For a little more than eight years, this dress has hung in my closet. Today, I let it breathe a little.
It's dirty now. It never made it to the dry cleaner after. The underneath is stained from my walk down the aisle to my soon to be husband and later, from celebrating the night away with family and friends. Maybe some from the stop at the bar on the way from the church to the reception hall ;)The years have made it yellow in some spots, but I still love it as much now as I did then.
I remember picking it out as clear as day. We didn't have a large budget for our wedding. In fact, we barely had any budget at all. I walked into the bridal shop and instead of trying them all on I headed straight for the sales rack and there it was. This dress cost me less than most women spend on their shoes but people wouldn't know it. It was perfect. It was a small wedding, with mostly just family and very few friends. We couldn't even afford a photographer. Eight years and two months later we're still married and going strong <3
I'm not sure what made me decide to bring it out and photograph it today but I can tell you for sure, I'm glad I did.