this link up party comes at a very opportune time
our 3rd anniversary is coming up on wednesday
(so please excuse me as a gush all week)
today's link up is about what i wore.
favorite subject ever.
as i looked for a wedding dress i wanted something p l a i n
when i tried dresses on, i kept asking if i could take off the shiny stuff.
they always said no.
but then i saw IT hanging there.
the least shiny dress of all.
with a set horizontal pleads every 7 inches or so.
it was mine.
my friend is a talented seamstress / do-it-all
so i commissioned her to make me a bolero of some sort.
i did not want to wear a strapless dress.
so she made the top of my dress and hand-sewed me into it the day of my wedding
(and then undid the stitches at the end of the night)
isn't she talented? it totally makes the dress.
i was in love with it. still am actually.
my friend also made my jewelry
simple ivory colored hanging pearl beads
and one tiny pearl on my neck.
my something blue was a simple silver chain with a charm
that my friend brought me from the shrine of our lady of lourdes.
i bought my shoes at DSW for ( w a i t f o r i t....)
talk about a sale.
i walked to the counter thinking they were $60 and the additional discount came off.
my talented friend, again, made the oversized roses
from material that she hemmed from the bottom of my dress.
and then i changed into my trusted rainbow sandals
(tip to future brides- break in those beautiful shoes before you have to wear them)
(another tip- bring dancing shoes!)
okay and this is about me... but our ( enormous ) wedding party was also quite spiffy that day
the girls wore blush pink lace dresses
the boys wore gray suits with pink ties
hubs wore the same suit with a gray tie
oh and the kids. they were gorgeous too.
six nieces & nephews
my mom made all of the little girls' dresses
and the boys wore suits, ties, vests, etc. that their parents
so amazingly found in our color scheme
recently someone asked if we thought we were the royal couple with all those kids in our wedding
no. we just think they're too darn cute not to involve them.
oh man. looking back i wish i could relive that day over and over again.
it could not have been more beautiful to me.
it was perfect. perfect for us.