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Real Wedding in London | David’s Bridal

From the Corners of the Curve blogger

Callie & Dan

Silhouette: Mermaid/Trumpet

Location: London, UK

Date: August 6, 2016

Photographer: Kirsty Mackenzie Photography

Wedding theme: Relaxed industrial

Best wedding planning advice:

Accept that you are bound to come up against bumps in the road. If you focus on what isn't working, you will take away from the special moments.

Did you know what kind of dress you were looking for before you started shopping?

I had an idea of what I wanted, but it really was a matter of trial and error. When David’s Bridal invited me to try on dresses, I chose six different styles. One of them stood out to me more than the others, and I kept going back to look at it online. When I walked in, the dress I kept coming back to stood out even more. When I tried it on, the third of six dresses, I walked out of my changing room, looked in the mirror, and knew. I started crying, as did my bridesmaids. I know now that I chose that dress way before I tried it on.

What did you love most about your dress?

My favorite part is the shape—the trumpet perfectly complemented the shape of my body and the deep V-neckline made me feel beautiful and womanly. I also wanted something that had sparkle—but not too much—so the lace and the gentle sparkle of the appliqué was perfect.

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Favorite wedding memory:

We had a Spanish guitarist playing as we entered the venue, and the room was filled with light from the skylight. When our friends and family began to follow in behind, I took a look at everyone we loved, and it made my heart so full.

How did you decide on your dramatic veil?

I am half Spanish, so I wanted to add those touches into my day. I researched traditional Spanish dresses and I came across the mantilla, which is a long, lace veil. When I found one at David’s Bridal, I was so happy because it had the perfect balance of tradition and modern style.

When you shared your wedding photos and stories on your blog, did you expect them to go viral? Why do you think they resonated with so many people?

I had no idea the wedding would go viral at all. When I began to share my photos, I decided to open up to my readers about what our day and my experience as a plus size bride meant to me. I know from speaking to other women that it’s not the easiest being a bigger bride. There are certain expectations of how you should look, and with a real lack of representation in the wedding industry, I felt people should hear my story. So many women wrote to me to say I helped ease anxieties they were having.

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