Saturday, June 26, 2010
I Made My Wedding Dress
It's true. I made my own wedding dress. I'm not a new bride, but thanks for the congratulations. My husband and I got married May 18 2003, or was it the 17th? I can never remember, I always have to ask my him. I'm not sure he really knows at this point either.
My mom had taken me to try on dresses. Most of those things are god-awful! I did like one. It was a Vogue dress, I don't remember how much it cost. Later I found the pattern for that exact dress at Jo-Ann Fabric, cool. I found some nice fabric at WalMart. I know, how tacky, my wedding dress came from WalMart! I think all up I spent $40 on everything I needed for the dress.
Needless to say I wasn't a very difficult bride. We got married on the beach in Australia. I know that sound exotic but my husband is from OZ and we were living there at the time. I was taking a photography class so I took my own photos. My new Aunties made my flower arrangements. That consisted of the flowers in my hair and the ones I carried. They went a bit overboard and put some flower thing in the car as well. "The car" was my father-in-law's Holden Calais, nothing fancy.
The reception was... No, we didn't have one of those either. We went out and had a lovely dinner with just family in Sydney at a restaurant under the Harbor Bridge.
All up it was pretty much perfect. I wish my family could have been there, but this was the "paper" wedding, the real wedding was going to be five months later and everyone was going to come Down Under. We never had that second wedding. It seemed redundant, we were already married. I do regret that my family wasn't there, but that is the only flaw to my perfect day.