Behind the Scenes: Finding Sarah's Dress!

Posted By Guest Blogger:Sarah Velasquez
June 9, 2010
Fun Fact about Finding My Dress
What were shown on the show were only three dresses, when in actuality I tried on a total of five. The last dress I tried on that is "the one" was a new dress that I judged on the hanger and didn't took trusting and listening to my consultant "Audrey" to get me to try it on. Once I tried it on, I realized it was the one...although I came in ready to purchase a completely different dress with my mind already made up!

Being the Bride NOT the Consultant
It was a very interesting and surreal moment for me as the "bride". I'm so used to being a consultant and dressing other brides for their big day, that the appointment almost didn't feel real to me! I walked into the appointment feeling totally cool, calm, and collected, until i went in to do a pre-interview. When I went in, naturally I went to sit where I normally sit on the "consultant" side and the camera guy had to correct me and send me to the "bride" side, and that's where I lost my "coolness" and become a nervous wreck. (I tried very hard to pull myself together and not fall apart.)

What You Didn't See
An interesting moment that occurred during the filming that wasn't really shown on the show, was towards the end of the appointment when I'm in "the one", I felt the store all of a sudden go silent. It was as if everyone in the store (my co-workers, and family) all knew it was my dress; and when I looked up from what I was focusing on I saw what seemed like the entire store all standing together in a small crowd just staring at me and my family in support of my appointment. It was a very touching moment for me, because not only do I get to share this exciting time with my family, but also with my "work family".


June 09, 2010
10:38 AM
Shauntelle said:

I love the idea of this blog! Congrats to you again Sarah. You are going to be a beautiful bride, and you were an awesome consultant! I know from personal experience. :-)

June 09, 2010
10:38 AM
laurak1982 said:

Has your fiance seen the episode or the dress? Have you chosen to keep him away and keep it a secret?

June 09, 2010
10:41 AM
Eager_bride2b said:

I love this dress! Who is the designer and what is the style number?

June 09, 2010
12:36 PM
Alannah said:

This is my dream dress! was it made by Pnina Tornai? how much does it cost?

June 09, 2010
3:29 PM
denise10306 said:

I saw this episode and cried along with you! Your dress is sooooo beautiful as you are. I saw you in person about 2 weeks ago in Kleinfelds & have to say that you are even more gorgeous in person than on television. Best Wishes in your marriage!!

June 09, 2010
3:52 PM
Mart said:

That dress was made for you!!

June 09, 2010
4:20 PM
rugger said:

love love love this dress! you looked fab in it! i wish i could fill it out like you did!

June 09, 2010
4:22 PM
MelissaM said:

I'd like to know about the first dress sarah tried on, or at least it was the first dress that was shown. i thought it was beautiful and would like to know who the designer was and if it's still available. it looked a little similar to this dress.

June 09, 2010
10:51 PM
shaybabe said:

love this dress!

June 10, 2010
12:07 PM
sas1018 said:

Sarah! I really think you did get the perfect dress for you. That is a beautiful dress and you looked amazing. I love that episode! Congratulations and Best of Luck! - Sarah Stallone

June 10, 2010
4:13 PM
claudia said:

Sarah! you are really lucky to have your own dream dress . I wish this is available for my wedding too. This is my dream wedding dress too . have a happy married life.

June 11, 2010
10:23 AM
Roselvr said:

The dress is beautiful!

June 11, 2010
9:42 PM
Bre said:

Congrats! But I have to know the designer of the first dress you tried on the show?! It was amazing!

June 11, 2010
10:02 PM
KGK said:

where can I find this Dress on line... who made it..whats the ID number for it? Kristine Kasper

June 11, 2010
10:24 PM
Selina said:

I am addicted to your show - love it all - my dress was simple but loved it all the same. first dress I ever tried on accompanied by my fiance and my daughter - watching your show is awesome! The best reality show around!!

June 11, 2010
11:32 PM
Aussiesheila said:

I absolutely love this dress! Sarah you made it look beautiful!!! Who is the designer of the dress, and what is the name of the dress? Sarah, I enjoy watching the show, especially seeing the way you interact with your brides. Keep up the good work... And congratulations!!!!

June 13, 2010
9:26 PM
futuremrsdanziger said:

I love love love this dress...Is it still available? I would love to try this on!

June 14, 2010
2:03 PM
mbb262 said:

holy crap that is beautiful WOW

June 14, 2010
6:24 PM
sept3 said:

i really would like to know the designer of this dress... to see more dresses that they make. It is BEAUTIFUL!!!

June 16, 2010
4:48 PM
kblondie282 said:

Sarah, Which 5 dresses did you try on?

