ever, ever, long ago, i ever thought i’ll be in the design line: design building, design fashion, design interior, design whatever. but it was all just in the mind, mostly floating around.
and while planning for my wedding, which are mostly DIY, i thought of going into wedding stuff, along with very creative friends i met, both in mind and hands. but again, these remained just thoughts floating in the head.
now i’m a bridal consultant. i talk to brides, i find their dream wedding dress together with them. those long-forgotten thoughts have sorta became reality, sorta. i don’t really design, although i give suggestions, explore possibilities and ideas. i sketch a lot. i’ve learnt so much in just improving my sketches. (altho i love all things art, i think i don’t have the talent for things like drawing, sketching, painting, etc., but i try!)
look at how my sketches have evolved – i’m sure you will not have problem guessing which is my very 1st sketch and which is my most recent. ;P
i enjoy talking to couples, to brides. i enjoy sketching and satisfied seeing their delightful expressions when they try on their dresses.
and best of all, i get to tell all these women that they are beautiful as they are, regardless of size, height, skin tone. beautiful despite love handles, bulging tummy, thick thighs, huge arms, birth marks, tattoos, scars, curved spine, wide shoulders, wide hips, skinny arms, bonny collarbones, wispy hair, thick hair, pimpled back, stubby legs, small wrists, droopy shoulders, flat-chested, well-endowed, curvy bums, flat bums, (these are the actual lamentations expressed).
and also, i get to hug them and wish them all the best at the final fitting and sincerely pray that they not only have fun and be joyful on the wedding day itself, but find fulfilment in their marriage journey.