It's been a whole eight months since my wedding, but I'm only getting around to posting this now... it's crazy how busy this past year has been!
I got married last august, and I spent a large chunk of last summer procrastinating in the great project of making my own dress. I was literally stitching on buttons on the ride up to my husband's family home up in the mountains of Bonny Doon where the wedding was held! Lucky for me it's a 45 minute drive.
As you might guess from my super chic drug-store watch, this was a fairly casual event... if anything with over 200 people could be considered casual.
The ceremony itself was about ten minutes long, and we had a great local band play -- God of Shamisen! I've been told by a lot of people that it was one of the most fun weddings they had been to, which was the goal!
This is me lookin' squinty right into the sun, with my guy. It's a great look at the neckline of the dress, which is actually two dresses - a plain brown sundress with buttons all down the front, and an ivory eyelet over-dress which wrapped and buttoned on the side. The wonderful necklace, earrings, and ring were custom-made for me as a set by sudlow, http://www.etsy.com/shop/sudlow
, on etsy. I'm not wearing the ring here because it was before the ceremony
The only full-length shot I have of the dress, during the ceremony. Still lookin' squinty - it was so bright! It's what we get for an outdoor wedding on top of a mountain at the sunniest time of the year. We were so lucky, the weather was bright and clear and you could see clear across the bay to Monterey at the other side. Yes, those are cheap plaid flats from Payless, and I'm completely unashamed.
This isn't a great picture of the back, but you can sort-of see the fact that the eyelet pattern matches perfectly all across the back, even over the princess seams, at the waist - I was so proud that I managed that on the first try! Not an easy task, even for someone with experience!
And finally, after the ceremony I wore the same under-dress with a cream cardigan, and promptly ruptured my ACL bouncing on the trampoline. Tragic! But now I have a wicked scar, and a sweet story, so it wasn't all that bad. Bonus, I still got to play on the rope swing!