Bridal Wedding Attire
Welcome to the long awaited wedding recaps.
First up is what I wore!
Dress - Aisle Be There - Trashy Diva - ModCloth
LOVE this dress, since we were DIYing the wedding I knew I'd have to wear my dress most of the day, I wore it almost 10 hours on the big day and didn't flinch. I put my petticoat on after set up and worked out well. The short length was perfect since I'm only 5' 3" and kept me cool. It has a slight stretch to it too which saved me from any alterations. If you're looking for a short wedding dress, give this one a try, I was SUPER impressed with the quality of both the fabric and the construction. I'm sure I'll wear it again at some point as well.
Petticoat - Malco Modes Knee-Length Chiffon Petticoat with Fluff
This petticoat was perfect, I got it in ivory which closely matched my dress, and will be the most useful color for future use. The chiffon is soft against your legs, no itchy tulle. The amount of poof is perfect as well, just enough to feel like a princess but not so much that you feel gigantic.Plus they are made HERE in the great state of Tennessee.
Sash - Made by Me.
So easy and I was able to make it as long and wide as I wanted. Finding the perfect coral satin was the hardest part.
Shoes - Manolo Blanik - TheRealReal
My awesome Momma found these worn once Manolo's on consignment online.
This a family piece from Germany that dates back to the 1800's, even more special there is a photo of my Great-Great-Great Grandmother wearing it on her wedding day as well. Collective... awwwwwwwwwww.
A fabulous last minute addition is from my dearest Gaily, one of my "other" mommas. (Secret: she didn't make me give it back! She loves me! =)
Reception Shoes - Chinese Laundry Ballet Flats
I used my wedding ribbon to add bows to the toes, turned out super cute and made my flats far less boring.
Headband - Off Fifth
I found this $60 lace and sparkle headband at Off Fifth for $8, it was meant to be. It was super comfy and I loved that I wasn't messing with my hair all day. It was only fitting given my well-known headband obsession.
Once upon a time (AKA Junior Prom) Bestie curled my entire head of hair for me, she swore she'd never do it again... but she loves me so she again curled my entire mop for my wedding day. She's the best.
No one wants to be smelly on their wedding day right, so the only real "Bride Beauty Tip" I actually used was getting and using Certain Dri antiperspirant on the days leading up to the wedding. It worked and I didn't have to worry about staining my dress. (Note: Try it a few weeks before hand just in case you are allergic!)