A Glorious Beautiful

Here is our second episode of “A Glorious Beautiful”. This time around I’m a little more prepared. I’ve been setting down a blog plan and getting things together. I found this image while putting around.

It links to a tattoo page. It wasn’t the page that invoked the post but the twist on the concept of wings. Often I see angel or demon wings. I found these beautiful butterfly/fay wings enjoyable.

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See you on the other side,

Elyse

A Glorious Beautiful

We’ve been married for a little over a week now and it feels so good. He is a wonderful person and I am so proud that he picked me.

I’ve been doing a lot of knitting, playing with Logan, and getting over a horrible cold I got right after the wedding. I’ve been online and out in the world and I have noticed something scary. We are teaching children opposing ideals. It scares me, and makes me sad.

We tell children to be themselves, that true them is beautiful. Then we tell them through messages of media and social dynamic that they are only beautiful it they fit this social norm. We are so into selling how to get skinny fast we don’t teach our children to be healthy. That a beautiful person both outside and in starts with honesty, humility, empathy, and strength. That being healthy and caring for yourself the way you deserve, and everyone deserves, is beautiful.

So I am going to be starting a repeating blog post…  A Glorious Beautiful… To share the different types of beautiful. Unlike other media I will admit I may be bias. However I will admit full heartily that it is only opinion.

 This is one example of what I might be posting. Sad that there was no page to go with this image. It was part of my image search. I personally don’t have the guts to pull this off. That said it is beautiful. This modification takes months if not years. It can be painful. I feel those self inflicted trials it what births the person in the mirror who says, “I’m beautiful” and means it. It’s not just the modification, but what the modification means to the person.

 

P.S. After I posted this blog I found THIS. It’s just wonderful. An obvious battle we now have with gender roles. Had to add.

Wedding day so close!

Aaron and I have decided to do all the legals this year so we can really plan and focus on our wedding for next year. I’m so flustered, happily so.

But for next years (first anniversary) wedding… There is THIS. My daughter will be coming and she is to be my little princess flower girl.

Can’t even wait to start it.

Elyse

The first real wedding post…

So you may have noticed… My blog is partly a place for me to post things to keep track of as well as a share what is happening in my life. That said it is time for me to post my very first wedding blog.

Aaron and I have chosen to go with a nontraditional all fun wedding. That said I have tons of things to share.

We have been talking about rings and THIS is the one we are looking at for Aaron. We found it while looking for wooden rings and he just loved it.

The one we are considering for me is THIS. Bit more feminine and it can stack on my existing plain silver band I wear.

It feels nice to find things that really fit our personalities.

There are other things we are having a bit of struggle with. Though we have found a venue, thanks to my beautiful bridesmaid Melissa, we have yet to find dresses for my girls. Seating is a dissolved mess of no idea. I need to start my dress. Plus a hundred other things. Thankfully we have a year to build the best celebration of us we can think of.

Luckily there has been a bit of movement in the creation of the dress. I already have a dress with the perfect crossing V top. So creating a pattern of of something that fits me perfect already should be simple enough. I do have some detail ideas that can’t be worked in till I’ve completed the shell of the dress. I might make most of it out of bleached muslin. I was considering just doing a muslin lining. However I realized that using it for what little ruffle and detail (like sash area) over a simple bridal satin would give a wonderful texture to the dress.

The skirt of the dress is to be modeled after THIS pattern. Primarily the yellow one. Lightly ruffled petticoat underneath to give it body. Light point to the front of the dress. I am really excited to show you the outcome.

That is all for now,

Elyse