Saturday, November 13, 2010

something old, something new


Ridiculously awesome, that is.

Today my beloved friend/sister Catherine came to visit. [Note: I said friend/ in, a friend so beloved she's like a sister. Not to be confused with Sister Wives... although come to think of it, we probably would be awesome sister-wives.]

After we spent time catching up, watching football, and looking at some rather alarming beach photos on her phone, one thing led to another and the next thing you know we're playing dress up.

With my wedding dress. And the bridesmaid dress I'll be wearing next month in my sister's wedding.

I think it happened like this: I was showing Catherine my bridesmaid dress, but you can't really get the full effect unless it's on. Let me just put it on real quick for you, I offered. Okay! she replied. Oh! And while you're doing that...can I just wear your wedding dress?

Um, of COURSE!!

We went to fetch my dress from the back of the closet. I do not have it all preserved and packed up...I like to wear it too much. Apparently I'm not the only one. And neither is Catherine. Check out who we found hiding up underneath a couple [hundred] layers of lace:

Yeah, that would be a big ol' cricket. Just snug as a bug up in my dress! Dead, I might add. Apparently this cricket was too classy to die in the garage like a million of his closest friends. This dude needed slightly more upscale digs. I can't blame him. Unfortunately, he is now laid to rest in our bathroom trashcan. RIP, Klassy Kricket. [Note: I hate when stores/restaurants intentionally misspell stuff like I just did. It drives me insane!!]

Anyway, there are way too many pictures to share for me to keep narrating each one. Let's just preface them with this:
1. Catherine is about 8 sizes smaller than me. Therefore we had to employ some creativity in order to make my dress sort-of fit her. Good thing I watch Say Yes to the Dress religiously!

2. Even with our giant chip-clips, the dress was too big. What better way to make it fit than to stuff a pillow under it? And then, ironically, you look like a pregnant bride...which is about as funny as it gets. It also, interestingly, encompasses both of Catherine's Life Dreams all at once. So, pregnant bride it was.
3. I was lazy and sick today. Up until this point, I'd barely ventured 3 feet away from the couch. This is why I have no makeup, nasty hair, and generally look like a troll. Please forgive me.
4. If you're looking for a photographer for your bridal portraits, you will probably want to contact me. Obviously I know what I'm doing.

Don't worry, there are about a hundred more, but it may be that you just had to be there to appreciate it fully. We tried to take a few "normal" pictures at the end...but obviously they are really boring compared to Pregnant Bride pictures.

All in all, we had a really fun day. If you're ever bored, I think I can highly recommend a good Wedding Dress Photo Shoot.

Pregnant bellies and Christmas-tree-decorated wineglasses (for the PREGNANT bride?!!! Horrors!!) not optional.


  1. I about died of laughter when Ray sent me the preggo-bride picture on my phone.

  2. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!! That was so funny! It's even funnier after the careful what you with for--married and THEN pregnant for all who care, are my dreams...

    Poor Klassy Kricket!!!

    AND I don't know that we would make good Sister Wives (we would be VERY jealous sister wives...or I would be...)

  3. Ha ha this is a really great idea- my dress is sadly preserved and folded up in a box, but maybe I'll do this one day with just bridesmaid dresses :)


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