The Wedding Dress
As soon as we had decided on the venue, I had a definite image in my mind of my perfect wedding dress.
I was certain that I was going to need a dressmaker, as I'd never find it in a million years, but I was wrong!
The dress underneath was easy. It's a full length white dress, with thick straps and round neckline, in white satin. The coat over the top was the part I thought was going to be a problem. I called a local wedding shop who told me they had some coats in that sound similar to what I described, but I wasn't convinced!
When I got there, the second one I tried on was the one! I knew it instantly and I think that's how it should be. It was in ivory, which I decided against, because it would look dirty against all the ice, so I was measured, ordered it in white satin and hey presto, a swift 6 MONTHS later....it arrived! Yep, if your dress is being made to fit you and you alone, it takes that long! Bear that in mind if you're thinking of having a whirlwind wedding!
I was a little worried that, being so pale, I would look washed out in white. (My Mum called it "Beautiful English Rose", I call it "Looking like Death warmed up!", but I needn't have worried, the Eskimo temperature put colour in my cheeks!
I LOVE my dress! If you are planning your wedding, make sure you have the dress of your dreams. It really does make you feel beautiful on your big day.