Thursday, July 2, 2009

The Dash was a SUCCESS!

We received a lot of pictures from Footstone Photography today from our Dash for the Dress event, and we couldn't WAIT to share them with all of you!!! Feast your eyes on these captured moments:

The line started forming at 5am!!!

Newell with an amazing group of girls! Look at the coordinating shirts they made for the occasion... the front says "Made with Love,"

and the back says... "If you are reading this shirt, you are too close to my dress!" SO CUTE!

Ana Soler came from Golden Ocala to serve breakfast to our dashers! Golden Ocala is definitely one of our favorite venues!

The GORGEOUS cocktail dresses on SAMPLE SALE!

More dresses!

And now for the main attraction... the WEDDING GOWNS!

Beautiful beadwork on super soft silk satin!

Getting the counter ready for some craziness!

The line is growing...

And a huddle from the team. We yelled 1, 2, 3... DASH FOR THE DRESS!

Doors opened to the first group. Check out the mom in the yellow shirt. She means business!!

Lots of girls scrambling to find "the dress!"

Dig girls!!!

Now the racks are looking more bare. Girls ran to the fitting rooms with ARMFULS of gowns!


Off to the fitting room...

Travis serenaded all of our brides-to-be! :::SWOON:::

The next group waited outside and stared in at the first group picking their dresses.

Yay! First to the Cash Register got a FREE GARTER!

Scouting the gowns before the doors opened for Group #2!

Gorgeous bouquets donated by Prange's Florist for the event!

Cleaning up the fitting rooms between groups of dashers!

A dad waits patiently as his wife and daughter fight to find the dress!

Girls grouped around the mirrors together to assess their choices.

Nicole knew the gown was the one once she tried it with a black satin sash!

Yay!! Smiles at the finish line!

And I couldn't help but post this super funny moment that was caught on camera!!! haha!

We had a blast last Saturday at the event, and we raised so much money for breast cancer research! Thanks to all the girls for coming out and the lovely vendors who donated their goods and services to make our event possible!!

Special thanks to:
Footstone Photography
Allure Boutique
Prange's Florist
Golden Ocala

**All photos by Footstone Photography**


Anonymous said...

I came away with some minor cuts and bruises, but I survived the Dash! Many thanks to Newell and the ladies for inviting me play. I always have such a good time at guys are the best!!

-Travis Clements

Miss Gator said...

Wow! That looks incredibly intense. I wish I could have been there! (I was, sadly, out of town)

Top 10 Advice on finding the DRESS!

  • Number One Rule: Be open minded! What you think reminds you of your grandmother's dress on the hanger, may in fact be the dress of your dreams.
  • Bring someone that knows your style better than their own. I'm sure the groom doesn't want to see you in something that your bestfriend would wear on her wedding day
  • DON'T PURCHASE YOUR DRESS ONLINE! You miss out on the whole experience.
  • Don't worry what the groom will think. If he loves you, he will love what you pick.
  • Have fun! Remember that you have been dreaming of this day since you were five. Don't let the decision put a cloud over your head
  • If you hate the little bow on the dress, ask the consultant if you can order it Chances are you can. Keep in mind (contrary to what the magazines always say) there might be a charge for it. It won't lower the cost of the dress.
  • Price vs. Love: If you love the dress, GO FOR IT! Don't settle for less on what your wearing for your big day. You can always take some of the budget from the centerpieces and so on. No one will know and we won't tell.
  • Research designers online and make a scrap book of styles that you like. Do keep in mind, that it may all change when you start trying on.
  • Save the group shopping for the mall. This should be a personal experience that you should only share with one or two.
  • When you find it, you find it. Don't second guess yourself or you will pick your second favorite.