Emma’s Cyprus wedding diary – 4.5 months to go

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Love at first sight! 4.5 months to go


I have just got my wedding dress delivered! It seems so long ago now that I started looking….

One of my friends got engaged around the same time as me and we soon started emailing each other links to all the dresses that we loved. We both had very different ideas of our dream dress and while she was looking at big ruched skirts I was drawn to slinkier numbers. I fell in love with the designs of Mori Lee because of all the lace and beading detail on them and the elegant, flattering shapes.

I soon set off with my mum and Godmother in tow to start trying some on. I picked out a number of dresses that I liked the look of and then the shop assistant recommended a few more. The first one I tried on – chosen by the dress assistant – I fell in love with!

I’m sure many brides find the same thing, but the shape that I had in mind – strapless, A line – was not what I ended up with. Strapless gowns really didn’t suit me as I am quite petite and busty and really didn’t want all the focus on my chest for my big day. I found that halterneck designs were much more flattering as were the ivory tones rather than bright white.

After the first dress I tried on many more but nothing else could quite measure up. It was a bit out of my intended price range but the shop assistant mentioned that they were made in America and as I was heading over to Texas to visit my fiance’s family I thought I would wait and have a look over there. My fiance’s mum and sister came with me as I dragged them around every bridal shop in Austin. I tried on countless gowns from big, over the top princess styles to very simple and understated but I still couldn’t get the first dress out of my head.

Luckily I found a shop that sold Mori Lee dresses and when I was told that my dream dress was half the price of the one in the UK, and they would throw in a free pair of shoes and a tiara. I was sold!

Now, five months later, I have it at home and need to stop obsessively trying it on! It needs a few alterations to make it fit perfectly but it’s beautiful and I can’t wait to walk down the aisle in it.


Emma x