So, part of being an official band wife is the “wife” part (duh!) and I got that little detail out of the way on July 9th, 2010. In the spirit of getting to know each other, (if you don’t already know me and spend most of your Friday nights helping me eat pizza on my couch) I thought I would do a few wedding posts to catch you up on one of the best days of my existence so far. I think I was a lot more nervous than I thought I’d be, but I did have 8 years of anticipation for this day about to burst through my skin, so that can make anyone a little rattled. I had the most beautiful silk Lazaro dress and I made a crystal bow belt to be the highlight of the ensemble. I had seen a similar belt design on another dress, but couldn’t justify buying the second dress just to rip the belt off (believe me, I considered it). So I recreated the belt myself instead! So glad I did…
We also had the most amazing opportunity to take photos at an over-the-top beautiful mansion that belongs to a kind and generous couple that lives here in town. The house and grounds were the perfect spot for wedding photos, and we felt so privileged to document some of our most treasured memories there.
I really loved that dress…SIGH. I’ll have more pics to come of the actual wedding and reception. Can’t wait for you to see!
always & forever obsessed with that belt!
love seeing your pics! xoxoxo
It’s up there just for you Elsie, you can feast your eyes whenever you like now 😉
You did an amazing job on the belt. You are definitely a gorgeous bride.
Thanks Ana! It was a big project, but so worth it =)
Ay dios mios! You were a lovely bride!
Beautiful dress (love that trumpet style!) and lovely photos of beautiful people :). Would love to see more wedding ideas since my daughter is getting married in June!
Beautiful wedding!! you make such a stunning bride!! love your blog to!!
So glad you came by Cathryn!
Breathtaking. You’re absolutely stunning. The dress is gorg and the belt is lovely! <3
In case no one has told you lately… you are a STUNNER. Looks like you had a beautiful wedding 🙂
Oh wow, what a dress! You looked absolutely beautiful!
Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten
I never noticed it until now (these photos), but you strikingly resemble Robin Wright Penn in some of your photos. It must be how classic these are. So gorgeous!
Hi Laura! I’ve been searching for bridal belt/sash tutorials, but I’ve found none for the style you used – and I’ve been wanting to incorporate a bow. Your belt is perfection! Is there a tutorial for how you made it/have any advice? Thank you!
I don’t have a tutorial for it yet Chelsey, it’s a pretty involved process so it would really need to be its own post, but maybe look up fabric versions and see if you can tweak them and add crystals? Good luck!
I’ll do that. Thanks for the advice!