The Dress

Lately I’ve been noticing all things wedding related, from the wedding dresses, churches, bridal suits, wedding cars, shoes and even jewellry. Slowly but surely it is dawning on me that this time next year, I’ll be 5 weeks away from the wedding day. Wow! The thought of that gives me this weird feeling in the pit of my stomach, not in a bad way, quite the opposite actually. It’s mostly excitement with a dash of fear, fear of things going wrong, fear of saying the dumb things and god forbid fear of passing out at the altar. I’ve only ever fainted once and that was when I was 8 years old, I hope that was the last.

Since Donna and I got engaged, I cannot recall a day going by that a wedding related matter is not being mentioned or discussed. It’s funny because a year after the engagement, the only thing we have decided on is the church and the dress…oh and also the bridal party. The church and the bridal party I know about, the dress is more of a mystery to me. All I know is that it’s being designed and created by Jojo Marquez from Arushie Bridal Couture as well as knowing how much it costs, apart from that – nothing! That’a good thing right? At least that’s what I try to tell myself. I know Donna’s taste therefore I’m not worried.

Having browsed the Arushie website, it gives me an understanding and some sort of idea what to expect but I try not to. All I can say is that the attention to detail on the creations I have seen are exquisite, sophisticated, classical yet modern and I understood why Donna chose Jojo Marquez to make her dress. I think it’s quite clear by now that I’ve not taken the “Tell me where and when to be there!” groom’s approach. I simply know what I like and know what I dislike, I don’t know that I can accept the “that’ll do” attitude. Whatever this dress looks like in May 2011, I know it will be stylish, elegant and it won’t matter that it doesn’t have 18 metres of pure silk covered in Chantilly lace with 15,000 Swarovski crystals individually sewn on it. The only thing that matters is that it is being worn by the woman I love and who I’m about to spend the rest of my life with.

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