Thursday, September 15, 2011

Our Wedding: What They Wore!

On the ladies:
On Jen: Dress via TjMaxx & shoes via ModCloth
On Amber: Dress via ModCloth, shoes via Jellypop
On Emily: Dress via ModCloth, shoes via Target
On Bea: Dress via ModCloth, shoes via ?
On Adria: Dress via friend, shoes via thrift
Necklaces: Gwen Delicious via Etsy
On the gents:
Shirts, Pants via Lands End Canvas
Suspenders via suspenderstore.com
Sneakers via Vans Authentics
Ties via DiBi Ties
I've been a bridesmaid before, so when planning for my bridesmaids, I made a point to think back to what made being a bridesmaid great when I was one (helping a friend plan one of the best days of her life), and not so great (an expensive dress that still hangs in my closet). Since our wedding was going to be more garden party casual than black tie, I chose a color (pink) and then let my bridesmaids choose a dress, any dress, in that color family. I sent along affordable suggestions as I found them, but when it came down to it, each girl chose a dress that they liked and felt comfortable in. As a gift, I picked out necklaces from Etsy that had the first letter of each of their names on a letterpress block. For his groomsmen, Chris chose a more uniform ensemble, but I think they all looked great. He special ordered blue Vans Authentics through the store he works at, and as an added touch of pink they each wore a small boutonniere.
(mayhem)
(Watermarked photos by Spring Smith Studios, non-watermarked photos by Desarae Repass)

Someone asked in one of my last posts why I didn't end up wearing the orange and pink heels that I originally planned to wear: unfortunately we had some rain the week of the wedding and the ground was too soft to walk in stilettos on, I would have aerated the lawn!

33 comments:

i-zilla said...

i love the picture of you with the cigar. you look so beautiful and ladylike and yet badass at the same time! love the color palette you choose for the bridesmaids dresses too!

Rae Veda said...

Adorable pictures. I love the color scheme. All of the girls dresses look so cute together. XO, Rae

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Rhiannon said...

adorable photos! i love the color scheme. all of the girls look super cute and i like the idea of having them pick their own dresses.
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Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

Well, at least it didn't rain on wedding day! I loved your thematic and casual bridesmaid approach... and the groomsmen were awesome!

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Connie @ Daydream In Color said...

Such cute pictures! I love it when the bride (you) look like you're having so much fun! The different shades of pink for the bridesmaids is brilliant!

Courtney Erin said...

Aww, what great photos - everyone looks so pretty and shiny! Which is exactly as it should be.

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Spinner's End said...

the photo of you smoking a cigar is totally priceless! i agree with i-zilla's comment.. ladylike and badass. i totally love your choice to let your bridesmaides pick their own dresses. that way everybody is comfortable, the dresses suit all their different body types (instead of trying to force several women's bodies into one silhouette that works for them all - damn near impossible), they all look true to their own personalities, and there is still a sense of unity through the color scheme. gorgeous! also, is there anything more handsome than a man in suspenders? i submit there is not. ;)
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Kayla said...

I love that you had your girls each pick their own dresses. You looked fantastic, and your wedding looked fun. Congratulations!

amber said...

love love the outfits you chose for the wedding party!! i love it when bridesmaids all look slighty different, but it all ties together :)

steffy said...

Oh so fun, I especially love the guys outfits!!

wildchild said...

i love it! definitely garden party inspired. and i like that chris looks so different from his groomsman. a pet peeve of mine is when you can't figure out who the dude getting married is.

Kristina said...

You had so pretty wedding!

charity @ c'est la belle vie said...

all the pinks looked lovely together, and I'm sure the ladies appreciated being able to pick their own dresses :) plus I'm diggin' the cigar photo--badass chic!

Jesse @ Happy Go Lucky Vegan said...

I love it! You look beautiful, as does your bridesmaids. I did something similar - and gave my bridesmaid a color (fuschia, purple, blue and yellow), and asked my bridesmaids to find a dress in that color. They matched perfectly with my flowers and other decor, which were the same colors. And I didn't want to burden them with an expensive dress that may not be suited for them.

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

i love all of the fun colors of the bridesmaid dresses!

<3 steffy
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Gwen Delicious Jewelry Design said...

So honored that you chose our necklaces for your bridesmaids!! Hope you had a great day as it looked fabulous!! Cheers Bonnie - Gwen Delicious Jewelry

Suburban Sweetheart said...

I LOVE these photos, Julie! Everything is in such good taste but not too stuffy or matchy-matchy. Just gorgeous!

Dawn said...

Julie everything is so relaxed and fun!!! What a beautiful wedding! Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

clementine* said...

um, that picture of you with the cigar? badass.

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Stephanie said...

I love the dresses! I love weddings where everyone wears something different!

Stephanie said...

Julie these pictures are beautiful and your wedding dress is simply GORGEOUS!!! :)
And thank you so much for introducing yourself at That's Better.. Seriously I'm so delighted and feel so special to have 'met' you!! And let's just chat for a second about how great you blog is, too!! You are amazing girl!! Love your style!!
PS Thanks for the info on the BFW clothing swap!! That sounds so fun!! You're going, right?!
Steph

Pet Sitting Mckinney said...

You had so pretty wedding!

Pet Sitting Mckinney

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

Great pictures :D

Cara said...

These pictures are so indicative of your classy, chic and above all fun wedding! Love looking through these posts!

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Dorien said...

You were all looking fabulous!!

Mariagrazia C. said...

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Best Wedding Gifts said...

Nice all pics !!! The idea of Cigar is mind blowing. Same dresses,shoes boys wear and BIRDS on Back looks awesome :)

dusanabotswana said...

Looks like your wedding was a blast. I love that you let your bridesmaids pick out their dress; I think the diff shades of pink actually looks better, more fun, and prettier. You look amazing, that dress is perfect for you & love the guys outfits too, so adorable! huge congrats again : )

london camille said...

love these photos. your wedding looks like it was so much fun and easy going! that is ideal for a wedding, i believe. congratulations!
xo,
london camille

Kristin Lynn said...

That is such a great idea for bridemaids' dresses! This wedding looks so fun :)

Kristin
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Sarah Stright said...

I am doing the same thing for my bridesmaids- letting them pick their own dresses. I've been a bridesmaid 10 (!) times and didn't want to force a $200 dress on them. Our colors are black and white and so they'll each pick their own black dress. And who doesn't need a great LBD in their closet? Wonderful pictures! I really love the mens' looks.
xo,
Sarah
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Clwyd Probert said...

Who ever thought of the suspenders idea for the guys is sheer genius! And the color palette on the dresses looks cute and unconventional! I'm loving it! I'm sure your wedding was a blast. And these are such great shots, especially the one with you smoking the cigar. Classy! Hope you're having a happy married life!

Clywyd Probert @ Pixcellence.co.uk

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