Friday, July 24, 2009

Wedding Dress Friday!

Kelly is doing a "Show Us Your Wedding Dress" party...

which I'll do with a little hesitation...

Because I hate my wedding dress.

Not kidding. At the time it seemed "fine" so I wore it. I had been engaged to another guy very briefly but had purchased my dress. It had been put away for a couple of years and then I met Dan. He proposed and we set a date - for ELEVEN weeks later. I planned my entire wedding in less than 3 months!!

My parents offered to buy me a new dress but I thought it would be no big deal to wear what I had and that way a lot of time and money would be saved. Dan didn't care either way. I did love parts of my dress - the back bustled up into a bouquet of roses that I thought was so pretty. But from the time I bought it to the time of wearing it, it just wasn't "me" anymore. But my veil... the top was heavily beaded and very sparklie, which I loved.

See...it's ok. Just not..."WOW."
But I was so happy to marry Dan that I would've done it in a potato sack if I had to. The dress was just means to do it in. I have it in the basement all preserved - I'm thinking of having the fabric cut to make Lauren's baptism dress out of when she turns 8. Sorry for the lack of pictures - you don't even want to get me started on my photographer! The day was by no means perfect, but God's choice of who I should marry was. That was all that mattered to me!

Thanks for stopping by! And sorry about the fonts - something funky is going on with my blog today and it won't show any fonts to change so somehow I'm getting a sampler of them!

15 comments:

Randall @ Happy For This Moment said...

I think it's lovely!

Melinda said...

You look great in it though! And you're hair looks pretty curled. I feel the same about my dress. I had it made, some things about it turned out, and some didn't. I wish they made more stylish, modest wedding gowns!

Parker said...

You are beautiful.
love you,
Kat

That Chick Over There said...

You look so pretty!

Kristen said...

I am with you... I don"t like the dress I wore either, but the guy... PERFECT! I think you look beautiful and I like your dress. Trust me, it is better than mine. CUTE PICTURES.

Jesse said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and recommending a new blog for me to check out!

Your post is so sweet.

Ryan and Sarah said...
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Ryan and Sarah said...

You look really happy! It is all about who you marry not about what you have on! Thanks for coming by my blog as well and looking at my classroom! I am excited for August and the students to come! Check back for some funny stories cause I am sure I will have some being a first year teacher!

Lindsay said...

I think you look beautiful, but you're right, it's not the dress that matters most, it's that you're marrying the man of your dreams!

Brittany and Charlie said...

Either way it looks like it all turned out great! Beautiful family! Thanks for visiting me:)

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Now look at y'all so sweet!!! I love how Kelly finds the neatest linkys...smiles! I bet your special day was just beautiful...love your dress! ps...thanks for your sweet comment {[hugs}}

kjtroxel said...

You were beautiful in your dress. I never knew you didn't love it. It was such a lovely day!

tara said...

really 3 months?! what a sweet story! you guys looked so happy! :)

ilovepink said...

I think you look beautiful!! And happy...what matters most!

Malinda said...

I think it's a great dress!
You are right about the whole "it's who you marry" thing.
You guys look so young. (not that you look so old now)