Welcome to the Royal Wedding Dress Blog Tour!
To celebrate the Royal Wedding fever that is everywhere, you’d have to be living under a rock not to have heard or watched just a smidgen of it today!!
My husband, yes… my husband has been up since 5am today watching the Royal nuptials and re-cap moments. He said he couldn’t sleep and when he awoke, saw that my Mother-in-law was having troubles getting her PVR going… so he HAD to stay up with her to ensure it was recorded for when his dad got up. I woke up with enough time to see “the kiss”.
This is our fairytale wedding story….
I wore this wedding dress May 11, 1996 – nearly 15 years ago – when my hubby and I got hitched on the top of Grouse Mountain in North Vancouver, British Columbia. I actually got to wear it twice! When we returned to Ontario after our wonderful honeymoon in the Hawaiian Islands (Kauaii, The Big Island & Oahu)… our church had a reception for us since many of them couldn’t fly to BC to see us wed.
I picked it up BEFORE my hubby even asked me to marry him! We had pretty much just met, in fact I bought it about 10 days or so after our first official real date! Our wedding day was our 40th day in each others presence. I being from BC and he Ontario, we met one Sunday towards the end of the summer of 1995 and started to get to know one another over the phone later that fall. It wasn’t until the first week of December 1995 that we got to see each other for a second date and the rest, as they say, is history!
I tried to squeeze into it not too long ago… needless to say… I couldn’t get the zipper up. It seems my rib cage never went down after having child #4… Yeah… my rib cage gained weight! That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!!
Why did I keep it? I guess in my new-bride naivety I thought that maybe my daughter, when and if I had a daughter, would like to have the option to wear it or not. I have fond memories of my younger sister and I trying on my mom’s wedding dress (the one to her first husband, which wasn’t my dad! Gasp! She kept it!! I’m pretty sure we broke it….).
Upload your pictures, let me know… did you keep it? When and where it was worn and if you really want to gab about it, tell your favourite memory or funniest/worst thing that happened to you that day!
When you’ve written up your Wedding Dress Blog Tour post (or use a story you’ve already posted on your blog about your special day), link it up so that I can come and check it out! Hopefully more people join in so it’s not just me talking to myself… 🙂
I hope you enjoy hopping around and checking out each others dresses and stories! The Blog Hop will be open until May 31, 2011.