A few months before my wedding, as I was trying to cope with an amalgam of different emotions and find my balance, I felt like looking through old family photos. It is something that always seems to relax me... I found a particular photo, from my in-laws wedding and told my mother-in-law that I really loved the dress Grandma wore that day! Her face lightened and she said the dress was still in Grandma's old house and that she could get it for me! I can't explain how happy that made me! The day I put it on, and realized it fits me, was the most special day! Grandma was a bit shorter that I am, but I did't want to alter the dress. For me, it's the most beautiful thing in the world, it has a history, it tells the story of the most amazing person! I'm very humbled, honored and thankful for the chance of wearing it!
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Paint me a story...
This dress was handmade in the late 70's by my mother in law, for my grandmother. She was actually Alex's grandmother, but I've known her since I was a kid, and I love her truly. Sadly, she passed away last spring, she didn't get to see us on our wedding day, which was something she had dreamed of for so long... I was deeply saddened by her passing, my heart still hurts when I think about her! Aside from many beautiful memories, she also left me some precious, special gifts! Her gold medallion, her rings and... this gorgeous dress!