i propose a new tradition.

7.25.2013

Yesterday, when no one was home, I dug through our guest bedroom closet and pulled out my wedding dress. After seeing/pinning so many beautiful wedding dresses online I had begun to second guess my very impulsive dress decision (see full story here). So I decided to put it back on and see if the flaws I had built up in my head had any relevancy.

They didn't.
It felt amazing to put it back on and think about the day i married my best friend.
And honestly, I could never be one to regret a polka dot.
I love that I got my dress for $3.
I love that I bought it because I thought the fabric was pretty--never because I had any intentions of using it for my real wedding one day!
I love that my mom took it apart and rebuilt it just for me.
I love that she put buttons up the back.
And mostly I love that i felt beautiful on july 24, 2010--my wedding day, and that's really what matters, right?

13 comments

Maggie B. said...

What a lovely dress! =) I adora polka dots, and if I was to get married again I'd love to go the Swiss dot route. My own wedding dress, lovely as it is, is stored away in a box in my husbands closet - probably never to see the light of day again. Which kind of makes me sad. There's a big part of me that wants to take it out when I finish my weight loss journey (i.e. reach goal weight) and prance around in it - because it'll be too big! =)

At any rate, I love your dress and you look fabulous in it.

Autumn said...

I always thought you had one of the most beautiful dresses because it was unique! However, I did the same thing with my wedding dress with pinterest boards, but when I went back and tried it on and looked at pictures I realized how perfect it was :)

Maria Larsen said...

Wow, your dress is absolutely stunning!
xo, Maria

Emma Farnsworth said...

Simply beautiful! Absolutely perfect.

Ellen Chan said...

That is such a gorgeous wedding dress! I love that it's your style :)

My name is Lydia said...

that is a beautiful dress.. and i don't think it will ever go out of style!

K&R said...

i agree with this tradition.
you're beautiful

K

Kellyn said...

That is such a gorgeous dress!! And only $3?! That's amazing. Love it.

Erin said...

This dress is perfection. "I could never be one to regret a polka dot." Truer words were never spoken. We must be kindred spirits.

Irene said...

I think it is a pretty dress and so great that you got it for so cheap. I don't want to spend a lot of money on my dress when I finally get married, but I doubt I can find such a lovely dress like yours!!

Erica said...

I wish I could fit into my wedding dress! Babies do that to a person! Your wedding looked so beautiful! I did think about turning my dress into some blessing clothes for the baby though!

Sarah44 said...

I totally felt like I impulse bought my wedding dress. I thought I was getting married sooner than I was, and rarely looked around to find another dress. I think my dress is beautiful but sometimes I am just like was it the right one!? I should pull it out again like you!

Sarah44 said...

I totally felt like I impulse bought my wedding dress. I thought I was getting married sooner than I was, and rarely looked around to find another dress. I think my dress is beautiful but sometimes I am just like was it the right one!? I should pull it out again like you!

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