Do you know how hard it was all last week to not select pictures for the other wedding related posts that didn't include me? It was difficult!! Fortunately, only once did I resort to a little photoshop magic, but I was in there anyway, blurring out people's faces.
Choosing accessories for my wedding dress was probably more fun than picking out the dress. I spent so much time on Etsy, it was kind of ridiculous. However, it also meant having the exact look I wanted - regardless of geographic location.
I purchased two of these headbands, and turned one into a veil, so I could easily swap them out between the ceremony and reception. Honestly, I wasn't even going to wear either of them before I went to my hair appointment (which was kind of a nightmare - my stylist was MIA), so I left the decision up to my mother and sister, since I figured I wasn't calmed down enough to make any logical choices.
The necklace was supposedly from the 1960s (I'm a little dubious) but I loved it all the same. It's not high quality by any means, but I liked the size of it. Inside, I had a picture of my grandparents, both of whom have passed away. It was nice to have a small momento of them with me.
The shoes (Chinese Laundry) I picked up super cheap at an after-Christmas sale. Scott talked me into a shorter heel hoping they'd be more comfortable, but I didn't end up wearing them for a lot of the night anyway. And the garter, which I definitely cheaped out on (but added my own D20 as a nod to Scott's nerdicism) fell apart before the garter toss. Oh well!
And this pin I think is probably my best find. The seller claims it's from approximately the 1920s, and given my (limited) knowledge of jewellery from this time, I'm tempted to agree with her. Finding pearls and amethysts together in a vintage piece was difficult, but it was certainly better than the ugly brooch that came with the dress.
Oh, you mean you wanted to see me in the dress?
And since I'll only get married once, here are a bunch of random shots which I love so you have to put up with!