The Search for the Perfect Dress
"A woman is never sexier than when she is comfortable in her clothes" - Vera Wang
It was time.
After the official engagement party, sending out of the save the date cards, and the excitement of it all had died down a little, it was time for me to get to work in finding the perfect wedding dress.
I thought this was going to be the easy part. After all, like every other girl, I knew I wanted to wear on my wedding day from a young age. Well, every girl except Katie she seems more the type that wouldve been beating up boys for their lunch money back in the day.
In my mind, I was going to walk out in a big ball gown, with layers upon layers of ruffles and big puffy sleeves, just like Princess Diana. On the other hand, Kate Middleton changed the look for princesses last year when she stepped out in her lacy dress, possibly inspired by the timeless styling of Princess Grace.
I turned to the girls in the office for some much needed advice, who all agreed the same thing:
Your dress should reflect your personality like Sue! It came to me suddenly.
Ahhh, Sue Sylvester. The feisty cheerleading coach the TV show Glee, who is never seen in anything but Adidas sweats. It was hilarious, but absolutely perfect for her to wear an Adidas wedding dress when she married herself, in one of the show's most popular episodes "Furt."
Looking around the office, all the girls have such different personalities from each other that if we were going to wear wedding dresses that reflected our styles and personalities:
Our fashion guru Anna K would definitely walk out in the latest it look for brides. Shed have a string quartet playing Canon in D, with her guests sitting on white couches. Over the top, in my opinion, but very Anna.
Our in-house master of all things spreadsheets and DIY projects, Natalie T. would have a dress made of handpicked silks. All her bouquets, invites and possibly her own cake would be carefully designed and made herself.
Katie L. would make a grand entrance in a short and daring gown, topped with a Yankees cap. Shed shuffle down the aisle to the song in a hilarious rendition Ricky Martin's Glee version of Sexy and I Know it.'
As for me Im the girly girl, with the Hello Kitty toys on my desk and lots of bling on my phone. I love high heels, pretty nail polish and all things floral. Of course, I can't very well wear a Hello Kitty dress...no, my mother and grandmother would each get ten new wrinkles just from frowning in disapproval with my choice.
I still have about 10 months or so to find the perfect dress that will be a bit more bridal-acceptable in my mama's eyes. And while it may not be as brave and daring as Sue Sylvester's Adidas dress... I'll still make sure it's definitely something that is still uniquely me.
Photo Credit: Fox
Posted by Jacqueline H.