Ending off this week with this charming southern inspiration captured by Nikki Santerre. Filled with heirloom pieces, this is the perfect example of how to incorporate some vintage family treasures into your wedding day. I also love all the lush springtime florals!
Photography | Nikki Santerre Photography | Venue | Woodland Manor | Florist | Black Creek Flowers & Sweets | Cake | Lark Bake Shoppe | Paper Goods | Sincerely Amy Designs | Hair & Makeup | Salon 606 | Chair Rentals | Classic Party Rentals
I love all the sweet touches of lavender in today’s Washington state barn wedding from Courtney Bowlden. It’s the perfect pop of color for their neutral palette. I think the groom wins most unique groomsman gift award, giving them custom handmade hatchets. But the dreamiest detail of this wedding is the gorgeous Sarah Seven dress!
Looking back on our special celebration, everything came together beautifully! We went for a romantic and rustic theme with touches of elegance.
With my husband being Canadian, he was living up in Canada until the wedding. With that being said the majority of the planning was left to me. With our wedding date being only a few months after graduating college, studying and taking my nursing boards and only 15 days after starting a full time job, wedding planning was stressful to say the least. When planning got overwhelming it was important for us to focus on our love for each other and the root reasons behind our marriage. Doing so helped keep the stress from taking away the excitement around finally starting our life together!
Our reception was held in a large rustic barn with stunning large chandeliers that hung from the barns ceiling beams, which added the perfect element of charm and sophistication. When it came to our color scheme I wanted to keep things really neutral. The only color we added was a “dusky mauve” hue which my bridesmaids wore and the small pop of color in our hand-picked lavender bouquets.
The entire day was just so special and was by far the best day of our lives! Our ceremony was definitely one of our most favorite parts. The overwhelming love that we felt from all of our friends and family was indescribable. We also LOVED the dancing. It was so fun to see all of our loved ones letting loose and having the time of their lives on the dance floor!
Photography | Courtney Bowlden Photography | Venue | The Kelley Farm | Cake | The Sweet Side | Catering | Gallucci’s Catering | Paper Goods | Papersushi | Videography | Matthew Ballard | Gown | Sarah Seven from The Dress Theory | Veil | Parisienne Luxe | Jewelry | Kate Spade | Bridesmaids | BHLDN | Makeup | Katherine Bell | Groomswear | Men’s Wearhouse
Continuing our Get the Look series with another famous wedding gown, Wallis Simpson’s famous “Wallis blue” Mainboucher dress.
Wallis Simpson’s famous “Wallis blue” dress was designed by the American designer Mainbocher for her 1937 wedding to Edward, Duke of Windsor. Their wedding may have been scandalous, but her wedding day look was sublimely chic. The gown was long sleeve with a high ‘petal’ neckline with rows of buttons at the shoulders and wrists, accompanied by a jacket with another row of buttons at the waist. It is still in great condition, but unfortunately the blue has faded because of dye instability, so there are no images that convey the gorgeous subtle blue that was Wallis’s favorite color and from her wedding day on, dubbed “Wallis blue”.
Left is the gown as it looks today, the right is a replica by Michael O’Connor for the 2005 film Wallis and Edward
The closest dress I could find that had a very similar long sleeve style and also that blue hue is this dress by Beulah.
This romantic gown from Maria Luisa Rabell also has that soft powder blue color, along with the stylish front buttons.
If you really love Wallis Simpson’s look for the understated elegance, here are some favorites I found that would be perfect.
Wallis wore a gorgeous blue feathered hat, with an almost crown like look in lieu of a veil. Here are some favorites of mine that give that same feel.
What do you think, are you in love with Wallis Simpson’s wedding day look? Would you be bold enough to wear a blue gown on your wedding day? Or do you love the understated elegance of some of the look a likes?
Be sure to check out my other Get the Look posts including Grace Kelly and Jackie O.