I married my Springfield Catholic High School sweetheart, Chris, on January 7, 2017. In college we dated long-distance, but we have lived in the Springfield and Kansas City area the majority of our relationship. Chris and I got engaged on our seven year dating anniversary in our current hometown, Lawrence, KS. I knew when I got engaged that I wanted to get my wedding dress at Normans. My mom and I purchased my prom dress (the one I wore with Chris as my date back in high school!) from Normans in Lebanon and we adored the service we received. The customer service was outstanding there, so of course we had to visit the Springfield store when it was time to search for THE dress. My outgoing personality took to its shell when wedding dress shopping; I was surprisingly nervous and reserved because of the pressure I was putting on myself to find the perfect dress. When I told our consultant, Brenda, how nervous I was, she turned the attention away from my nerves and started to focus on what I wanted in a dress. I was interested in a long-sleeved gown, and she immediately started pulling all potential gowns. I tried on four gowns and bought the second one I tried on! The dress was almost perfect, but I wanted to make it complete with some additions. Normans Bridal recommended an amazing local seamstress to sew on a beaded belt and add lace overlays to the dress’s bare neck line. They also helped me pick out a perfect veil and earrings to compliment my dress. If you are a bride who is confident in what you want or who is shaking with nerves, go to Normans Bridal! They made me feel welcomed, comfortable, and beautiful. Normans Bridal truly made my wedding day complete by finding the perfect dress for me and helped make the dress unique to me. Because of Normans’ preservation program and the happiness my dress brought me, I have preserved my wedding dress for years to come. Shopping at Normans was an amazing experience, and I’m so gracious for the splendid results. The snow on the ground, the bare trees, the elegant dress, and the perfect partner pulled everything together for a truly magical, winter wonderland wedding.