She never felt more like a princess than when she twirled in her wedding dress.

The room was softly lit from the spring sun and smelled of pink peonies. Pink peonies are her favorite, and today is a day for a celebration.

Her cheeks, slightly blushed, from a glass of champagne her mother toasted her with as she presented her with an ornate blue berette that her great grandmother wore so long ago.

She touched the lace part on her dress. Heavy yet delicate. Traditional yet classic. A true Southern Belle. Her mom helped her with the 38 buttons while her best friends gathered around her.

She looked at herself in the mirror. Summing up her emotions: nervous, excited, confident, curious, and yet absolutely euphoric. She smiled.

Because today she is a princess. And today she marries her prince charming.