I could ramble on forever about my dress but I'll give you a quick synopsis. I knew the dress was the one before I saw myself in it. I remember stepping into it carefully (After creating a "donut" to step in to, a lesson I learned from Ariel) and feeling like I was going to cry. I remember thinking that it was super weird that I was getting emotional - It wasn't like it was the first dress I tried on. And then I saw myself in the mirror and burst into tears because I knew it was my dress. I still watched "Say Yes to the Dress" every week but never had dress envy again.
My (now) husband and I grew up on opposing shores of the Burrard Inlet (North Vancouver and Port Moody) . We know rain, so we knew that planning a wedding outdours wasn't a risk we wanted to take. We booked for November expecting a storm, and storm it did. It was cloudy, grey and pouring - but that didn't damper our spirits! I wore my Hunter boots for the first look and we all donned clear plastic umbrellas for the photos before it got too dark. The Fraser River Lodge (Agassiz, B.C.) was an ideal rustic venue for us. We met while working at a whitewater rafting resort so the river and the mountains were a must. My dress was spectacular. I felt beautiful and sexy and I'm still mourning the fact that I don't have a reason to wear it again.
We had a few hiccups, as I'm sure every wedding does. My hair fell out immediately after the ceremony which required some very amateur curling iron work by yours truly. Justin (The groom) slipped on a rogue potato on the floor during dinner and ended up hitting his face which resulted in a bloody nose/shirt/tie. My father ended up giving him the shirt off his back for our first dance! Daddy to the rescue! Thankfully there was no concussion or broken bones! In the end, those are now great memories. We had a beautiful time and I'm so grateful that I got to marry the man of my dreams, in the dress of my dreams.
Photography by S-L Photograhy