Erin Garner Dimond, daughter of Michael and Lisa Garner of Afton, took the “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” wedding day wardrobe advice literally to the alter on Thursday, June 12.
Erin was in a hotel getting ready to marry her fiancé Joshua Dimond last Thursday morning. The ceremony was scheduled to take place in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. However, when Josh went to the car, parked in the hotel parking lot, he discovered that a window was smashed and the dress had been stolen.
When he returned to tell his bride the bad news, she couldn’t believe what had happened.
“I was like ‘ha-ha that’s funny,’” Erin said. “And he said ‘no really it’s gone. What do you want to do?’”
Friends and family who were in town to celebrate the special day rushed to find a solution to the problem.
Bridal shops in the area opened their doors and offered help in coming up with dresses for the day’s events.
“Friends went to a bridal shop and borrowed a dress and when I got done in the temple I got to pick a dress,” said Erin.
After pictures it was off to the ring ceremony, where Erin walked down the aisle in another borrowed wedding dress.
“Thankfully we had all of our friends,” said Josh. “Everyone was so willing to help us. We’re extremely grateful for all the help they’ve given us.”
And for Erin, the unexpected series of events gave her both a unique and wonderful wedding day.
“We feel so loved,” she said. “We feel so loved and taken care of.”