Monday, September 5, 2011

Our Wedding: What We Wore!

On Julie:
Dress: Betsey Johnson via The Closet Consignment, Boston, MA
Shoes: Pair 1: Anne Klein via Macy's/ Pair 2: Jeffrey Campbell via Lulus.com
Necklace: Vintage via Flea Market
Bracelet: J.Crew
Hair & Make-up done by Michelle T. at The Cut Off Salon & Day Spa, North Conway, NH

On Chris:
Suit: The Ludlow Suit via J.Crew
Tie, Shirt, Belt, Socks via J.Crew
Shoes: Florsheim via Zappos.com

Wanna know a secret? I bought my wedding dress before we were engaged! One day in March 2010, while Chris and I were window shopping on Newbury Street in Boston, we wandered into Betsey Johnson (ok, I dragged him). That year Betsey was doing a lot of wedding-esque party dresses and I pointed out this dress to Chris and said: "If we ever got married, this is what I would wear". Well, one month later while window shopping with a friend on Newbury again, we strolled by The Closet Consignment, and you know what was in the window? This dress. In my size. for $80 dollars. How could I not buy it? And hide it in my closet? And hope I got engaged someday? Well, as luck would have it Chris proposed a few months later and the first thing that was taken care of was my dress. After some late night ironing with a flat iron (yes, for hair), and fluffed up by a couple of vintage petticoats, it had the perfect 1950's vibe I was going for. I have never loved a dress more.

There will be plenty more wedding pics this week, but if you're feeling antsy you can head on over to the Spring Smith Studios Blog and check out the rest!

Also while you're there, I would love it if you could leave her a comment. Spring is running a little contest with me, if I can get 75 comments on the post, I win something special. Thank you for taking the time! xoxo

78 comments:

Ruth said...

That dress is perfect! Congrats, you guys look so happy <3

xx


www.flossyblossom.blogspot.com

amber said...

you look gorgeous!! i just love that dress and the shoes are fabulous!! beautiful bride and groom :)

Charlotte said...

oh wow, that dress is just amazing. and it's so refreshing to see such an usual dress. I adore betsey johnson too!!
congratulations to you both- you both look gorgeous!!

Charlotte x

dostoievskaia said...

I swear there's a tear in the corner of my eye. beautiful :)

wildchild said...

oh my goodness, you're beautiful! that dress was totally not what i was expecting, but i love it on you. and that floral pair of shoes. and your husband looks pretty darn handsome too :)

Sarah said...

Such a pretty dress. I love the ruffles!

wildchild said...

and i don't blame you for buying the dress early. i've thought of doing the exact same thing :)

amanda said...

i love the dress!!!!! and what a great buy too. the photo of chris picking you up is maybe the sweetest thing ever :)

violetvirus said...

Congrats!

& dat dress is just perfect for you! :)

I'm heading over to Spring Smith! Hope you get dat smth special..Good Luck!

dear winsome said...

The dress is so perfect for you! You both look amazing!

Krystle
http://dearwinsome.blogspot.com/

triskelos said...

It's almost scarry how close your wedding was to my imaginary dream wedding! Honestly - I've always said that i'd love to have a shorter wedding dress, strapless, with full skirt, a belt in different color and some brght shoes. And a bow tie, vest and some vintage looking jacker for a groom)))
You both look amazing! I wish you many-many years of happy married life! <3

http://tri-skelos.blogspot.com/

GIRL AND CLOSET said...

Julie, congrats on the wedding it looks like such a beautiful day and you are both absolutely glowing! As for the dress? Oh my goodness it's SO beautiful, adore how you styled it, and those shoes are totally dreamy too! Also, what a stellar find, I can't believe you found it for only $80 -wow! All the best to you and your hubby, you're such a cute couple. xo veronika

Kathryn from Schoolmarm Style said...

I've been tempted to consider buying a dress even though I am not yet engaged as well. You give me hope that if the perfect dress comes into my life I must get it then and there.

Rebecca Jane said...

