My Happy Life

Focused on living the best and happiest life possible with my husband and two pooches! Sharing our adventures, our love for food and craft beer, and the many ways we try to cultivate a happy marriage.

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5 thoughts on “My Happy Life

  1. Ashleigh! Your day will be here so soon! I am so excited for you and can’t wait to see the beautiful results of all your planning and preparation! The best advice I received prior to our wedding day was to take a night (we chose the Tuesday night before our wedding) to go on a date with your beau and just soak up your last days of engagement. Don’t talk about anything “wedding/planning” related…just enjoy being y’all! BRS and I did this and I will always remember that sweet evening!
    Best wishes, my dear!
    xoxo, Madi

  2. Hi there, I’ve been reading your blog entries on wedding planning the last few days and I just realized that I bought the same wedding dress as you! It’s so gorgeous but it was sold out at j.crew so I had to purchase it online w/o having tried it on.

    I’m wondering if that dress was true to size? Did you have to have to altered, etc? The dress I bought is a size 12, whereas I’m a size 6/8 in street clothes. I’m worried having it taken in so much will ruin the shape/look of the dress.. Any insight would be really appreciated! You’re the only other bride I’ve seen that wore this… Thanks so much!

    • Hi there! Congratulations on your engagement and your dress purchase. You are going to LOVE the Fleur! I am a size 2, and ordered an 8 (it was the only size left!). I did have to have it taken in but as you can see from the photos, it maintained it’s shape. I had the train removed, some of the extra fluff underneath removed and the neckline cut down a little more into a deeper sweetheart. The fabric is tricky with the rouching, so be prepared for some additional tacking as alterations are made. This dress does a great job of making your waist look super tiny and it’s so light and easy to move in! Please let me know if you have any additional questions – and thank you so much for reading the blog!

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