Monday, July 15, 2013

Wedding: The Attire

One thing I had planned for last month was to do a weeks worth of posts about our wedding during the week of our anniversary. Unfortunately, life got in the way and made that an impossible feat. I decided it's better late then never and who doesn't LOVE reading wedding posts?! I know I do! 

What better way to start this post then with the dress? It's one of the first things many brides search for and it typically sets the tone of the wedding. Once I found my dress, everything else fell into place. I decided what the bridesmaids & groomsmen would wear and exactly what I wanted for flowers and decor after I found my dress. Was I in love with my dress? Not completely. I WAS in love with the back of my dress. The deep scalloped back, the satin & crystal buttons going all the way down through the train, the chapel length train, the lace...Loved it all!!! The front, not so much. It didn't fit me like I wanted it to and I have heard this same thing from many brides with lace dresses.

Dress: Allure Style  8770
Veil: My something old. It was my aunt's veil.
Shoes: (old)- Yes, seriously. I was searching for pretty dyeable shoes for a decent price and I found these babies. They were perfect especially once dyed a bright yellow. 

Looking for bridesmaid dresses was much easier then my dress. I knew I didn't want something strapless (the girls appreciated that too) and, because my dress was lace, I didn't want satin. These dresses from David's Bridal were perfect!! The color was exactly what I wanted, they were comfortable, they had pockets (!!) and they can be worn again (2 of the girls already have). Their shoes I was able to purchase where I worked and they complemented the dresses well. The heel wasn't too high (a request from the BM's) and because my shoes were yellow, the steely grey was perfect. My brother was my Man of Honor so coming up with what he was going to wear was a little more difficult. I wanted him to match the girls but I also needed the other groomsmen to coordinate as well. We went with a yellow tie & vest for him (and I added his awesome argyle socks) and the groomsmen had yellow ties & a grey vest. 

 Our bridal party was awesome. Considering that hubs & I are quieter people, our friends are rowdy but that makes them the greatest friends ever!

Dresses: Davids Bridal {style 83690}
Shoes: Nina (old)
Tuxes: Men's Warehouse 

All photos were taken by the lovely Shannon @ PeoplePaperPrints!


  1. I LOVED everything about your wedding style! Your dress was exactly what I had pictured in my head when I started shopping and I knew I wanted kind of a vintage/modern style. The dress I did get was nothing I thought I ever would, I was hell bent on LACE. But anyways, loved your photography and colors and that you had your lil bro as your man of honor, so sweet :) Still really wish I hadn't missed it :(

  2. I LOVE your dress! I could never pull off a low back because of my need for a bra, but I'm so jealous of those who can - like you!

    Beautiful wedding, dear. I can't wait to see more!