When I got engaged back in 2016 I was SO excited to finally get married. I had found the PERFECT dress online and I just HAD to track it down. I actually found it at a local bridal boutique. I was excited, yet terrified at the same time•
At the time, I was the heaviest I have ever been, in a dark depression and full of emotion. Grieving my dad’s death all over again — realizing he wasn’t going to be at my wedding which tore me apart inside. This made dressing shopping even harder•
I was sad and completely uncomfortable in my own skin. I didn’t feel like myself. But then there was this dress — It was so beautiful. But my brain went to “this dress isn’t going to look good on a chunky girl like me”. It was the first dress I tried on out of 9, and my mom and sisters ALL said that it was “my dress”. Even though I loved the dress, I just didn’t feel comfortable. But I went with it anyway because of their reaction and the thought that I wasn’t going to be happy or comfortable in anything I tried on because I hated how I looked and felt regardless•
Over the next 2 years I focused on myself, worked on my fitness and nutrition and tried to build my confidence back up again. Feeling comfortable as “me”. 1 year before our wedding I tried my dress on and it was practically falling off of me. At this point I had lost 30 pounds. I was starting to worry my dress was going to me unalterable, but it was at this point when I looked in the mirror I loved who I saw. I saw a beautiful girl who was glowing in a gorgeous wedding dress•
When it came time to get my dress altered a few months before our wedding in August 2018 I had now lost 50 pounds, which felt SO amazing. But now I was literally TERRIFIED I was going to have to buy another dress. This is when I learned seamstresses are miracle workers and holy crap did I look good•
From the day I tried on and bought the dress, to the day of our wedding I felt AND looked like a different person•
Long story short; I’m glad I bought this dress I had been in love with for so long, even if it chaffed my arms in the extreme heat the day of our wedding. I have never felt more beautiful•
Remembering anniversaries are not my strong suit, but this day was one to remember. While we are both missing S.C. a little extra, I’m so glad we can reminisce on this special day in Happy Valley. @miketressa thank you for the nonstop laughs, for carrying my dress, and always, always encouraging me to be myself (Nikes paired with wedding dress included). You’re the only person I’d willingly attempt to learn a choreographed dance with. #thetressas
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Annyira örülünk, hogy ilyen sokan megosztjátok velünk a nagy napotokat😍csodásak vagytok!👰🏻👰🏼
A mai nap Évát szeretnénk bemutatni, akinek első látásra szerelem volt a Morilee - Katie ruha ❤️ Köszönjük, hogy minket választottál!
Sok Boldogságot Nektek❤️ 👰🏻Éva: “Meglátni és beleszeretni! Ezt éreztem mikor felpróbáltam azt a ruhát ami a mi Nagy napunkon viseltem! 😊 Ide jöttem először ruhát próbálni és máshol nem is voltam, köszönöm a profi segítséget Briginek! Mindenkinek csak ajánlani tudom a szalont! “😊 #morilee#morileebride#morileedress#wedding#weddingdress#esküvő#menyasszony#menyasszonyiruha
New Collection Preview 🤩Super excited for these gowns and lots more gorgeousness arriving in the Dream Brides Boutique throughout Dec & Jan! ✨We are also very excited to announce that we will have the Full New Collection and the full plus size Julietta collection in store from Thur 10th - Sun 13th of January✨So So many Gorgeous Gowns, What a perfect start to the New Year #dresscometrue ✨
This was the day i have always been dreaming, the day i waited for my entire life. As a little girl the day my parents showed me and told me that they were married at Martha-Mary Chapel i KNEW, that’s where i would be married. I felt sorry for the fiancé because i would not BUDGE.
I always looked at my parents wedding picture and it always made me so happy and smile all the time. They were so beautiful and happy together, even the 14 years i had of watching my parents marriage together it was perfect.
My parents have and always will be my example of true love, they will always be my reminder that no matter what life throws at you as long as you have each other you will get through it.
Ryan will never meet my dad... but ryan knows my dad, and my dad knows him. Almost everyday i mention my dad , or my mom mentions my dad to Ryan. We tell him stories and explain to him that i am so stubborn and hard headed because of my dad...lol 🤷🏻♀️. The times i visit my dad at his grave i tell him about all the wonderful things ryan does for me , mom and Rachel. I tell him that he does not have to worry anymore that i have my Angel here on earth with me.
There is no doubt in my mind that my dad and the rest of my family in heaven sent ryan to me. They brought the two of us together. I truly believe it.
May 3, 1986
September 14, 2019
With all of our traveling and my IG fiasco, I completely forgot to do a post about our 5 year anniversary 🥂
Even though this is WAY past due, I love sharing these pics each year as a reminder of such a beautiful day in our lives!
Celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary in Serbia was a dream come true, but nothing compares to our first anniversary when we went back to where we got married with our pup @zokimonster ❤️
Life looks a lot different than it did 5 years ago and it’s going to continue to change, but the one constant I can count on is us 🥰 #seathislife#weddingmemories