What a beautiful dress! You look so amazingly lovely and so happy! Congratulations to you both!

loro said...

oh my gosh! i love it! you guys look absolutely adorable and so in love! wishing you lots of love and happiness!

Veronika said...

i wish you all the best!! You look amazing in that dress. :)

Rae Veda said...

So pretty! You two look amazing. I love that you bought the dress before you were even engaged. Haha. So cute! XO, RaeVeda

http://aneclecticheap.blogspot.com/

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

You both look so amazing, Julie!! That dress is so wonderful! Aww, I'm in LOVE with these photos :)

Joanna. said...

This just makes me go AWWWWWW :)

Courtney Erin said...

That's such an amazing dress - definitely something you have to just buy when you see it and then wait for the occasion to present itself. You both look amazing and happy and just like everything newlyweds should be!

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.com

Peaches said...

the dress is amazing!!!
please follow me :) peachessmith.blogspot.com

xxx Peaches

Kitsune-kun said...

yay! you looks SO pretty! love these:)

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

ah betsey johnson makes the best dresses and for $80!!??? just amazing! it was made for you :)

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

akumaxkami said...

Wow, you both looked fantastic!

Kaili said...

That dress is PERFECT. Love this so much! So, wonderful! Congratulations!

http://perfectly-vintage-nightowl.blogspot.com/

Stephanie said...

You look so beautiful and that dress is stunning. And the shoes, oh my! LOVE THE SHOES!

Camilla said...

Your glowing :) This is so sweet- and the dress is so perfect :)

xo Camilla

Into The Fold

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Caitlin said...

So beautiful! Congrats

My Hideaway said...

You look perfect and so adorable--the dress, shoes, flowers, everything. :) And most important, you guys look really happy. Congrats!

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

So pretty! :)

Lindy said...

So sweet. Thanks for sharing!

Chaucee said...

Wow you look great!

Alamodewearhouse said...

VERY INSPIRING. http://www.alamodewearhouse.com/

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

i love your shoes and your dress is so dreamy!

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

Hurray! I usually can't stand wedding dresses but yours is beautiful and so you! Chris looks very dashing as well. ; ) Congratulations to you both!xx

Natalya's Closet said...

Yay!!! Such beautiful photos!! Congrats to both of you, you make such a lovely couple!! XOXO, www.NatalyasCloset.com

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

Congratulations. You look incredibly beautiful.
XOXO

cakesandshakes said...

Of course you would wear something beautiful, cool and contemporary! : ) Adore the dress, you both look on cloud nine :-)

Cakes
http://www.cakesandshakes.wordpress.com

Jamie Rose said...

You looked beautiful and adorable in that ruffled dress! Such pretty pictures too! I love it

Birta said...

God, I'm about to cry over these photos. They're so wonderful. The one of Chris in the front and all the dudes in the back is awesome.
Your dress, his suit, the whole thing... all I can say is: congratulations again, Julie!

Kinsey Michaels said...

julie you look so so pretty! and that dress couldn't be more perfect on you, it's so glamorous and girly. that dress was so meant to be yours! congrats on your wedding!!!

dusanabotswana said...

Oh my you are an absolutely beautiful bride and I adore the 50s vibe you went with! That is such a an awesome story about your dress, good job getting it before. I feel like loving your dress is so important at your wedding. I really like what Chris wore too, the vest is a great (more original) alternative to a full tux. You two look so happy in these pictures too.

Rebecca said...

Congratulations! Your wedding pictures are lovely. I think it's great you already had the dress, and what a steal too!

Katy said...

Ohh such a pretty dress, congratulations! xx
Sirens and Bells

Anonymous said...

Congrats! Great pics!

Ana said...

The dress is just amazing! If I ever get married I wouldn´t mind wearing a dress like this.
And I really hope you get over 75 comments.

Looks and Books said...

Congratulations on your marriage! You both look so happy. Amazing dress find, that is truly impressive.

Bonnie Joy said...

You look amazing! And I bought my dress before we got engaged too :P My now-husband suggested we go dress shopping, and he helped me pick it. I know it isnt how it is usually done, but I found out later that my dad had helped my mother pick out her wedding dress back in the day, so it felt like we were continuing a tradition after all :)

Elaine said...

