what's in a weekend

Those of you who follow me on Twitter probably saw there was a bit of drama this weekend
on the wedding dress front.
I went for my final dress fitting, and let me just tell you that it was hell on wheels.
The dress had been altered in such a way that the top was misshapen,
there were loose black threads (on a white dress?!), the lace was torn and there were stains.

I was in shock, really. 
I put on the dress, and I wasn't even feeling it anymore.
I was assured that it could be fixed, but I don't trust it anymore, so I bid that dress adieu. 

I cried about it to my older sister over the phone for a few minutes, 
then I took a deep breath and got it together.
It's just a dress.
It could've been so much worse, and heck, I'll wear anything just to marry my man.

My momma and I did, however, find a replacement dress this weekend, and I couldn't be happier.
It's not a traditional wedding dress, but it's perfect for our day.

Despite that drama, it really was a great weekend full of Christmas decorations,
apple crisp, stuffed Santas and children's ice skating shows.
My mother is a figure skating coach, and I announced their skating show on Saturday.
It was pretty much the cutest thing ever. 

^^^ my sisters' dog, our wreath, a random house that totally wins christmas, a skating show and apple crisp

Oh yeah, and it's totally supposed to snow (!!!) and ice tonight into tomorrow,
so I'll probably be all cuddled in bed working from home for the day.
I don't commute in snow…that's for the crazies.
Here's hoping the snowy season is here to stay, 
and that you all had the loveliest of weekends, too! 

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  1. you always have the best attitude!!!!!

    I love your new dress per your text:) You will be STUNNING.

    ...and figure skating coach? that's amazing!

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    1. Not always! I just texted you AFTER the meltdown ;) and ps...I love this new dress, and I'm glad it has your stamp of approval because you've got some style!

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    1. Thank you so much! I had fun decorating my momma's house :)

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  3. so glad you were able to find a solution to your dress drama! that is just crazy.

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    1. It was madness. I wanted to post pictures of the dress, but I have to wait until AFTER I get my money back from the shop.

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  4. You seriously have the best attitude ever! I'm so sorry that all of that happened with you dress! You'll be beautiful in whatever you wear though! Hope everything else goes smoothly!

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    1. Aww thanks, sweets! Don't be fooled...I cried and whimpered, and then I realized there was nothing I could really do besides move on! Thanks for the well-wishes! xo

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  5. Nice photographs. The dog made me laugh. Thank you for sharing.

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  6. I love all your Christmas pictures! We are in the process of moving and they give me a little of that Christmas spirit I so desperately need :)

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    1. Moving (especially PCSing) is SO hard during the holidays! I hope you find the Christmas spirit soon and that the move goes well! xo

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  7. Oh my gosh, how horrible! That makes me terrified of what could happen during my alterations! I'm so glad you found a replacement dress, though. Hopefully the place that ruined your dress gives you your money back <3.
    www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, sweets. It was probably the worst thing that COULD have happened, so hopefully that's the only real thing that goes wrong!

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  8. Aw I am so so sorry to hear about your dress drama. That shouldn't be something you have to stress about! Everything will work out in the end of course. Besides that your pup is such a cutie!

    Angi@ cantbuymelovvve.blogspot.com

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    1. I know :/ it was the ONE thing I wanted to go right, too! It'll all work out though :)

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  9. I am so sorry about your dress :( I'm glad you found a new one and can't wait to see it

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    1. Thanks, doll! I really like it, and I'm happy to at least have found an alternative :)

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  10. Oh no! At least you were able to find a replacement! Great photos!

    xx
    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

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    1. Thank you :) rolling with the punches haha

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  11. I went with non traditional too and LOVED feeling different than any other bride! Everyone else will love it too! I'm glad everything worked out in the end!

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    1. Thank you, doll! Was your reception dress by Adranna Papell? I LOVE her stuff, but they didn't have anything in my size, and I totally bought off the rack because of the time crunch haha

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  12. oh my lanta. i can't even imagine dealing with that. so happy to hear that you found a replacement! i am sure you'll look fabulous in it.

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  13. I had a ton of wedding dress drama too, and I didn't even like my dress until the day I picked it up (which was also a day before the wedding...oops...) It will all work out, somehow, weddings have a way of doing that. You will feel amazing, which is the most important part! Good luck :)

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  14. Your sister's dog is so cute! :) Did they refund you for the dress?! I don't understand why they used black thread....?!!!

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  15. I'm so glad you found a replacement dress! And that santa riding on the dog is hilarious! I almost bought one but I got an elf hat for them instead haha

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  16. I'm sorry about your dress but I'm glad you could find a replacement one plus you still had a good weekend!

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  17. Oh my gosh what an incredible, and not necessarily in a good way, weekend you had! You have an amazing attitude about the wedding dress. I don't even know what I would do besides just scream and think the world is ending!

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  18. HAHA what a great pose your sister's dog is in! Looks so snobbish despite being ridden by Santa! So great

    { Teffys Perks Blog } X

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  19. So glad you were able to find another dress! How stressful. That house totally wins Christmas.

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