When I began writing about breaking the seal on my preserved wedding dress gown yesterday, I hadn’t taken it out of the exterior box in forever (there’s a smaller sealed box within the larger outer box); there was just no reason to (other than to look at it longingly with fond memories of "the day") knowing that it wasn’t coming out to play until our 20th anniversary.

Well, imagine my horror and dismay when I saw how stained that outer carton was!  I quickly snapped a few photos (geez, always with the blog in mind first and foremost :/), then hastily tugged on the inner carton to assess the damage, if any, to it.

This is the image imprinted on the box…doesn’t is SCREAM 1950-something in a wonderfully kitschy kind of way?:


And THIS is what I found when I pulled the rascally rabbit out of the hat:



Although there’s been some shifting and settling and general box discoloration due to age, the interior box looks pretty good.

Whew!  Talk about a HUGE sigh of relief!

I cannot WAIT to open this…and put on my tiara veil…and slip on my dress and pray it buttons in back!  And pretend to be the Princess Bride…again :). 

"Mawage. Mawage is wot bwings us togeder tooday. Mawage, that bwessed awangment, that dweam wifin a dweam…And wuv, tru wuv, will fowow you foweva…"

Man, I love that movie–PLEASE TELL ME YOU KNOW THE ORIGIN OF THAT MOVIE QUOTE!–as campy as it is…it’s timeless.  I hope they never remake it. 🙂

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