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Thank goodness for waterproof mascara, because every single time I watch this video from Dove, I get super emo.
Part of the reason — and I still can’t believe this is real — is that my 10-year wedding anniversary is coming up (first week in July!), and this short film is about a young lady named Louisa and her proposal story with her fiancé Rob.
All of us have amazing moments in our lives, and some of them seem almost impossibly unexpected and unreal. In this short film by Dove, a real woman named Louisa surprises the love of her life with a marriage proposal and puts Dove Clinical Protection Antiperspirant to the test.
When I watch it my insides turn to goo. It also brings back memories of my wedding day…
I know that everyone says this, but for reals! — it seems like it was yesterday. El Hub and I got married on the island of Oahu in Hawaii, which is where his family is from. It was at a resort on the North Shore called Turtle Bay, and I’ll never forget how nervous I was about everything going smoothly because we decided to do the planning ourselves instead of hiring a wedding planner (note to self: it was MUCH harder than I expected).
On the actual day, literally as I was getting my hair and makeup done, I was also on the phone making sure the musician got paid and that the caterers were remembering to put the toppers on the wedding cake — basically handling all of those little last-minute wedding details — and this was going on right up until the instant I put on my shoes and my veil!
I was sweatin’, but it was all worth it. I didn’t have Dove Clinical Protection Antiperspirant that day. I only discovered it later, but in hindsight, I could have used it. Dove Clinical Protection provides undeniable wetness protection and has ¼ moisturizers for softer, smoother skin.
One of my fondest favorite memories is of us in the bridal suite when I finally put on my dress. My mom, my mother-in-law and my two best friends from childhood, Cindy and Jen, were also there.
It was a beautiful Hawaii day, and we had all of the windows open in the suite to let the trade winds cool us off. The room overlooked the ocean, and I could hear the waves gently rolling on the shore.
I still recall how the fabric rustled as the dress slipped over my head, and the chatter between my moms, Jen and Cindy as they zipped, buttoned and tied sashes.
When I had the dress on, fully, I remember turning around to face the ladies, standing there in front of them, and suddenly all of us got very quiet. The only sounds were the waves crashing and the coconut trees rustling in the breeze and the myna birds chirping and all of us sniffling and getting all choked up.
I remember realizing that it didn’t really matter if the caterer remembered to wrap the shrimp in bacon, or if the florist remembered to place flower petals in the aisle. All that mattered was that I was lucky to be sharing that moment with the women in my life.
So many wonderful things happened that day, and it’ll go down in my life story as one of the best days of my life.
Of course I remember the high notes — saying “I do,” the kiss (of course!), dancing at the party with my friends and family — but I also cherish those other amazing moments, too.
One of these days, remind me to tell you the full story of how El Hub proposed. Here’s a teaser: It took place in a small dining room in a faraway land about 8,000 miles from Hawaii. I didn’t even speak the local language.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,