Wedding pieces are so special. They have such sentimental value and meaning attached- they are the things you keep and pass on to your children (and them to theirs). As precious as wedding items are- there are things from the wedding that you'd like to use again and again. I mean hey- you spent all of that money and time picking things out- shouldn't you be able to re-purpose or reuse a few things in some way? I am so thankful that I did my wedding on a pretty conservative budget, so I don't have as much of that aching feeling of "geesh, I spent all of that money on a dress I'll never wear again" or "wow, I blew so much money on one day". Yes, it is a beautiful day and you should wear whatever you like! But sometimes it's nice to get things you know you'll use again, too. The wedding shoes I chose to get married in I've used to the point where the heel is wearing down (I wore my Irregular choice flats with red bows for the wedding procession, and heels for the reception) and although I'll likely not find another occasion for my wedding dress is was a pretty lucky find online, a dead-stock vintage dress (probably from the 80s) that barely cost me over $100! I have to tell you, picking your wedding items out this way is so rewarding! I loved everything I wore that day, but it's wonderful that I've been able to use a few things over again. Even if it's just a few jewelry items or a scarf, it feels wonderful to reuse an item from the wedding just to remember how wonderful and beautiful the whole day was. And of course, it's a wonderful keepsake to pass along (or use up till it's completely worn through)!
So on to my headpiece! This big floral peony hair comb was the headpiece from my wedding reception. I wore a super fun flower applique dress by Minuet, a green Kate Spade Cardigan, my green gingham and polka dot Irregular Choice heels and my coral pink necklace, I totally garden partied it up! I found this gorgeous piece as well as my wedding crown on Etsy.com from the Gardens of Whimsy Shop, which is seriously chock full of floral delights. In person, the comb was a little bit bigger than I was expecting, but it made for an awesome statement and it looked so great with my dress! I felt like a nature fairy the whole day- it was great! But after the wedding, my two headpieces became like museum specimens. They signified a beautiful day in history that I absolutely loved, and I couldn't possibly find another occasion to do them justice. But recently I discovered this bold floral dress on Century Girl Vintage and I knew just the piece to compliment it perfectly, so I pulled it back out, dusted it off and voila! It was a remix made in heaven :)
You never know which pieces in your wardrobe will end up finding each other! It's almost like the purchase was "meant to be" when you have those "aha!" moments, of perfect pairing chemistry. It just has to be fate! ;)
And I am SO in love with this fly bracelet I found at Target this past weekend- it is my new favorite accessory!
So in lieu of my recent wedding piece remix, and my upcoming Anniversary (in October it will be two years since I got married, I can hardly believe it!) I decided I would share some of my photos with you from my special day. I realized that I hadn't yet done a post of my wedding on the blog, since of course that event had already past when I started this site last year. Daniel and I had SO much fun with the wedding, and we hope you can see that through these photographs. The theme was "rainbow floral", we had a rainbow colored cake, and all of my bridesmaids wore different colored floral dresses made from vintage fabrics and constructed by Bec of Naughty Shorts (what an icredibly talented seamstress!). My dress was altered by Daniel's grandmother and her friend, we added multicolored rosettes to the bodice and a pink, yellow and blue tulle train to the back. The wedding was outside under a large pavilion, and the reception was held inside Ashland Nature Center- a local nature center that I practically grew up in. Daniel and I used Etsy for soooo many things, making it a mostly vintage and handmade wedding, and I wouldn't have changed a thing! Enjoy :)
All pictures taken by my friends Sandra and Debra Wiley of Sandra Wiley Photography
I think the biggest compliment that we got from our friends and family was that our wedding was "so fun!" Sure we loved getting complimented on the colors, the decorations and the fun little details, but what really meant the most to us was that everyone raved about what a great time they had, and that truly was the best thing we could've heard. What did you enjoy most about your wedding, or if you haven't had one, what do you love most about weddings in general? I have to admit, though I loved actually getting married, I had such a great time letting loose and dancing with my friends! And being whisked away by the photographer to have pictures taken alone with Daniel was refreshing too, it really eased me into the whole experience (which can get overwhelming!) I hope you are all having a fantastic Friday and thanks SO much for reading! <3