Woohoo! My mom and I spent three days looking for dresses (including the Running of the Brides at Filene's Basement in NYC) and finally went back to the first place and bought the dress this morning. Pics from the designer are below (I didn't get the bolero though, not my style).
Also sent the checks/deposits for DJ and caterer over the last couple of weeks and I think we found our photographer. Feels so good to get those checks!