We made a trip this week to Oklahoma. Sarah and I had a couple of appointments to find a wedding dress for her. They are wanting a March wedding.The blacksmith snapped this picture as we were heading out.
It is so appropriate, since Sarah's middle name is Rose.
The second dress she tried on there so far is the favorite.
We saw hems like this one.
Backs like this one. Too big! Did I mention she needs a size 4 dress. So why is it then that hardly any of the nicer shops had anything smaller than an 8?
I had lots of couch time.
I waited and waited for the champagne.
Why is it on the wedding shows on TV the mother gets champagne?
I was never offered.
There was the one shoulder dress.
There were strapless with gathers.
There were halters.
More hems, this one in layers.
There were off the shoulders.
Backs that laced.
That's when the big clamps came into use.
J J Kelley.
Now had we stayed there, I'm sure I would have gotten champagne.
When Sarah told them her budget, the clerk said,
"Oh honey I'm so sorry, we don't have a dress in the shop under $1800.00."
It was a quick exit for us.
And then we found Bridal Showroom.
Sarah tried on several off the rack dresses closest to her size.
The tailor was busy with a client, so we headed home.
But first we stopped at McD's for 2 free Iced Mocha's.
Of course somehow, 3 oatmeal raisin cookies followed us out.
Once home we called every bridal shop in Oklahoma City and out lying suburbs.
No one could get the dress that was her favorite in size 4 unless we bought it.
Several offered to get a size 6 to try on for a $40 fee.
Sarah then called shops in Missouri, from Springfield, Joplin, Columbia, Jefferson City, Tipton and more. Same results as those in Oklahoma. No size 4.
With not many options left we called the Bridal Showroom and made an appointment for Wednesday to meet the tailor.
At noon on Wednesday, we met Mostafa Moghbel, Moe for short. He started working in his father's tailor shop at the age of 7. He is a fifth-generation tailor. Once you tell him what you are looking for it's very evident that he loves his work.
Sarah gave him a photo of the dress she liked. Immediately, he started sketching the front of a dress. He then sketched the back, talking as he drew. As he went, he asked questions, colors, fabric, day or evening wedding, etc.
She told him of the fabric overlay. Immediately he said "Honey, I have fabric for you". He went to the back and brought back a large tube of the most beautiful fabric. But he hung his head and said "Honey I don't know if there is enough". He then proceeded to pull off yards at a time and measuring it between his arms. If fell to the floor in the most graceful pile. Finally he said "Honey, yes I think there is enough".
We spent close to an hour with him. He told us about his wife, his house fire, and his business. He told us that he didn't need a decision today, but we should think about it. We have until September to decide. But I don't think we will wait that long. I'm pretty sure we have found the dress and the dressmaker of Sarah's dreams.