It’s the little things that make a wedding unique. Even if 10 different brides choose a black, gray, and yellow color scheme, the different personal touches infused throughout are what will make each of those weddings a personal affair. My personal details, the things I wore or used on my wedding day, are some of my favorites because they are the ones I keep with me and use frequently after the wedding. I’ve written about many of them already, but please indulge me in revisiting, one last time, the bridal details.
My Grandma is always offering to knit/crochet things for me, and now that I live in Dallas I don’t have a lot of need for scarves and hats throughout year. Somehow I stumbled across this post by Calista Yoo and knew that if I was going to have a wedding day purse, I wanted it to be created by her. I love its ruffly bum (reminds me of the ruffly bum panties I wore as a baby) and I sewed the buttons on myself a few nights before the wedding. (I was so excited to find yet another way to use those buttons!) Now, it’s waiting in my closet, to be used for a special date night with the hubs.
The pearls I originally planned on wearing (I did end up wearing the matching earrings), sitting on a vintage 1920s purse I received for my birthday a few years ago, and brought in case any of the bridesmaids wanted to use it.
I love when photographers take pictures of the wedding invitations at the actual wedding. Kelli captured our invites so much better than I ever could have.
The perfume I wore was Daisy by Marc Jacobs. I ordered several different options from Sephora, tested them all out for a few days, and then sent back the three I didn’t like. When I asked him on the wedding day, Mr. Avocado said he didn’t really like the smell of my perfume (brutally honest, right?) but he has since changed his mind. I try to pretend like I wasn’t won over by the adorable packaging in choosing this scent.
My shoes! Oh, I could show you photos of my shoes all day long. They are a brand called CAFe’Noir, and I found them on Yoox. The buttons I added are holding strong, and I’m still impressed that I ended up wearing pointy shoes on my wedding day (I had previously proclaimed myself a round-toed girl for life). They are super comfortable, and I’m always trying to dream up outfits that can be finished off with these beauties on my feet.
I love the handmade look they have. Some might be bothered that one heel is sparkly gold and the other is dull gold, and that one heel is darker than the other, but I like that they have a little bit of personality.
And finally my ‘Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue’ in action.
Something Old- the family heirloom brooch from my mother’s side I wore pinned to my wedding dress.
Something New- the shoes (like I could resist showing you one more picture).
Something Borrowed- my mother’s veil.
And the (according to my mom, horrid) Something Blue!
Hey hey hey! Want to know who took these photos? Why, it was Kelli Nicole, of course!
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