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.
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Oh, how I just love me some accessories! Back when Mr. Sundae and I first got engaged, I was home with my family in Syracuse, New York. I had just finished shopping for my wedding dress and desperately wanted to nail down which earrings would look best while the look of the dress was still fresh in my mind. I couldn’t wrap my mind around not having the dress physically with me to try on while I tried on everything else, and it was slightly driving me bonkers. But I knew I had to buck up because I clearly couldn’t carry a wedding gown around the mall with me (or could I?). The thought truly had crossed my mind. Thankfully, it was fleeting thought!
My mom, cousin, sister, and I went back and forth to multiple stores, mostly to try on all that we could in the short amount of time that we had. We tried on shoes, necklaces, and earrings at Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, JC Penney, and Swarovski. I say “we” because I didn’t want to try things on alone. I wanted them to try on some things as well. After all, they would need shoes and accessories, too!
Midway through our shopping spree, I realized I didn’t want a necklace because I didn’t want to take away from the dress. Also, I’m wearing my hair down and sideswept, so I didn’t want the focus to be on my neck. So that decision made things a bit easier.
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Before we get started, don’t worry: there’s no sewing involved in this project and there aren’t any tricky patterns to follow. These no-sew beaded tulle picks can easily replace (or supplement) the flowers in your bouquets, your boutonnieres, and even your corsages. And because they’re so lightweight, you can even make a few extra to decorate your cake or incorporate into your veil. All you need is some tulle, some beads, and a little bit of a patience.
Note: Make sure your wire is thin enough to fit through your beads. Some large-gauged wire is too thick to fit through small seed beads.
From use in weddings to home decor, succulents have become one of the most popular natural elements out there. Known for their easy maintenance and beautiful simplicity, succulents have become especially trendy in wedding bouquets and centerpieces. After all, it’s safe to say that the days of traditional roses in pink and red hues are long gone. These days, many brides are opting for the natural tones of green, sprinkled with a coordinating color palette. To incorporate this trend into your wedding’s decor, try your hand at a DIY boutonniere. Not only can you coordinate it with the bridal party’s bouquets and corsages, but you can also add a clever handmade touch to your wedding. Here’s how to make your own.
I can pretty much pinpoint the exact moment when I knew I wanted to add a veil to my wedding-day look. After a weirdly unemotional series of wedding-dress appointments, the first time I tried on a veil, I suddenly felt like a bride. It was this crazy rush of emotions—I’m getting married, holy shit, I’m an adult (maybe?)—that was scary and weird and wonderful all at the same time.
I’m smiling so big here because I’d just been quietly crying, NBD. // Personal photo
I had been on the fence about having a veil, but after that moment I was sold.