It’s officially wedding season—the time of year when our calendars get booked with events in honor of love (and we find ourselves needing an elegant outfit). Here at Dia&Co, we believe that finding the perfect dress shouldn’t be harder than finding your perfect partner. Not to mention, we too rarely get to see plus-size bridal inspiration depicted in mainstream media. But women of all sizes are worthy of gorgeous days of celebration, a lifetime of love, and a big party, which is why we’re excited to share stories from our community members about their celebration of love. If you’re a plus-size bride-to-be (or can’t help but be drawn to a love story), get inspired by Blakely’s stunning barn wedding—and share us your story with us at email@example.com.
Written by Blakely Corbin
The best day of my life was my wedding day. I know that sounds cliche, but it was. I married my best friend, I laughed all day, and I didn’t care about my size. I am lying if I say everything went perfectly and I didn’t think about my size a couple of times throughout the day, I definitely had the “please zip” moment, but I remembered I deserved to be happy and I was. I tucked in the sleeves of my dress that I had added out of fear of someone seeing my big arms, and I wore the dress I dreamed of: a strapless sweetheart! Every moment after was pure joy. Even though it rained all day off-and-on and we had to move the wedding indoors, my sister ordered the wrong color dress, and my flowers and veil didn’t make it to our first look, but none of that mattered. The day was perfect.
My Dress Experience
I was terrified. I am a street size 22 and I was dreading the wedding dress shopping experience that all I wanted to do was enjoy. All the worry was for not. I went to The Couture Closet in LaGrange, KY and they had every style I wanted in sizes I could try on. And these ladies were kind and all body positive, which is nice when those are the people who see you in your delicates!
The Newlywed Game
Congratulations to the Corbins, Blakely, and Stefan, on their recent wedding. Wishing you a lifetime of happiness! <3 Dia&Co
Would you like to share your wedding story with us? Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your story! Follow along to see the happily ever after on Blakely’s Instagram.