Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Let's Get it On

The dress, that is.

After I chilled out with my BFF and had something to eat, it was already time to get dressed. WHERE WAS THE TIME GOING? So fast, so fast. It all goes by so fast.

I was worried about getting into my dress as it was going to have to go on over my head. Compared to my hips, my waist is small, so there was no way I was going to be able to shimmy my ass into the dress by stepping in. Trust me, I'd tried several times at my fittings! However, I decided to give it a go anyway since I could not see how my little 5'2" MOH was going to put the dress over my 5'10" head without a comedy of errors ensuing.

My effort was proof positive that I'd lost weight that week. I was actually afraid as I'd put weight on the week before that! I think my nerves and all the craziness just melted a few pounds off. My dress was just a teeny bit big. This wasn't an issue until later (the chicken cutlets were involved).
Here's my MOH locking me in!

One of the detail shots that JCP got really surprised me. I was using a jewelry bag that my MOH gave me as a gift when I was her MOH. They had it hand-embroidered with my initials. How lovely, no?

Once I had my dress on and my dad showed up, we got the veil on and I was ready to go! I had already done my MOH's make-up and fluffed her hair so were we all set!

I'd like it to be known that the look on my face at this very moment is one I am glad not to have on film. I think I was freaking out looking at myself in the mirror with the dress and veil and all. I know it sounds weird, but as long as I wasn't looking at myself, I was doing A-OK in terms of my nerves. I started avoiding mirrors whenever possible.

I love that Pops is carrying my shrug!

"Goin' to the chapel and we're gonna get ma-aa-aa-aried."


  1. These pictures are great! I'm loving your recaps, can't wait to see the rest.

  2. Ahhh! I love the recaps! So exciting. The pictures of you and your dad are priceless. You will treasure those forever. What a beautiful bride :)

  3. These photos are and your dad are so sweet together!

  4. so pretty! i love the back of your dress, the buttons are darling.

  5. Just beautiful! I like your avoiding mirrors strategy! Will need to remember that one! Looking forward to more!

  6. Ooohhh...I can't wait to see the rest of the pictures...these are great!

  7. WOW WOW WOW your dress is amazing. Love that jewelery bag, what a lovely gift.

  8. P.s. Love the title of this post.

  9. You're tall too! I'm 6'. Yay tall women!