This past week was SUPER BUSY, but we got a lot done. I think we've earned a well-deserved break, but I don't think we'll get one just yet!
Sunday through Tuesday, Edward and I were privileged to spend some time with this year's Roberts Fellows. It was great to see Dr. Hinderer again, and to meet some fellow Cardinals!
Wednesday we had some time to work on our theses. Edward's proposal defense is scheduled for next week, May 28th, and my final defense is on June 9th. We're in the final stretch!!
The weather report for Thursday had looked promising, so we scheduled our engagement photo session with Maria Jose. In addition to being a talented amateur photographer, MJ is Eddie's classmate at NCCU. We had a wonderful time and (hopefully) took some good shots! MJ made us feel very relaxed and we actually had FUN!! :-) By late-afternoon, it was pouring rain, so we didn't make it to the beach for any sunset shots. I can't wait to see the photos~!
If my cousins can find it, I plan to wear my mother's wedding veil! (Aunt Rosemary and Mom at her wedding :)
It's actually my grandmother's wedding veil, and my mother wore it for her wedding too! I hope that it is still in good condition, it would be the perfect length, and the edging actually matches my dress! I guess it fulfills the something borrowed AND something old! Now for something blue and something NEW!
I finally found my dress!!!! YAY!!! (But I want it to be a 'surprise'... so no pictures online!)
However, here are some of the other dresses that I had to try on...
Finding a wedding dress for sale in Taiwan has been a challenge. After finding a few dresses that I liked, and only being told that I needed to purchase an entire wedding photography package, I decided to try my luck at Olivia's 2nd Hand Wedding Shop. (Near MingQuan West Road MRT Station, #130 ZhongShan North Road) : http://oliviawedding.pixnet.net/blog/post/23555215
Their dresses are all $100 (3,000 NTD) no matter the style, condition, etc. All of the dresses can be altered for each bride (basic alterations are included in the price.) I would like to change the neckline of my gown... so it's going to cost me an extra $10 (300 NTD) Not a bad deal for a wedding dress!!
If you do visit Olivia's be prepared to dive in and get your hands 'dirty'... the shop assistants don't help you much, and they don't hover, but they will offer their comments :-) Bring a friend, dig through the gowns and see if they have anything you like! :-)