- 6 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012
I admit it: I was totally goth in high school. I was alarmingly thin, dressed all in black, wore heavy black eye makeup, dyed my hair either black or crazy-red, and hated everyone (except my boyfriend, who was also alarmingly thin, dressed all in black, and chain-smoked cigarettes with unusually long fingers).
I went to my first goth club the night before my 18th birthday, and then got my first tattoo the next day. I maxed out at 20 piercings and now have 18 still ‘active.’ Haha, I was a total stereotype! Here I am the night I went to my first goth club (this was in college, but meh, close enough).
Then I started hashing (see my post from yesterday to learn about that), found my niche and an amazing group of friends, and all the bitterness and hatred started to dissipate. I occasionally wore bright colors. Then Darling Husband and I got together and the rest of the bitterness was gone. I don’t even dye my hair black anymore!
And so, as a bride, I was TOTALLY traditional. Big white ball gown, hair in a bun, tiara, veil, the works. Definitely not the same girl anymore. Though I still didn’t take out my monroe piercing, and I didn’t cover up my back tattoos 😉
How about you? Which high school stereotype were you, and how does that compare to the look you’re going for as a bride?
Darling Husband, by the way, was a little skater-slash-stoner in high school. Even now, pushing 30, he prefers to wear his flat-bottomed skate sneakers with board shorts. But he wore his Army uniform to the wedding