Attire: what we are wearing..
My dress is Sophia Tolli's Xandra, gorgeous a-line with organza & lace layers, plus beading throughout. it has a chapel train, and while I wanted texture (check), but was looking more for ruffles, or lace. I got the lace..and organza, but totally different from what I envisioned. I love it though!! I've had them do a soft sweetheart for the neckline though.
I got a cathedral veil with light beaded edge from eBay
My hair inspiration is this updo:
I want to put the veil just above the bun, or below it - not sure which yet. I know I don't want the veil sitting at the crown of my head though - I look like a nun! I hated it that way when the bridal shops put them there..it just didn't work for me.
Still working on the make up look. I'm planning to DIY that one, as I can't see paying $90 at the resort for them to do it. One of the artists at Sephora & I are becoming very good friends...so far we've ruled out a black smokey eye (can you say raccoon?!?).
I also had a dress label made by
Even better, the shop doing my alterations is stitching it into the hem of my dress for no charge (
Funny enough, opening the hanger was one of my first "OMG I'm getting married" moments. Not the dress, the veil, the crafty stuff, but the hanger with my new last name.
Jewelry - I found my necklace, earrings and bracelet at Classy Concepts too (and the orange pin tuck table runners for our dinner/reception!).
close up of the earrings:
And this headband from etsy seller
and last but not least, my shoes. I'm a shoe addict to begin with, and shoes have been a big challenge for the wedding. I've bought 4 pairs of shoes in my quest for the "perfect" shoes for my wedding. One pair has been resold to another bride (blue Badgley Mischka Randalls, found on sale at ideeli.com), one pair will be my welcome dinner shoes (found at Kenneth Cole outlet, $35), one pair for the ceremony, and my silver sequin TOMS for the reception. here are my ceremony shoes - Daisy Duke wedges from Stuart Weisman (found on sale at RueLaLa! did I mention I'm a bargain hunter?). Ok, the SW's were still pricey, but half price...which is a deal to me. And they were what I wanted all along! I've worn them to the office a few times to break them in, and they are definitely a shoe I can wear after the wedding.
ok, enough about the bride. my handsome groom is wearing a grey Tommy Hilfiger suit from Macy's, which we picked up (you guessed it, on sale!) at Macy's. I think this is the one...
We found his tie at
We bought my brother & my dad these orange & white ties from the same website:
in typical groom fashion, he'll go out and buy a new white shirt and shoes the week before we leave
We don't have a bridal party, as we chose not to have the guys and girls spend $$ on a new outfit or dresses - we're just happy they'll be there with us, and we couldn't afford to buy them for them. It also cut out a TON of stress since we didn't have to coordinate this.
And that takes care of the fashion show!