Friday, July 24, 2009

SHOWING MY LIFE - Wedding Dress




If there's one thing I am extremely proud of, it would have to be my wedding. Simply put, it wasn't my own. It was the Lord's. He had orchestrated it, and He had called us to marriage in an three-hour talk at Starbucks.

Brian was my pastor and nothing more at the time. Though we had known each other for three years after having met on a mission trip to Jamaica (even though we lived five miles from each other here at home), it wasn't until he called me on January 23, 2007, that the two of us had ever been alone together. Eight, short days later, we were engaged, and a fun-filled, fast two months later on March 31, we were married. TWO MONTHS. I had a whopping two months to prepare. I mean, I hadn't even had time to think about it. I mean I had dreamed my whole life, but it would be impossible to come up with bright pink and orange daisies in March, and the pink dresses would take up to 12 weeks to arrive! SO, champagne could be ordered in 3 weeks, so champagne and white would be our colors.

I went online soon after realizing this was "it," and found the wedding dress I wanted, but the likelihood of it fitting, looking halfway decent, or it being in my price range was pretty far-fetched. I went to David's Bridal with less than 60 days before the big day and saw the dress immediately. The lady who worked with me said that I HAD to take other dresses back into the fitting room just in case the one I loved didn't work out. I tried on two dresses, and my favorite was the third. Third time was the charm...


After stepping into my dress on my wedding day


Walking into the sanctuary on our wedding day for bridal portraits


A view of the whole dress


Looking down on the dress and the veil


Outside shots after the ceremony


Close-up of beading


Perfect dress for the perfect day


9 comments:

Mom2anAngel~and~a miracle said...

Absolutely Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing

travisandkatie said...

It's so amazing how God can change your life in such a short period of time. Two months! You could spend that long just doing the invitations or thank you cards!

Beautiful dress, beautiful bride, beautiful couple!

Ashley said...

What a blessing of the Lord! So gorgeous, and God is clearly the center of your marriage. So sweet!

Kelly said...

Beautiful dress and beautiful story!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Your dress was gorgeous. I enjoyed my visit to your blog...thank you for sharing.

Hope you will visit me...I have a fun post up today with two giveaways on Monday.

Tara G. said...

Beautiful! Would you please join my how we met carnival- I want to hear more of your story!!!

Sarah said...

Your dress and the day was beautiful, but I absolutely love the story of how you met and were engaged. God is amazing!

Danielle Banks said...

What an awesome story!!! Your dress is gorgeous as well!

Jessi said...

Your dress was gorgeous and you were a gorgeous bride!