The dress: Vera Wang
Dresses tried on before finding The One: "It was one of the first three I tried on, but I still proceeded to go to four more stores and try on at least 30 others knowing this was what my heart was set on."
The story: "Total princess — I was 22 when I got married and wanted something that was age-appropriate as well as dreamy. I hated tulle and didn't want anything super puffy but when I had this on, it just felt so right. My only rule was non-strapless, which this dress actually was so I added straps."
Something old, something new...: "My mom's diamond stud earrings were my something old and borrowed — I had just gotten my ears pierced. My dress and shoes were new, and my dress had some blue threading. I had a tiara with blue stones as well."
Where the dress is now: "It's at my parents' home in a bag. I know, so terrible it's not preserved — some day I may get to it, but it's been almost 15 years!"