New Things!

I am a little embarrassed about my lack of blog posts. Things have been absolutely crazy in my life. I recently started a new job and moved to a new city. My life has been total chaos, but exciting and moderately stressful chaos.

A few things have changed since my last post:
1) Cody and I have changed our wedding date. We are now proud new owners of a July wedding. With my new job, it is easier for me to take extended periods of time off in the summer time.
2) We bought The Dress and when I say “we”, I mean my mother. It is beautiful and gorgeous and nothing you expected me to wear!

That is all for now.

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A Top Secret Dress

A few days ago, Mom came up to Cleveland to visit me. While here, we decided to venture out to Mentor to visit a bridal shop. We wanted to take advantage of the time we had together. Let’s just get this straight; we had no plans on finding a dress. As we all know, things have a funny way of working out.

Upon arrival at the bridal shop, we were greeted by a delightful sales associate. She told us to walk around the room and pick some dress we liked. I was thinking lace, simple and ivory. We came up with about six dresses. Some of the dresses were simple with a huge skirt and a detailed belt. One was a trumpet style with beading on the bodice. Another had lots of pickups, it was intense.   Then there was The One.

I am not going to tell you what The One looks like. I want it to be a surprise.  I will tell you that it has been found, not bought, just found. Mom cried. It was adorable.

Mom and I were so shocked that we found the dress; we didn’t want to make an impulse buy. So, we left. BUT! We will go back to get it. We are still in love.

We plan to return later this summer with my bridesmaids in tow. How absolutely delightful!

Well, would you?

When discussing details about a wedding, everyone always asks about the dress. To the bride, it is the most important part. The bride dreams about the perfect dress. From watching “Say Yes to the Dress”, you can see how important it is for a bride to find her dress. As a bride, it’s only natural for me to be super excited for dress shopping and all that it entails.

Currently, I don’t have my dress but I have my grandmother’s dress. My grandmother has given me her 1950s satin, vintage, wedding dress. She made this dress with her own hands! How stressful would that be, making your dress and juggling all your other wedding duties. What a wonder woman!

That being said, she said I can completely transform her dress into a dress of my dreams. Wow, what an offer right? But if anyone is reading out there in blogland, could you gut your grandmother’s vintage handmade dress?

I definitely want that vintage feel to my dress, but could I really change her wedding dress to make my wedding dress? On one hand, the dress would be given a new life and reborn into a dress that would be passed on. What if the dress turns out terribly and I hate it? And I would have to wear it! That is a bride’s worst nightmare.

Here is the plan, I will think about it. Because once we cut, there is no turning back.