Thursday, July 23, 2009

SHOW US YOUR LIFE-Wedding Dresses

This week on Kelly’s Korner, we are talking about wedding dresses. I got married in 1998, so the wedding dress fashion has changed drastically since then.

I only went to one store for my dress, Jessica McClintock. It was located in our local mall. I picked out around ten dresses and headed towards the dressing room. I had issues then because I had huge boobs. This was about three years before I decided to have a breast reduction. I had to go for a much larger size to accommodate “the twins”, which really limited my awesome dress potential.

I tried on lace, satin, you name it. But if anyone know me, they know that I like to be a little bit different. I picked a fabulous dress with a plain a-line design and marabou feathers surrounding the collar area. I even found some shoes with marabou feathers to match the dress. How fabulous is that! Our “wedding” was in December and this was actually being marketed as a “winter formal” style dress. Even better. I think we paid $250 for it. If I had to do it all over again, I would still pick that dress. Although I might put one of those really cool colored sashes around the waist. I love those!

The shoes didn't last very long with me, as they hurt. I tossed them after the official photos and switched to some more comfortable shoes, my 10-hole white Doc Marten’s. My grandmother did not appreciate the Doc Marten’s, but hey, at least they weren’t flip flops. And they were something old, I had them forever. I actually still have those shoes.

So now you know the story of my wedding dress. Our wedding was on December 12, 1998. We got married at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. They had only been open for about two months. We were one of the first weddings that they held, and the costs weren’t outrageous.

Oh, and I have to add this little tidbit....I like to say, “wedding” above. Because really we were already married. I know that some of my readers are friends and family, so this might be a first for them.

Yes, we actually got married on July 24, 1998. We went through the “drive-thru” wedding chapel in Las Vegas. We totally eloped. My mom knew about it, but no one else knew. I can’t remember the reason we actually eloped, but I think it had something to do with health insurance.

So, if you can do the math, today is my 11th Wedding Anniversary!!! Happy Anniversary Angry Husband.

I’m not even home to spend the day with him or do something special. Because I’m in Chicago at the BlogHer Conference. I will have to have a drink to celebrate. Ok, maybe I will have a few drinks.


  1. Happy Anniversary!!!! Love the Docs idea.

  2. I got married in 97' and SO know what you mean about the selection! Happy Birthday!

  3. Happy Anniversary!! Yes- have a few drinks to celebrate!
    Those marabou feathers are totally hula!!!

  4. Super cute!! Kurt and I thought about doing the courthouse thing and doing a wedding just reach a point where you want to be MARRIED! :o)

  5. I love your dress. I missed your wedding :( Happy anniversary! WOW 11 years!

  6. Eloping is so romantic I think:-) You are the only bride I've ever seen with a dress like that! How special:-)

  7. Freaking hilarious...I love the secret wedding!!! And who doesn't love feathers?!?!

  8. You guys got married at the Bellagio! Love it and I love a good ol Vegas wedding! Todd and I got married at the Monte Carlo. :)

    Happy 11 years to you guys! There's always the option to renew your vows at the LV marathon run thru wedding ceremony!

  9. That is too funny! Congrats Julie! :) Love the feathers.

  10. Happy anniversary Julie!! I love the pics!

  11. Happy Anniversary! And your dress was really fun!

  12. I love your dress! Happy Anniversary!

    Cathy ♥

  13. Okay so I'm a little late, but Happy Anniversary! Wow 11 years, good for y'all!


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