Kristin on her wedding day

As you know, I attended my friend Kristin's wedding on August 17th. She and I have a unique relationship - she is exactly 20 years younger than I am and yet we are so similar. We work together but also have a friendship outside of work. She is very near and dear to me.

I asked Kristin if I could have a couple of pictures to post of her in her gorgeous dress for you to see and she has kindly agreed. The funny thing about this stunning dress is I found it for her on our local Kijiji site. Kristin and her hubby paid for their entire wedding celebration themselves so were being very frugal. She asked me to help her find a dress at a reasonable price and so I began the search. I found this dress on the site and it had never been worn (the wedding it was purchased for was cancelled). She loved the dress and went to check it out - it fit PERFECTLY. Absolutely no alterations required - it was meant to be.

I think she looks absolutely STUNNING. Enjoy...

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  • ramya replied 6 years ago

    awww.... She looks so beautiful...
    Thanks for sharing Shannon ...

  • replied 6 years ago

    She looks so beautiful! I wish Kristin and her hubby a lifetime of happiness. Mazel tov!

  • MsMary replied 6 years ago


    Thank you so much for sharing, Shannon! Please kiss the lovely bride for me, and tell her that I, too, was married in a beautiful second-hand, perfect-off-the-rack dress! Let's hear it for frugal brides!

  • celia replied 6 years ago

    Thank you for sharing, she looks so beautiful. That dress is wonderful on her, good find.
    She got married in the exact same date as I did, we will share anniversary date from now on.
    All the best wishes for her.

  • Jem replied 6 years ago

    She looks gorgeous! Her dress is perfect. I guess it was waiting for her, since it didn't need alterations which is amazing! Thanks for sharing the pictures!

  • DeclawedJaguar replied 6 years ago

    Kristin looked beautiful! Good for them for being frugal. Clearly, she was meant to have that dress. What a lucky find! Best wishes for the happy couple.

  • Diana replied 6 years ago

    She looks beautiful and the dress is perfect on her!

    Congrats and best wishes to Kristin and hubby. =)

  • catgirl replied 6 years ago

    Awww. I love a bride in glasses!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago

    Passing on all your lovely comments to Kristin - thanks for indulging us!

  • Angie replied 6 years ago

    What a pretty bridal glow!!! YLF wishes the newly weds many years of good health and happiness.

    You are a precious friend to Kristen, Shannon. The dress was perfect and all thanks to you :)

  • annagybe replied 6 years ago

    That's fantastic!

  • Vicki replied 6 years ago

    Shannon, thanks for sharing your beautiful friend, Kristin, and your lovely story of friendship. That just shows, even more, how special you are! I loved seeing the newlyweds and their wedding photos.

  • rachylou replied 6 years ago

    The dress IS a perfect fit. I hope she enjoyed her day! Blessings for the bride and groom!

  • MNsara replied 6 years ago

    Kristin is a gorgeous and glowing bride!! I love how their desire to be practical was blessed by your finding such a beautiful dress.

    Congraulations to the new couple :-)

  • Vix replied 6 years ago

    Beautiful bride in a beautiful dress -- so glad you found it for her! That neckline and bodice are especially gorgeous on her, and will make for some pretty close-up shots for sure.

  • goldenpig replied 6 years ago

    What a beautiful and radiant bride! Thanks so much for sharing pics of your wonderful friend Kristen. Best wishes to the happy couple!

  • Deborah replied 6 years ago

    Gorgeous! I was secretly hoping we might see a photo of the bride. She looks beautiful and the dress is just stunning.

  • Janet replied 6 years ago

    Wonderful! Congrats to the happy couple.

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    What a wonderful friend you are, and congratulations to our wonderful Kristin, who is also a wonderful friend to all of us for taking your photos!!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago

    I've passed along all your lovely comments to Kristin - thank you!

    Suz - unfortunately Kristin is no longer able to take my pic and I'm having to do it myself at home in the mornings now :(

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