Tara and Kent actually got married on July 21 of 2005, so this is a look back.
Tara is my oldest sister. We look like sisters, we sound like sisters. We are incredibly similar in so many ways and completely opposite in many others. When she and Kent married, they actually were trying to elope.
I got a call from Tara, she was in line at customs in the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. She and Kent had just returned from 3 weeks in Africa. I hadn't spoken to her for the entirety of this trip and it was awful to go that long without hearing from her. So you can imagine I was really excited when the phone rang and it was her.
What she said was, "Sis, I'm gonna need you in Colorado in a few weeks." and I said, "You're dress is gonna be SO simple."
"You're not mad?"
"Of course I'm not mad!"
and then she had to go, it was her turn to see the customs agent. That was it.
Later, we had a conversation about what she wanted this dress to be like. And I said, I think we're talking about the same dress.
Without taking her measurements and without sending her sketches, I made her this dress and got it in the mail in about 7 days. I don't think there is another person in the world that would trust me so completely to design and make the right thing, on such short notice and then get married in it. And it really was the right thing.
Today, Tara let me be a guest blogger on her writer blog, it was really exciting to be apart of her world for a day and write an essay for her audience.
Now I'm extending the invitation to her, so you all can hear this story from her side or maybe she'll just want to indulge in her own love of design and fashion. What do you say Tara? Are you game? It'll be fun! :)