Thursday, May 27, 2010

Wedding Dress Blog Tour - My Dress

This coming August, it will be 11 years since I wore this dress on my wedding day in 1999. Hubby and I were engaged for less than 5 months, so I didn't have a long time to look for dresses, especially if the dress had to be ordered in. I went to every bridal shop in the city and tried on lots of dresses. My hearts desire was to have a dress with a crinoline skirt, so I was quite happy when I found this dress in one of the local shops. They even had the dress in my size so I did not have to worry about time lines for ordering one in.

My favourite memory of that day...my dad singing me down the isle. My dad used to travel in a gospel singing group, so he can sing. Being the proud daughter I am, I still love telling people what he did that day.

Funniest thing from that day...probably the "instructions" the groomsmen wrote in marker all over my hubby's chest and back the morning of our wedding. Nothing really bad...hand outlines, arrows and some words. Fortunately it didn't bleed through his shirt that day.

Worst thing from that day...actually it would be the day before and that would be my car breaking down. I was 45 minutes from my parents house and the city I was getting married in. By the time I got a hold of Hubby (who would now have to be my ride home) and got the car towed, I was 4 hours behind on a day that was filled with appointments, decorating, last minute details and rehearsal. I had amazing bridesmaids who helped out and it all worked out in the end.

Have or would I sell my dress? No. I loved it too much to sell it. I also knew that I would only get a fraction of what I had paid for it. My daughter loves my dress and has told me she wants to wear it on her wedding day. She's not even 8 yet, so I have a feeling she will change her mind before that day comes.

Here is one of my favourite pictures of Hubby and I.


If you want to take part in the Wedding Dress Blog Tour, post a picture of your wedding dress (then and now if you still have it) , tell about a favourite memory and/or funniest/worst thing that happened that day, and whether or not you have or would sell your dress and why...then link your post up on my friend Shash's blog (who is hosting the tour).

17 comments:

Shash said...

Thanks for sharing your pictures of your dress and your stories so I wouldn't be the only one talking about my dress!! :-)

Alicia said...

I love your dress, love the long train... You looked gorgeous!

Alphabet Stickers said...

How great! I'm getting married soon but haven't had the chance to look for dresses. I'll have to post pics and everything to preserve memories. Love it. Thanks!
-Ashley

Tarasview said...

how fun that your dad sang you down the aisle :)

Tanya @ Life in 3D said...

Beautiful. Love the pics and that your dad did that...cool :)

Momma Maven said...

Stopping by the dress party! How cute that your dad sang for you! And that is a hilarious idea about the groomsmen writing all over the groom... gives me ideas for friends and their upcoming weddings!

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Anne said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your dress is very pretty, I love the huge train! And that's so sweet how your dad sang you down the aisle.

Merry said...

Love your dress. I always thought I would have a dress with a long train but then we decided to get married on the beach. I didn't want to drag around a train full of sand so I decided to forgo the train.

Lauren said...

wow that train is incredible!

Little Miss Emmy Lou said...

Beautiful!

Jessie said...

What a sweet story about your dad singing you down the aisle!

I love the picture of you and your husband in front of the pond! Beautiful!

Mary Lynn said...

That last picture is especially gorgeous. The train is so pretty, and I love the setting of the shot, by the water.

Flower Girl Dresses said...

Your wedding dress is so lovely! And it really amazing of you to share your wedding story here! Congrats!

Ann-Marie - momstown mama said...

beautiful seashell train!

Shash said...

Thanks for posting it again! I firmly believe that you can never show off your dress too many times!! :)

Welcome back to the 2011 Royal Wedding Blog Hop. :)

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Esther@Add a Spoonful of Sugar said...

I love it!! Gorgeous pic of you two :)

Kelly said...

Beautiful dress! I didn't think to do a Wedding Day post on Friday. That would have been fun.

Hope you'll stop by and say "Hi".

Kelly
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