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Getting dressed or how you know I’m not a normal bride

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

So! The place is as decorated as it’s going to be, and it’s 12:30. We are supposed to be back at 2:00 for pictures, breathers etc. since the ceremony is to begin at 4:30.

Normally, this wouldn’t be a problem. However, there was one bridesmaid, all the groomsmen, the groom… they were missing. Like literally, no-one-knew-where-they-were-missing. That’s not what I was looking for at the time.

Fine. Take a breath. Move on. I gathered up the bridesmaids I had and headed over to my parents. Did I mention I forgot to feed them?


First, it’s just rude.

But, it also lead to people getting hungry (reasonably so, I’m not daft). Which lead to eating really, really quickly at my parents place before getting ready. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but remember that two needed showers. Plus hair, make up, dresses… Yeah.

Well, we made it upstairs and into the bathroom to begin the process.

Now, this is how you know I’m not a normal bride. Well, I’m sure other brides do this, but you don’t hear of it.

I helped with hair and make up on one of my ‘maids before doing my own. And might I say… she looked hot!

“Now, shake your head like this!”

We also don’t believe in privacy.

While we were upstairs, Chet was downstairs with his groomsmen. I have no idea when they showed up, but they did, and they got ready. They were also at the venue way before we were too.
Cursed make up.

Once all the ladies looked like their glamorous selves, they went in and signed the bottom of my shoes. I loved it!


Then, it was my turn. By the way, it’s about 1:45 now. Whoops.

I chose to do my own make up and hair out of frugality.
I also wanted something simple. (I looked gorgeous, by the way!)

Close ups of the dress… Our poor photographer had hell with the dress. It’s white, and all he had to work with was a white background, so there aren’t really any great shots of the full dress — until it’s on me, duh!

I’m sure she had said something snarky here.

And into the dress I go.

“Shake your head” and “shower curtain” are credited to Lindsey Speights.
All other credit goes to Thomas Boydston

Hair Hair Hair

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

I’m not sure what I’m gonna do with it for the wedding. I’m not paying to have my hair done because I have full confidence that I can make myself look beautiful without the help of a $60 hair do.


  1. I have this great bun thing that I do a lot. It’s comfortable, easy to do, and cute.
  2. I’ve also been playing with curling my hair, since it’s so stinking long.
  3. I’ve seen some really cute braid like up do’s recently too.

Perhaps I’ll do something with all three?

I’m just playing with my hair currently trying to come up with something. My guess is I won’t have a decision until you see me walking down the aisle (or the pictures hehe).

Sleeves? No sleeves? Who effing cares?

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

Apparently, Ivanka Trump got married last weekend. She wore lace sleeves with her wedding gown. And her hair down. This has the wedding world in a tizzy and brides returning wedding dresses that are strapless in favor of dresses that have sleeves.

Okay, that’s a little bit intense. But now people like Vera Wang and NYT Fashion critic Cathy Horyn are criticizing strapless dress wearing brides. New York Magazine has an opinion too.

Blogs are weighing in. And the comments are screaming I WANT A DRESS WITH SLEEVES!!!

This bothers me. As if brides don’t have enough pressure to look absolutelyperfectfortheirbigday, we are now telling them that they HAVE TO HAVE sleeves. And how dare you consider wearing a sleeveless dress.

I thought Ms. Trump looked sensational in her lace dress. It was the sleeves. We’re so used to seeing brides in strapless dresses that Ms. Trump’s gown made a fresh statement. Maybe she’ll have an influence on brides.

I’m glad she looked stunning. I’m so glad that look worked for her. I don’t think it works for everyone. Just like strapless doesn’t work for everyone. I don’t think you need to be worrying about what other brides wear becuase they are comfortable. I don’t need your influence.


For the record, her dress was quite pretty.


As a side note: it’s being passed around that the sleeves were added becuase the happy couple was married in an Jewish Orthodox tradition. In which you have to have sleeves. There is no choice.

Ladies Dresses

Friday, October 30th, 2009

So! All of my ladies have their dresses purchased and ready to rock them come November 21!

Which, incidentally is 22 days away. [insert panic attack.... here]

Let me tell you, they picked such lovely amazing dresses. And that I feel so unbelievably confident in my decision of letting them do that. I’m not going to lie to you, dear readers, for a while there I was a bit nervous. Especially when we were a couple of months out and no one had purchased their dresses.

Ashton L2

L1 Jessica

Each of them are probably going to quite happily kill me when they see these up, but I don’t particularly care. I’m the damn bride.

Pros to letting them buy their own dresses:

  1. Without sounding too 27 Dresses-esqe it is legitimately something they can wear again because they picked out something that they felt flattered their bodies.
  2. It’s a great little party black dress, and every girl needs one of those.
  3. They bought within their price range.


  1. My inner control freak died a bit letting them pick out their own dresses.
  2. I didn’t get to help anyone pick out a dress, which was something I had really looked forward to.
  3. There isn’t a lot of uniformity, outside of the black tea length (or is it cocktail?) dress.

Take what you want from that list. I am so pleased with how it has turned out. I know they will all be stunning when it comes, just as they are on a regular basis.

Now, I need to find my dress…

Oscar Wilde has a quote…

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

“With an evening coat and a white tie, anybody, even a stockbroker, can gain a reputation for being civilized”

The ties for the wedding came in!

boys ties (2)

One of my favorite things about ordering from is the packaging. Everything is uniquely wrapped, and I love it.

boys ties (6)

Chet was really excited about his tie.

boys ties

We think that these ties totally don’t suck.

This is what we ordered:
1 groom tie Peacock: crimson tie/butter ink
6 groomsmen microfiber neckties, Peacock: butter tie/crimson ink

Now, Chet just needs to make the cufflinks for his guys, and they will be set!