Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wedding Wednesday: Before & After Bridal Edition

Once upon a time a blonde bride-to-be wrote this post about the day that I found my wedding gown. I loved this dress the moment I slipped it on and the very best part about it (other than it made me feel like a princess) was that it was sold to me at a sample sale and was an additional 50% of the already 50% off price making the dress literally a steal.

Only problem is- the dress was at least one full size too small- if not more and there was only the one of them . I was still convinced that I should purchase the dress and that any seamstress worth her salt could rip out the zipper and corset me into the thing. So I bought it, brought it home and planned on having it altered to fit me.

The thing is- somewhere down the road and NOT just for the wedding, I decided to make some lifestyle choices that resulted in my loss of 48 lbs. in about 6 months time- it just so happens that it pleasantly coincided with my nuptials. By the time I was in fittings mode the dress went from needing to be let out 1/2 an inch in the bust, to fitting perfect, to needing to be taken in, to needing to be taken in AGAIN. It was frustrating- but also delightful!

Since I've never really done a weight loss before and after I thought what's a better way to share my weight loss successes than to show you pictures from the first time I tried my dress on and on my wedding day!

The Bodice Before:

And After

The Full Front Before:

And After (x3)

From The Side Before:

And After (x2)

From The Back Before:

(notice how it was clamped "shut")

And After (x2)

Gotta tell ya girls... I feel smug - just because it was a lot of hard work and these pictures are just validation that it all paid off!

But I'm not done yet- I have physical goals that don't necessarily mean taking off more lbs (although I do think 10 more would be perfectly welcome in my book) that I plan to meet in the future. I'll share those with you soon- I'm easing my way back into being a good blogger- I'll get there soon!

In the meantime!

Much Love Always!

Miss Amber Lane