- 10 years ago
- Wedding: October 2011
Ten years ago I called off a wedding. My parents had already bought a dress for me, and so I kept it, thinking perhaps one day I’d wear it. Fast
forward to now where I’ve found the man of my dreams! Our wedding date is October 2!
I tried on the old dress again. It was lovely, but I kept questioning if it still suited me. As anyone would, I changed a lot in 10 years. In some ways it worked, but still I was unsure. It wasn’t that there was bad Karma attached to it from the past. Honestly, I felt zero negative energy from it. The dress felt “clean” in that regard. But I felt guilty because my parents had bought it for me. I spoke with them about all this and though they come from a different generation and don’t completely understand, they do want me to be happy. I told them I’m not ungrateful here and if it came to it I would pay for a new dress or the difference in price, whichever was reasonable to them. They agreed. I think that after talking with my parents and to other loved ones, I gave myself permission to restart the search.
So I tried on a second dress I saw at a bridal show. It was lovely, too, but while I could see myself dancing in it, I couldn’t visualize wearing it during the ceremony. I then set out to look for the dress that was the full package.
Weeks ago, I shared my situation with the owner of the salon with the second dress. I asked her if there was a way I could please try on my old dress side by side with the second dress, just to know in one session how I felt. I didn’t want to take away business from her or put her in an awkward position should another bride see me in the old one and ask her if she had it in stock! She was so kind and arranged for me to come in early today when no other brides were around.
I then tried on a bunch of different dresses. When I tried on the dress from the bridal show, it was a larger size. Though they clipped it in the back, it wasn’t working for me this time. It felt…off. After discovering some styles that suited me, and considering the regal feel and vision of the ceremony and reception I described, the owner tiptoed to the back and pulled a dress I’d never seen before. She snuck it into the dressing room. It had just arrived for this upcoming weekend’s trunk show, and she pulled from its box early, for me. It wasn’t even properly aired out yet, but it was calling to the owner, and eventually to me.
I didn’t particularly get a good look at it before I tried it on. As soon as I stepped into in, I thought, “Oooh, this feels good.” and it was as though it was whispering to me to come play! I pulled it up over me and got very excited. I looked down and tried not to look in the mirror until it was on me fully and I was out in the shoppe standing before the large mirror on the pedestal. But I couldn’t resist. I had to peek! As soon as I looked I exclaimed and started to cry.
It is with great pleasure and contentment that I introduce you to my wonderful, gorgeous dress!!!!!!! The Anjolique 2211! 🙂 (Please forgive the slightly blurry image.)
When I looked at myself, I saw a Bride! Yes! Bride with a capital “B”! Thank you, Bees, for letting me share my journey with you. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