For the last two days I’ve been working on something very special .A bridal portrait for a woman that I do not know and may never meet.
It all started when the lovely ladies of Warren Barron Bridal and University Park in Dallas Texas found my Daphne Rose Bridal Instagram page. Now a lot of you who know me know that I have always wanted to own a Bridal Boutique and to fill it with my custom designs and put my grandmother’s name on it. What you all don’t know is that my first attempt at starting online with making custom wedding veils didn’t go over so well. I refuse to use the word failure anymore in my life. I believe that every opportunity that I have taken has gotten me closer to My goal. And so Daphne Rose Bridal will happen, it’s simply a matter of time.
If the first thing that you notice when you click on Warren Barron Bridals Instagram page is how aesthetically pleasing it is, this is nothing compared to actually walking into their Boutique. When I tell you that my mouth wanted to drop open and I just resisted the urge because I didn’t want to seem weird, I mean it. It is breathtakingly gorgeous. There’s a cozy elegance and glamour that just radiates from every square inch of this place. It’s in the perfect location and truly picturesque. Anyway back to their Instagram page. Upon clicking on it the first bride that I noticed was Mrs. Tara Kennedy. Her Bridal portrait was taken at the Meyerson Center and Symphony in Dallas Texas. Timeless, elegant and effortlessly glamorous. Mrs. Kennedy looks like every bride wants to feel on her wedding day.
The second photo behind Mrs. Kennedy, stated that Warren Barron Bridal was looking for summer intern. Now if you guys have been keeping up with me on LinkedIn you’ll remember my post about taking a break from school, and really trying to focus on making my dream of becoming a professional fashion illustrator a reality. Think of it as a non-traditional step in the direction of becoming a fashion designer. As I stated in my previous post my journey is not like anyone else is and I have accepted that. I truly believe that our lives are what we make of them. I believe that the best opportunities are the ones that we create ourselves. And so, in the most bold move I have ever made when attempting to apply for an internship, I painted Mrs. Kennedy’s Bridal portrait and gave it to the women of Warren Barron Bridal. Along with my resume.
In a perfect world, ladies of Warren Barron Bridal will call me back and offer me a position that pairs both internship and fashion illustration by way of bridal portraits this summer. But even if that doesn’t happen, I am proud of myself. I attempted painting a bridal illustration all on my own. Made introductions and connections, in spite of my anxiety. And I believed in my work so much that I was willing to walk right through the front doors of a business and give it to the owner.
And to mrs. Kennedy. If you are reading this it was a pleasure to paint your portrait. The ladies of Warren Barron Bridal have assured me that they would be happy to pass it along to you.
All the best to you and Mr. Kennedy on your long and happy life together