Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Isn't She Lovely?

Who, you ask? My beautiful wedding gown made her way out of her preservation box for a photo shoot. She will soon be up on Craigslist to bless another young bride and make us a few bucks and more storage space.

But my breath still catches when I see her. I tried many dresses on, but this one made me feel like a bride. I'm sure every girl says this, but I had never seen a more lovely gown. She is ivory with the richest-feeling material. Her bodice is fitted and garnished with delicate ivory and pink pearls. The skirt is gathered with clusters of beads.

She's beautiful. But really, has anyone heard of a daughter who actually wears her mother's gown one day? This beauty probably won't look the same twenty years from now, no matter how well "preserved" she is. My independent Maddy will want her own choice, I'm sure.

But I'll miss her.

Let me know if anyone you know is looking for a dress!


Rebekah said...

Oh, sad day...but I applaud your efforts. Great way to make a buck!

April said...

It IS a beautiful dress!
I just finally washed my dress (in the bathtub... I read about it on WikiHow- also to save money) and hung it up in the closet. I'm not ready to part with it yet!