One day, a girl and her fiance went to run some errands. While driving out of the shopping center, the girl saw something out of the corner of her eye that made her squeal with delight. A bridal salon she had never before noticed! She quickly called and made an appointment for later that week (AKA the next day).
When she walked into the bridal salon for her appointment, though, she became disappointed. There were only 20 or so bridal dresses in the entire store, and none of them looked anything like the style this girl was looking for. While all of her instincts said to leave, the girl felt bad and so she talked to the consultant. She explained that she wanted a fitted dress, preferably one with lace, tulle, petals, flowers, etc. The consultant said she knew just the dress but it was already in a fitting room. She took it out and it was just a plain lace dress, limply dangling on its hanger with odd straps. The girl was disappointed. She didn’t really like it very much, but decided she would be polite and try it on.
Once the dress was on, the girl looked up into the mirror and…SPARKS FLEW! The girl did not want to take off the dress! She looked at it from every angle, confused. This was not what the girl had wanted—there were no ruffles, no petals, no rosettes, none of the features of the girl’s dream dress. But the girl quickly realized all of the dresses she had tried before that had had those details never seemed right. They were all too childish or too trendy or too overbearing and, simply put, too much. This dress, though, was simple, understated, elegant, and classic. The girl realized that the other dresses she loved so much on models she would have looked back in five years and wondered, “What was I thinking?” but this dress, even if it became outdated, would always be stylish.
And that, my friends, is the story of how I found my dress. Want to see her? (personal photos)
Did you end up realizing that the overall look you thought you wanted was just not right for you?