Tuesday, April 14, 2009

"A Random Story by Nicole"

Ok, no clue what possessed me to share this story with you?? Maybe because my friend Kaylyn emailed me pictures of her wedding gown yesterday and that must of got me thinking about my own experience. I will try to make a long story short...
When I went gown shopping 10 months prior to my wedding I never had a "OMG" moment, we found one that everyone loved and I went for it... fast forward 8 months to when my dress came in and to my amazement it was not only too small but I gained enough weight that we could barely get the thing over my butt and was about 3 inches shy of being zipped! HA! No, we could not alter it to make it bigger since I had chosen a mermaid style gown.... so here I am sitting in the dressing room 6 weeks shy of my wedding with NO gown. SO me and the sales lady walked amongst the gowns to find a new one and keep in mind we can not order one, we had to find one in good condition on the rack that could be altered to fit me in 2 weeks for my Bridal portraits. Nothing was catching my eye until they brought one out from the back and I was not in love but after some coerson from Sang the seemstress we decided this would work. I paid another CRAZY amount with the fast alterations fee to boot that trumped my original dress price and I loaded up the original gown & headed home! It was crazy! The last minute gown did come together and I was pleased and the "original" sat in the bag for 9 months until I sold it online for what I originally paid (thank god) But before I shipped it to Seattle I tried it on and would you know... IT FIT!!! I have some pictures below of the two, so funny! You see I planned my wedding while dancing for the NBA and working full time and I tend to eat more when stressed and while most brides loose weight before a wedding I actually gained 21 pounds!! HA, no no no I am not saying I was fat of course not but who would of thought!!

The Original after being in a bag for about 9 months!!!

The "Replacement" on my Bridal Potrait Day!!

One of my favs!


LOOK WHO'S MARRIED!!!! said...

Ooohhh...I love the replacement dress. I like the touch of color. I thought about doing that, but couldn't find anything as pretty as yours.
Hilarious story. You should think about joining the writing club that I'm in...so you can post stories like this more often. You're a great story teller!

Becky said...

I love, love, love the last photo of you in the doorway! Holy cow! That is gorgeous.

Kelly said...

Ok, it was definitely fate. Your actual wedding dress is beautiful and you look fabulous in it. The first dress doesn't even come close!


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