June 21, 2010
9:14 PM
Pinkskyies said:

I love that dress. Do the dress still cost 11k? Did Pnina designed the dress? Everyone was talking about this dress. I remember one epsoide where the girl came just for that dress. Congrats Sarah.

June 22, 2010
12:15 PM
chachil said:

hi , i would love to who made your dress ? it crazy amazing !!!

June 23, 2010
5:36 AM
Amber said:

I LOVE this dress...I would love to know the designer and the style number...

June 25, 2010
9:13 PM
cherri gyrl said:

I LOVE THIS DRESS!!!!it's sooooo getting married next year and this is the only dress that has caught my eye!! how much was this dress?? by the way congrats sarah i'm sure u will be a beautiful bride!!!

June 25, 2010
10:10 PM
Kayla said:

I was wondering who made your first dress you tried on at least the first one the show actually showed you trying on? It was the one that had rouching throughout the whole dropped bodice. It was a mermaid style if I am not mistaking. It had a sweetheart neckline and a lace up back. The bodice kind of ended with a bit of a slant and the dress gave you the tiniest waist line I have ever seen! That dress was awsome! Please let me know who the designer is or if you still have it and how much it is.

June 25, 2010
11:20 PM
debbie Nelson said:

Hi Sarah, My daughter is gettting married in August of 2011 - she loved you dress and we are going to be making an appt. to come to NY in September. We live in Riverside, CA. Could you tell me who was the designer of your dress? Thank you!

June 26, 2010
3:08 AM
Renee said:

I love your dress!!! You look stunning!!! Who is the designer? Model number??!! I love it!!

June 26, 2010
11:08 AM
Melanie said:

LOVE LOVE this dress very pretty and different too. Sarah is my favorite one on say yes to the dress.

June 29, 2010
1:03 PM
Cristiane Bueno said:

First off all congratulations Sarah! I love this dress so much! I'm going to get marriage next year. I started to looking for the dress! I love that dress! Who is the designer and what is the style number? How much does it cost? Thanks.

July 09, 2010
12:40 PM
8810 said:

is your weddign going to be featured on the show????

July 30, 2010
8:29 PM
Jacquie said:

Who makes this dress?

August 10, 2010
6:34 PM
Jamacia Bride said:

Sarah I love your dress and I think I want a similar dress. Who is the designer for the first dress you tried on?? From what I can remember it was similar to the one you chose except the bottom didn't have so many ruffles. I think that one is more my style. Thanks and best wishes to you!!

August 12, 2010
5:26 PM
caro said:

i would love to know the style number i love this dress its beautifulllll!!!!!!!!!!!

August 18, 2010
3:39 PM
Nat said:

Your Dress Was Just Gorgeous!!! I Know U Made a beautiful Bride!! I want That Dress For My wedding In 2011, I called The Store and she told me the range of the dress, can't afford it. I Wanted to say can i just rent It. But Once Again Just Beautiful!!

August 23, 2010
11:31 PM
Aline said:

I am from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I am a wedding dress designer and always thought about making my own dress, after I saw this one, i cannot do this anymore, it is the dress of my dreams too!!!! I'm just not preparing a wedding yet. But when it comes to, i'll be looking for it.

August 25, 2010
3:09 PM
Vivia said:

Hi, i wouldlove this dress for my own wedding next year february 2011 South Africa, please let me know where i can get it or wo the designer is.... thank you

August 31, 2010
8:14 AM
Katie said:

I would really like to know about the third dress that Sarah tried on,the heart shaped wedding gown..i really loved it..Can somebody tell me?

October 04, 2010
9:13 AM
allmomi22 said:

So i absolutely fell in love with the first dress you tried on with the square type neckline and some sort of flowers at the top.Iis there any way you could tell me the designer and the name of the dress and is it still available at the store?

October 09, 2010
9:12 PM
jasmine said:

Congrats Sarah! and quick question i would like to know the name or the designer of the first dress u tried on it was the first dress that was shown on the show very similar to this dress but its puffier in the bottom... and also the name of the big ball gown dress Audrey picked out for you im in love with both these dresses i appreciate if you can get back at me with this info :D

October 26, 2010
10:59 PM
KFVS Bride said:

My daughter loves this dress, how do I find one like it?

October 29, 2010
6:07 PM
Older&Fuller said:

Congratulations Sarah!!! You were spectacular in your dress and you wore it with such elegance and confidence it was amazing. Kudos to Audrey for helping you find "the one". Mind you, you looked great in every dress we saw you try one. May your marriage bring you many years of happiness.

January 20, 2011
10:09 PM
Marie A said:

I don't think this dress was a Pnina Tornai but she makes dresses that are just as dramatic and beautiful. Sarah-It looked amazing on you! Congratulations!

August 22, 2011
2:59 AM
jasmine said:

IS there anyway someone can tell us who designed the first dress that sarah tried on?

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