Monday, June 24, 2013

Pink Tulle and a Wedding Weekend!

This past weekend was full of a lot of family!  I sort of had an early weekend, with Thursday night starting my family time extravaganza with my two Great Aunts from out of town.   Daniel and I went over to see them at my parent's house for a night of conversation and catching up since the last time we saw them almost two years ago.  They were gracious enough to gift me with a late wedding present, a beautiful handmade Afghan that was my great-grandmother's- something I will surely treasure!  Then on Friday, my little cousin Tim got married to his adorable high school sweetheart, Breigh.  I am so happy for those two!  They started dating in 9th grade- which was about seven years ago now, and since then I have seen them grow from lovestruck teenagers to caring and responsible adults- it's amazing how time flies and how your "little" cousins seem to be marriage age before you realize it!  It actually brought out some emotions in me I didn't realize were hiding out.  I felt a little nostalgic- a little teary eyed- but I am just bursting with happiness for the two of them and am so happy to see them starting their lives together!

I was scanning through my closet for the "right dress" to wear to the wedding when I came across this fun retro-inspired pink dress by Minuet.  I got this from the shop some time ago and hadn't found the right occasion to wear it for so I figured I had finally found the time to style it!  It worked out perfectly and the bodice was fitted enough that I didn't need to worry about pulling it up all night and while dancing (which is something I sometimes have to worry about with strapless stuff!).  With just a few other bright colored accents it came together nicely and I completed it with a delicate gold and pearl headband I found for sale at Anthropologie a few months ago.  Voila! 

Outfit Details:  Dress and necklace: Clothes in the Past Lane, dress from Minuet, Tights: Target, Cardigan: Francesca's, Headband: Anthropologie, Earrings: H&M

Tim and Breigh coming down the aisle as husband and wife! <3
My little cousin, Jordan.  I can't believe how much she's grown!  She was the flower girl at my wedding too, which was a little more than a year and a half ago.  She looked adorable with her yellow gown and floral crown.  She is simply the cutest and is sooo ahead of her time- 5 going on 13- seriously!
The gorgeous bouquets and bridesmaid's accessories.

I caught Breigh for a photo together! :)

My favorite part of the reception was Jordan pulling me onto the dance floor over and over again to go dance with her- and telling me that I was her "fashionable cousin" because I "wore lots of dresses and bright colors".  When we were leaving the wedding, she requested we have a play date soon.  Daniel and I seriously need to get up to Maine sometime and make that happen!

Yesterday we ended our family packed weekend with a baseball game in Philadelphia to watch the Phillies play the Mets.  Sad to say the Phillies lost pretty bad, and we got rained on twice...haha!  But nonetheless it was a fun and interesting way to end the weekend, and a nice way to get a visit in with family before everyone went their separate ways.  Hope you are all having a great week to start and I can't wait to catch up on all your blogs soon! 

xo, Alyssa


  1. These pictures are the sweetest! You look stunning and it's always the best to hear about high school sweethearts getting married <3

  2. Sounds like you really had a great weekend. What beautiful pictures! You look great. That dress is a wonderful shade of pink & looks really good on you.


  3. it was a beautiful wedding. so happy for them! i love the flower girls yellow dress. how cute! adored your dress. i love the applique on the bodice. so pretty! you looked awesome. thanks for sharing.

  4. "wears lots of dresses and bright colors"--hehe, yup, that sounds about right! A perfect description of ya, to be honest, Miss Fashionable Cousin! I adore all of your colors... seriously, you smash together the best color combos. That dress is so poofy and ballerina-like! Fun fun. :D

    Congrats to your brother on his wedding; it looks like it was a splendid time!

  5. I love the pink tulle dress with the aqua necklace, you look so pretty! Sorry it has been so long since I have stopped by to say hello! This wedding looks amazing, I love the chevron and yellow decorations on the farm tables :)
    Hope you're having a great start to you week!
    xo Hannah

  6. What a stunning dress-both yours and the bride's! I love wedding photos, they always bring such lightness and happiness :) What a darling little girl too! That is always my favorite thing about weddings- Getting to see wee family members before they grow up too fast!
    Your combination of pink and lavender is just stellar too :)

  7. Congrats to your cousin and his wife!!

    You looked lovely, that dress surely is gorgeous!

  8. awwww, you look so adorable! I love the color of your tights with that dress. and that picture of you dancing with jordan is so stinkin' cute, I love it.


  9. That dress. THAT DRESS! Oh my word, that is the cutest thing ever. You look beautiful, my dear! :)

    xo. Mandy

  10. Oh myyyyy that dress is amazing lady! I love the head piece that you added to the outfit as well.
    Family functions are always the most fun! Congratulations to your little, not so little cousin, for what seems is already an awesome marriage. Your little cousin is adorable.. Seriously, so darn cute. I love dancing with little people. You can be as silly as you want and have no one judge.

  11. Love this color on you :) You look like you're going to a fun tea party!

    xo Ashley

  12. that dress is so gorgeous! I love all the yellow at the wedding too!
    Rebecca @ tr[i]b[e]cca

  13. I love your posts! Your use of color is amazing! This post makes me think about how colorful and fun your wedding must have looked! Have you thought of posting a few pics?

    1. Hey there! Thank you so much. I have thought about posting some wedding photos, and you know- I think I might do that soon! Thanks for asking! :)

  14. I happen to be obsessed with the shade of your dress as I got one recently and I love how it matches my skin tone! The details on your dress is esquisite, all the gold and its shape- just perfect! Seems like you had a great time, the bride looked beautiful asd well.

    Have an amazing week,
    Mary x

  15. You couldn't possibly get any cuter! That dress is phenomenal, and I adore the way you layered a cardigan over it. It looks like it was a lovely wedding. Your little cousin is adorable. I see why she's so obsessed with your style. I am too, so I'm following you now!

    May the Force be with you.

  16. Awww. those pictures are so cute and I love this pink dress of yours!!! I love weddings and family meetings and I was so happy to spend the whole last week with my family :) so I think I can understand how great it was for you to catch up and have a good time with them :)

    Lots of love!

  17. Ooh, I'm so happy for your cousin and his wife, they make such a beautiful couple! Her dress looked gorgeous and I love the little details of her wedding!
    Your dress lookd stunning, I'd love to own something similar one day!

    Glad to hear your weekend was perfect (except for the baseball results)!

  18. Thanks so much for your comments and being so understanding; you are such a great friend. Looks like a fabulous wedding. I always wish I had the chance to go to more weddings, they are always so lovely. It is so sweet how the bride and groom have been together since such a young age. Your outfit is stunning and perfect. This is actually my favourite style of dress, this sort of tutu design. I would really love to own something like this. The colour is stunning. The way you accessorised is gorgeous and the incorporation of colour, of course, is so you! Glad to hear you had such a fantastic time.

  19. Aw it sounds like you had a great time with your family!
    You look so gorgeous in your pink dress! I seriously love this dress. The gold detailing on it is perfect. I'm loving the purple tights and yellow cardigan with it too. A wonderful mix of color, as always!

  20. This outfit is amazing! You look beautiful! :)

    <3 Megan

  21. Gorgeous! And I know exactly what you mean with that feeling, felt the same way when my brother graduated!