Wolves’ Winter Wedding: Getting Fancy

I was so happy to finally get to the venue. I would have loved to do all of our getting ready there, since they have this beautiful bridal room designed for that exact purpose. But we would have had to pay for more rental time, so I figured just getting zipped up in my dress there would be the most important thing.


Champagne and cheese. Breakfast of brides.

I did the awkward get naked in the bathroom and half put on the dress thing before I had my mom help put me all together.


My mom made her green dress!


I wrote really early on about the quest for this dress, and I was so, so happy with how everything turned out (post coming on ordering a dress from Etsy!). It fit perfectly and was exactly what I pictured my wedding gown to be. Also, you see that I chose a belt! However”¦it wasn’t really a belt. Turns out those suckers are really expensive and I really wasn’t feeling like spending $100+ on it. So, I used a headband! I had this beautiful headband from Anthropologie that I just cut and sewed to a nice long piece of ivory ribbon. It was blingy and sparkly and practically free (in my case, one of my maids actually gifted the headband to me the year prior). For anyone who likes this look but not the price, check out the headbands at Anthro—they usually have a few that would turn into really pretty belts for easily less than $40. The only caveat of course is that it won’t go all the way around your waist, but mine was big enough so it circled the front half of my body, which is what I cared most about.


My dress was really easy to put on—all it was is a few eye hooks and a tie—so most of these pictures are my mom putting on my dad’s ring. I had originally planned to put it inside the bustier or something, hidden away, but we decided to hide it under the back of the dress so it was more visible. You’ll see it a lot in pictures.


Seeing my whole look for the first time!

My maids were already dressed—I absolutely loved how the dresses looked, and the fur shrugs worked SO well. Far exceeded my expectations.


Watching on as I put on my dress


My MOH helping me into those heels. I couldn’t really bend over.

Meanwhile, Wolfman and his groomsmen were getting ready too. A few weeks before the wedding, my photographer emailed me and asked if it was OK if she bring a second shooter. This was something that I would have liked the whole time but it was usually at an additional cost, so I was PUMPED and said of course! This meant that I did get some of the “dudes getting ready” photos that I thought we’d totally forgo. I’m glad because I think these are some of the cutest ones of Wolfman.




All of these are super faked because no one in his wedding party knew how to tie a bow tie. Our coordinator had to do all of them.

Wolfman wore a tux, but just told all his groomsmen to wear black suits, and we gifted them with matching shirts and ties. Wolfman got a little worried about how a non-tux would look with a bow tie, but they all turned out looking really good.


Doesn’t he look sharp?

Knowing Wolfman and his guys were just a few doors away was strangely exciting, and I was more than ready for our first look!

Do you like the “getting dressed” photos? Do you care about where you get dressed?

All photos by Emily Clack Photography


Previously on WWW:


Mrs. Gray Wolf

Washington DC
Wedding Date:
February 2013
A Sunday Kind of Love: Wedding Day Tears
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  1. candy apple Member
    candy apple 1877 posts, Buzzing bee @ 11:52 am

    I love getting ready shots! :) Just beautiful.

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    BookishBelle 1629 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:53 am

    Obsessed with your dress, that first photo from behind is so beautiful and romantic!

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    camel 703 posts, Busy bee @ 12:00 pm

    These photos really highlight how elegant your wedding must have been. You had such classic style Mrs. Gray Wolf (and Mr. Gray Wolf, I must say)! I can’t wait to see more! :)

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    mswallaby 2070 posts, Buzzing bee @ 12:16 pm


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    mssquirrel 276 posts, Helper bee @ 12:22 pm

    Absolutely stunning!! I love it all! Everything.

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    seabeeny 68 posts, Worker bee @ 12:34 pm

    Your photos are so beautiful, and I love your dress. You may be waiting to talk about this in your post about your dress that you mention, but how do the sleeves work? Is that a dumb question? Can you lift your arms in those?

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    goldstar 796 posts, Busy bee @ 12:55 pm

    Haha, it looks like we all are obsessed with your dress? Did you get it off of etsy, or is it something you found after the etsy dress didn’t work out? (I maybe misinterpreting your wording & I am relatively new, so I should go back for more of your past posts).

    Also, I love your shoes! Wolfman was pretty handsome, too!

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    elysion 3813 posts, Honey bee @ 1:13 pm

    Beautiful getting ready photos!! Is your dress from reddoll?? I love her dresses and coats!!

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    Mrs. Bracelet 279 posts, Helper bee @ 1:22 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous dress!

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    FoolsintheRain 971 posts, Busy bee @ 1:46 pm

    You look stunning! That dress is to die for!

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    ladymegbeth 227 posts, Helper bee @ 2:27 pm

    I adore your dress! It’s like the perfect blend of Disney princess and Athenian goddess! 😀

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    missgoldfish 454 posts, Helper bee @ 2:36 pm

    Love your dress! It’s gorgeous!

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    Pink Penguin 144 posts, Blushing bee @ 4:13 pm

    The picture of your bridesmaids in their fur wraps is like something out of a period drama. They look beautiful – as do you! x

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    vanessa7 457 posts, Helper bee @ 4:59 pm

    Can I ask where you got those shrugs? So pretty!

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    kirabee 1240 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:08 pm

    Such a smart solution with the headband! You look beautiful!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 7:03 pm

    Gorgeous!! I love how your dress turned out!

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    Malaya, Guest @ 9:05 pm

    Oh my goodness, I’m obsessed with your dress! Seriously flawless! Not to mention your bridesmaids look beautiful too!

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    pixiestix6089 60 posts, Worker bee @ 5:40 am

    Love, love, love the photo of you and momma in the dressing mirror. Gorgeous!

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    anemonie 1578 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:55 am

    You are SO lovely! Your dress is the first non-ball gown that I’ve fallen for, though I suspect it has something to do with the fact that it suits you so perfectly. (And is that champagne I spy with my little eye?)

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    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 6:58 am

    @Mrs. Candy Apple: @BookishBelle: @Miss Camel: @Mrs. Wallaby: @Miss Squirrel: thank you so much! :)

    @seabeeny: yeah, i’ll address it! the sleeves were my favorite little part but they weren’t very mobile..

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    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 6:59 am

    @GoldStar: @elysion: yep, on etsy! i’ll write more about it but i reallllllly love everything she does!

    @Mrs. Bracelet: @FoolsintheRain: @ladymegbeth: @MissGoldFish: thank you so much!

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    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 7:01 am

    @vanessa7: believe it or not they’re from target! i doubt they’re still available but i hope they bring them back in the winter – they are really lovely.

    @anemonie: thank you so much! yes…we may have had a glass (or three) during the day!

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    Myra, Guest @ 3:26 am

    Zumba marietta helped me get fit ready for my wedding day. My gown was stunningly perfect when I wore it, it made me confident walking down the aisle.

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