Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Dress Time!

I am finally really pumped up about the wedding.

I mean, I was excited when we got engaged. The entire world saw that happiness. Ellen doggone DeGereneres was right there for the whole thing! It was so like a dream; but then he went back to Kentucky and I went back to New York and the only difference in my life was the beautiful diamond on my finger.

Months passed and no wedding planning. Then Ellen offered to throw our entire wedding! Again, a dream.
Finally, we were asked to scout out locations in Lexington, Kentucky and we took lots of pictures. My dad drove us all over the city that day (Mom, Whitney, Jerrod, and I all crammed into his extended cab pick-up truck). I got excited - thought we were going to chip away at planning this thing. Alas, we sent the show the pictures and still don't know where that aisle will be.

More passing of time. I stress: wonder when we're gonna do this, wonder who's gonna plan that. Jerrod tells me I'm crazy on a daily basis. Strangers approach me at Sardi's Restaurant during every shift. I sign autographs, field questions, have no answers. April 29 draws closer.

But now - VERA WANG! That's right. This Friday, my mom and my best friend Whitney are going with me to try on wedding dresses with special assistance from the world famous designer herself! I can't believe it. I just can't believe it. I can't wait to step into the perfect gown. Can't wait to take that deep "this is it" breath. Can't wait to turn to these loving women and see them dab away at the love squeezing out of the corners of their eyes. Can't wait to twirl and twirl - to just stare into the mirror wondering if that princess is actually me - to make another memory.

I still can't believe I'm getting married, but I sure am glad I am.


momma-whit said...

And I am so glad to share the moment with you and Whitney.

aprilbell said...

I'm so sad that I won't be around to share in your excitement, but I can't wait to relive it with you when I force you to share every last detail once I get back. Relax and have the time of your life. This is for sure an event you will never forget. Love your lp.

aquaticmoo said...

You're going to have so much fun!! After a visit to David's Bridal this weekend, I realize how extremely lucky you are to be going to Vera Wang's personal studio. Take lots of pictures!

Claire said...

WOW! That is amazing! I'm so psyched for you! We still haven't caught up--- heh, funny how that happens! Say hey to Vera for me- just let her know Claire says hi... heh! I will hopefully see you Sunday- and hopefully catch up sometime- congrats on the opportunities, I'm so excited for you!

DAD-WHIT said...

Has this whole thing been a dream or what? I mean, think about it, a regular guy from Ky sends in an email and gets picked. Then it snowballs from there! A friend told me Friday that this will be a wedding like no other! And he's right. And it couldn't have happened to a more deserving couple.

bittrich said...

Hi Alecia – Congrats on your marriage and the cool dress. I’m a regular Ellen watcher (I work at home) and have been following your and Jerrod’s sweet story over the months. So I was on the Internet today, and the show was on at the same time about meeting Vera Wang (very cool), I did a google search, and voila! Here I am. Now, I hope you will have some sympathy for my feelings right now in comparison to the feeling you had recently with Kevin Bacon—feeling a bit like a stalker.

Anyway, I have a similar path to New York as you, and I guess I was reminded of my youth! Journeyed from a small southern town to New York to be an actor, dabbled in playwriting, did all the survival jobs in the service industry, that sort of thing. Best of luck! Stephen Bittrich

Maricela said...

Hi Im very happy for you and I want to wish you the best. Im an ellen fan and I watch everyday. Also wanted to tell you that Im very glad Ellen is doing all this for you, because you and your fiance seem very kind human beings. Best wishes on May.