The dress: Enzoani
Dresses tried on before finding The One: "I'd guess over 50. We went to five different places, and a couple shops twice. This was the very last dress I tried on, and I knew it was the one immediately."
The story: "I knew that I wanted lace and that I didn't want a strapless dress. I had my heart set on another gorgeous lace cap-sleeve dress initially, but then discovered I couldn't lift my arms above my head with that design. This one won out because it was unique, comfortable, lightweight and I just felt like myself in it."
Something old, something new...: "I combined my something old and borrowed: The brooch that I put on my belt actually belonged to my great aunt. I splurged on new shoes, and my mom gave me a garter that had some blue in it."
Where the dress is now: "My parents sweetly got it dry cleaned while I was on my honeymoon and it's now hanging in their hall closet. I don't know what, if anything, I'll eventually do with it."