Saturday, October 24, 2009

A Wedding Story

Mr. Potts and I have a wedding to attend tonight. Two very dear friends are tying the knot and we are so happy to celebrate with them. They are two very special people who found each other after both of them had been in the wrong marriages/relationships.

I'm going to wear the dress that I wore for our rehearsal dinner when we got married almost a year ago. Happy news - I tried it on this morning to make sure everything was ok (do you all do this?) and that it fit.

I was so happy to realize that not only does it fit & there aren't any rips or snags (it's a silk) but it fits BETTER than it did almost a year ago. I now weigh less than I did when we got married! Isn't it absolutely gorgeous?When I found it a year ago I knew it was the perfect dress for our rehearsal dinner. It was being held in a beautiful restaurant with views of the Charlotte skyline and was hosted by my future Father in Law and Stepmother in Law (is that even a term?).

The day of the rehearsal arrived and was going smoothly. The rehearsal went well and we were off to the dinner location. Mr. Potts surprised me with the ring and earrings he gave me for a wedding present and I gave him his watch.Dinner was fabulous - all of our favorite people were there and we were having a great time. I sat down mid-dinner to chat with my Matron of Honor and all of a sudden began to choke.

The next thing I knew, everyone was staring at me and someone's arms were around my waist and it was not Mr. Potts.

I definitely had choked and someone had to perform the Heimlich maneuver so that I didn't die. I had blacked out it had gone so far and from what I was told, I was super pale and completely limp - definitely out.

Mr. Potts saw what was happening and one of my bridesmaid's dates pulled me to a standing position while one of Mr. Potts' groomsmen leaped over the table to perform the Heimlich. My hero for the weekend!

Scary, huh? We joke now that had I died, my Father in Law would have refused to pay the bill. And probably sued. He is a lawyer, after all.

But I didn't die. I did get married. I am living an amazing life with Mr. Potts.

I also have this beautiful dress hanging in my closet waiting for an opportunity to shine. Not as the dress I almost died in. But as the dress that I look great in.

Here's to the dress. And let's hope it isn't jinxed!

14 comments:

Wearing Mascara said...

LMAO! OMG that's a great story to share!!!! Love the dress and I know you'll look fabulous in it!

Brittany Ann said...

LOL! Holy moley! That's a story!

At least you looked fabulous choking and all!

Gorgeous!

brown eyed girl said...

Oh Mrs. Potts - best storyteller, ever!

So glad you're feeling great about the dress - have fun dancing in it tonight with the Mr. and do post pictures?! :)

Lacey Bean said...

Wow what a story!!! And what a dress! Where it is from??

*kimmie* said...

Oh MY what a story! And congrats on the dress, what an amazing feeling!

Susannah said...

Oh my, that dress is absolutely gorgeous! I am sooo jealous!

Emma said...

Ha! That is quite a story! Love that WATCH :) Xo

Tracy said...

Wow! What a story. Can't wait to see pics of you in the dress.

Molly Lou Gifts said...

That is a beautiful dress and I AM SO GLAD YOU DIDN'T DIE!!! What a great story now and certainly a wedding memory that will live on.

Take a picture of you rockin' it in the dress a year later. Hope you have a wonderful time at the wedding.

MCW said...

Ummm...that is amazing and that the dress fits better then when you got married! Congrats!!!!
I cannot believe you choked. Such a great story about your wedding...

Ashley Pizarro said...

OH my gosh...that is the funniest story ever. Of course its only funny because you are ok! hahaha! The dress is gorgeous and I'm so happy you got to wear it again!

Brown Girl said...

Omg, I thought you were kidding and sort of starting laughing and then I realized you were telling a true story! Crazy. Hopefully the dress is not bad luck because it's gorgeous! Hope you had a wonderful-chock-free time! ;)

Notes From the Grove said...

Holy crap, that is TERRIFYING! I'm so glad you are alive, lol! Because not being able to wear that dress again would have been a total shame ;o)

Deelsu said...

crazy story! love the dress. I need to find something winter fabulous for mine coming up in Feb!