A Letter To The Body Conscious Bride
Recently in the Ghinda studio a very special bride expressed to us that she hadn't felt beautiful in a very long time, but when she was in our studio being fitted for her gown, she felt beautiful. Looking at this particular bride, knowing how talented, funny, passionate, and yes, absolutely stunning this bride is both inside and out, my heart ached knowing that she didn't always get to see herself for what she is. I think so many women feel this way on a daily basis, I have absolutely had my days and I know all of us in the Ghinda studio have too. Something I really love about Ghinda is that because we are couture we are able to make every single bride shine in the beautiful body she is in because our gowns are custom made to their body from start to finish. It's an emotional process for everyone involved, and I wanted to take some time to write to a very special part of the Ghinda audience, the body conscious brides.
Dear Body Conscious Bride,
Much like the folds in a wedding gown every single person on this earth has folds in their skin. Every wrinkle, every freckle and speckle and, every inch of skin is marked with a story the same way we mark our fabric.
Your body is the capsule that carries you through this life. It is meant to bend and stretch as we are made to carry everything that makes us full, from food, to love and our children. This skin- your skin, is meant to change and grow and alter the same way our personalities do.
When you step into a gown do not expect to feel like a princess when you are already a queen.
Do not feel discouraged when the dress doesn't fit. Just like all the men before you found your special someone, it just isn't the one.
Breathe. This is about sharing the best day of your life with a man that already loves you for everything that you are. Now it's your turn to love yourself.
Know that perfect things come from unexpected places and perfect moments come at unexpected times. Let go, embrace the journey that brings you exactly to where you needed to be without you ever noticing until you got there.
Beautiful body conscious bride, don't be so conscious. Much like the wonderful individual traits that make you who you are, there are wonderful individual traits that make your body yours, love that. Know that only you can be you. Don't worry about being beautiful like her, or her or her, be beautiful like you.
Camille Witt & The Ghinda Team