I have the most exciting announcement and I just had to come over here and tell my
Les Jour Contents family!
I am opening an online vintage bridal boutique!
Owning my own store, working with clothes, working in the bridal industry, all of these things have been dreams of mine and it's insane that I have finally taken the leap and built up an inventory, purchased a website, and filled out something called an LLC which I am assured that I do need have. It's been a whirlwind filled with times of total doubt and equal times certainity. There have been a million Pinterest boards made, Google Docs shared, and Trader Joe's pizzas consumed in the name of stress-research.
As you know, Ben and I have been engaged for what feels like two hundred years (jk we're getting married in two months, WHAT?! Remember when we'd just moved to Russia?!) As we went through our wedding planning process there were some things I noticed about "bridal world" that didn't quite sit right with me. I wanted to be working with people my own age, I wanted there to be more emotions (besides the joyful, blushing bride ones), and more conversation about the insane decision some of us make to join our lives with someone else. I wanted to feel like there were girls like me out there, totally in love, fearless and freaked out all at the same time. I wanted to have a wedding that was a celebration of love, but wasn't pretending to be something it's not.
When I began SWPT, I was determined to do just that. Not only do I want to scour the depths of southern Craigslist ads and ferociously bid on eBay listings into the night, but also to provide my dresses with personalities. I wanted to let my fellow brides out there know that love is not a perfect thing and marriage is even further from it. Be SWPT up into all the messy passion of love. But on a dress that's you and march down that aisle, that dirt trail, the rug in the courthouse.
So I started buying dresses. And then I bought a steamer. And then I learned how to use that steamer. And then I got business cards and a website. I poured myself into every part of this. I know this is all a bit rambly, but since you are my people I feel like I can be candid.
Please check out my website:
//Instagram (I am looking for love story submissions, check out the ones already up and send me yours!)
//Etsy (coming February 2016!)
Thank you to everyone who still reads this blog, for following me all around the internet. I feel like I'm telling a really friend about this. Thank you for being that for me.
I hope to see you over at SWPT. I think once it gets going I'll be doing a little blogging over there as well!
I just wanted to share one of my favorite features of SWPT and that is our love stories. Send me your quick blurb about the actual moment you knew they were the one and then you'll get instagram famous (jk won't help at all, but do it anyway!). Here are two real life rockstars in my life sharing theirs:
Send me your stories, your thoughts, your feelings I want to hear it ALL!