Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A Very UnBride Bride

I want to continue with the Story of Us (I haven't forgotten) but I'm going to take a small jump ahead.  Kelly at Kelly's Korner started a Show Us Your Life series and this past week showcased wedding dresses.  In honor of the theme, I thought I'd share some pics from our special day.

Now, I did things a little differently.  No white dress, no veil....instead, I wore two dresses.  Go with me here, friends.  I had my reasons.

I did not want an overly traditional wedding.  I did not want the big white ornate dress and veil.  It just didn't feel right for me.  It was just too much bride for me.  And I just didn't want to be that much of the center of attention.  I already broke out in hives just thinking of everyone's eyes on me for. an. entire. day.

I based my whole vision off of a necklace and earring set that my Grammy wore at her wedding in 1947.  From there, I decided to stick with a vintage theme.  The first dress I chose was simple, easy to walk in, and showed off the jewelry perfectly.

The second dress was a sleek, elegant, 1940's-era design.  It captured my grand vintage party theme just perfectly.

 
 


More to come!  And I promise to fill in the gaps between our first meeting and wedding.  All in good time, dear readers!

xoxo

19 comments:

Milltini said...

Gorgeous! I love it. And good for you with sticking to your guns and not going the traditional route just because its "what you do"!

d.a.r. said...

Beeeeaaauuutiful!!!!

Krystyn said...

Those are beautiful...I really like how you did things your way.

I love the strapless dress.

Krystyn said...

Those are beautiful...I really like how you did things your way.

I love the strapless dress.

Krystyn said...

Those are beautiful...I really like how you did things your way.

I love the strapless dress.

Suz said...

Love both dresses! The gold color is gorgeous! I love your Grammy's jewelry...I had my Gram's cocktail purse from the 20's for my wedding! Plus a tote bag since the purse barely held my lipgloss:)

MissBliss said...

both dresses are perfect!

love it!

why not???

Stephanie said...

I love both dresses and find them to be very classy and elegant. You looked fantastic!

Brown Girl said...

Love it, who says that you have to go with tradition? You looked just stunning!

Sara said...

I just found your blog (from Sweet Bea) and love it!

tootie said...

What a beautiful dress! I've always loved the vintage look.

designHER Momma said...

Your dress was gorgeous! (and totally off subject) Did you get a new blog look? I love it...

Michelle said...

Both dresses are gorgeous! I especially love the second one. And what a great idea to be inspired by your grandmother's jewelry. Love it!!!

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JennyMac said...

That dress is fabulous!

Jake & Mary said...

I love it! you were/are gorgeous!! *Mary*

sarah said...

Beautiful!

Saskia said...

Umm, all I've got to say is...


WOW!!!


(you looked amazing!!)

Saskia x

TUWABVB said...

I love both dresses and the little I could see of the earrings and necklace - you have impeccable taste and looked beautiful! I love that you were true to your wishes - there are so many things I might have changed in retrospect!

OceanDreams said...

You look so beautiful and I also love both dresses, especially the first one. Happy that your dreams came true!