Wedding Sleeves

Ben loves to tell the joke,

Q: “Where did the General keep his armies?”

A: “In his sleevies”

Well, I forgot my “sleevies” on the wedding day! For those who are new readers, I had my dress custom made at a local dress shop.  After trying on a lot of dresses I didn’t find one that was, “The One”. So, I decided to have someone make exactly what I wanted.

I took them pics of 3 dresses that I liked and explained how I wanted it to come all together. I also added removable sleeves. I specifically DID NOT want a strapless wedding dress because I think most girls get strapless dresses. I wanted an off the shoulder “sleeve” reminiscent of Gone with the Wind :)DSCN1108

Well, they made me the sleeves and in the mad rush out the door (did I mention I was an hour late to my own wedding?) I forgot them! I was so upset :( I couldn’t get over how dumb I was to forget part of my dress. I woke up the next morning very regretful that I was so late and that I forgot something that was important to me…DSCN1115

But, my grandma was unable to attend the out of town wedding due to health reasons and I promised her I would come model the dress for her and her friends on Saturday. This means I got to take pics with my sleeves :) DSCN1116DSCN1117


Also, since I was so late to the wedding I didn’t get any good solo shots of me! The photographer spent a ton of time  taking pics of Ben, the groomsmen and my bridesmaids – but, none of me. It wouldn’t have been that big of a deal, but by the time the ceremony was over we were losing sunlight fast and I was pretty upset about being so rushed.  It made me feel alot better that I have these memories now because I really felt like I missed out on a lot of pictures. By the time we were taking pictures after the wedding I was so flustered I probably have a super stressed face too!DSCN1151

This is what it looked like sans sleeves…024_24And with sleeves…DSCN1127

The photographer just emailed me that she has the proofs up on her site! I’m gonna check them out tomorrow and fill you guys in. Also, tomorrow I have a BIG announcement – finally! And I will be back to regularly scheduled food/running blogging from here forward :) I will also have the full wedding weekend recap in between boring regular posts.

I apologize for being so sporadic with posting this week, before the wedding I made no attempt to pack up my stuff to move in with Ben! Ha.


  1. says

    Your dress looks beautiful both ways, and I love how versatile it was. So sweet that you could get all dolled up again for a fun photoshoot :)

    Have a great week!

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