Monday, July 20, 2015

Princess Dress

When I was little, I used to draw pictures of what my wedding dress would look like. Sometimes they changed a little; a fuller skirt, an added ruffle - but usually, it came back to the same, imaginative sketch. 

And, after searching and searching and searching and searching until, finally, all six of our family members bowed our heads and prayed about it; I found that dress.


But I wanted a couple things changed...So, I took it to the seamstress. When I got it back, I was mortified...the hem was crooked and too short, my whole design had been changed, the stitching where the alterations had been made were coming undone, and the main problem that I had asked her to fix remained untouched.

Then I paid double.

Now, I had convinced myself that I was going to be one of those calm, laid back brides...and I was. Kinda. Until my dress was ruined. 

"Anna..." they told me, "It's not that bad."

And then I showed them.

It was that bad. 

"Well... I guess, at least... I have cute shoes...?"

My very calm, sweet Father pulled Mom aside for a quick conference, then Mom took me, my problems and the poor, ruined dress to a more professional seamstress.

I love professional seamstresses. I could've hugged her. 

After a second fitting (and about two weeks), I was able to bring the dress home. I nearly cried again - it was exactly the dress I had dreamed of when I was a little girl. And it was okay. In fact, it was beautiful. Long...modest...and perfect. 

I'm so glad the Lord cares about wedding dresses - I feel so much more prepared now that I know my dress won't look like a giant, white potato sack. {Although Ethan assured me that I would still look beautiful if it came down to that.}



Bethany Carson said...

Ouch, too bad about the first seamstress' failure! That must have been terrible! Glad it all worked out in the end (And you don't have to wear a potato sack)! I'm looking forward to when I can finally see photos of the dress!

Zipporah A said...

Just wanted to say that I love love your blog posts.

Bethany B said...

Eeep! Oh, no! Your poor dress. I'm *so* glad my dress hasn't been ruined yet. But it's still at the seamstress' house. 0_0

I remember your wedding dress sketches! You used to show them to us when we came over and sat on the rocking/swing/thing. You're gonna be a gorgeous bride! (yes, Ethan is right. even if it was a white potato sack!)

I saw you and Kara coming from Shawano the other day. Haha, whenever I see you I calculate how many days are to your wedding. just habit. ;)

Elisabeth@Treasuring the Moments said...

What an awful experience but so glad it was fixed. Can't wait to see you in it.