Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Sisterhood of the One-Size-Does-Not-Fit-All Wedding Dress

There once was a one-size-does-not-fit-all wedding dress that was made in Ohio. It had the supposed ability to morph into any size or shape, to fit any woman regardless of height or weight. Everything was adjustable, from top to bottom. The woman from Ohio who made the dress decided to send it with a team to Costa Rica in case any of the women in the community decided to get married but it sat in a closet for months. Until one day it was called upon....

(This is how the dress came...adjust the shoulders, adjust under the arms, adjust the waist.
Voila!! Insta-dress)

Meet Will and Jessi....

Will and Jess live up in the Mangoes. For those of you who have been here before, they live in the yellow house right infront of David and Terri's house. They are the last set of houses in the Mangoes.
They have been together for a while and are expecting a baby in April.

Enter New Life (Columbus, Ohio)
Will and Jess started pre-marital counseling with Rodney and Cindy and the New Life team heard of the wedding plans.
Cindy happened to mention that we had this one-size-fits-all-wedding dress in the closet and:
The Lord happens to have a phenomenal sense of humor...and timing. One month before the set wedding date, a wedding dress seamstress just "happened" to be part of the team.
Coincidence?!? I think not.

Meet Tatyana:
She works at a wedding dress shop in Columbus, Ohio.
She looked at the dress and measured the bride and literally completely redesigned the dress in four days!!


Tatyana took apart the beloved one-size-fits-all wedding dress and tailored it for our bride, Jessica.

The day of the wedding dawned clear and bright.

We had our fill of blowing up balloons....
And the bride and groom's family decorated the backyard of the Casa Nueva.

We went to the farmer's market and bought $32 of flowers.
(That was about 15 bouquets of daisies, Gerbera daisies, violets, ferns, and filler flowers as well as 4 large bouquest of Birds-of-Paradise, ferns, and other tropical flowers)

Getting ready at the bride's house...making food and getting dressed,

Rodney officiated the wedding and Federico translated.

Everyone came out in their finest.

The bride tossed the bouquet...Anna caught it.

They danced.

They did the "dollar" dance.

David threw cake in the bride and groom's faces...

And they drove off into the sunset.
All in all, the one-size-fits-all wedding dress saw a wonderful day with lots of friends and family.

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