Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Maid of Honor Dress and A Special Surprise

I mentioned in a prior post, that Ari is going to be the ring bearer in Mint and Mike's wedding. I will be in the wedding party as Mint's Maid of Honor.

Today my mom, Ari and I went into Manhattan to try on my Maid of Honor dress. It was a bit tricky finding a dress because I am becoming increasingly more pregnant by the minute. But Mint and I managed to find a really pretty option.

It's not a maternity dress, per say, but it has a empire waist and can account for an expanding belly. As I was undressing, one of the sales ladies at the dress shop asked me about my tattoo.

She said "It's kind of ironic that you have a Hebrew word tattooed on your body. I'm Jewish and you aren't allowed to be buried in a Jewish cemetery if you have tattoos."

I explained to her that I was Jewish too, and my tattoo has special significance to me. Then we got into a long discussion about religion versus spirituality. After our scintillating conversation came to a close, she offered to take a picture of me in my Maid of Honor dress. Here's how I looked:

Alright, I'll come a little closer.


I have to go back a couple of weeks before the wedding to have it altered because of my rapidly growing fetus.

After I managed to peel the dress off of me (with help from the sales ladies) I was starving. So my mom treated me to the most expensive kosher hamburger and fries I've ever had. My order came to a whopping $16.00.

And look how small the hamburger was:

But look how big the fries were:

And check out the enormous bag the whole meal came in:

The guy preparing my order was really nice. I told him I was pregnant and needed some bread immediately before I fainted. So he gave me two slices of rye and threw in a pickle for good measure.

I felt much better after I ate and so did my mystery baby. As we drove home, Ari finished all of the french fries.

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13 comments:

  1. You look gorgeous!!! Also, despite the price tag that burger looks yummy. :)

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  2. Looking good, Sarah! The girls wore the same color at my wedding. It photographs great!

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  3. Aw shucks! Thanks themomsmith! The burger was really good!

    Adrian, oh good! I've heard red works well in photos!

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  4. I'm definitely feeling your "mystery baby" is a girl. Do you keep kosher? I have heard of $16.00 burgers in NY but I thought it was a joke.

    The dress is lovely. I'd totally wear that. How will your wear your hair? Up, down? Straight, curly?

    So, was that lady kind of not nice about the tattoo thing? I have one too on my back (a Phoenix...like, the bird) but it was before my conversion so I'm "forgiven" :) Haha.

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  5. Mint has requested I wear my hair down and curly. But she did say I could wear it "however I felt the prettiest."

    I don't keep kosher.

    She was bordering on judgmental.

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  6. beautiful dress, love the color! but it looks long, I hope you don't have to wear heels?!
    and $16?! wow. thats a LOT.

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  7. Tell the judgmental girl to suck it! According to this NY Times article, she's wrong. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/17/fashion/17SKIN.html?pagewanted=1&_r=3&ref=fashion

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  8. I think I'll have to wear wedges. $16 was crazy.

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  9. So gorgeous! I love you!

    Also I'm so happy you decided to wear your hair down and curly - it looks amazing just as it is in that pic!!!

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  10. Oh and to pinkbluff - I'm the bride and I'm not even wearing heels (not really I have about a 3/4 inch chunky heal just because totally flat isn't comfy either).
    I would actually prefer if no one wore heels ever.

    The dress looks so long because it was her first fitting and hasn't been hemmed yet.

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  11. Since I am a dude I don't know much about dresses for wedding. I can feel your pain on the french fries though. My son always eats all of ours too.

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  12. Ari constantly eats my fries. I never get any. Also then he refuses to eat a "real' lunch after all those fries.

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