Apple-y Ever After: Little Details

Once Sarah arrived, she got to work taking attire and floral detail shots as Auntie worked on my makeup. I am going to keep this post all about the pictures, because who doesn’t love ogling detail shots?? I am sure you are tired of hearing me talk, anyway.

First up: my beautiful ruffly dress! I had absolutely no regret the day of the wedding. None.


For those that are curious, it is Paloma Blanca 4116, with an altered sweetheart neckline.


Sigh. Those ruffles.


The brooch was my “something borrowed”—it was given to my mom when she was living in Japan.



I loved this painting, and thought it was the perfect backdrop for my dress!


 Beautiful bouts by my fabulous, talented florist, McKenzie Powell. She is a rock star, you guys. A floral rock star. That’s a thing, right??


Love those berries! I am telling you—floral rock star.


More pictures of our gorgeous wedding invitations, complete with Moo cards. Designed by the super-fabulous Kristin at Twin Ravens Press. I am still in love with our invites.


Shoes #1—my sparkly purple heels! Still love wearing them with some skinnies and a tee.


Aaand, shoes #2—my sparkly reception flats.


Closeup of our rings on one of the bouts


My wedding-day jewelry—Tara pearl earrings that I purchased from Gilt (my “something new”), and a pearl necklace that Mr. CA gave to me for Christmas one year. I wanted to keep it simple (particularly since my dress was such an attention whore!).


My “something old”—the wedding rings of my maternal grandparents. McKenzie attached them to my bouquet, and I was so happy to keep them close to me all day since they could not be there with me physically.


And my “something blue!” My favorite perfume ever—Ralph Lauren Blue. It smells so fresh and so clean clean, with just a little subtle hint of femininity. Or something. Whatever, I am not a perfume connoisseur. Let’s just say it smells amazing. I was happy that it worked out that I could use it as my something “blue.” Win!


Now some closeups of the flowers by McKenzie. I actually was not sure what she was doing, exactly, for my bouquet or the flowers in general. She knew my aesthetic from various inspiration shots I sent her and our general color scheme. I told her I didn’t want anything too structured, we discussed specific flowers that she might use, but mainly I just let her do her thang. And she totally did. And it turned out more perfect than I could have ever planned myself.


Clematis is amazing. Seriously.



Love this other shot of my grandparents’ rings right next to mine. With me all day. Oh, and in case you are curious, I ended up wearing OPI’s Bubble Bath on my nails.

It was so fun seeing all of the random attire components come together—I was blown away with how things turned out. With all of those little details in place, it was time for getting-ready shots and putting on the dress!

Were you able to soak in all of the little details of your day? Did anyone else carry mementos of loved ones in their bouquets?


**All photography by Sarah Rhoads Photography unless otherwise noted**


Mrs. Candy Apple

Princeton Junction, NJ/ Seattle, WA
Wedding Date:
August 2011
Two Wheels Become One: On the Town
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  1. Member
    christinamarie980 761 posts, Busy bee @ 12:14 pm

    Love your ruffly dress! and those purple shoes!

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    Bellagiobride 1323 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:15 pm

    Your details are so romantic and gorgeous. Love. Seriously. Love.

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    mink 2178 posts, Buzzing bee @ 12:16 pm

    Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Gorgeous. I love that dress so much.

    And there most certainly are floral rockstars! Those bouts are awesome!

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    bluewhale 638 posts, Busy bee @ 12:40 pm

    Gorgeous shoes. And equally gorgeous dress. Sigh… I love a good dress.

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    texasaggiemom 595 posts, Busy bee @ 1:06 pm

    “My dress was such an attention whore” – LOL! Love your photos, but please don’t leave out the words – you are GREAT with words and always a pleasure to follow.

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    mswallaby 2070 posts, Buzzing bee @ 1:09 pm

    WOWWW. I love your flowers. I was hoping for clematis vine in my bouquet but it wasn’t available in Houston in November. C’est la vie :)

    And those KS heels – so purdy. Lots of post-wedding potential!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 1:12 pm

    Gorgeous details, especially your dress and flowers!

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    MrsPadlock2B 488 posts, Helper bee @ 1:57 pm

    Love love love love your dress

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    msarmadillo 497 posts, Helper bee @ 2:00 pm

    Beautiful dress, beautiful shoes, beautiful flowers…love your entire ensemble!

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    Schneewittli 56 posts, Worker bee @ 2:21 pm

    Love love your bouquet! Will send this to my florist as inspiration :-)

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    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:16 pm

    Love those purple Kate Spade shoes! And I seriously swooned over your invitation suite. It combines two of my favorite things: the color green and letterpress.

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    Mrs. Panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:50 pm

    your details are just gorgeous, so hard to pick a favorite!

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    vestidos de novias, Guest @ 6:45 pm

    What beautiful photos!, Each differently highlights the detail of each dress.Very pretty!

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    camel 703 posts, Busy bee @ 7:07 pm

    I LOVE your dress! Mine looks somewhat similar because it’s got a ton of silk chiffon ruffles. And I can’t get enough of that gorgeous bouquet and, well, everything else in these photos! I’m so glad you are sharing your recaps! :)

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    4evaurs 71 posts, Worker bee @ 1:48 am

    The dress!!! LOVE

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    courtoni 177 posts, Blushing bee @ 4:05 am

    Love everything about this post. Your dress, shoes, personal touches and great photography!

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    shaynapunim 654 posts, Busy bee @ 5:56 am

    Everything looks beautiful!! :)

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    cdubs2012 51 posts, Worker bee @ 9:43 am

    Love your details! Our dresses were very similar and we had the SAME kate spade shoes! Which were incredibly hard to find! Glad you can still wear yours…mine got fairly ruined from walking out in soft, muddy grass. Beautiful! Congrats!

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    candy apple 1877 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:48 am

    @Schneewittli: Aww! Well McKenzie did a fabulous job. I still love looking at pictures of our flowers.

    @cdubs2012: Lame! Well, on mine you can still see on the heel where they sunk into the soft dirt, but it isn’t TOO noticeable. Hasn’t prevented me from wearing them, anyway :)

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    ladymegbeth 227 posts, Helper bee @ 10:59 am

    I love the rings on your bouquet….made me tear up just reading that, it’s so sweet. I wish I had my Dad’s wedding ring so I could do the same. :’)

  21. msmongoose Member
    msmongoose 264 posts, Helper bee @ 10:33 am

    Your dress is incredible and what a sweet touch to attach your grandparents’ rings to your bouquet. Beautiful!

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    msfox 1635 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:15 am

    These are some of the most beautiful detail shots ever – I’m particularly in love with the guys bouts! And your dress, again, is amazing – if I didn’t go with the dress I did, it totally would have been something ruffly!

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