So, in 7 weeks I marry the love of my life.
I think I laughed a little when I typed that out. I love my Bear, and he is the love of my life, but gosh that sounds so cheesy. Bear is fantastic and wonderful and amazing. We have a meeting with our minister on Tuesday to figure out the ceremony and I'm supposed to come up with 3 reasons why I love him. This has been the hardest assignment I've ever had. Even harder than finding a wedding dress and then the accompanying lingerie. Thankfully (maybe?) Bear is struggling with the assignment too. We both love each other, but not for any specific, sappy reasons. He doesn't run for the hills when I give off noxious gas. I think his love for electronics and tinkering is freaking awesome. We both laugh at obnoxiously immature jokes, and we both share a deep passion for inexpensive but excellent red wines. We also both love Doctor Who and Game of Thrones. We don't get sick of each other during multi-day car trips. We also both adore cats and children. Hmmm... maybe I have more fodder for our ceremony than I thought.
In planning a large family wedding, there was of course a dress to buy. I'm planning on writing a series about how 1. I found my wedding dress, 2. the experience of trying on wedding dresses with larger bust, 3. how I freaked the fuck out once I realized I ordered a cut-out back dress that required a bra that is not manufactured in my size, 4. how I frankensteined a bustier to meet my needs, 5. my fitting and seamstress experience (my current saga), and finally 6. thoughts and reflections on other people's reactions and perceptions of my wedding dress/bridal ensemble on me after my wedding is over and I've got some professional shots to share. It seems this kind of series would fill a giant hole in the internet. So, my dear, invisible internet friends, keep an eye out for that in the coming 2 months.
Also, I'm planning on writing a loving and caring entry in the near future extolling the virtues of Trashy Diva dresses. I've gotten three in as many months and want more.