Today’s blog is a special re-printing from a bride’s own personal blog. We are very fortunate to be able to say she is our current San Antonio cover girl. We are inspired by her, and wanted to share her story with a larger audience.
We are so honored that we helped in making her wedding very memorable.
My whole life I have had weight issues. I was the chubby kid growing up. Weight has defined me my whole life. I wasn’t a popular kid in high school nor would I say I was a nerd. But I was picked on during school. I heard the awful comments of, “she’s a pig…etc.”
I remember one time a football player telling my best friend who got me a Christmas gift, ” If it’s not food, she’s not going to like it.” It hurt me and stuck with me throughout my whole life. As I write this right now, I’m embarassed by it. I actually feel like the girl from the movie Never Been Kissed telling her story and how that part of my life didn’t define me.
Throughout college I continued to struggle with my weight. I was able to loose it off and on. Finally, I am down to my goal weight and still after losing 105 pounds…I still hear that guy’s voice in the back of my head when I’m on a spin bike. As a teacher, I see kids getting bullied and that’s one thing I wont stand for. I sincerely hoped that when that guy grew up, that he wouldn’t teach his kids that same behavior.
But in the end, those comments got me going. I used to wonder if someone would actually love me. That’s so sad to say that while I was growing up I thought no one in the their mind would fall in love with this mess. Boy was I wrong. I found a man who loved me no matter what I looked like! The most important thing I learned was that anything is possible. I recently got married and my dream always was to wear a puffy dress, but I could never do it because I was too big. So I was determined to get that dress and get into it…and let me tell you I did!
You may ask why I write all of this? What could make me want to vent? Well, I have some big news that I would like to share. The news is…I’M ON THE COVER OF THE WEDDING GUIDE!
This blog is for that little girl who has a dream of being a princess but thinks it could never be possible. For that kid who gets made fun of because he’s gay. Always remember, people will not define you. You define yourself! I’ve been dying to share this news with all of you.
My cousin was in David’s Bridal with a friend and she had the magazine in her hand and she said, ” OMG, let me see that! That’s my cousin!” Tonight I got a text with a picture of the cover, and I couldn’t help but dance. The caterpillar turned into a butterfly. Never let anyone or anything define your dreams.
Thank you to the San Antonio Wedding Guide for making my dreams come true!