Wedding Wednesday – All Of The Beautiful Details
Some of my favorite wedding photos that my photographer took on my big day were all the detail shots. Between the outfits, jewelry, flowers, and decor she was able to get a ton of great pictures! I may be (slightly 😉) biased however I think I had the most gorgeous wedding dress & bridesmaid dresses i’ve ever seen. And the guys looked awesome in their suits. When I first started envisioning how my wedding would look, loooong before I even got engaged, there were a few details that I would not budge on. The color scheme being Rose Gold & Navy was probably the biggest. Looking back on that day, I am so happy to see how everything came together.
I remember mentioning in one of my past Wedding Wednesday posts about how my wedding dress was the complete opposite style of what I initially wanted. And it was. I had always fantasized about me wearing a big poofy princess style dress on my wedding day. When I tried those kind of dresses on, they looked terrible on me! The dress I ended up choosing was everything I didn’t know I needed in a wedding dress. It was just so beautiful that I got excited every time I thought about wearing it. I even opted not to have a “reception dress” for the sole purpose of wanting to wear mine as long as possible.
My dress was a (very relaxed) mermaid style dress. It was fitted to my body and flared out right at my knees. The back of the dress featured a decent sized train that I absolutely LOVED. The whole thing was lace and dun dun dun.. it was strapless 😂. When I went dress shopping, Bennett’s ONE request was no strapless dresses. So when I fell in love with this one, I knew I would need to figure something out so he would love it too. I decided that I would have straps made, and the alterations lady made them out of leftover lace from the bottom of my dress. So they ended up making the dress even prettier, which I didn’t think was possible.
The Bridesmaids Dresses
I had known for a good year before I even got engaged exactly what dresses I wanted my future bridesmaids to wear and where they would come from. So I found an Etsy shop called Renz Rags based out of California who made the exact dresses I wanted. I wanted them to be rose gold and I figured having sequined dresses would make them true rose gold rather than just a blush pink color. The more I got into wedding planning and saw things coming together, I knew I made a right choice with the dresses. We got married at 6 PM so I knew the sun would make the dresses sparkle and shine and thats exactly what they did 😍.
The Groomsmen Suits
To go along with the rose gold dresses, I wanted the guys to wear Navy suits. They came from Mens Warehouse and they were so nice. In every picture of the groomsmen, their suits look amazing. Bennett requested they wear brown shoes with them and I requested a rose gold tie. We both got what we wanted 😉. I found the perfect ties that matched the color of the dresses from Amazon and they were really great quality! I really thought the ties helped bring the whole look together. Another one of Bennett’s requests was to get his groomsmen tie clips to wear. We found a company on Etsy (lifesaver for wedding planning!) and got them stamped with the guys initials on them.
It blows my mind how ridiculous flowers cost for a wedding. Luckily my grandmother – Meme – helps direct & plan weddings, and she also make flower arrangements. She, along with the help of her BFF, made every single bouquet, floral arrangement, boutonniere, corsage and flower crown for my entire wedding. And they looked gorgeous. I am a super nontraditional, extra person hence the sequined bridesmaids dresses. However, I did know that I wanted plain white and pale pink roses for all of my flower arrangements. And boy did she deliver!
When I try to think of my “wedding style”, I draw a blank. I had some rustic aspects, some traditional, some modern and some bohemian. My personal style has never really fit into one category so it makes sense that my wedding style wouldn’t either. Thats why all of the decor (signs, arrangements, pretty little details) went so well together. But I also think they stood out as their own pieces. My grandfather – Pops (yes he’s Memes husband, I owe them a lot!) – built the arbor we got married under and the frame for the doors that I walked through, all by himself.
I made all of my own wedding signs myself. Most were wooden, however I did borrow the mirror from over my parents bed for our welcome sign 😜. I would either make things myself in the months leading up to the wedding, or buy them as I came across them. I tried to not go overboard and be a savvy shopper so I didn’t really go too crazy with “decor spending”.
I am obsessed with the shoes that I picked out for my wedding and I think they are absolutely gorgeous. However, I didn’t even end up wearing them! Literally 5 minutes before I walked down the aisle, I decided to wear my reception sandals instead. I had never walked down the aisle in the wedding shoes before and it was made of brick and not very even. And I also strongly believed if I wore them I would be distracted throughout the ceremony thinking about how much my feet hurt. And I didn’t want that. So I didn’t wear them. Luckily, my photographer got some great pics of them with my dress that morning though!
I wanted to keep my wedding jewelry pretty simple. So I wore the Tiffany & Co bracelet that Bennett got me for our one year dating anniversary. For earrings I wore my everyday staple, my rose gold Sheila Fajl earrings. They’re simple yet pretty enough to wear as wedding earrings, and I already owned them. With my dress having the straps on it, I decided not to wear a necklace. I thought a necklace may break up that space on my chest weird so I decided to leave it open. Am I the only person who thinks of weird things like that??
My wedding band came from, you guessed it, Etsy! Bennett was super apprehensive to purchase it from an etsy shop. However we had bought his ring online too so I thought whats the difference? I did a ton of research and read reviews and sent multiple messages to the shop owner before he bought it. She was incredibly helpful and answered every question and handled everything so professionally so I knew they were a good option. I am so glad we went with them too because I am obsessed with my wedding band. It is gorgeous.
Bennett’s ring is also very nice. He didn’t want a metal band like Silver or Gold and he DEFINITELY did not want one with Rose Gold on it. Believe me I tried. But I think his ring is perfect for him and really suits his style. Its a black ceramic ring with a wooden inlay. Very manly 😉.
I could go on and on about all the little details from our wedding but I think y’all get the picture. Its the little things that really make a beautiful wedding come together and I am so happy with how ours turned out! I only have one more post planned for this Wedding Wednesday series so stay tuned! We’ll talk again soon 🙂