I said, “Yes, to My Third Wedding Dress!”
Yes, it’s true! I recently brought my squad to help me pick out my third wedding dress to wear when celebrating my 30th wedding anniversary! This anniversary is kind of a big deal as Len (my husband) has recently had some medical challenges so it makes it all the more important to celebrate! Additionally, I don’t need much of an excuse to to shop with my gal pals and; I love wedding stores! One of my favorite shows to watch is “Say Yes to the Dress”…no surprise right?!
First, let’s take a quick trip down memory lane…Len and I were married on September 19, 1987! Yes, you guessed it! I had a marvelous 1980’s style wedding dress but I loved it then and am still glad it was the dress I said yes to all those years ago!
Of course I need to include a picture of my bridal party, as fellow FTF Cindy and Lori were by my side! At the time, I thought the gold lame was wonderful and oh so stylish and elegant!
I felt as though that day was picture perfect! I loved everything about our wedding and all the planning leading up to that day. I especially loved that I was getting to say, “I do!” to my true love!
Fast forward to our 20th wedding anniversary…we always said we would travel to Hawaii to celebrate, which we did and it was glorious! We did not renew our vows but had an outstanding time touring three islands. No saying yes, to a dress for that anniversary, but a glorious wedding anniversary celebration vacation!
For our 25th wedding anniversary, we decided to go back to the church we were married in to renew our vows. We invited our original bridal party to join us along with our immediate family and friends. I had the amazing pleasure of going to get another wedding dress to celebrate our day together. I thought I wanted a silver dress, but here is the one that stole my heart:
As in the past, my gal pals Lori and Lynn were by my side!
Planning for the 30th Anniversary
This brings us up to date and to our most recent shopping adventure looking for that perfect dress to say, ” I DO!” all over again. One of the bridal shops gave me a robe to wear in-between dresses.
My gal pals, Lori and Lynn, by my side helping me to decide!
Here are most of dresses I tried on (some good some NOT so good)… I must admit I went in thinking I wanted one type of dress and changed my mind once I put on “THE ONE”!
Which is your favorite? Which do you think I picked? Tune back in to get the answers and see all the details of our vow renewal celebration in Punta Cana!