Always a Bridesmaid...
Somewhere lightening is striking twice.
When one is the oldest of six children, one has the obligation to stand up 5 times with one's siblings on their wedding day. Add in a few other close girlfriends, and I'm looking at being a bridesmaid for the 9th time this coming December, when my middle brother, and the only one of my siblings not currently married, gets hitched.
The bride is a size 2. My two sisters, and the bride's sister, also size 2s. Maybe 4s.
I think I have mentioned before like I look like a behemoth of a size 16, 5'7", next to my adorably petite sisters, over whom I tower, like, well, a tower. (They do tend to wear heels a lot more often than I do, though.)
(This makes sense, as my two petite sisters are genetically sisters, whereas I am not, genetically, tied to them.) (Don't try to think about that too long. It will make your head hurt.)
My brother J~ and his longtime fiance L~ have finally decided to tie the knot. They came to this decision rather abruptly and are getting married the first weekend in December, which meant that bridesmaid dresses had to be ordered immediately.
Here's where the whole lightening strikes twice thing comes in:
I received instructions from brother's fiance, that I would need to order a floor length satin gown in one of six styles, in the color, "Apple". (She wants everyone wearing the same color, but, different styles. Is this some kind of wedding trend?)
Guess what I have HANGING IN MY CLOSET in one of the acceptable styles?
A BRIDESMAID'S DRESS. IN APPLE.
Two summers ago one of my best college Girlfriends got married in July on a boat which left from Mackinac City and sailed to Mackinac Island and back. It was a beautiful wedding. For which I wore a floor length red satin gown.
Well, that gown is COMING OUT THE CLOSET AGAIN, MY FRIENDS. I have achieved the nearly unachievable ~ the Nirvana of bridesmaids everywhere.
YES. I AM WEARING IT AGAIN.
How 'bout them apples?
(PS - Yes, I took it to the bridal shop to make sure the color was the same after 2 years. It is.)