Plus size wedding dress shopping can be daunting! Finding a bridal salon that has plus size samples is one of those tasks you don’t even want your enemies to have to take on. When I first got engaged my friend said you have to check out this bridal salon (thanks Juanita). So she tagged me in a post from Pantora Bridal and for all the obvious reasons I feel in love with this bridal salon.

(1) It’s a Black woman owned salon.

Take all my money lady. I am so here for Black Girl Magic, y’all just don’t understand.


(2) It caters to our melanin.

When I was researching dresses and saving pictures there was one common look that drove me crazy. I was so stick of seeing those sheer ghostly white/beige bodices. But at Pantora, the sheer is for us. Lots of cocoas, chocolates and caramels hunty!

So I paid the $10 booking fee (reluctantly, I mean I know it’s just $10 but I’m cheap) and gathered my squad for my first wedding dress shopping experience.

In my mind I had a clear vision of what I wanted to wear. I wanted a trumpet dress with ruffles. I didn’t want anything strapless because… dem thangs need support. And I didn’t want a ball gown.

After yesterday I have no clue of what I want.

The trumpet and mermaid dresses do not, I repeat do not, allow you to move. My thighs have never been that close and I don’t think any amount of chub rub spray or whatever would soothe that irritation for me. The strapless dresses were actually flattering and I love how it really highlighted Ella (my tattoo). The ball gown was so girly. I thought that I would hate it but it really channelled all my soft and pink Cinderella emotions (more like Cindy but you get it).

Either way, I am pretty sure I want a fit and flare dress. So my next dress fitting I will try more of those on. I haven’t decided where I’m getting a dress from but here’s my day with Pantora in 9 mins. Watch all 9 mins, I promise you will be entertained.

If you’re a new bride (and happen to be Black) I beg of you to try Pantora Bridal. She’s BAE. Also if you liked this post you can thank me by leaving a comment or sharing this post on social media.


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  1. April 5, 2017 / 12:12 am

    I am honestly loving that combination at 2:34! So flattering and fun.

  2. April 5, 2017 / 5:56 am

    You look gorgeous! I vote for #7

  3. April 6, 2017 / 9:31 pm

    I am so going. I know I will look very similar in my dresses because of being really heavy up top and bottom. I was trying to get the line from Eloquii but hey I will give this place a shot! I am so picky though. You were so calm and collected throughout the whole thing! I loved it.

  4. MissEbony2U
    April 18, 2017 / 5:54 pm

    You and your girls are so freaking cute!!!! You had fun with the process and that’s so important because so many forget about that. And you looked amazing while doing it. Well wishes on your engagement.

  5. Shaina
    June 16, 2017 / 7:03 pm

    I’m low key obsessed with all things bridal and I’ve been following them for a while on IG. Love them and right in Brooklyn! Owwwww

  6. Shelly
    August 8, 2017 / 7:11 pm

    You’ve made that experience look like so much fun!! Awesome memories were created. Your squad to the truth!

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