Dress, Loved

Remember when we did a giveaway of that wedding dress I adored? Leah’s Vera Wang Bridesmaids dress with the black sash? You know, this Leah?Well, ladies and gentleman, the dress has been worn again! When I first saw pictures of Sam wearing the dress (I was just clicking through the comments, nothing doing) I stared at the screen frozen, and then it felt like my head exploded. The weird thing about blogging is that I have a hard time tying it to reality. In theory I know you guys are out there reading, and you seem real when you leave comments or email me, but otherwise you are just these numbers on my google analytics screen. So when I meet you, and you say you read the blog before your wedding and it was helpful to you, I am disoriented. But this, this blew my mind. There was a dress, that I facilitated the giving of, on another bride at another wedding being loved. That’s tangible, people. So, here is Sam, wearing the dress that Leah wore at her wedding. I’m hoping she’ll be back very soon as a Wedding Graduate.We ditched our guests to take a walk right in the middle of the festivities (the first time all day the rain let up) and yes, at one point I might have ended up sitting on the bar.The dress was fabulous. It fit perfectly, we didn’t even have to hem it. I did end up tearing the skirt on my mom’s dress (I couldn’t pass up the opportunity for the Father-Daughter dance in it) but thanks to Leah’s generosity I got to change right away into a dress that made me feel sexy and beautiful… and was so easy to move in! I am so amazingly blessed.Next up… the next Team Practical dress swap. You guys are the best.

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  • One dress, two gorgeous practical brides. I love these exchanges. Isn't it amazing how the dress looks so right on each of them?

  • How wonderful! It is so good to see a dress getting used and bringing joy instead of sitting in a box.

    This is corny, but it reminds me of sisterhood of the traveling pants, but in this case it's wedding dresses.

  • Anonymous

    That dress is very beautiful.

  • I love this! My mother lent her wedding dress to her best friend and I gave my first wedding dress to my best friend (who, incidentally, had the most wonderful and practical wedding I have ever attended). I am divorced, and although I gave her the option of getting a dress that wasn't "tainted," she decided to keep the dress (I'd given it to her before the end of my marriage). We are not superstitious people. :)
    Anyway, I was so happy that she wore the dress because I can now associate it with a beautiful, happy memory. I love seeing wedding dresses take part in multiple weddings! I'm actually engaged now (hence the reading of the wedding blogs) and I will definitely pass my dress onto a friend or donate it to charity.

  • LOVES!!

  • I love how beautiful and different they both look in the same dress!

  • This is one of the reasons why you are awesome Meg! A real, tangible way you help women be practical. I think you should be really proud you facilitate dress swapping.

  • So cool. I love that it is loved by multiple people. And looks gorgeous on both.

  • It is so great to see a wedding dress get a new life with a new bride. It inspires me to do something useful with mine. Both of these ladies look beautiful!

  • sam

    PS – the photos are by the amazing Mark & Katelyn at romineweddings.com

  • Oh that dress is SO lovely. They both look stunning. It is amazing that you organised this Meg – you must feel very proud!

  • that is SO cool!