I went to Madeleine's Daughter with my Mom and three sisters because we all happened to be in NH visiting at the same time and they all wanted to go wedding dress shopping with me. I had already been shopping quite a bit in California where I live, but I was instantly impressed by the place as it's very welcoming and comfortable and just an overall beautifully done boutique. We were given our own room, big enough for all of us. The stylist assisting us took time to sit with us and get an understanding for what I was looking for, what I liked, didn't like, etc. She brought a number of dresses, all so very beautiful and very much in line with what I was looking for. I fell in love with the first one I tried on, but after trying on so many it can start to feel overwhelming to make a final decision when they are all so gorgeous. She was extremely patient with us and even indulged my little sister by letting her pick out a dress quite a bit out of my taste just so she could get a good giggle. I decided to wait and come back in a couple months when I would be back in NH visiting again. It happened that I went in on a weekend when there was a sample sale so I looked around just to look. Again the first dress I tried, I absolutely loved, but this time I was ready to commit. The same stylist was there to help and remembered us from a few months before. As soon as I put the veil on, everyone teared up, myself included, and I knew it was the one. The dress was even my size and didn't need any alterations! Everyone at the store clapped for me and congratulated me. Knowing they do this for a living and see thousands of brides, it meant a lot that they would still make me feel that special. I loved Madeleine's Daughter, the staff, my dress and the entire experience. I wish I could do the wedding all over again just so I could go through that experience again! My husband's face when he saw me in the dress for the first time still makes me tear up and giddy all at the same time.
All photos courtesy of Kim and Niki Photography
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