The other day I received a bunch of emails from Amelia Lyon, the fabulous photographer who did Heidi's pictures. She forwarded her responses to a whole lot of brides that wanted my info. A big THANK YOU goes out to her. Here is the story of why.
BYU's Bridal Guide used her picture of Heidi for a "The Dress" page. It is the page that explains various terms of dress styles, etc. You all know that page in dress magazines. They credited the photographers but didn't think to put my name on the page. No problem, thankfully Amelia passed on the info.
Well, I decided to meet the people that put the magazine together. I have always been curious about the publication. So I thought it was the perfect excuse to introduce myself. I know it is silly, but I am so glad I did. I had a great conversation with Warren, the person in charge of the magazine, probably the most jovial person I have ever met. He laughs with gusto, it makes me smile even now.
We got to talk about wedding dresses. It was interesting to hear his take on the whole thing. We discussed the ins and outs of LDS wedding dresses. For those of you outside of this culture, there are many guidelines you have to meet to wear a wedding dress that is appropriate. Thus, most of the dresses you will see on this blog have sleeves and a more conservative neck line. My question for those of you who are LDS. Do you care if you wear the dress to the ceremony, or would you rather have a dress that is silk white or cream? Would you rather have the over the top gown or go with one appropriate for the ceremony? I usually avoid talking about this type of thing, but that is what a trip to BYU does to me.
So that was the experience with the BYU bridal magazine and the happy people that run it. The good news, Warren told me that they have had a big response to the dress. I credit that to Heidi's open mind while making the dress and her genius choice of photographers. I still can't get over the perfectness of that shoot!