Violet Emerson and Matt McCallum had the kind of wedding that nightmares are made of. It reminds me of my son’s wedding. When he got married, the caterer cancelled the week before the wedding, the linen rental cancelled three days before the wedding, the flowers went up 50% in price, and the maid of honor was hospitalized on Thursday before the wedding on Saturday. It all worked out for my son, but it sure was tense.
Let me share a little something from Matt and Violet’s wedding. This excerpt is from my story It All Started With Cinders Malone's Dress. This story was a part of a charity anthology, but rights have now reverted to me.
Violet Emerson and her sister Jessie raced down the stairs to meet their father. From the kitchen Beth Emerson, the girls’ mother, called, “I’m coming!”
“Did you get it?” Violet demanded as she joined her father in the small foyer of the Emerson home. She clapped her hands together and literally jumped up and down, her dark curls swirling around her face.
Fred scowled at her. “Of course I did. Do I usually walk in the door carrying huge garment bags?"
Violet giggled. “Daddy, I’m getting married tomorrow. Lighten up.”
Fred’s mouth turned down into a sour grimace. “Don’t remind me.”
Beth who’d arrived in time to hear the exchange laughed with her daughters. “Now, Fred, Matt’s going to be your son-in-law. You’ve got to be nice.”
Fred’s lip poked out, but he didn’t say anything. He didn’t have to. Everyone knew he was having a hard time giving Violet up.
“Let’s look at your dress,” Jessie cried.
Everyone trooped to the living room to look at the wedding dress. Violet’s hands almost shook in her eagerness to remove the garment bag. The bag hit the floor with a small noise that was obscured by Violet’s quick gasp. “This isn’t my dress!”
“Oh my goodness,” Beth exclaimed.
Everyone stared at the dress. Violet had picked a tailored dress with a form fitting bodice and skirt that showed off her curves to perfection. There were no sequins and lace to detract from her unusual violet-blue eyes. Matt her fiancé loved her eyes.
Violet clutched her throat. “It’s…it’s poufy!”
The dress had short sleeves and a fitted bodice studded with seed pearls on every available inch. The neckline plunged into a sharp v shape that went almost to her waist. A thin piece of net joined the two sides and kept them together. The skirt consisted of layer upon layer of fluffy white tulle that spread out like a cloud from the pearl bodice.
Fred’s eyes bulged as he stared at the plunging neckline. “That’s a disgrace,” he snapped.
Sadly, Violet never gets her own dress back. It was so pretty too. How do you like it?
Here's the dress she got married in. Matt loved it even if Violet didn't.
Violet and Matt got married at Christmas time, so Violet picked red for her bridesmaids.
She picked a Christmas theme wedding cake too. I think it also matches the simple, tailored look Violet wanted.
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Violet's second dress: http://www.brides.com/wedding-dresses-style/bridal-runway-shows/2011/10/new-badgley-mischka-wedding-dresses-fall-2012#slide=1
Violet's first dress:
Bridesmaid dress: http://www.idresshop.com/goods-6574-strapless-taffeta-wedding-dresses-long-bridesmaid-dreses-bm1052.html