Friday, July 24, 2009

Showing You My Life - My Wedding Dress

I decided to participate in Kelly's blog carnival this week and show you my wedding dress. It's funny because I was looking through old pictures this week for my 10 year high school reunion and came across the pictures of me trying on all the wrong dresses - there was even one with pants! Maybe I'll get the courage to show you those on another day. Also, because I was scanning pictures for my reunion, I actually happen to have all my wedding pictures here at the office with me, so you're in luck! Here we go:

Nick and I got married on May 17, 2002. Like Kelly, all we have are prints, no digital photos. Funny how things have changed in only seven years.

I wanted a really simple dress and couldn't bring myself to spend thousands of dollars on something I'd only wear once. We found it at a bridal shop/outlet in Denton, and I was super happy that it was WAY cheaper than all the others we'd seen. It had beading on the top half of the dress and the bottom was plain.

The Pièce de résistance was definitely the veil. It was chapel length and had a fingertip length blusher on top. It transformed the dress from simple white dress to elegant bridal gown.

I wish I had a picture to show you where my mom embroidered my (new) initials on the edge. It's the little, finishing touches that make things special, right?

And a post about my dress would not be complete without mentioning my shoes. The last thing I wanted on my wedding day was to have uncomfortable shoes that I knew I'd be standing in all day & night. So, I wore Keds. Not like the ugly flat ones that we all wore in the eighties, but a newer style that were super-comfortable. My mom even made me some laces out of organza to dress them up a bit. If there is such a thing as "dressing up" a pair of Keds.

Currently, the dress is hanging in the guest room closet at my parents house. While I know I'll never wear it again (nor will I pressure Olivia to wear it), but I think it will be fun to show her what things were like "back in the olden days." Although, I have to admit, my girl Andrea certainly had the right idea by selling hers on eBay (for a profit no less!).


Slightly Askew Designs said...

So pretty! I L.O.V.E. your veil... super elegant and "bridal" :) It cracks me up that you only have prints, too! I was doing a word problem one time with my Junior High students and it was about having film developed and none of them had any idea what film was. CRAZY!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I loved all your wedding of my favorite things to look at are wedding pictures...and your dress was gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. You have a really good the design..

Haley Frederick said...

I only have prints, too! I'm not all that sad, though, because my wedding pictures suck! :( I had totally forgotten that you wore tennis shoes! Your feet were way more comfy than mine were at your wedding.

Veronica said...

Hi there!

Just stopping by from Kelly's to say hi! I had to smile when I read when you got married. I got married the exact same year and month that you did, but it was just the following Saturday, on the 25th!!! My maid of honor was actually in her sister's wedding on the 17th, so it was busy month!

I can totally relate to what you said about how it's funny how much things change in just seven years. I have no digital prints of our wedding either!

Well, sorry for talking your ear off! Your dress was beautiful and it looks like you had an awesome day!

Take care,