Post # 1
I know it is important to focus on the happy occasion of the wedding, and even more, the marriage. I know my husband loves me as I am. But I look at my wedding photos and feel so sad. My weight has fluctuated through the years, and it is at a high point right now for various reasons. In the mirror, I felt I looked okay. But in the photos, I think I look embarrassingly awful. Ursula, the sea-witch. Honey-Boo-Boo’s mama. All boobs and chins. Sigh. It’s not even my body that bothers me that much. It’s my face. I didn’t know I had such a chubby face and such small features. I feel embarrassed that all those people saw me looking that way.
Post # 3
Ahhhhh this is my biggest fear! Your your you posted wi your user name you look beautiful. Post some wedding photos. Seriously I’fesses king out. I’m the heaviest I’ve ever been and dreading getting photos back
Post # 4
omg dont feel that way im sure u were gorgeous pictures dont always tell the beststory
Post # 5
Aaaw I am sorry you feel that way about your photos, I know I hate a large number of mine because of the back fat rolls and the close ups of my face are hideous, but luckily I have a few that I love and these are the ones I have on my wall and show my friends. do you love any of the photos? Like you said, they aren’t everything but still totally sux to feel that way 🙁
Post # 6
I totally understand how you feel. I am afraid of my wedding photos, because I really just never look as good in photos as I feel that I do when I look in a mirror. I think what you are feeling is valid.
That said, I am sure you looked gorgeous on your wedding day!! Really. Is it possible you are being too hard on yourself? (I am very guilty of this myself!)
Post # 7
@ConnecticutDryad: Hey! I know it is hard to believe, but I guarantee that no one else “saw you that way.” I bet everyone saw a gorgeous, beaming bride. We are always WAY harder on ourselves than anyone else. Not a little, either, a LOT. I am serious, no one else was looking at you for your flaws 🙂
If you are willing, I’d love if you would share a few pictures with us. Sometimes you just need an objective, outsider look!
Post # 8
@ConnecticutDryad: I’m that way, too. I have to be very, very, very conscious of my chin in pictures. I was the heaviest I’ve ever been on the day that I got married, but ya know what? I was fat when my hubbie met me, I was fat when we got engaged, and damn I was fat at my wedding. My husband fell in love with me while I was “fat” and he thought I looked amazing.
Post # 9
I’m sorry you feel this way…..I’m right there with you. I looked at mine and cried. My face is chubby, i’ve always hated my teeth, and it was a breezy day so all of the outside shots have my hair all over the place 🙁 we can be miserable together.
Post # 10
also, fwiw, in your avatar you have such a lovely smile. I am sure that when you where happy on your wedding day, surrounded by loved ones that were celebrating with you, that lovely smile is what they saw 🙂
Post # 12
Oh honey ((BIGHUGS)) You’re beautiful!!!
Post # 13
I would like to see a picture that you feel you look this way in..
Post # 14
I am afraid of this as well, my wedding is about 10 weeks away, just started working my butt off to lose as much weight as possible with eating right and exercise before my wedding gown alterations which are 5 weeks away. I’m the heaviest I have ever been and I hate my double chin.
We are our most critic, I’m sure you look beautiful!
Post # 15
Thanks for the sympathy and encouragement.
Most of the photos that give me a sinking feeling in my stomach are on my photographer’s proofing site and I can’t download them or post them here, but here are a few that I definitely don’t feel good about:
Post # 16
HUGS! I can totally empathize with you on this (in other photos, i’m not married yet) and it is so hard to see ourselves as beautiful but I bet you truly were a gorgeous bride!