Friday, April 24, 2009

Love Handles

We're here.  The day before the wedding!

Ken picked up the cake this morning.  I didn't even get to see what it looks like because it's sealed inside a box.  We opted to leave the box closed in order not to tempt Fate - any unnecessary tampering increases the chances of DROPPING THE CAKE and that is just not worth the stress.

The church lounge is set up with chairs; fresh, white tablecloths; pink napkins (from the dollar store - shhhhh, don't tell!); a sign that says "Please Sign our Guestbook" and an assortment of rainbow markers as well as black pens by the book.

We're going back out in half an hour to pick up the flowers. I can't wait to see my bouquet!  Pretty pretty!

Although I'm trying not to get too excited, in the interests of getting a good sleep tonight.  So I will distract us all with a story:

Ken and I were out window shopping around three weeks ago.  It's our go-to activity for sunny days when we want to be out and about with no clear goal in mind.

We stopped in at Le Chateau, a trendy Canadian clothing retailer.  Poking around there, we saw a very unusual garment: a mini-dress with long, belled sleeves.  The bottom of the cuffs of the dress merged back into the hem of the bottom, for a bizarre effect which make me think of "I'm a little teapot short and stout, here is my handle..." and then here is my other handle, since both arms were attached.

Ken, who loves unusual design, was completely taken by this dress.  He asked me to try it on.  Sure, why not?  There were two versions: a cream one with black polka dots, and one which was entirely covered by a giant print of a black rose.  I preferred the cream with polka-dots, but they didn't have that in my size, so I tried the other one.

When I came out of the dressing room, Ken was instantly prepared to buy the dress for me.  But I thought it was silly.  I was like, Look - I can't raise my hands above waist level without hiking up the dress!  Ken said: wear it with leggings.  It's still undignified, was my response.  He was adamant, but I was more adamant that I would never wear it.  Also, I didn't like the giant black rose.  I said that maybe if the polka-dot one was in my size I might consider it, but that wasn't the case.

So we left it at that.

Two weeks later, we passed by the same store.  Ken checked the rack to see if they had my size back in stock, but they hadn't restocked.  He inquired at the counter: would they be getting more?  The clerk didn't know.  He checked the computer and said that there was only one more polka-dot XS in the entire city of Toronto, at the Yonge and Bloor store.  So we wandered off and I forgot about the dress once again.

On Wednesday night I came home and found a bag sitting on my bed.  What the..?

He didn't.  Yes, he did!

Here I am, modeling the weirdest dress I have ever owned.  It looks pretty good, if I do say so myself!

The bonus is I figured out if I push the sleeves up to my elbows I can raise my hands up higher, so at least I'd be able to open doors, eat, and drink wearing this.  But I won't be going out in public without my thickest black leggings, just in case.  That thing is bound to hike itself up at some point.


Warped Mind of Ron said...

Hmmm... very impractical, but it looks good on ya. Just remember if you go to a party don't go raisin your hands in the air like you just don't care 8-) LOL...

You and Ken have my best wishes and I'm sending positive thoughts out that your wedding go off without a hitch and is a day you can truly cherish forever.

Peace out yo!

Alex said...

Many blessings for a beautiful day tomorrow! Congratulations!

(Who has to sleep on the wall side of the bed, you or Ken?)

wigsf said...

I know the wedding is going to go perfectly tomorrow. Soak up every second. It's going to be great.

But that is some weird dress.

Warped Mind of Ron said...

OMG!! I just figured it out!!!! It's part dress and part hang glider!! If you run and jump you should get airbourne!!!

Jameil said...

LOL!!! that is the craziest dress ever! thank God it looks better on! so funny! LESS THAN 24 HRS!!!

Anonymous said...

Funky! Work that dress girl!

Jenski said...

Have a wonderful day tomorrow!!!

I only sorta got how the dress looked when it was draped over furniture, so thanks for the modeling. It is definitely different, but definitely looks great!

savia said...

Awesome, awesome dress. Ken has great taste in fashion, and women. Good luck on the big day tomorrow - can't wait to hear all about it!

Anonymous said...

Have a wonderful, blessed day tomorrow. Congratulations, and God bless you both!

Anonymous said...

That dress is awesome! If I had your figure, I'd get one!

Congratulations on your nuptials tomorrow. May God bless you and your beloved in your new life together. :)

Sparkling Red said...

Thank you all y'all! I'm sneaking in some comment appreciation while chomping on a breakfast apple. Gotta run and get pretty now! ;-)

LL Cool Joe said...

Have a wonderful day today! Sorry I couldn't get here sooner, I actually work at the weekends!!

Hope today is the best day of your life!

Claire said...

I hope your day is beautiful sweetheart! I can't wait to hear all about it!


Karen said...

I am thinking of you today. Congrats!!

NicoleB said...

This made me giggle, thanks :D!
But you sure DO look good in it, wow!

And I totally missed that (to me) yesterday was your guys big day.
Hope you are still partying now and hope you had a great bunch of fun!!!

All the Best!

Scarlet said...

Congrats! Congrats! Congrats! A day late and a dollar dance short! ;)

Hoping you have the time of your life with your new husband!!

PS - The dress story and the photos are priceless!! I love it!!!! :)

Dianne said...

so you're married by now, I hope the day was all you wished for!

I think you look fabulous in the dress