Thursday, November 10, 2011

Celebrate Individuality!

Yesterday, I helped a gorgeous young woman in the boutique.  She was getting fitted for a bridesmaid dress and was a bit disappointed about the size that I suggested.  She called herself "fat" and I wanted to cry.  She looked healthy, her skin glowed, her hair was shiny, and she had a wonderful figure that most women would envy. 

You can imagine that there are lots of self-image and body issues floating around at a bridal boutique.  Someone always thinks they are too short, too tall, too curvy, too flat...

There is no perfect body except when you take care of the one that God gave you!

Bridal gowns, like most garments, are often photographed on very tall, very thin models.  Then, the photos are "enhanced" and the final image looks nothing like a real bride on her wedding day. 

So, embrace yourself!  Celebrate that you look absolutely stunning in the bridal gown, the bridesmaid dress, the mother's gown that you have so carefully chosen.

Shown above are Jenny and Bethany, beautifully decked out from the Grand Haven Wedding Walk Fashion Show that we coordinated back on October 29.  Don't they look fabulous!

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