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I've decided after watching 15 minutes of one of the "Bride-Zilla" shows, I was NOT going to turn into Bride-Zilla! Have you seen the program, where the family and friends of a Bride are ripped to shreds by a unbeastly "soon to be bride" who once was so loving and caring...and as the days begin to click away and the wedding details are being discussed between the Bride and the members of family & friends, she becomes this hideous acting spoiled rotten child-like adult throwing tantrums on how SHE wants the wedding & reception.
I refuse to become a Bride-Zilla......(I hear this Bride-Zilla decease is pretty contagious among soon to be brides, so PLEASE slap me if I begin to display any sympoms!!)
**Ok, once or twice I could feel myself start to turn into a beasty bitch but I really try hard not to let the wedding details get me into a stressed out mess.
Yesterday was one of my most memorable moments with Meagan and Krystal. They both took time off from work to spend time with me looking for a wedding dress. I've been dragging my heels and not wanting to go shopping at all....I hate looking at myself in the mirror so trying on a wedding dress is the last thing I want to do!
My girls know me well enough that I probably would have waited until the last weekend before the wedding to go shopping...so they came to my rescue knowing I wouldn't say "NO" to them.
Krystal took the Amtrak train from Sacramento to Oakland. Meagan picked her up at the train station and brought her home to Foster City. Its really cute, all the bedrooms in our house have been remodeled with "new" furniture since the girls have moved away from home but when Krystal comes for a visit, she always chooses the bedroom that once was hers when she was a little girl. I still enjoy tucking her in at night before she sleeps. (Last night she tucked me in :-)
Saturday morning, we woke up, showered and headed up to San Francisco in hopes of finding a wedding dress and two bridesmaids dresses. On our way up the highway, Krystal make a quick call to Trudy's bridal in Campbell to book us a last minute appointment. They're having a sale thru August 1st so as a fall back plan, in the event we didn't find anything at the Bridal Galleria in San Francisco, we would head down to Trudy's.
Luck was with us three girls, because Trudy's was very accommodating and squeezed us in at 4pm that day, giving us plenty of time to try on dresses in San Francisco.
We were a bit early to arrive to our Bridal Galleria appointment so we grabbed a quick bite to eat at a Mexican restaurant in the Embarcadero 2 mall. Afterwards we headed over to the bridal shop. There were several beautiful gowns and the sales consultants were very helpful and professional but the dresses were a bit out of my price range. They have a great selection though www.bridalgaleria.com
Honesty, I had the frame of mind that I wanted a beach style dress with bright brilliant colors, not a traditional dress and veil. I also didn't want to spend over a few hundred dollars for a wedding dress.
Now, if you haven't been around the 3 of us Shields girls at the same time, you won't understand the humor in us together wedding dress shopping. We are all 3 clones of one another but we have completely different tastes in clothing! Opinionated, painfully honest, love to laugh when we're nervous. Our day together was wonderful and I won't ever forget it!!
Within seconds of seeing those beautiful gowns hanging up, all ideas of buying a colorful beach dress went out the door....we had the sales consultant bringing in gown after gown...they were all beautiful!
There was this one dress though.....it had us Shields girls roaring in laughter when the sales consultant was trying to slip it over my ass. We all three said "Its not going to fit over the butt!"
The sales consultant's response "I've been doing this long enough I know when a dress is going to give...." and she tugged and pulled, trying to get it over my ass! At one point, Meagan, Krystal and I were laughing so hard to see the site of my butt squished and molded into a shape I don't want to remember, its too hard to explain in words what it looked like but trust me when I say "It didn't look human"
There was this one beautiful dress, I would have loved to bought it but it was $2000....elegant silk, rhinestones outlining the bust line and up over the spaghetti straps...simply gorgeous!! But there was no way I could justify the dress's cost.
So, we said "Thank you for your help...let us think about it"...and headed down to Trudy's in Campbell.
Oops, this story will continue shortly- Krystal and Jan are looking at me in a hungry stare, wanting some Belgian waffles for breakfast :-)
Sunday, July 6, 2008
years, Meagan, Krystal and I have always played a game together. Each
of us trying to be the first to see the "new" moon. Whomever sees the
new moon first, screams out "MY MOON"!!!, claiming the brilliant light
in the sky as theirs' for the entire month.
Meagan wins most of the time claiming the moon all her's... once again.
These are the childhood games that I will carry into my old lady
years, eagerly anticipating the day that Krystal or I take control of
Good night Houston, you're a much better looking city by night than by
Friday, June 13, 2008
Our friend ,Sean Schoolcraft, is our pastor for the beach cerimony.
Chris Criswell is our best man
Meagan and Krystal will be our maids of honor
We're keeping this fun and simple, a day in the sun, food and drink all day long, playing in the water with the children, spending time with all our guests. At around 1600, we'll gather together at the edge of the water, exchange our promises and our rings, kiss (for a very long time) and continue to party!!
Later that evening we'll relax around a fire on the beach, making smores, and sigh of contentment, we've officially joined our family and friends together.
If you want more details, email me! firstname.lastname@example.org
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myself, taking pictures in the dark (me, myself, & I) with my head
lamp turned on....yes that's right, I travel with a head lamp for
"just in case" situations...like this one!!