2018 has been an amazing year. After a year and a half of planning, we finally got married!! It was such a magical day and more than we could have asked for!
Like many, I was looking forward to the hunt for the perfect dress. And after about what felt like a million dresses…I thought I had found the perfect dress. I had all my favorite girls, my mom, and stepmom with me and I tried on all types of dresses at several different locations. My original dress was a lace, trumpet-style dress with a chapel-length train and a plunging neckline. I loved it from the moment I put it on. But it was not meant to be. After purchasing the dress, the company (Alfred Angelo) went bankrupt and to my dismay I was not going to receive my dress. It was probably one of the best things that could have happened. My sister-in-law recommended that I try Stella’s Bridal Boutique. It was where she bought her dress and she loved them. As did I! After trying on another dozen or so dresses I put this dress on and it felt perfect. It was classic, yet sassy and had the most beautiful color. It was a pearl white with satin and crystal buttons all down the back.
I have always had an obsession with shoes and I knew that I wanted to wear blue shoes for my wedding. We had decided to do a 1920s speakeasy themed wedding so I wanted my accessories to have a vintage vibe. These shoes were the perfect color and height…and I found out…so comfortable.
Long before we got engaged I had my eye on one of my aunt’s rings and had my hopes that one day it would be my engagement ring. But the setting wasn’t right and turned out not to be the morganite stone that I thought it was. Instead E proposed with a spectacular morganite ring that I love (see below)! Instead my mom (and Aunt) took her ring and had the stone reset into this vintage looking necklace. It matched my theme perfectly and has so much meaning. A piece that I can hopefully pass down to my kid one day.
Like I said above….my engagement ring was perfect! Exactly my style and what I was hoping for. He chose well. Finding a perfect wedding band to fit pair with my engagement ring was a challenge. Surprisingly, Zales didn’t have a wedding band that fit with the engagement ring. I tried on several different options, but ultimately fell in love with this champagne diamond vintage looking band. E found his wedding band on Amazon and he loved the color, material…and of course price!
E and I aren’t really flower people. The thought of paying thousands of dollars for something that is just going to die was not something that we wanted to do. The only flowers that I wanted at the wedding were Calla Lilies. So I bought fake ones and made all of the arrangements myself. They turned out better that I could have hoped. I loved the warmth and depth of color that they brought to the day.
These earrings! AMAZING. They fit our vintage theme so well. They pulled together my look. They had an Art Deco vibe that I died for when I saw them. They were shipped quickly from the UK. I would highly recommend this Etsy shop.