The very first item for the wedding I purchased was this lovely from an Etsy shop, Heart of Light”¦
Clarity of picture does not seem to be the strong suit here”¦
Rachel is the mastermind behind Heart of Light. Most of Rachel’s other designs are monochromatic, and they are pretty fantastic. We knew immediately that we wanted a colorful wedding, so I messaged her to see if she might be willing to make something custom. She was! Rachel and I emailed back and forth and determined that these colors might be pretty great together. Did I mention that the belt and the dress were purchased more than one-and-a-half years apart from each other?
When this detail arrived in the mail, I was definitely a fan. When I showed this belt, on its own, to family there was a mixed response. Word to the wise: Include details in the whole picture—don’t make the detail the whole picture (does that make any sense?). After the first few responses I stopped showing it to people and hid it away until I could show them a little something more. There is a small caveat—it appears that Rachel has not reopened her shop after her wedding last summer (2011)”¦
That cream colored dress behind the belt just happens TO.BE.THE.DRESS.I.WILL.GET.MARRIED.IN (she squeals). I will tell you all about that beauty after the wedding. Until then I will tell you that every person that has seen the whole picture of me in the dress with the belt has loved it. Not everyone can visualize, and maybe I was given some lip service (but I am thinking they were genuine). Now, I have not been going around showing this picture willy-nilly to people. My parents have seen me dressed up, I have shown the image to people who cannot make it to the wedding (but I love dearly), and a couple of our vendors have seen it (including the florist because she has a hand in my overall “look”).
Sweetie Scone has not seen the dress (but she has seen the belt.
What was your first wedding purchase? Did you go out on a limb? Are you keeping your attire a secret?