It was hard to not include these photos in Matt + Kelsi’s wedding post, but I really felt they deserved a spotlight of their own. The moment when a girl slips into her wedding dress is emotional and surreal and monumental and marks a huge turn in the course of her life. Far more than just another day of getting dressed, it’s slipping into the dress that will lead a girl to marriage and wifedom. It's a room full of generations of women zipping and buttoning and twisting and tightening, all the while kissing and crying and comforting and assuring that the road ahead, while hard at times, is a beautiful one. It’s a moment that has only been dreamed of for years - replayed in a young girl’s mind over and over and over again… And finally, in the midst of sisters and mothers and grandmothers and any women who hold value in her life, it’s the moment a girl becomes a bride.