Wedding Dresses

Before my parents met each other they both had gone through tumultuous marriages resulting in a daughter each.  My mom is a teacher, and a few years later she had my dad's niece as a student.  My cousin Jenny begged my mom to go on a blind date with her uncle.  Eventually my mom agreed and the rest is history.  I'm here because of my cousin Jenny and her persistence.

Anyway, the history lesson was to tell you that two weeks ago my mom and I were cleaning, and we came across her wedding dress.  She made it herself and wore a lace Victorian blouse over it.  I asked if I could try it on, and it fit like a glove.  My mom is a good 3-4" shorter than I am so it was a little too short in the torso, but we were both so surprised, that we had to document it with some photos.

For a while I thought maybe it would be my dress too, but I wanted to try new dresses on first.  Then last Monday night my mom, sisters, Lauren, Aunt Helen, Madison, and Brian's mom went on our first dress shopping trip.  Since I have a very specific style (aka high maintenance) we thought I'd take many trips to many bridal shops to find a dress that even rivaled it.  We went into our second store and the second dress I tried there was the one.  I glowed, I couldn't stop smiling, they stared surprised, and I said yes to a dress!!!  It will arrive in February!!!
love, Mallory