When I put on my wedding dress I knew it was the one. The gentle sparkle of the dress, the lace detail the champagne colour that perfectly complemented my olive skin.
The way it fell over my hips and followed the curves of my figure.
It was magical.
I never dreamed I would wear a dress like this, hell, I used to think that I would never find love or get married unless I lost weight.
After I chose it there were times I doubted myself, thinking I would be too self conscious to wear my dress, that it was too tight fitting. That maybe I should have tried to lose weight for my wedding.
But As you grow older and you surround yourself with the right people, you begin to realise that what you look like doesn’t really matter to those that love you.
Dan has loved me at all different sizes and on the day of the wedding when I walked into the room he turned and teared as I walked towards him, he looked at me like I was magic.
So I would like to say this one thing to brides to be everywhere, plus size or not. Do not feel you have to change yourself or your size to be happy on your wedding day, your partner loves you for who you are, not just what you look like.
You are deserving of happiness no matter what your size, and you will be the most beautiful person in the room next to your love because you will be glowing with the love you have for each other.
The happy ending is for everyone so please, please let yourself have it.
Photography: Kirsty Mackenzie