The dress: Anne Barge Castellane
Dresses tried on before finding The One: 10(ish)
The story: "Of course, this was one of the first ones I tried on, but I felt like I needed to see more before I made my decision. I wanted something so GIGANTIC that people would have to think twice about hugging me. Oddly enough, my bridal party liked a different Anne Barge gown for me, but this is the one that I felt most accurately represented my style. This dress was me."
Something old, something new...: "I didn't really think about this prior to my wedding. My best friend and bridesmaid gave my her late mother's handkerchief as my something blue, and that item really meant the most to me."
Where the dress is now: "Stuffed in my childhood closet. Those stains will literally never come out now."