Post # 1
I had posted on here three weeks before my wedding stressing about my looks, mostly my weight. I received a ton of great advice from the bees but am ashamed to admit that I took none of it. My life was chaos and I felt I didn’t have time to focus on me with so much to get done. So, here I am a month after my wedding regretting every moment of not doing something about it.
A day after my wedding someone posted some cell phone pics and I cried..for days!! I hated how my bolero looked on me and I hated that I was in a situation to even need one. My intent was to take it off for some pics but I forgot and now I knew that every picture would be of me in that thing. It wasn’t just the bolero, it was me. Everyone said to wait for the professional pics, they know angles etc. I held out hope. Well I got my sneak peak and although there were a couple I was “okay” with, I still was disgusted by my size. My waist, My face..Ugh, holy chins and I didn’t love my make-up, ghostly in some pics. My hair looked so much shorter than it was and I look like a pea head with a huge body. I was embarrassed that people saw me this way.
My husband tells me to get over it because he loves me just the way I am. As nice as that is, it is me that doesn’t love me and I don’t know how to get over it. Aside from losing the weight, how do I get past what I can’t change and learn to love my pictures? I’ve shown people my pics and for the most part it’s positive feedback but when someone at work stood behind me and didn’t say a word about certain pics or laughs I immediately assume she is thinking the same thing I am..gross.
Here are some pics for reference and the first two are ones I am “okay” with. The third I’m on the fence but it’s the one she laughed (or snickered) at. The rest I feel I like AWFUL. The last one it’s so much more than my weight, it’s my HUGE nose, my white face and hello my bra is coming out of my dress LOL!
Post # 3
Girl, you look beautiful!!!!! Seriously. Your bolero and dress are gorgeous! Your hair looks so pretty! Please be kind to yourself! Your pics are WONDERFUL!
Post # 4
Oh, my! You are so pretty and made a gorgeous bride!
Post # 5
You’re gorgeous. I’m not just saying that. I wish you could realize that!!
Post # 6
- Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World
Your pics are beautiful! I love your dress and the bolero is cute! I really like it!
Post # 7
@vicozzie: We are all our own worst critics! You are married to a wonderful man that loves you and made you his wife, I really think you should make an effort to focus on the positives.
FWIW I think your photos are beautiful and Im sure you had an awesome wedding day! What
made it most awesome is that you got married to the man you love and he loves you back 🙂
Post # 8
You look beautiful! You are radiating love and your hair and dress are AMAZING!
Post # 9
You look GORGEOUS! I love your bolero and I think your hair and makeup and overall look is just lovely. That pic of you two standing in front of the altar is stunning. You are such a beautiful girl and you look so happy and filled with joy on your wedding day 🙂
Post # 10
I think you look beautiful! And why would I lie? Im just a stranger on the Internet!!! But seriously, you look stunning and happy.
Post # 11
I think you look beautiful!! Please don’t get down on yourself. Your dress was gorgeous and your hair was flawless. I love your nails and I think your light skin looks amazing!! Please please stop over analyzing yourself.
Post # 12
you look great! honestly the 3rd one is cute! she probably snickered because you’re smiling huge and look like you might be laughing, I know I laugh at pics where it looks like the person is having fun. You really are being your own worst critic (i am soooo good at doing the same thing lol) and you look wonderful!
Post # 13
I laughed at the third one, but because it’s adorable! It’s an unexpected bridal picture, but I think it’s my favorite, you look very happy and playful!
also you look gorgeous, and your husband loves you, try not to pick yourself apart!
Post # 14
No matter how you feel you looked (because honestly, how I feel i look changes from day to day so I don’t put too much stock in it), even I can tell you seemed incredibly happy. Isn’t being happy the most important thing?
Post # 15
you look very pretty!!!!! I agree with previous poster, I am a stranger but I do not think anything looks bad in these pics!
Post # 16
I LOVE the third pic! Maybe she was just surprised if you’re not usually the glamorous sort? I think you look great. Actually I think you look great in all of them.