My Wedding Day: My Dress & All Things BRIDE!

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This is it! Today’s post is my last one planned for my #WeddingWednesdays series. Maybe over the next year I will do a few post-wedding updates.

I have probably said it a million times since the morning of my wedding, but my wedding day was the happiest day of my life! I was smiling from ear to ear from the moment I woke up. I tried my best to soak in every second, especially the sight of MY wedding dress hanging in my bedroom at my parent’s house. The day I picked it up from the dress store the reality of my wedding week set-in. On my wedding day I wanted to feel special and glamours, but I still wanted to feel like myself. I opted for styles and accessories that were true to me. I feel most like myself with my hair down, so that was how I ended up wearing it on my wedding day. My make was classic with just the right amount of glam to me feel extra special.

{January|Make Trial by Lisa|Instagram @M1ssL1saMar1e}

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{July|My first dress fitting}

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{October|My last dress fitting}

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{Picking up my dress during wedding week}
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My dress was by Allure Bridals with custom cap sleeves made by my seamstress. When hemming the bottom of my dress she used the excess lace to make the sleeves and added eyelash hem detail to match the rest of my dress. She also custom made my veil which started out as just a plain tulle veil. To make the satin edge, she took stain from my sash. It all turned out better than I could have imagined. I absolutely loved my dress. Four months later, I still have it hanging in my office. I hope to put it on one more time before I have it boxed. It was my “something new.”

{One of  my favorite candid wedding day pics by my new sissy}

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I wore Badgley Mischka kitten heel pups in ivory for my wedding day. I can honestly say they were very comfy. The low heel made these shoes totally wearable. They were so pretty. I wore my shoes with no problems from about 1:30pm-9pm. I probably could have left them on longer. Earlier in the year for a friend’s wedding I discovered heel stoppers. You put them on the heels of your shoes to prevent from sinking into the grass. I bought them in extra small for these shoes. They make a huge difference in your day! Not only did they keep my heels from sinking into dirt, they kept my shoes clean and made them more sturdy. I highly recommend getting having a few pairs of these in your drawer. Later in the night I changed into platform sandals. I know most are probably thinking platform, foam sandals? Really? But the truth is, the platform makes a big difference! It was easier to slow dance with a little heel and it also kept my dress from dragging.

 My earrings were halo studs from Nordstrom. I rarely wear hanging earrings, so I knew studs were the way to go. I also didn’t want hanging earrings or a necklace to take away from my dress. I wore a simple bracelet from Francesca’s (like this but in silver) that I will definitely be able to wear again. My hair comb was my “something borrowed” that my cousin and MOH wore on her wedding day.

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My nail polish color was OPI Beyond Pale Pink. It took me a good nine months to decide on my nail color. I really think the OPI infinite shine polishes last a long time without chipping and only cost an extra $2 at my salon. I did buy my own bottle for my wedding just in case it chipped (but it didn’t). I wore my favorite go-to lip gloss; Adore U by Clinique. It the perfect pinky-plum color for my lips. I also bought a new perfume that I plan to only wear again for special occasions. Bella by Vince Camuto is very light. I think it has a slight citrus and vanilla scent to it.

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My rings are very special to me. Mike picked out my engagement ring and my wedding band was my grandmother’s. She always dreamed of my wedding, but she passed away a few years ago. I never thought she would miss my wedding day. I think it will always make me sad to know that she wasn’t there. When looking at wedding bands I originally planned to get a thin band to match my engagement ring. The night before I went to go order my band, my mom gave me my grandma’s. We had it fixed up and it’s beautiful. It is a nice complement to my engagement ring and now I feel like I always have part of my grandma with me. Inside my dress my seamstress sewed in a piece of my grandma’s blue shirt. She was my “something old” and “something blue.”

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Professional Wedding Photos by Capture the Moment Studios

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3 thoughts on “My Wedding Day: My Dress & All Things BRIDE!

  1. Congratulations! How exciting – and you looked stunning. Its such a magical time isn’t it? I just married the love of my life in October and I’m doing a wedding series on my blog to recap it all. The whole time is so special. 🙂

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