Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Fabulously Lost

 So today I got to go downtown Grand Rapids to try on wedding dresses for a photo shoot that Nick and I are going to be apart of for Hey Gorgeous Events coming up June 8 :) I put on a cute little black dress because it was a lovely, hazy 80 degree morning and set out for downtown. Rhiannon, who I was meeting greeted me with my favorite drink from Starbucks: White Chocolate Mocha, ICED! Mmmm, yes! We had a lovely time trying on wedding dresses at Renae Austin Wedding. I tried a few different dresses: Long, short, poofy, flowy, open backed, one shoulder, strapless until we found the perfect dress for the shoot (but you will have to wait to see which one we picked:) It is a gorgeous shop that every bride should check out for unique, amazing wedding gowns!!

 Afterwards, I left the shop with my windows down, sipping my lovely coffee, music up high ... and I found out that I was quickly getting lost. I had a moment of panic, but then realized I had both my tomtom and iphone with me so I continued my little adventure for a while longer enjoying the up and down hills, budding trees above, the people outside, the little shops and houses I passed. I do not enjoy getting lost usually --- but today I loved it for some reason. Maybe because I knew I could find my way home eventually, but in the moment I was perfectly content with a mixture of freedom. 

I didn't care that I had no idea where I was, I just knew that I loved the smell of fresh cut grass, warmth, coffee, Mumford and Sons and the knowledge that I had gotten myself fabulously lost. 
 I realized that I should do more of this: Get lost in a city, have more adventures, drink more coffee, listen to music louder, roll my windows down and wear more little black dresses in the middle of the day.                  
Because, WHY NOT?!