Wedding Wednesday (Three Brides with Panache)

During my wedding blog browsing the past couple weeks I came across a few brides I died over.  Each of the three is entirely different, each perfect and each oozing with style.

The first, bride Luce found on this post definitely has a Jessica Pare/Megan Draper thing happening.  Her rocker-60s-vibe, done in a completely modern way is drop dead gorgeous and her Stella McCartney dress paired with her blush fur is perfection.   

The second bride comes from this post.  Her Claire Pettibone dress is traditional in front, but a party in the back, with a completely sheer, open back, exquisite applique and three dimensional flowers.  Get a closer look here.

My third favorite bride lately, killed it in a slightly-bohemian, completely sexy Mara Hoffman beaded gown.  She also rocked the most amazing floral crown I have ever seen.  See the rest of Karen's rocker chic farm wedding here.

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Wedding Wednesday (This Dress!)

I am infatuated with this Rosa Clara dress posted here on Wedding Chicks yesterday.  This dress is timeless, elegant, so unique, yet still a little playful with the bow and buttons.  And, how gorgeous does this beautiful bride look wearing it!  Long sleeves of the win!  Click here to see the whole beautiful wedding.


Our Wedding (The Outfits)

Now that our wedding is out there on the interwebs, (check it out on Something Turquoise if you missed it last week) I am excited to share all the nitty-gritty details with you here. 

First up the ensembles.  

When I began shopping for my dress, I was on the fence of getting it redone and wearing my mom's dress and this Moniqe Lhuillier.  I tried on several lace sheath dresses, all of which were stunning, but the moment they put me in a mermaid skirt, I knew the sheath silhouette was meant for the romantic brides and I saw myself as a fun bride.  After several bridal shops, I found "the one," a lace and ruffled, Paloma Blanca at Bridal Reflections, just down the street from my office.  I had it custom made to add the sleeves and the buttons down the back.  I did get to wear something of my mom's though, her veil seemed to match my dress perfectly, so I was ecstatic to don a dramatic, cathedral length veil. 

I knew what shoes I would wear before I even got engaged.  I fell in love with these Kate Spade glittered babies long ago, but never had the occasion to purchase, until he put a ring on it!  There was a long drama involving the matching clutch, but I finally made it mind.  The bracelet was an impulse purchase at the Rose Bowl Flea Market, the earrings were inspired the the beautiful Margaux Elliott and scored on Etsy.  My engagement ring came from Doyle & Doyle, the band from Showplace Antiques, Kyle's band from Firenze Jewels in the diamond district.  The belt was the luckiest steal of all.  I was about to drop $600 on a fabulous belt from a bridal boutique, until I found this beauty at Club Monaco for under $100!

The bridesmaid dresses were another lucky find, I spied them at Rebecca Taylor, on super sale.  I knew I wanted something fun and flirty for the girls and I adored the ruffles and swiss dot fabric.  Since I wanted the decor to be loud and happy, I thought that grey was the perfect color, so I snatched them up as quick as I could.  I had the girls choose suede pumps in either a pink, yellow or orange tone, and I gave them customized clutches from The Sak, as well as vintage button earrings I collected and the J.Crew bracelets pictured above.

The boys all wore custom suits from Indochino, and Kyle's also included the vest.  As gifts to the groomsmen, Kyle gave the guys the matching socks from Express and charcoal skinny ties from Aldo.  Kyle's slick shoes are the second from the left in the photo above, from Banana Republic.  

photos: Lizzie Photo