Aloha, everyone! After a week in Maui, a few days in So Cal, and a crazy week back at work, I finally have a moment to recap our wonderful day. There were quite a few things that I kept on the DL during planning and now I can spill the beans. I also have a few fabulous vendors to brag about, including our photographer, Dean Thorsen of Thorsen Photography. Please credit him if you borrow any images.
First up, my shoes!
I heart Foot Petals! After much internal debate and a little help from the hive, I had settled on a lovely gold pair of Jimmy Choos. I later realized that I could buy Mr. Peacock a nicer band if I exchanged those wonderful shoes for a less expensive pair. Back to Nordstrom they went! I had wanted a blue pair anyway, and these blue suedes from J.Crew were just the ticket.
Next, my dress. Mr. P was adamant that he did not want to see my dress before that day. He reads my posts on the WB regularly, so I needed to save the big reveal until after he saw me. Here she is, in all her glory.
I loved my dress so very much. You will see in later photos that there was a strap of fabric around my neck like a halter. I think it is so classic looking. Sigh… good thing I got to wear her one more time (more on that later!).
Lastly, the jewels. I had purchased some warm gold beaded earrings and an opera length necklace. When I had a dress rehearsal the week before the wedding, I realized that it was too much. My aunt had lent me a pair of my Grammy’s earrings to use as shoe clips. They were the perfect vintage touch. I had already planned on wearing her wedding band on my right hand. My Grammy had passed away when I was two, so any way to have her there with me was a wonderful gift.
Did anyone else hold back a few secrets from family and friends until after the wedding?