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Friday, August 06, 2010 00:00

Something Blue

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For as much trouble as it is to find those must-have wedding vendors, who just “get you”, there is something a little sad about leaving behind the vendors who made your life just THAT much easier during the planning. One of my wedding vendor crushes (yes, I said one of…what can I say, maybe I was a little “easy” in those days) was my wedding dress shop, Something Blue Bridal and Formal Wear It’s not really a shock it’s where I spent the most time between hunting down the dress, getting my girls fitted, getting myself fitted and let’s not forget they did see me in my squivies on multiple occasions.

Something Blue Bridal and Formal Wear is a fantastic salon in Dr Philips run by the mother and daughter team Phyllis and Amanda. The ladies were always patient even when I came in, found my dress  and promptly refused to allow them to take my measurements until I was a little less plump bloated. Amanda was always kind, showering me with compliments on how my dress fit my style perfectly. Phyllis was never rude, even when it took me hours (and hours and hours) and multiple visits trying on the same three dresses repeatedly. No one took offense the day I had an almost bridezilla/Sex and the City - Carrie Bradshaw meltdown out of sheer frustration and stress that I would never find “the one”, while standing in my sky high blue Manolo Blahniks (needless to say, not my finest moment.)  It was a match made in silk, taffeta and crinoline heaven.

The ladies in the little boutique knew how flustered I was getting during busy times so they set up appointments during slower, quieter days to help me keep my sanity. At one point I was calling daily to ask about bridesmaids ending in their measurements. They assured me they would keep on top of deadlines in order to have plenty of time to receive them and still give the girls time to get alterations done. They even started to call me, preemptively, in order to update me when each girl had called in, paid and picked up dresses.  Every step of the way was made just as simple as possible and was absolutely worth every trip out to Dr Philips to walk down that aisle knowing every inch of my dress was just as I had always imagined.  I have many thanks to offer to Phyllis, Amanda and all the ladies for making my experience nothing less than perfect!

Something Blue
Picture courtesy of Troy Photography