Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Bride Is Making Herself Ready

I accompanied Aimee and her entourage to the mall to order her wedding dress this evening, as well as shop for bridesmaid dresses. Unbelievably, we found dresses that work very well with her dress at the same shop.* She also chose her veil and a small, delightful tiara. We ventured to Penney's for undergarments and returned for the fitting all in one night. (Of course, there will no doubt be more fittings later, but for now, we are ready, except for shoes.) We were so happy that we went out to eat to celebrate a successful hunt. It seems sometimes when you look back on something that could have taken hours or been very stressful that obviously God's hand is in it, helping you out whether you realized it or not at the time. Isn't He good?

I tried to take photos of the event, but the employees informed me that the designers do not allow such a thing to happen because we might try to copy their designs. Oh well, our waiter took our portrait at the restaurant.

Tomorrow, we will work on flowers.

I have been impressed with how prepared she already is since she hired a photographer, reserved the church and the pastor etc.

Aimee is studying Marriage Without Regrets (Precepts) in her all-female Bible study, they are attending the Family Life Conference in two weeks due to the generous gift of a good friend, and they are going through pre-marriage counseling at their church. I told her that we had been married for years before we did that much work on our marriage.

*For those who are dying to know: strapless navy blue (kind of shiny, don't know the fabric) just below the knee with a belted subdued bow at the waist. The style is very flattering to her attendants. Her dress is white floor length strapless chiffon gown with a navy tie at the waist, and a white veil with neat hoo-hoo's on the edges. The veil is probably 3 or 4 feet in length and, of course, does not reach the floor. Loosely defined the word hoo-hoo's signifies and attractive and tasteful design detail which I am not able to adequately describe to you.


Alisa said...

Wow, I still can't believe that she is getting married. Oi!

Hiring a photographer and going through pre-marriage counseling makes it pretty much official, I guess.

It's a really strange idea to me. I can't imagine Aimee getting married any time soon, let alone myself. She's more of a grown-up than I am though. hm.

Mrs. Sinta said...

You are not so far off from marriage as you think!