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Not many brides are lucky enough to have two weddings, but due to circumstances and faith, I was destined for part deux.
My husband and I were originally married in Niagara-on-the-Lake at the Prince of Wales Hotel. We selected the date based on luck (07-07-07); unfortunately, as luck would have it, we were not able to have a church wedding on our special day. Hence, we were married at the hotel and planned a smaller, Catholic wedding in October. My mom sewed a simple, flowing dress and I ordered a small bouquet of roses from a local flower shop.
Yet something happened between my first wedding and my second – a honeymoon baby! But as I was only about 10 weeks along, we weren’t ready to announce the good news just yet. I crossed my fingers we could keep it secret for a little while longer.
However, a few days before the wedding, I slipped on the dress and had a UPM (ultimate panic moment): the dress stretched across my tummy! A small yet defined bump was clearly visible through the sheer fabric. EGADS!
(Could I blame it on a few extra pounds? Not likely, when my rib cage was showing!)
In the end, my mom and I came up with a solution: she attached a cascading drape of fabric to the front of the dress, which camouflaged the tummy area and drew the eye away from the tiny baby bump we now call Ryder.
And you know what? Since we were blessed with a baby, and finally married in the eyes of God, I actually think my small, simple and serene second wedding was the one that brought me the most joy. Oh happy day!