I am so glad that I don't come from a family of minimalists, people who throw away everything that doesn't have a definite immediate purpose. If we were like that, I wouldn't have had the fun of dressing Teenage Daughter up in her great-grandmother's wedding dress.
I wish we could have taken this picture last year, or the year before, so that Grandma could have seen her, but I didn't know the dress existed until Mom pulled it out of a drawer and then happened to glance at the picture hanging on the wall. (Now that I do know it exists, I'm halfway convinced I would have worn it for my own wedding!)
We also took pictures of Alex in my mother's wedding dress. (She says it's too short for me to post pictures of, and I suppose I should be a good mom and honor her wishes, but think Daphne from Scooby Doo in that pale mint that would make a perfect dress for Queen Elsa. It is the cutest thing ever on my eighteen-year-old, even if I can't figure out how that was appropriate for a church wedding.) And in the near future, I want to get out my own dress and take pictures of her in that one, too.
Because who has pictures in her mother's, grandmother's and great-grandmother's wedding dresses?
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