Oh good gracious. Today is truly a blessed day indeed, because we are reminded that Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is getting married, and has given the world a preview of her wedding dress.

It’s a preview insomuch as she posted a photo of the dress that didn’t quite make the cut, saying:

This is NOT dress, but something like it how gorgeous is this dress? I loved it, but needed more of an UMPH. I’m too short for a elegant mermaid dress, but I loved how vintage and classy this was can’t wait for the big day to show you all the dress I did pick out!!!

It’s completely backless save for a few pearl strands and has what looks to be a giant train, so I can’t wait to see the version of this thing with “more of an UMPH.” I will disagree with Snooki here–she isn’t too short to pull off a mermaid dress because I am looking at her in one with my own eyes and she looks pretty fantastic.

I’m actually extremely excited to see whatever dress Snooki ends up wearing on the big day, since she’s had a  minor style transformation showing an evolution beyond her notorious Jersey shore bandage dresses and bad tans. Things are looking pretty good based on the discard pile–even though this dress got axed, it’s a lovely choice that looks beautiful on her. I’m going to give her the benefit of the doubt here and assume that her dress she did pick is even more stunning. Fingers crossed!

Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images