Rock the Frock: Sister Style

Hive, I am THRILLED to share these sister shoot photos with you. I’ve been daydreaming about them since Sister Big Eyes told me last year that she wanted to do a photo shoot with BOTH of us in our wedding gowns.

I really want to post them without these downer disclaimers but truthfully I feel a bit self-conscious about my appearance in some of the pictures. I’d been dancing all day at Sister’s wedding and was a bit sweaty and swollen. Plus, for some idiotic reason I took my hair out of its side up do and it just doesn’t look right with no time or professional to fix it. (Sorry about the whiny moment.)

That aside, these pictures are so incredibly special to me. My Sister and I had a rough start to this wedding planning journey, but in the end, there is no one in the world I’d rather have shared it with.

The location: Our parent’s backyard at their home in a southern suburb of the Twin Cities in Minnesota.

The dresses: Both Mori Lee with ruching and ruffles but hers is white, and mine is ivory. Hers is a dropped waist, corset back, and beading. Mine is a fit-n-flare with zip up and buttons down the back.

The men: Both of them officially our husbands now! We actually hauled Mr. Sword’s kilt ensemble all the way from Chicago for this short shoot, but it was totally worth it!







This one is just of Mr. Sword and myself because we wanted a picture highlighting his sword cuff links.


After we sent the guys away it was time for some sisters only bridal portraits. We had such a blast!



Veils? Yes please. And not just to cover up my sunburn from Sister’s ceremony earlier that day”¦






This next one has a good view of the differences in our bodices.








Would you ever do a photo shoot with another bride, a sister, or friend, or otherwise? I 100% recommend it!

All photos by Crystal Liepa Photography.


Mrs. Sword

Wedding Date:
March 2013
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    jessc4343 219 posts, Helper bee @ 8:21 am

    these photos are ethereal.

  2. sword Bee
    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:07 am

    @Blonde17Jess: @Jessica: @dcgirl655: Thanks for the question ladies! So, you don’t know my sister very well, but she’s the most practical, logical person I know. She saw an opportunity for a sister shoot at the end of her morning/afternoon wedding and made it happen. She didn’t want to have to pay for hair/makeup again, and she wanted to utilize her time with the photographer since her wedding was not that long of a day. The shoot took one hour, from 5-6 PM and then she was off to her gift opening at the church with our immediate family. Mr. Sword and I changed back into normal clothing before heading over to the church. Let me repeat, NO ONE saw me in my wedding gown but Sister and her husband and the photographer.

    Don’t you think that is something we discussed ahead of time? She isn’t the type of person to get worked up over that. She’s the best sister a girl could ask for.

  3. sword Bee
    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:08 am

    Thank you to everyone who had such lovely things to say! It is much appreciated. We will both treasure these photos forever. 🙂

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    texasaggiemom 595 posts, Busy bee @ 9:03 pm

    Always thrilled to see a Sword post, but this has to be one of my favorites! As an MOB myself, I can only imagine your mom’s reaction when she saw how these turned out. If I had to choose just one, it would either be the one with you on the bench and her sitting at your feet, or the close up of you looking at each other and laughing, but they are all so beautiful. You are both very lucky girls, and I’m glad we got a sneak peak at her wedding through your posts.

  5. sword Bee
    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:52 am

    @TexasAggieMom: You are the sweetest. My mom was very happy with both weddings and the sister shoot, such a fun year for her! Thank you so much! I love sharing with everyone on WB.

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    Mrs. Rubber Stamps 821 posts, Busy bee @ 4:15 pm

    Gorgeous pictures!

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