Pre-Pinterest Wedding Problems

Wedding season. For some it’s pulling teeth to get you there, (like my husband John) and for others it’s so beautiful and emotional, (me). I want to see the bride’s vision come to life. The details, the dress, the flowers, everything! I just want to see it. I don’t care who you are.

If you’ve been married before, you know you are still comparing notes. What you would have done differently, if they did something better than you and the list goes on. It’s a girl’s sick game to herself. Luckily, besides my dress, I wouldn’t have changed a thing.

We got married in Puerto Rico in front of the water so I assumed that I had to get something to fit the “theme”. Now I know differently. I really could have done whatever, it was my wedding after all! Keep in mind this was pre-facebook and pre-Pinterest. Yes, there was a time of “pre”.  LOL. Don’t get me wrong, I liked my dress but it’s not me. And don’t get me started on my shoes, AWFUL. Pretty disturbing and confusing isn’t it?


Well it’s a long story so I’ll be brief. Basically my dress was custom made so we had to get shoes the day of the measurements and ordering because we weren’t going to be able to hem it when it was finished. My dress had tiers to make the measurements more of a complicated issue. I also needed a wedge because I would be walking down grass. So my mother and I rushed to find a pair of shoes and SETTLED on a pair. We told ourselves we’ll get these now and then find the real ones for the actual date with the exact heel height. Ummm, we were so naive. Have any of you tried to find a wedge before for your wedding or something formal? Yeah, you can stop looking because it doesn’t exist. If it does, it’s at the end of the rainbow and the Leprechauns are holding out on us or maybe at the bottom of the ocean with Rose’s blue diamond.  So we moved to Plan B. I’ll wear them, but no one will see them. Ummm yeah, NO. Everyone sees them and there’s tons of pictures of them. Geez. So embarrassing.

Any who, there’s nothing more beautiful than seeing a bride and groom profess their love for one another in front of so many people. Some of whom they have never met. It’s emotional because they truly mean these words the day they say them.  It’s also very emotional for me if I know them well.  I’m emotional because they are so happy and truly surrounded in that bubble of he and she. Together the world is bearable. In an age of so many divorces, it’s nice to see true love displayed and untarnished.

This past weekend a former Pursona employee, turned Angie’s BFF, got married. It. Was. Beautiful. The church was plucked right out of a novel. It was in small town Pittsview, Alabama. It was small, quaint and PRECIOUS. The minute she came in I started to cry. When she started to cry, I lost it. I am so happy for her. I have seen her overcome so much that it was just extremely emotional. Clare is a stylist and super trendy so to see her be traditional at her wedding was a pleasant surprise. She walked in with her veil covering her face and even took her first communion with her husband during the ceremony. It gave me chill bumps. They drove off in an old timey convertible waving bye, so cute! My favorite part of the reception was that she served breakfast for dinner which included a biscuit bar! WHAT?!!!  Sign me right up! LOVED IT. So while they are sipping fruity drinks on the beached of St. Thomas, I want to tell Clare and her new husband Lee (whom I adore) congrats! I couldn’t be happier for the both of you. And to Lee; thanks for making my best friend the happiest I have ever seen her.

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I can’t wait for the next wedding and to see all of the exciting details come together. If you want to share wedding pics or stories I would love to hear. To shop Pursona’s suggested shoes for Special Occasions, click here.


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