It was just one month ago when we mailed the delicate laced invitations enclosed with perfection in their ivory envelopes. In beautiful calligraphy our names written in unwinding cursive letters. Flowers, from bountiful and beautiful choices, were carefully selected for the special occasion. Then, the awaited moment, my dress fitting! For twelve months, I have been looking forward for my dress to arrive. It was a magical day as I admired its beautiful dainty lace on ivory silk. It was as if a haute couture fairy godmother has granted my wish to come true. My excitement thumps with every beat of my heart as I come closer to a new beginning. The countdown begins.
Ting, ting, ting…..can you hear the bells ringing! Singing the melody of “Here comes the bride,” its cheering melody playing in my mind as months quickly turn into weeks like pages in a Vogue magazine. A week from now, I will be stepping into the threshold of a new life in Manolo Blahniks, of course! As I create a new chapter in life, I reflect back to my young self and admire the long beautiful journey she had accomplished. She was a shy girl gleaming with adventurous dreams as the real world unfolded upon her eyes. A girl with a heart for fashion and travel. A girl who went to see the world and in its cultures, admired its beauty. Her footsteps, if it can be traced, would be marked from Tokyo to Paris. She was a girl who found love in herself and her family. A girl who discovered that true beauty is imperfect perfect and that being unique is beautiful.
Now, a bride to be, I can look back and truthfully say that I had the greatest wondrous time. As I step into a new chapter of my life in a pair of Manolo Blahniks, I look forward to new adventures and to many more great things. As Edith Piaf sings in her song…
“Car ma vie, car mes joies
Aujourd’hui… ça commence avec toi!”
Photos by Fiona Lee Photography
XOX…from Bride to Be & Fashion Jounalist