Things don’t always go as planned.
I had this idea in my head that because our sibling bridal party consists of two brothers and one sister, Mr. Sugar Cube’s sister would don a floral print, metallic-accentuated, or jeweled gray dress while our brothers and dads would be mismatched in shades of gray. (No, not 50. We seriously get asked that so many times I’ve lost count. It’s probably been 50.) Something everyone could wear again. Something like:
Gin dress via Nelly / Herve Leger strapless metallic printed dress / Gray ombre maxi by Next via Polyvore / CAP SLEEVE LAURA DRESS by RENZO + KAI via Revolve Clothing / Floral dress via Choices / Mismatched groomsmen photographed by Berkley Vopnfjörð via 2life
I also wanted Mr. Sugar Cube’s sister to be happy with the dress she’d wear as my bridesmaid, though. So I left the decision up to her, only requiring that the dress be gray. Mr. Sugar Cube and I would then determine the attire for our brothers and dads based off what Mr. Sugar Cube decided to wear.
After a shopping trip with my future mother- and sister-in-law, Mr. SC’s sister picked:
Meanwhile, Mr. Sugar Cube had found a vest from Men’s Wearhouse (Pronto Blue Modern Fit Vest), tie (a Corsini also from Men’s Wearshouse), and later a second pair of Vans (“Ludlow” from their OTW Collection) that he loved:
Personal photo of above-mentioned garments
When we moved into our own place, we took Mr. Sugar Cube’s vest to a men’s attire and alterations shop close by to finish the ensemble, choosing light gray slacks that pretty much perfectly matched his shoes and a tonal-striped white dress shirt. This led to picking the same shirts for the rest of our guys, medium gray slacks for the brothers, and dark charcoal for the dads. We also found a herringbone pattern tie to go with the vest that the dads will be wearing, and a gray-toned plaid tie to complement Mr. Sugar Cube’s tie that our brothers will wear. So while the idea of each guy being mismatched didn’t play out, there will still be a sort of ombré effect with the shades of gray pants.
Thankfully the boys were simple and easy—they now only need to find a pair of gray Vans to wear. Unfortunately, the moms have not been so easy. Who knew it’d be so hard to find gray dresses for both moms to wear?!
Just last Friday, after months of searching, we were able to find Mr. Sugar Cube’s mom’s dress:
Mr. Sugar Cube and I are planning to bring in our red accent color in the boutonniere he will wear and flowers I will wear in my hair instead of a veil. We didn’t want the ladies—moms and sister—to wear red so that we could have the pop of color and so the photos wouldn’t be too distracting since I feel red dresses really draw the eye’s attention. AKA, I want that eye’s focus to me!
But we also aren’t boring. And neither are our parents, so the ladies will be donning red high heels (unless they choose not to). The idea is to bring some color, but not be distracting. Like:
Minus the umbrellas, of course. I hope… Maybe I should look for some umbrellas just in case. We are getting married in November, after all.