If you have two loaves of bread sell one and buy flowers. For although the bread will nourish your body, the flowers will nourish your soul.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Day 2....The Kleinfeld Experience

back in november, this handsome guy asked this beautiful girl to marry him.

and she said "yes".

and we and carmen (her little black dog in all the pictures) couldn't be happier!
which brings us to this past sunday. my two daughters, two granddaughters, and i met my daughter-in-law-to-be and her mom in new york city to go to kleinfeld...yes, the very one featured in the tv show, "say yes to the dress".
before we went, someone asked me if i thought we'd be on tv. and i said i was pretty sure we wouldn't be, because we wouldn't be dramatic enough and had no plans to try to talk the bride out of the dress of her dreams. besides, we all knew ahead of time that she could walk out in a feedsack and look good. it's really kind of disgusting. :)

so here is the nervous bride-to-be, ready to enter the gates. 

the main lobby after checking in for her 10:00 appointment.


the large salon area.

i have to stop here and now to say that i seriously fell in love with this chandelier. i think it would look amazing in the snow house in "doctor zhivago".  photos just don't do it justice of course, but that didn't stop me from taking a dozen.

seated and waiting for the bride.

while we were waiting my photographer daughter was trying to think of ways we could surreptitiously wheel one of these dress forms out of the store to bring back with us for her studio. i'm glad to say we resisted our larcenous thoughts and left empty handed.

so, now we have to end this part of the post. the whole reason for being here, i can't show you. she did try on dresses. she did look amazing in all of them. and she did "say yes to a dress"...a stunning, gorgeous, regal dress. 
but i can't show it to you, of course.  until july.
i will leave you with a final photo. a peek of a style she did not choose.  thank goodness.
but she would have looked great in it too. 

coda:  after kleinfeld we were all treated by the bride and mother of the bride to a fabulous lunch at bond 45. we had such a great time.

couldn't end without one final note. 

yes, she fits right into the family.

1 comment:

Designs By Pinky said...

Oh, isn't this just the BEST!!?? Our daughter was married a year and a half ago and I was so thrilled that she had me with her every step of the way. I will never understand those Mothers who think THEY should decide on the brides dress!!! I am sure your future DIL would look GREAT in anything she chose, she is beautiful. Have FUN with this process, it is wonderful. And enjoy every second of the wedding day, it goes by in a blur!!!! Hope you will stop over to my blog sometime. I found you over at Yvonne's, she is a friend of mine!!! XO, Pinky