Monday, August 9, 2010

Wedding Dress Blues

I have heard it said that a woman is never as beautiful as she is on her wedding day... I can tell you that in my life there has never been a day in my life that I have felt more beautiful than that day. My wedding dress was a HUGE part of it. I absolutely adore my wedding dress. It is my favorite possession that money can buy I think. I used to pull it out of the bag anytime we had people over and I had more than my limit of 2 glasses of wine. I loved to hold it up and feel the weight of all the beads and satin. That being said it is still in the garment bag straight from my wedding day and has not yet been cleaned THREE YEARS LATER! I have said I needed to get it cleaned and perserved for years and just havent done it.
One of our dearest friends and my daughters godmother is getting married in May. She texted me a picture of her dress which is where all these feelings are coming from. She looks beautiful in it of course and she will look more beautiful in May I'm sure of it... Part of this will probably be the craziness that all of us brides put ourselves through to lose weight and be our ideal size for our wedding. If I could go back 3 1/2 years I would tell myself I was beautiful just where I was and would have ordered my dress at least a size bigger than I did. This would be so that on a day like today when I am feeling so totally "MOM" that I could put on my dress and dance in front of the mirror and feel like a princess... However since my dress was a size negative 5 the chance of me feeling like a princess in it is slim to none... More than likely I would be crying in a heap on the floor when I can't pull it over my hips. That would be one expensive handkerchief!!! I might just go pull out my veil and dance around in that for a few minutes... but then I will tuck it back away carefully! We all know that Ashlyn will be wearing this dress and veil in 25 years :o)

Pictures by Rebekah Hood of Kallima Photography

1 comment:

  1. lol...That's nothing...mine is still in the bag from the night of our wedding (8.5 years ago)...along with the shoes and pantyhose I wore. I shudder to think what condition it's in now. I think I've looked at it once since we got married. I'm not even sure where it is right I'm about 90% that it is somewhere at my mom's house. I'm definitely in the same boat as you, though...there is NO way that it would even begin to fit me these days. Oh well! :) I hope you're able to get the stains our of yours!