Bridal Memories

You open your eyes
and awake to a sunlit room
with birds chirping in the sky
and your sweetie sleeping
next to you.

Lying on clean sheets
with double happiness
signs above you.

Listening to his breathing
puts you at ease.
Last night’s memories
feels like a dream.

Your light blue veil
billows in the wind,
your dress train cascades
on the lush green grass
as you walk down the aisle,
arm and arm with Dad.

Sparkling smile,
sparkling dress.
He takes your hand,
you look into his eyes.
You exchange vows
over the beautiful reservoir
under the bright blue sky.

Kissing under the gazebo,
hand in hand, man and wife
walk down the aisle,
greeted by family and friends.

Laughter, chatter,
photos galore…
bits and pieces
come back to you…

The promises he made
while he held your hand.
The promises you made
while looking into his eyes.
The toast your best friend gave
that made you want to cry.

The first dance
in your wedding dress.
The first bite of cake
you tasted together.
The little girl
that caught your bouquet.
All the little things
that he said,
that she said,
that they said
were cool.

Your hair feeling
like a bird’s nest.
You can barely walk,
but everyone says
you’re beautiful.
You have 51 bobby pins
in your hair,
and you just don’t care,
dancing to the music.

It’s all so surreal,
but it’ll definitely be captured
on the highlight reel,
as you look back on yesterday
and smile,
lying next to your sweetie,
today, tomorrow, and for the rest
of your life.

bridal-memories
photo by Michael Keel

How to Make a Bridal Veil – The Creative Way

  1. Browse veils and notice how ridiculously expensive they are at the bridal shops
  2. Fall in love with a fabric at Jo-Ann’s
  3. Watch youtube videos to gauge the skill level required: (like this and this)
  4. Believe in your own talent
  5. Purchase the fabric and comb for $15
  6. Measure yourself for the desired length
  7. Cut the fabric, fold the fabric, cut again
  8. Wind a strip of fabric around the comb
  9. Sew the first layer and mess up a little
  10. Sew the second layer to cover up  your first layer
  11. Two hours later – there is glitter all over the floor
  12. $15 spent and you get a beautiful veil made by yours truly