If I could rely on anyone to give me the honest to God truth no matter how painful it might be to hear, I knew it was my brother.
I stood in front of him in my wedding dress just a few days out from my wedding. I think it’s suffice to say that I was borderline hysterical.
I had just picked up my dress from the dressmaker only to find she had appliqued a section of lace to the hip area.
This was not in the brief.
What THE HELL was this daggy applique doing on my beautifully elegant wedding dress? It reminded me of the appliqued t-shirts my Granny made us when we were kids, you know, in the EIGHTIES!
Mum assured me it looked beautiful and no one would even see the applique, but I didn’t believe a word she said. I knew that only one person could deliver the cold, hard truth to me.
So there I stood in front of my brother acting like a complete raving lunatic. I made him swear to give it to me straight – that I didn’t care if it looked awful. I would just buy a new dress.
I can’t remember his exact words, but it was most likely something along the lines of … ‘Mate. It looks good. Seriously, don’t worry about it’.
His words, whether they were true or not, were enough to calm me.
I took off the dress resigning myself to the fact that this was the dress I was going to wear and I just had to push that unexpected applique out of my mind.
And you know what, my friends? On the day of the wedding, the applique was the least of my worries. Moments before our photographer arrived I popped on my sexy lingerie – white lace with a silver thread – and slid into my dress only to discover YOU COULD SEE STRAIGHT THROUGH THE DRESS TO MY SILVER UNDIES.
Again another desperate time that called for a desperate measure. Mum saved the day with a pair of her beige undies. Yes, folks – I wore my mother’s underpants to my wedding.
What’s a wedding without a bit of drama and a good story to tell, am I right?
While the dress wasn’t exactly what I had hoped for, it was pretty darn close. Casually elegant, I think it suited me to a tee.
Did you love or loathe your wedding dress? Do you have a wedding dress story to tell? Share in the comments.
Linking up today with Kylie Purtell for IBOT and always Josefa for Conversations over Coffee. Conversations is a monthly link up where you’re given a theme to write to. This month’s theme was – Conversations with the wedding dress.