It has been a while since I shared any of my wedding photos on here. But, lately, I have gotten more involved on Pinterest (read: obsessed) and decided to revisit. It has been over 5 years since we got married at The Homestead (remember our anniversary photos) and it was right at the start of my blogging career. We started The Crystal Press about 8 months before the wedding and since then we have come a long way. I have come a long way.
I think it is safe to say that if I got married today, the aesthetic would be different. My style has changed and my taste has changed and evolved over the past 6 years since we began planning this wedding. That being said, one thing is for sure, I wouldn’t have changed a thing about July 25, 2015. Each vendor, my friends, my mom, and my sister all helped to make this day exactly as I imagined it. The vibe I wanted was a Traditional Wedding with a twist. A hint of bohemian flair, with all of the aspects of a traditional wedding. I think we nailed it. SO, let’s take a look at some of the details of my dreamy wedding at The Homestead.
I wore my mother and my grandmother’s wedding dress and had it redesigned and restored for me. The long lace sleeves look almost identical to the original gown, I simply had my alterations guru use new Oscar de la Renta lace that my parents found at a shop in the garment district in New York City. We had the neckline altered to bring it out of the 80s and my seamstress made me a custom veil with the leftover lace. To say it was all perfect would be an understatement. You can see the dreamy details in the photos below!
My wedding ring is an old family ring, a star sapphire. I might be biased but it is one of the most unique rings I have ever seen! My wedding scent was Lanvin Éclat d’Arpège. Catherine and I spent probably an hour in Nordstrom trying to pick out a fragrance because I’m not really a perfume girl, but I was so thrilled with our choice.
I knew from the day I got engaged that I wanted blue Manolo Blahnik’s as my wedding shoe. I have no idea where I got the idea, but it was like I always knew it. This metallic pair of shoes is still one of my favorite things I own.
I wanted my bridesmaids to all have different shades of ivory and champagne, with texture and accents and to then accent those, I chose soft pastel flowers with plenty of extra greens and dusty miller. Again, if I did this today, I probably would have had everyone’s bouquets white like mine, but at the time my bohemian spirit wanted the dreaminess of the pastels. Sarah from Petals and Twigs executed my vision absolutely perfectly. I loved all of the dresses my girls chose – ranging from Alice and Olivia to Reformation and Anthropologie. The mix turned out exactly as I had imagined! I highly recommend the all-different dress idea because it lets the girls express their personalities through the dresses and also gives a more interesting look.
The Homestead is the absolute perfect place for a wedding. Period. End of Statement.
I loved how all of the girls dresses complimented each other, my dress, our flowers and the setting!
My favorite photo from our wedding. I don’t know why, but I have always loved it so much!
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