"When I got engaged, I was almost sure I wanted to rent my wedding dress; I had a friend recommend Gowns by Pamela. She told me it was the best and easiest thing she did for her wedding...wedding dress shopping easy? I was intrigued. I didn't really want to keep a wedding dress in my closet forever, and I loved the idea of having an amazingly beautiful dress at a fraction of the cost that I'd typically pay if I bought a dress outright. I live in California, our wedding was in Utah, and I had a very limited amount of time to shop for dresses (like one day…which kind of freaked me out). I literally drove straight to Gowns by Pamela from the airport with my mom. I was lucky enough to work with Pamela herself; she is such a sweetheart. No wonder she has been so successful for so many years!
"My entire experience was fun and not stressful at all. It got off to a great start when she fastened me into a corset and I saw a waist I didn’t know existed before! The dresses – or rather, the tops and skirts – were like magic to me. The first combination I tried was really pretty, but not quite what I was looking for. Just moments later, I was in another bottom/skirt, which was exactly what I'd envisioned. But, I mentioned that I didn’t really like the neckline on the top. Two minutes later, she had me in another top that I loved. I wasn’t sure about the short sleeves, and voila, an elbow-length lace sleeve appeared. And then there are the accessories…veils, belts, bling, flowers, feathers, whatever you want, they have it. I loved my dress so much that I canceled my other appointments because I knew I would never find another dress that was perfectly customized just for me (and that’s not even talking about the awesome price). I loved the two pieces because it was perfectly tailored for me just before my wedding day. I had two different pair of shoes, and one was about an inch shorter than the other. No problem! The straps on the skirt at the top let me adjust it to be perfectly hemmed with both pair of shoes...that would never happen with another dress. I actually also bought a new temple dress during my appointment as well, and love that I have that as a reminder of my wedding day every time I put it on. I feel so lucky to have found Gowns by Pamela and I tell everyone about how much I loved my experience AND my dress. I got so many compliments on it (and still do!) and will be forever grateful for Pamela and her entire team for making it all possible!"
Shanna is wearing Darcy + Tillie.
Photography by Jaclyn Davis Photography.