Saturday, February 25, 2012

Wedding Bells

There's just something about a bride that makes people happy.  That radiant glow, that lovestruck look, it just makes a girl all warm and fuzzy inside.  Today, I went wedding dress shopping with Holly.  First of all, let me say that I was overwhelmed with the selection at David's Bridal.  It was a madhouse, and Holly was super nervous about finding the perfect dress.  Mom tried to tell her that it took me about six shops to find my dress, and that we didn't have to find one today, but Holly was a girl on a mission.  She knew what she wanted, and we were just along for the ride.

She tried on three dresses, all beautiful.  A couple of them had sequins and when she tried on the veil we ooh-ed and ah-ed.  As she was changing, Kami and I checked out the other bride-to-bes, and there dresses.  Always the typical princess, Kami pointed out dresses that she'd like to try on (there was one that she really liked that she said she wished she would have seen for the prom... Mom told her she was sure it was out of their price range).  There's just something about that wedding dress that makes a girl beautiful.  Lace, sequins, tulle, you name it, there was a dress in it.  And when it was THE dress, the bride to be would ring a bell and everyone would cheer, whether you were with that girl or not, because nothing makes the perfect wedding day like the perfect dress.

Holly had hoped for a lace dress, but they didn't have one in her size.  However, that's the wonder of a bridal shop.  You can try on a dress that may not fit and they can help you see how you'd look in it.  So Holly got to try on a lace dress... and when she came out of the dressing room, we knew.  She knew.  It was beautiful. Elegant, but understated.  I got teary-eyed.  Kami squealed.  So she said yes to the dress, and we left David's Bridal happy.

One more thing checked off the list of things to do.  Weddings are so overwhelming, but I hope Holly is enjoying every minute of this.  I know I'm enjoying living vicariously through her.  And her happiness couldn't happen to a better person.  Now I'm just going to have to buy some water-proof mascara before August 4th...

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