Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Wedding Fashion

Let's talk about the most important part of a wedding: the fashion.
More importantly, my dress.
I wore an Alfred Angelo dress, Style 1807.

I modified in two ways: first, we cut all the silk out of the train to create a more dramatic contrast for the chiffon against the grass, as well as to eliminate some of the weight (and lordy, did that help). Also, after falling in love with Anna Kendrick's Oscar Gown, my seamstress made detatchable straps that I used to mimic her soft, romantic look. I later took them off for the reception.

A lot of cussing went into this bustle the day of the wedding. It was so beautiful and very intricate. There were seven areas that needed to be tied together with "invisible string" as my maid of honor called them. She got a little frustrated, but I think it was worth it.

When it came to my accessories, I tried to stick with the "something old, something new..." theme.

My wore a new pair of tear drop pearl earrings along side of a pearl necklace that was given to me as a bridesmaid's gift about 15 years ago. My something blue was my fabulous shoes

My something borrowed was a white beaded clutch I borrowed from my mother. I believe this originally was owned by my great-aunt and purchased circa 1954. I also carried a hankie of my grandmothers who passed away in 1991.

Instead of going to a "wedding day" stylist I stuck with my hairdresser, Tara, who knows my hair, and did an amazing job. She curled my hair and pinned it back at the base of my neck to create a very textured look, while still keeping me cool on that hot July day! I also incorporated my 100% free DIY Hair Flower

When it came time to pick a dress for my bridesmaids, I originally set out for a short dress. I figured since we were having an outdoor wedding in July, I wouldn't kill my three favorite ladies by making them wear a long dress. However, once I saw this little number from Jasmine's B2 collection, I was smitten.

Luckily, it was made of a very light chiffon, which made them a little more comfortable in the summer sun. We ordered them in the Caymen Blue, and I love the way the orange flowers popped against the beautiful dresses.

The men wore black, three button suits with navy ties. JEGs' tie was navy with a light blue stripe. They all looked very hansome.

I think altogether, we looked preeeetty damn good.



Danielle and Clint said...

You did a great job with the color combos! JEG's tie is an awesome idea! You were glowing that day with excitment! Beautiful choices in the dress and accessories!

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

You looked very beautiful and that dress looked amazin. I also wore blue shoes. I like that you stay with your haird dresser because I feel sometimes bride dont even look like themselves since someone that doesnt know them worked on them. She did a great job.

Amanda said...

I'll say it again: beautiful dress and beautiful you!

Love the old, new, borrowed, blue items you used.

Jodie said...

I love all your pics, but especially love the whole bridal party together! You did a fabulous job, LB!!! You guys looked fantastic :)

Shannon said...


Dude. Amazing. I love the changes you made to the dress, definitely worth it. And the necklines on the BM dresses is phenomenal. And the color too. Everyone looked gorgeous!

And the pic of you in the chair? Tyra would be proud. I don't throw words like "fierce" around loosely. Or actually ever. But you totally were.

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

What a GORGEOUS wedding. Those colors. Perfection. Seriously. Love the blue with the orange. Never owuld have thought of that.