, each of which was beautiful. I followed her back to the dressing rooms and we began the whirl of tulle, taffeta, lace, and sparkles!
It was truly a whirlwind. The hour and a half appointment felt like 5 minutes and an eternity all at the same time.
I ended up trying on three dresses (I know, just three!) the first one was almost all lace details, but it had long sleeves and as soon as I came out to the main salon we knew it wasn’t the one. Which was a little concerning, because it was the one I had been thinking of! But then I put on the second dress. As soon as I came out the dressing room door people in the hall were telling me “this is your dress!” and then when I saw my mum and she saw me, I think we both knew at that moment – it was the one.
They were filming an episode of Say Yes To The Dress so we got the whole experience of what being on the show is like, but without the pressure! I’ll share my fitting experience in another post, but to summarize – Kleinfeld is where bridal dreams come true. They act like every girl is truly a princess and they treat your day as if it’s the only one they are thinking about.