I bought my dress when I was visiting my sister in London in March 2011. It was the very first dress that I tried on! We look at a few other shops afterwards but I couldn't find anything I liked anywhere near as much. And the even better thing is between the dress and my two petticoats I only spent around $400.
My dress was from Vivien of Holloway. It is just their basic shape of dress but in a nicer fabric. I bought two petticoats also from Vivien of Holloway to wear under it. They are the softest most comfortable petticoats I have ever worn. I think I might dye one of them now so I don't just have two white petticoats lying around.
Another thing I loved about the dress was that it was completely boned and fit me so perfectly that I didn't have to wear a bra. Win!!! The only alteration I made to the dress was to made the halter neck strap a bit thinner. Vivien dresses all have quite thick dramatic neck straps so all I did was fold it in half and add a few stitches to keep it in place. So that is the story of my wedding dress. I was so happy with it and I think it suited my style perfectly.