Share worthy 😊 #repost #bridalconsultant #goodadvice #dontgiveup#bridetobe #wedding #gettingmarried #sophiesgownshoppe #metaphorforlife from @meagan.maher - Went dress shopping with a friend today who so sweetly invited me to help her in her quest to find the perfect dress. She was about to give up when we handed her a much different dress to try on "just for fun". She came out completely lit up at the sight of it and we all got goosebumps as she happily swished around in it with a mesmerized look on her face.
It got me thinking back to our own wedding 3 years ago and how I found my dress in the same way. It was PERFECT and I couldn't have loved another dress more.
On our wedding day, my "perfect" dress was pretty well destroyed. The tulle was shredded from people stepping on it all night. There were orange stains down the sides thanks to my first spray tan, an act of desperation after falling asleep in the sun just days before. My corset lacer was accidentally peed on by my new husband (long story). Looking at it now, it turns out that I COULD love it even more thanks to all of the stories those tears, stains and missing corset lacer hold. A metaphor for life, I suppose, that it's not about avoiding the bruises but collecting the scars to prove we showed up and fully lived.