Planning a wedding is hard enough without the added anxiety of whether or not the party favors you picked out are good enough, because, in all honesty, a lot of wedding favors aren’t very practical, or even all that great. … read more
I’ve blogged about my dress and accessories, but I felt that the veil deserved its own post. I mean really, when will you ever in your life wear a veil except for your wedding day? I had a pretty good idea of what I was looking for, but it was a bit of a drama to finally get it into my hands.
I knew I wanted a long, single-tier veil, partially edged in lace. I didn’t think I wanted the full cathedral length, so I started searching for a chapel-length veil, in the hope that it would fall just outside the train on my dress. I didn’t like piping or lace all along the veil like a mantilla, but I also didn’t want just cut tulle.
I went back and forth about whether or not I wanted a veil as part of my wedding look. I knew I didn’t like the lace-edged one I tried on with my dress (see below), but I also knew I really like the look of a veil.
And there was actually a veil I was obsessed with, had my dress been more of the simpler sheath I initially envisioned. But like the lace-edged one, I knew it wouldn’t quite work with my dress. Plus, at almost 400 bucks, it was way more expensive than what I was looking for.
From walking down the aisle to taking over the dance floor, wedding celebrations can take a toll on your feet. This is exactly why it is so important to think carefully about the type of shoes you wear on your big day. … read more
Greetings, hive! I hadn’t planned on writing about this topic, but I had such a lovely experience picking out a wedding day fragrance that I thought I would pass the recommendation along. I have to mention first—I used to wear perfume regularly but have been pretty intentional about using natural products for the past few years. (You want a good Halloween scare? Put your favorite products into www.goodguide.com or www.ewg.org/skindeep and see what terrifying chemicals you may be absorbing every day.) I also realize that some people are very sensitive to heavy perfumes and I’d rather not accost people with fragrance. However, considering that smell is one of the strongest triggers of memory, I was interested in finding a special (and inoffensive) scent for our wedding day.
So last week, I was at Nordstrom returning a dress I had bought for a potential honeymoon dinner (a word to the wise—Topshop does NOT use vanity sizing. LOL so small), and I had a little time to kill before an appointment. The fragrance counter caught my eye, and I remembered reading about the “wood sage and sea salt” fragrance from Jo Malone, so I wandered over. I browsed through the area but didn’t see any JM, so I finally asked—and was directed to the JO MALONE PALACE that was next to the perfume section.
My makeup was pristine, so it was time to step into that gorgeous hanging ensemble calling my name! Despite it causing a great deal of stress, I was beyond ready to get that sucker on. Mostly because I was terrified it wouldn’t zip, eep. I’m pretty shy when it comes to modesty, so I kicked everyone out of the room, stepped out of my adorable bridal PJs gifted to me by Bridesmaid Source4, and stepped into my dazzling pile of ruffles. Mama Dreamcatcher came back in and brought the photographers to capture her zipping me in.
Every bride knows that what you wear on your wedding day extends far beyond the gown you choose. As I sat down to write about the accessories I selected, I realized that I had bought everything online (and subsequently cracked myself up titling this post). I enjoy brick-and-mortar shopping, but I definitely feel there are often better deals to be had on the good ol’ web. So without further ado, here are the Sixpence accoutrements:
SHOES. I really wanted to do the “something old, something new” tradition for some reason, so I scrapped my original plans for nude flats and chose these instead. I can manage well in wedges (true heels are another story), and I figured navy suede was appropriate for the season.
Along with the shoes, I don’t know what I’m doing about jewelry, but I’ve got a few ideas. I just have to nail down a color palette first. Do I go gold or do I go silver. Do I mix metals? If I go gold, does it matter that my engagement ring is white gold?
Annnyway—here’s what I’m thinking:
Skip the earrings: For some reason my ears are super sensitive…no matter what kind of metal I wear. I want to be at least somewhat comfy on my wedding day, and not worrying about sore ears is a good step.
Statement necklace: Something eye catching, sparkling and unique—MAYBE something colorful?
Hair bling: Maybe a headband, maybe a comb or clip—something vintage inspired, sparkly, and pretty. I AM wearing a veil (more on that in another post), but I’m not wearing it the whole night. So something pretty.
I’ve been prepping to write this post for what has felt like forEVER! But unfortunately, as the wedding has gotten closer (only 18 days away—gasp!), I have found it harder and harder to find time to do anything BUT prep. I need to remember to stop and smell the roses, and to enjoy the little things leading up to it, like blogging.
So, without further ado: Back when I tried my dress on for the first time after purchasing, my family found so many little items that they wanted me to try on in addition to the dress. Dad really wanted me to have a beautiful jacket, Mom really wanted me to have a cathedral length veil, and MOH A (sister), really wanted me to have a beautiful hair piece. Thankfully, I loved each of these.
We purchased the jacket and the veil that day, but as for the hair piece, I wanted to wait. The one that I tried on was $150. I just wasn’t willing to pay (or to ask someone else to pay) that price.
At my last fitting, we found a few more that we really liked.