Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Ok, so everyone is asking me about the blue wedding dress. I know, I know it is not traditional. I HAD a beautiful white dress with a long white veil, but a couple days before the wedding I was trying it on and noticed a huge water stain from the bottom of the dress up the front. I guess I hadn't noticed it in the store because of the poor lighting and because I was more focused on how I looked than the fabric along the bottom of the front of this dress. Anyway, I tried to wash the area with the stain but it didn't come out. I went back to the store and they refunded my money but didn't have anything else in my size in my price range and I didn't have time to order something new. So the hunt for a wedding dress began. I think I almost had a nervous breakdown. It was two days before the wedding and I had to get SOMETHING, so that is what I ended up with. Then I had to go out and buy something to put into my hair to dress it up because I coudn't wear my white veil with a blue dress. I also couldn't wear my white shoes but I didn't want to waste money on another pair of new shoes because I couldn't return the white ones as I had been wearing them trying to break them in before the wedding. So I ended up wearing a black pair of sandles that were really not dressy enough for that dress, but who cares at that point when you have a blue wedding dress! Dad was still on the rampage and Mom would call me every day crying because he was saying he wasn't coming to the wedding and she would have to go alone (he was sick with brain cancer then but we didn't know it yet, which explains all the wierd behavior). I just wanted to get the whole thing over with at that point. Originally we had planned to get married on the beach in St. Lucia the following year, but when we went to Cancun and almost drowned we thought it was silly to be together for this many years (since 1990) and not be married yet (if we had drowned we wanted to be remembered as "husband & wife") so as soon as we came home we started planning the wedding with about two months notice. It was literally thrown together. Don't get me wrong, it was nice and I am very happy I am married, but if I had to do it all over again, I really wish we could have done it our own way and got married in St. Lucia. Oh well. I guess marriage is really just a piece of paper anyway. Good thing I didn't wait because I ended up getting laid off from Air Canada so we wouln't have been able to afford St. Lucia anyway. It is funny how life turns out in the end. So that is why I had a blue wedding dress. Sometimes we can't have everything exactly the way we want it in life, but the goal was to get married, and married I am.

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