Saturday, December 4, 2010

The Wedding. Part 1.

Look who's BACK!!! First of all, let me apologize for being away so long. In the past month, I have gotten married, been on a 10 day honeymoon, gone back to my hometown for Thanksgiving for several days, bought a house, and now we're in Southern CA! And that's only the beginning! So, again, I am sorry for neglecting my blog... but life happened! :) I wanted to share some pictures from my wedding with you guys. I will do it in a few parts, because there are so many special details I want to share! First, I want to share the clothing details of the wedding. As I've mentioned before, my mom has been a HUGE influence on me, fashion wise. We collaborated to add special family touches to the wedding in regards to our clothing. Take a look...





Photo by Inara Studios


Photo by Inara Studios.

Photo by Inara Studios.

Photo by Inara Studios.

Photo by Inara Studios.

Photo by Inara Studios.

Photo by Inara Studios







1. Picture of us at the church, after the wedding. 

2. Close of picture of both our dresses. I posted this one because it's a close shot of my mom's dress. My mom's vintage dress was made and worn by my grandmother in 1949! My grandmother made it to wear in her best friend's wedding, and it fit my mom perfectly - no alterations! My mom's necklace was a labor of love. We found two strands of rhinestones and wound them together, creating a thick chain. Next we needed a pin - or something big - to add to the necklace to make it "pop!" We looked all over the U.S. and all over the Internet and found nothing. Finally, on a trip to Chicago, we found these perfect pins! They are two black rhinestone flowers, placed at the side of the necklace, to make a stunning and one-of-a-kind piece! Her earrings were vintage, and her shoes were Stuart Weitzman with rhinestone detailing. Big bracelet from ??. Her clutch was from Kittie Kyle in Memphis, TN. 

3. Just wanted to share this special one of my sweet family. 

4. This photo shows all the detailing on my dress. This dress was HEAVY!

5. Shot of all the bridal party. The bridesmaids dresses were lovely! In all black and rhinestone accessories that I gave them, they all looked stunning! More on this later, but each bridesmaid carried a bouquet of a single flower, all making up the flowers that were in my bouquet.

6. Another full length shot of the dress, at the church.

7. Posted this one because it's another clear, up-close shot of my mom's beautiful mother-of-the-bride dress. She looked STUNNING!

8. My Christian Louboutin shoes, with the vintage shoe clips my mom found for me in Atlanta. Those vintage shoe clips took the shoe to a whole different level! I was so glad to have them as my "some old," along with my mom's veil.

9. & 10. Speaking of my mom's veil, I wanted to wear something of hers on my wedding day. We were going to re-do her dress for me, but it would have taken too much work to re-do it. Her veil was gorgeous, so I decided to take it and re-work it so I could wear it on my wedding day. Olia Zavozina took my mom's veil and created an updated version for me. It took my breath away the first time I saw it! Olia is amazing! This picture and the next one show it in detail. The top half-moon shaped headpiece and the entire sides & bottom of the veil are made from vintage lace, with some bead work throughout. I was so proud to be able to wear my mom's veil, and even though I re-did hers, I know she was happy that I wore it as well!

11. & 12. Another vintage dress my mom wore to my bridesmaids luncheon was this rose colored dress of my grandmother's. Again, no alterations were needed on this dress either! It fit my mom perfectly! The picture from the luncheon was a little dark, so I wanted to include another picture of my mom wearing it. This picture was taken this past Easter when we were all trying things on for the wedding. My grandmother brought over a bunch of her clothes from the 1940s and 50s, so my mom and I both were trying them on. How lucky it is we are (or were) all the same size! My mom didn't have any makeup on, so disregard that... but I wanted to show a better picture of the whole dress. 

13. I also tried on the dress, just for fun! It's in perfect shape and is still stylist today - after 50+ years! I can just image my cute little grandmother waltzing around the house cooking and cleaning for my grandfather and 3 small daughters! She was something else! :)

Wanted to give a little shout out to my photographers, Inara Studios. They are out of Nashville, and they are amazing! Husband and wife team, Marcia and Cade, worked with me to make my wedding day flow smoothly and get all the shots I wanted to capture the special day. My husband, entire bridal party and family all loved them and said how professional and accommodating they were. I highly recommend them as wedding photographers! Check them out here

Hope you all enjoyed the pictures and stories that went along with them! I am so proud to share it all with you! Keep checking back for other posts on my wedding! xx












19 comments:

  1. Wow! You were gorgeous and your dress was simply amaaaaazing!!! Wow!

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  2. Congratulations, dear! You look absolutely BEAUTIFUL and I love all of the details on your dress! It looks like your wedding was absolutely amazing, my dear!
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  3. Lindsay you look STUNNING! And you dress is beyond gorgeous! Congratsss!!!

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  4. Love the long dramatic veil, so perfect with the gorgeous gown!!

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  5. congrats, lindsay! you were a BEAUTIFUL bride!

    xx

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  6. GORGEOUS DRESS AND WEDDING! CONGRATS!!
    You look so amazing and the wedding looks like it was beautiful, so exciting :D
    http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

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  7. Oh my gosh, your dress is stunning! You were such a gorgeous bride! Congratulations!! I love your hair dark like that. I can't wait to see more pictures. I'm soo glad you're back to the blog world! xo

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  8. Congrats on EVERYTHING, Lindsay! You made such a stunning bride!

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  9. You look absolutely beautiful and your dress is stunning! It looks like the perfect day. Congratulations to you and your new husband!!

    xo
    Valerie

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  10. no need for apologies!!! you got married!!! Such an exciting time and you looked stunning! where did you guys go for your honeymoon?!! cant wait to see more pics!
    ps love love love that rose print dress at the end....perfection xo

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  11. What an absolutely beautiful bride and beautiful wedding. Congrats on your wedding!

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  12. Congrats, sweetie...What a stunning photos and your dress is totally amazing..The veil is beautiful and the shoes..just wow!!!
    You are such a beautiful bride
    Kisses and hugs

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  13. Congratulations! The dress is beyond!xx

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  14. Gorgeous photos, you look stunning on your special day. Thanks for sharing with the rest of the world, I'm always following your blog..

    Miyan

    www.miyan-overseas.blogspot.com

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  15. Wow! Stunningly gorgeous pics! Love your dress and it's detail. You really looked amazing for your special day. (loved your hair colour too!!!)

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  16. Your dress was just unbelievable and the bridesmaids dresses just gorgeous! Wowee girl!!

    xo,
    c

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  17. You are a stunning bride! Congrats!

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  18. I am just now catching up on blog posts I missed while I was on my road trip cross-country and what a beautiful veil you had and very classy wedding! You and your mother look like twins...so pretty! Looking forward to future pictures from your adventures too! I hope southern California is treating you well so far!

    Liesl :)

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  19. you looked absolutely beautiful!!! your dress is gorgeous and your bridesmaids looked fantastic too! all the details are beautiful! :)

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

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