On a recent trip to Johnstown, I walked into my bedroom, and the whole wedding day suddenly became very real. My eyes landed on one specific item, and all of a sudden, I had visions of getting ready, butterflies in my stomach, a photographer snapping wildly in the background, a goofy grin on my face. What singular item could evoke such vivid imagery? Here’s a hint: it wasn’t my shoes, or my dress, or my wedding band. Instead, it was a twisted piece of metal.
Seeing that hanger made it so tangible. To be honest, it’s not as though I just saw this hanger sitting on a dresser and had a flash-forward.
My blessed mom had tidied up my room to prepare it for W-day madness and had placed this special hanger on a heavy-duty over-door dress hanger. What I saw is more than likely going to be the exact dress-hanging mechanism we’ll employ on the real wedding day. All that was missing from the set-up was my pretty little dress! The wedding is definitely peeking out from behind the corner, waiting to unload a flurry of activity, excitement, and emotions.
What sights have made you understand that the wedding is far closer than you previously realized?
(all photos personal)
- Pittsburgh/Johnstown, PA
- Public Health Graduate Student
- Wedding Date:
- August 2011
- OMOS Church ceremony/Sunnehanna Country Club reception