Today was a long and emotional day Sparkfriends.
About a month ago, I wrote a blog about finding my wedding dress.
Well, I thought I found the dress. But I didn't commit. I had a front runner that I liked. But I didn't buy it. Because it was 3 sizes to small when I tried it on, and I still couldn't imagine what it looked like if it was the right size.
I kept watching Say Yes to the Dress. JD kept suffering through Say Yes to the Dress. And I kept saying, I just wish I had THAT feeling. I like that dress. I felt pretty but I just don't know if it's THE dress.
Well friends. Today, I met THE dress.
When I saw myself in the mirror, I saw nothing but the most amazingly happy and healthy bride in the world. I felt the tears in my eyes and I knew, THIS is what people talk about. The goosebumps. The incredible urge to twirl, and view yourself from every angle. And I couldn't stop smiling.
The craziest part is, this dress, was also 3 sizes too small. It didn't get close to closing in the back. I had clips holding me in. And I saw no flaws. No back fat. No stretchmarks.
I just felt for the first time like I've always wanted to feel.
And it was absolutely amazing.
They measured me for my "bridal" sizing, and I cracked up.
Bust: 42.5 (wherever they measure which is across the cups, I'm like a 38D so this makes sense)
The funniest part about this was in Allure sizing, going by my bust, I had to order a size 18 dress, even though my waist is a size 14 dress and my hips are a size 10?
So in essence, I'm shaped like a slice of pizza. Broad rib cage, and small lower body.
But today, not even the numbers could bother me.
Because when I looked in the mirror, all I saw was a beautiful bride.
And it was wonderful.
I would never have been able to do this 99 pounds ago.
Now I've just got to wait another 364 days to get married. That's going to be the hard part.