Posts Tagged ‘Wedding Shoes’

I am not even going to deny that planning this wedding has caused my fair share of overly girly moments. Mostly stress induced and resulting in my teary eyed rendition of 100 wedding day horror possibilities before I come to my senses and realize everything will be okay. (Until the next catastrophe).

Anyway, possibly the girliest moment to this day was when I first tried on my dress and I knew it was “the one.” I have talked about this wonderful moment in time in previous blogs so I will spare you all, however, I am fairly confident that will stick in my mind for a very long time. (Maybe replaced by the first time Brandon sees me in it).

Also, there is the fact that this dress is the epitome of girly, kind of over the top, wedding dresses in my mind.  Just you wait and see.

However, every girl knows that the dress is just the beginning of a wedding ensemble. There is a ton more to come up with. For the past few months I have been hard at work devising my wedding day look with a little help from the other girls in my life.

Next after the dress comes the veil. At first I was not planning on wearing one. I just never thought of myself as the demure, veil wearing type. But alas, I was wrong…well kind of. I will be wearing the reinvented trend  known as the birdcage veil. It is all the rage in wedding day looks right now and I am happy to go with the trendy in this case. I found mine with a little help from my friend…www.etsy.com.

To go with my lovely veil look I have asked our friend Alyssa Walker to make me a couple of lovely flower “fascinators”.  That is wedding speak for “flowers that go in my hair.” Alyssa is highly creative and super fun as indicated by her lovely blog http://miceandbirds.blogspot.com/

Alyssa even made sure I was covered with my “something blue”.

Created by Alyssa Walker of Mice and Birds

Created by Alyssa Walker of Mice and Birds

Now we move from the head to the toes. I have two pairs of shoes. I know, right? One for wedding and one for the reception. I picked out the reception shoes 1) Because I think they represent my own little style. 2) Because I know my feet will get tired. The reception shoes below are exactly as they appear. The ceremony shoes are champagne and not black but I couldn’t seem to find a picture of them online. Otherwise, they are exactly the same.

Reception Shoes

Ceremony Shoes

My jewelry I am oh, so excited about! I knew right away that I wanted to wear pearls on my wedding day. After asking around and finding out that I no family member owned a pair I soon begin leaning on my trusty “ask around” habit. A friend of a friend is designing a fabulous and slightly non-traditional bridal necklace and earring set. We have met twice to discuss ideas and narrow down my choices. I have seen the mock up but not the real thing and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with. The plans indicate a beautifully constructed, asymmetrical, hodge podge of pearly goodness. Check out her work online.


Lastly, I have my hair and makeup. I have found some things in magazines that I like regarding makeup. Once again, the gal doing my make up is a friend of a friend and I am confidant Andrea knows her stuff.  If you are in need of a friendly aesthetician just let me know. I have found a few things in magazines that catch my eye but overall I am planning to keep it simple with some accents on my eyes and focus on making my skin look radiant in those wedding days pics.

My plan is to get my hair done at Heads Up Salon on Lebanon Rd. One of Brandon’s family friends owns the salon and it is where I have been getting my hair cut as of late. They have a ton of experience and are always so nice when I come by. I am thinking of a look that is not extremely formal but an updo with a little mess and asymmetrical happiness. It is something like a chignon. (I tend to lean toward the asymmetrical look if you had not guessed.) These are some examples I found online.

I think that is it. I have a few more details to discuss but I plan to do that in future blogs. You all get the idea. We are closing in on the big day. We are down to two digits in the number of days!


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