I may never escape weddings.
Here’s the long (and short) of it:
My first job was at a bridal store when I was an almost-16-year-old kid (more like baby, really).
I spent two years in high school, and the summer after, learning how the bridal dress industry works. When you sell a woman a wedding gown, you sell them the idea of their perfect wedding. How the day will go, how it will feel, what the theme will be, and most importantly, how they will look.
In college, I spent almost two years working at Avenia Bridal (where I, consequently, found my dream gown). It was the best of the bridal world: all couture designers, couture jewelry, headpieces and veils. It was dreamy to see a new Lian Carlo or the latest Badgley Mischka arrive. Mmmm.
Now, I work at a publishing company where I should be able to escape the bridal world. Naw. We produce Utah Valley Bride magazine, our biggest magazine of the year. Designing the magazine requires months of research into the World of Bridal. I subscribe to over a dozen national (and local) wedding blogs and websites to keep up with trends, gather inspiration and put it all away for our next issue (2013, anyone?!)
Anyway. The whole point of this post was to say I’m still slightly obsessed with weddings.
and I’m currently obsessing about this wedding. seriously. gave me chills.