I thought dress shopping would be an unmitigated disaster and we'd end up having to drive all over creation to find a wedding gown, but I ended up buying this gown yesterday yay! This was the first/only store we visited and about the 5th gown we tried on there of about 12 total. It's Pronovias Manuel Mota "Silencio" from the 2009 collection. I just made regular links to the pics because they're big and I didn't want to stretch the page with PIP.http://i28.tinypic.com/65crwn.jpg
this is the dress when we first tried it on ... I liked it the best out of the ones we tried on, but wasn't "in love" with it yet ... then the sales consultant showed me the detachable train and it was pretty much immediate luv.http://i28.tinypic.com/9bjjh0.jpgI
also looked at the Ronda (which is very pretty), Diamante (too plain), Racimo (felt like wearing a princess costume, haha), Higuera (beautiful gown but I liked the sparkle and beading in the Silencio better), Huella (also really pretty), and Sajonia (the bottom was weird). I tried on a few other designers too but I can't remember which ones, haha.