The day we went to New York City was very exciting, we all piled in the car to make our way to Kleinfelds in the snow. Margo was so excited it was nice for her to get a break from treatments and really do something to help her feel more like a bride. She really hadn’t given us much of an idea as to what she wanted for the dress other then she wanted it to be appropriate for the beach. As we parked the car and got ready to go into Kleinfeld’s I could tell that something had changed. Margo was the type of person that could talk and make friends with anyone she just had a way about her that made people of all ages feel comfortable with her. When I asked her what was wrong she told me that she was anxious about taking her hat off. She would be Kleinfeld’s first bald bride and while she had no problem taking her hat off around all of us this was different this was national television with people she had never met.
We walked into the store and got our microphones put on, walking in there was a sea of white everywhere. You forget the simplicity of the color until it surrounds you. As we waited for our consultant to come out we looked around and I could see the smile on my sisters face begin to fade, the anxiety of what was coming up and the expectation that people had for her was really difficult. I told her not to worry that she could leave her hat on and we would love her either way. I wanted her to enjoy this experience not to find it a day filled with anxiety. They took Margo back to interview her and get things all set up. Her consultant came out and introduced herself to us; you could tell that she was also emotional about meeting Margo. There were few people that we encountered that didn’t get emotional about Margo, after all seeing a 24 year old with cancer is not something that you are used to.
Before we knew it we were all sitting on the couch waiting for her to come out in her first dress. The first was elegant and beaded it was form fitting and other then her missing her hair you could not tell that she was sick at all. The dress was stunning but was not something that you would wear on the beach so it was back to the drawing board. The next dress she came out in was more of a princess dress but I could tell by the look on her face that this wasn’t the dress. She had not gotten that wow moment that she wanted so desperately. As she came out in the third dress we tried to think of ways that would make her feel less anxious about not having her hair. We decided to put on the tiaras, I looked at mine and it had the hefty price tag of eight thousand dollars. It was worth the moment that she came out and laughed at us then we put one on her head. These are the types of moments that I want to remember with my sister not the doctor’s visits or days we spent in the apartment because it was just too much for her to have to get out of bed that day. I wish that we could have the opportunity to create more of these memories but unfortunately her life was taken all too soon and I am left to try and make these memories happen with other people. Truthfully I know and so does everyone else that they cannot replace her.
The third dress that she was wearing was so obviously the one. She had a smile from ear to ear and you could tell that she loved the dress. It was a sweetheart neckline, with tiers of toile it was stunning she was the most beautiful bride and you could see her happiness everywhere. Finally the words “are you saying yes to the dress” came out of the consultants mouth Margo looked at all of us and said “Yes this is my dress”. It was so exciting Margo got to have a day without being the cancer patient and for that day get to focus on being the bride and her upcoming nuptials. All of the people and camera crew fell in love with Margo they were all touched by her story and thought that everything she had gone through was truly unbelievable. They told us if they could they would give her the dress for free but that they weren’t aloud to do that. We got back in the car and were all exhausted after a day in the city but were happy at our success. Margo’s episode of Say yes to the dress will air Friday February 8th at 9pm on TLC. Please join with us as we get to relive this fairy tale and hear our beautiful Margo’s voice.