I fell in love with this dress the moment I put it on! It makes me feel like a real, grown-up woman and every now and then I like to get dressed up for a special night and feel really feminine and beautiful. As women, we work so hard to stay in shape, keep the house clean, cook dinner, go to work and on and on and on. I have to take a time out and plan a special weekend or date night out with my husband, get dressed up and bring back the romance after a long & busy week. Even if it only happens once or twice a month, it is so worth it in the long run. I love seeing his face light up when I make the extra effort to wear something beautiful, do my hair and makeup and wear perfume. Trust me –I love staying in, cooking dinner and catching up on Netflix as much as the next person…however, it does a marriage good to mix it up and dress-to-impress every now & again. Not to mention, I am only 30 years old…I will kick myself when I am 80 if I don’t get dressed up and take advantage of my youth. Life is so short, so make the most of it! Lastly, a huge thank you to my photographer, Casto Photography & Cinema for capturing these moments and making me feel beautiful when I am really kind of self-conscious doing this!