A Bride and Her Dress

It started on a page in a bridal magazine — actually several pages in several magazines. Mom, sister, and I all bookmarked the same ad. It was stunning … and expensive. But being the detective that she is, Mom found a dress shop in Lititz that carried a very similar dress … and within our budget. So off we went.

It was the first dress I tried on, and it lived up to my expectations. It didn’t look like much on the hanger, but as soon as the shop owner pinned the size 10 dress snug to my body, I was speechless. And so was Mom when I stepped out of the dressing room.

I tried on 20-some other dresses that day, but it was the first one I went back to the following day and slipped into again. And I didn’t take it off for almost an hour. I accessorized with shoes, jewelery, and the finishing touch — a beautiful veil.

The ensemble is exactly as I have envisioned. I can’t imagine wearing anything more perfect on my Wedding Day.

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