100 lb. Club - I'm back, and Married (PIP) but much bigger :/

01-16-2011, 09:03 PM
So, some people may remember me. I took awhile off here because I was up to my neck in wedding planning. Unfortunately through all the stress, I ended up gaining quite a bit of weight. Enough to have every Bride's worst memory come true. It was a week and half before my wedding, and my dress... didn't even go over my hips. I was devastated. Luckily, I got some emergency appointments to have my dress hacked and made to fit. They had to cut my train short and add side panels because there wasn't any time for anything else.

Here's a couple pics showing how it looked:
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5170/5361622895_cc99ec917d.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/41248629@N03/5361622895/)
0171-5512 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/41248629@N03/5361622895/) by Amberann1011 (http://www.flickr.com/people/41248629@N03/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5124/5361624373_59da2e1d0b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/41248629@N03/5361624373/)
0186-5522 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/41248629@N03/5361624373/) by Amberann1011 (http://www.flickr.com/people/41248629@N03/), on Flickr

In the end, it actually turned out halfway decent, and unless you were really looking you couldn't tell!

So, despite my wedding dress freak out, things actually turned out pretty well, and now I'm married! Here's a couple with the hubby!

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5169/5361625479_80a3b4a1ec.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/41248629@N03/5361625479/)
0743-7260 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/41248629@N03/5361625479/) by Amberann1011 (http://www.flickr.com/people/41248629@N03/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5124/5361626651_398745e63a.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/41248629@N03/5361626651/)
1059-7524 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/41248629@N03/5361626651/) by Amberann1011 (http://www.flickr.com/people/41248629@N03/), on Flickr

So, now that the wedding is over and things settled down for a few months I've finally got a plan to get back on track. Its not the "natural" track, but I'm really excited about it. More explanations on that can be found in my blog: http://worsthalfweightloss.blogspot.com/

So to those who remember me, thanks! And to those who don't I'm hoping to stick around for awhile so you will! :P

01-16-2011, 09:08 PM
Hey congratulations! You were a beautiful bride and the wedding looks beautiful.
I had a similar wedding dress freak out as well. My dress didn't arrive until 2 weeks before the wedding and was a good 6 inches from zipping....I should have listened to my mother who told me dress sizes run smaller...oh well. But I found an excellent seamstress who fixed it...I'm thinking I might put that woman in my will one day!
I'm fairly new too (left and came back), so I'm looking forward to "starting" with someone too :)
Again, congrats!

01-16-2011, 09:15 PM
Surprisingly my dress was pretty true to size. That is the size I was when I bought it! lol

And here's a few more from my wedding just because I'm a wedding ho and want to share lol:
Our entire bridal party:
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5006/5361701303_55164333dc.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/41248629@N03/5361701303/)
0908-7361 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/41248629@N03/5361701303/) by Amberann1011 (http://www.flickr.com/people/41248629@N03/), on Flickr

Our rings and my bouquet:
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5044/5362314236_a28488acf0.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/41248629@N03/5362314236/)
1080-7545 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/41248629@N03/5362314236/) by Amberann1011 (http://www.flickr.com/people/41248629@N03/), on Flickr

And to tempt our cravings lol:
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5083/5362315730_5951141c16.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/41248629@N03/5362315730/)
1156-7595 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/41248629@N03/5362315730/) by Amberann1011 (http://www.flickr.com/people/41248629@N03/), on Flickr
(I'll take this one down if anyone is bothered by it)

01-16-2011, 09:17 PM
Hey, as much as they cost, you are perfectly entitled to share wedding photos to complete strangers standing in line at the bank! Love the flowers! And because I am a cake ho, what type of cake was it? Because I'm thinking I want to make out with it.

01-16-2011, 09:26 PM
The top 3 tiers were simple silver pound cake with butter creme frosting. 2 of the hearts were silver pound cake with strawberry filling (my fav), the other two were chocolate with cherry filling (hubby's fav). It was soooo good!

and yes, they cost a bundle - but they're SO worth it in the end!

01-17-2011, 12:59 AM
What a beautiful bride! That dress is lovely. I got married five years ago and still love looking at wedding pics! Thanks for sharing. Welcome back!

01-17-2011, 01:05 AM
Gorgeous wedding! My only problem is now I want wedding cake. :) Welcome back!

01-17-2011, 01:06 AM
Hey i know the feeling! I had the same type of thing happen. I ended up getting married (august 21, 2010) at my all time highest weight and now i consider all the pics as "before" pics. lol! :) Youre pictures are beautiful! I love the colors!

01-17-2011, 01:22 AM
Hi Amber! Your wedding dress is so beautiful and so are you! I love love LOVE the colors you chose for your wedding party. And I can smell the cake...thanks alot Amber LOL! Please share more pics- the photos are really good- kudos to the photographer!
I hope you have a wonderful fabulous new year and all your weight loss goals come true!

01-17-2011, 02:42 AM
welcome back im new to this but it sure is helping so stick round lol and you were a beautiful bride congrats

01-17-2011, 08:32 AM
Those flowers couldn't be more gorgeous! So colorful! You were a beautiful bride and couple! He's tall, isn't he?

I'm glad you're back and ready to plug in! I hope hubby is supportive? :)

01-17-2011, 09:45 AM
Welcome back! Your pictures are beautiful. Sigh....I love weddings!! :) :)

01-17-2011, 10:13 AM
Congrats on your wedding. Welcome back and good luck on your journey.

01-17-2011, 11:41 AM
You make an absolutely beautiful bride:)

Welcome back to 3FC & I wish you and your husband the best!

01-17-2011, 11:55 AM
Welcome back!

I've been on the boards and off again for years, and it always helps me to stay on target. I hope you find the same thing.

oh and congratulations on your wedding!

01-17-2011, 12:13 PM
Thanks everyone!

And to the person who asked for more, soooo happy to oblige! lol

This is us with some of our Fraternity Brothers that attended (Its Mu Beta Psi, National Honorary [co-ed] Musical Fraternity)
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5206/5363525151_942bf14b01.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/41248629@N03/5363525151/)

This one is a cute random thing we did. "Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil"
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5290/5364125084_d06ff98c01.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/41248629@N03/5364125084/)

The first kiss (You can also see our handfasting cords still on our hands in the picture too)
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5001/5363506065_b722b7ce34.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/41248629@N03/5363506065/)

01-17-2011, 12:14 PM
Picture of the ceremony. A bunch of people are standing on the side too (not shown)
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5130/5364115194_3c2e245647.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/41248629@N03/5364115194/)

Close up on the BM bouquet
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5084/5363500507_63e4e4057e.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/41248629@N03/5363500507/)

Cutting the cake!
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5207/5363520749_02c0299a98.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/41248629@N03/5363520749/)

and another random hubby/wife picture (and yes, he is really tall. I'm 5'1" and he's 6'4" lol)
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5007/5363517255_76f8a83c6c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/41248629@N03/5363517255/)