Ok, time for the dress! I purchased it at Strut Bridal and had amazing alterations done by Lucy in San Bruno.
I thought, as a plus size bride that finding the dress would be a horrible experience. However, I fortunately found @strutbridal and was able to visit their Long Beach shop.
I talked about it right after - it was the best experience! Tamiko and the whole staff took great care of me. I tried on a ton of gorgeous gowns, all of which FIT and made me feel beautiful.
When I tried on this dress, I immediately started dancing. It wasn't what I thought I would get at all, but I loved it/love it. It partially inspired our Art Deco theme. Hat tip to my mom @mwardbad for picking it out for me to try.