Julie, congratulations!!!! You look gorgeous and I'm so happy for you and your new HUSBAND!!!! The pics look amazing!!!

V said...

Love everything!!

HollyDolly said...

Julie, your dress is goooorgeous! It suits you perfectly. And how lucky, the way you found it!

Holly

Katie Burgoon said...

Fantastic dress - definitely makes a wedding what it should be - A PARTY! Good luck on the contest! ;]

Shannon said...

You and Chris are an adorable couple! Your wedding looks gorgeous. Congratulations! :)

blouse said...

what a perfect little dress! i always say my brides maids are going to be in betsy. maybe i will be too!! outrageously rad that your dress was only $80!

congratulations!

xo~jane

yoyos said...

So so so so so lovely! of all the blogger weddings Ive viewed online your dress is definitely the best, I know it isnt a contest but I still give you 1st prize!!!

Eli said...

so beautiful! Congratulations to the both of you on your happy day! :)

Tikkitiboo + Ahka Vintage said...

What a perfect dress for a wedding! And so cheap! Thrift chic that looks wonderfully classy!
Tikkitiboo + Ahka Vintage

Kimberly Barker said...

Your wedding looks like so much fun! I want a do-over on mine so it can look as awesome as yours!
You looked gorgeous and he looked very handsome!
I saw that you have over 80 comments on Spring's post.. what did you win??

Courtney said...

You look so beautiful and so happy.
You're so lucky to have found that dress for 80$! WOW!
Your wedding looks PERFECT.



Courtney
I Can Be Many Things

Jess said...

You look gorgeous! Funny thing, I also got married in August, and it looks like our now-husbands wore the same suit :) Yay for dapper men! Here's our pictures: http://michellearlotta.blogspot.com/2011/09/jess-mark.html

Congratulations!

Circa Style said...

congrats! you both looked amazing and SO happy!

Elise said...

These pictures are great - thanks for sharing!!

Elise
http://www.thechampagnewishes.com/

Santina said...

These phots are too adorable! You both look so happy and in love!

Your dress is amazing, and I love that you knew it was the one before you were even engaged!

Santina

Momma Kitty said...

You look just picture perfect!

rebelrousher said...

This is such a beautiful fun dress! Both of you look so happy, Congrats :)

xx
rebelrousher.blogspot.com

Susan said...

Congratulations and best wishes to your husband. Your wedding looked absolutely perfect!

guildedsecret. said...

CONGRATULATIONS! i've been a long-time reader of your blog and its a delight to see you so radiant on your special day :)

with love,
guildedsecret

kelly ann said...

Siiiigh. You look gorgeous - that dress is so perfectly you. :) Love those bright shoes!

Of the Comely said...

Congratulations. You are glowing in these pics. Your husband looks very handsome and I love his blue polka dot bow tie. Verry nice :).

hannah, heart city said...

Gorgeous! You guys are such a dapper pair :-)

Clemson Girl said...

Your dress is magnificent! I love the vintage feel of it and the color in the sash is so pretty. Congrats!

MOUSEVOX VINTAGE said...

you look stunning, julie! obviously, this was meant to be your dress.

Catherine said...

Congratulations, it seems like it was a beautiful ceremony. Love the idea of the bubbles. Your hair and dress look amazing; I just read your last post regarding how you found it, and wow, how lucky! Seems like everything came together perfectly for you two.

Again, congratulations ~

2Gitanas said...

I LOVED YOUR WEDDING AND EVERYTHING ABOUT IT!!! O love the dress what he wore..and his friends looked soo cute!! I am definitely in love with your blog! Im a follower now.
Hope u visit my blog soon!! Farah
www.2-gitanas.blogspot.com

Megan said...

Beautiful!

Noelani said...

Congrats to you both, such a beautiful day and even more gorgeous couple. Picture perfect!!

Irene Wibowo said...

congrats! I love your wedding dress! :)

Love Simple Green

Theme Wedding said...

Congrats on your wedding !!! Bridal wedding dress is cool :)

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