By Jessica Hunter
I have been single for about four years now, more by chance then by choice. If you’d asked me 10 years ago what my future held, it involved a successful career and not a whole lot of talk about marriage. I was mid-relationship with my second serious boyfriend and just assumed marriage would get figured out eventually. As you can tell by my single status, our happily ever after came to an end, and was then followed by another almost but not quite long-term relationship. That being said, none of this bothers me because I realize we had changed and were not right for each other.
It is amazing how true a statement it is that one of the only constants in life is change. For me, even something as simple as a favorite food or color can shift at a moments notice. I was looking at my Pinterest ‘I Do’ board the other day and it was incredible how much my style has evolved since the beginning. When dreaming of my wedding day dresses were flowy and big with lots or embroidery and lace and now they are becoming more simplified and streamlined.
When I met with Jeanne to chat about SJ Couture, one of the most inspiring things she said was that her line is for a bride who has a unique sense of self. Her bride could still get the thrill of wearing her wedding dress long after vows are spoken, and as a brides style evolves so would her take on the dress. I love this concept because it opens up a world of creativity and allows a bride to infuse her personal style into a very special piece for years to come.
I could totally relate to this because there are often items in my closet that I cannot for the life of me figure out how to wear and then one day BOOM, one of my moods and tastes have evolved and an outfit comes together effortlessly. When a person is open to change, though life doesn’t always go according to plan it can sometimes bring along something even better!
Despite the fact that my dating life currently feels like it is straight out of Taylor Swift’s Blank Space video I remain confident that there is someone out there who will change and grow with me. I’m in no rush though. I still have to figure out which one of Jeanne’s dresses will look best with chucks at the Farmer’s Market!