12/15/2009

Wedding Style

You Look Fab has inspired me to post pictures of my wedding. It was such a glorious day with so many beautiful memories, that I'm glad for an excuse to go through the photos again and remember every detail of the day.

I had a noon Virginia country wedding in May. The weather was perfect - about 75 degrees, and it was a clear day.

My style then was very simple. I never wore jewelry--I didn't even have my ears pierced until I got engaged. I didn't like to wear much color, and I liked simple lines.

My criteria for my wedding dress was that it be all white, be modest and appropriate for church, be delicate and simple since my wedding was at noon, be a dress that both my parents loved, that it have a train, and be under $500. Other than that, I wasn't too sure what I was looking for.

The dress I found was a simple A-line organza, with a bit of beading around the neckline and on to the bodice. I had a tulle detachable train for the ceremony and a simple elbow length 2-tier veil. My dress was by Jasmine. I loved it so much, I was planning on buying it regardless of the price. When I asked the boutique owner how much the dress was she said it had been discontinued and was marked down to $650. My Mom ended up finding it at a boutique near where she lived for only $470+! I knew then that this was the right dress. I bought my veil on Ebay for only $12!
The only jewelry I wore was a pair of pearl drop earrings. I purchased these on clearance at Kohl's for only $7.
I really loved my hair. My Mom (who used to be a professional hairstylist) did my hair for me exactly the way I wanted it. Soft, loose, flowing and romantic...a modern version of Jane Seymour's hair in Somewhere In Time.
My photographer (and good friend and co-worker) was (and still is) the best I've ever seen and she did the photography for me as a gift. I am forever grateful to her!
Missi and I, who have been best friends all our lives, shared a tender moment just before we walked down the aisle...
This picture caught us wiping away our tears...so precious!
The small country church was decorated with pale pink roses, baby's breath, and touch of lavender and ribbons. I loved my galvanized pails on the pew benches. They added just the right amount of country charm!

Missi made a stunning Maid of Honor...
And no wedding post is complete without a photo of the dashing groom!
So in love!
Our talented photographer, and good friend, Kelly, captured this shot of one of the flower girls and ringbearers leaving the church after the ceremony ended. Priceless!
This is where we had our reception.
Dancing...
We've been married for four years now (it will be five in May), and we're just as in love as ever!

So now it's your turn - if you are already married, what style was your wedding, and do you have any regrets? What was your favorite part about your wedding? Or if you are not married yet, what do you hope for your wedding to be like one day?

If you post wedding pics on your blog, let me know in a comment so I can go check them out!

All photos posted in this post were taken by Informal Moments Photography.