Hi, my name is Tiffany Hoffman and I’m 33 from Seattle, WA. I knew right from the beginning of my engagement that finding my dress would be the hardest part of planning my wedding. I got engaged in August and my fiancé planned a surprise engagement that involved my entire office. That same weekend my mom and Grandma came to visit and we went dress shopping. I knew that I wanted something that felt a little boho, a little vintage, and would work on the beach. I had tried on a Jim Hjelm that I liked but couldn’t commit to so I continued to look. A month later I went shopping again and after 4 stores and about 30 dresses I came out empty handed again. I had a vision and I knew I would find it somewhere. I started pouring through blogs and websites and stumbled upon Christos. Went I went to the website I saw that it was a line carried by Amsale. The dress I was dying over was only carried in the NY boutique so I made an appt for my next trip to NY. A few days before I was leaving for NY, I got a call about “Amsale Girls” being filmed during my appointment and I started screaming as soon as I hung up! I was so excited! As soon as I walked in to Amsale I knew that I was going to find my dress. My best friend and bridesmaid Raelinn was with me and when I found out that Amsale herself was there I was overwhelmed with excitement! I tried on the dress that I was dying over and it didn’t end up being the right compliment to my figure but there was a ball gown version that my sales person Lauren brought to me and I loved it… but she threw me for a loop with another gorgeous dress. I was down to two dresses and needed to make a decision. I went into the dressing room, looked at myself in the mirror and said outloud “this is your wedding dress”. And that was it!
My dress has set the tone for my beach wedding in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. It is done in a polka dot tulle which I incorporated into my programs, cake, and invitations. My fiancé Joe and I are getting married June 24th in an Oceanside ceremony followed by a backyard poolside reception. We are so excited to have all of our friends and family there to celebrate the beginning of the rest of our lives. I am equally excited that I will feel so special in my gown as we begin that journey.