After trying on over 18 dresses at other stores, I couldn’t find anything that suited. Plus all of the stores had very large dresses and no option to try on my actual size. I came across Goddess By Nature on Instagram, and flew to Brisbane and made an appointment with my Bridesmaids at GBN. The dresses there were all in my size, which was a huge help. They all fit me like a glove. I fell in love with two. The bottom part of the Eliza gown and the top part of the Breanna gown. I asked GBN if they could merge the two, and they said they could. This is how my Goddess By Nature Melanie gown came to be. There was another dress from another designer that looked very similar to what I wanted, however after terrible service at other dress stores and amazing service at Goddess By Nature, I wanted them to be the ones to make my gown.
When I flew down to Brisbane to go wedding dress shopping I only booked 3 fittings as I didn’t want to be overwhelmed by trying on so many dresses. My first fitting was with GBN and every dress was tailored to perfection, hugging my body perfectly and accentuating my curves. I was obsessed with two dresses, the shape of one and the material of another so Elaine mentioned that GBN does customized dresses and it is possible to create. Having this option gave me the opportunity to create a dress perfect for me, my body and my special day.
I stumbled across GBN on Instagram and fell in love immediately. I then discovered the Lydia Gown and searched all the local bridal shops for that dress, there was nothing even remotely similar or even close to as beautiful. One day I was at work and I got a notification from a bridal shop in Toronto, and there it was: “Goddess by Nature Trunk Show” — conveniently the same Sunday that I already had an appointment to try gowns on at THAT boutique (talk about meant to be!). One look in person, on the hanger (not even on my body yet) and I knew: that was my dress.
I actually fell in love with my Goddess By Nature gown by accident. I had a malfunction with my first dress, so I had to go dress shopping for a new one a month before my wedding. I went to Unbridaled in Houston TX, hoping for a miracle, and that’s when I fell in love with my Thalia Gown! I wish I had just gone there first!
Goddess By Nature Vivienne Gown| I tried on so many dresses and didn’t like any of them – I was super discouraged but then I found the Vivienne dress I fell in love immediately. The dress is absolutely stunning and the quality is unmatched. It’s extremely comfy too which was a huge plus! Couldn’t recommend this designer enough. 🙂