When it comes to choosing wedding attire, most brides-to-be let personal style be their guide. After all, you want to look and feel like yourself, but with a bit more polish and shine around the edges. Here, Bride & Blossom featured bride Sara talks about her “say yes to the dress” moment, jewelry, and stepping out-of-the box with her shoes.
Part 2 Wedding Dress & Personals
“I knew that I wanted a big, princess type dress, but without any bling and sparkle,” says Sara. Her search led her to BHLDN where she found a breathtaking design meeting all her criteria. The silhouette featured a simple lace top, fitted waist, and diaphanous, layered tulle skirt. “I knew it was the perfect dress for me when I put it on and couldn’t stop smiling,” she remembers. Finishing her dreamy look with a fingertip length veil, also from BHLDN, and hair styled in loose, flowing curls, the bride had an air of having just stepped out of a fairytale.
Sara complemented the feminine softness of her gown with delicate jewelry full of meaning. “I wore a couple special pieces from my Mom on my wedding day. My ‘something blue’ was the promise ring my Dad gave her in high school – a tiny flower of blue sapphires. My pearl necklace was also my Mom’s and my sister wore it on her wedding day as well.”
The bride chose florals that were lush and natural with romantic flair. “I envisioned a large bouquet with a lot of variety and greenery to play off all the ivy at The Foundry.” Her stunning arrangement was composed of kiera garden and majolica spray roses, dahlias, nigellas, astilbe, freesia, Queen Anne’s lace, and jasmine vine in shades of blush, white and ivory. Wearing dusty pink dresses, her bridesmaids carried sweet bouquets of light pink roses and baby’s breath.
Mitch wore a sharp dark grey suit with a boutonniere composed of a dusty pink secret garden rose, white nigella, and jasmine vine pinned on his lapel. Judging from his “first look” reaction when laying eyes on Sara, he too was caught up in the magic of the day.
Working in the footwear industry, Sara had strong thoughts about what she was going to be walking around in during the ceremony, reception and everything in between. “I’m a big shoe nerd and have slowly made Mitch into a bit of a sneakerhead,” she says with a laugh. “I wanted to wear shoes that were special to me and pairing sneakers with a dress or skirt is part of my everyday personal style. We both love Vans and were able to include the ‘Mr’ and “Mrs” embroidery detail on the back, which made them even more special.” And considering that Sara and Mitch are big fans of pop-punk music, a dance party would inevitably ensue at some point during the night. Shoes that they could comfortably rock out to was the perfect choice for the fun-loving couple.
Stay tuned next week for Part 3: Ceremony when Sara shares the details about exchanging vows under a garden-inspired chuppah.
Venue: The Foundry
Photographer: Craig Paulson Studio
Bride’s Gown: BHLDN
Bride’s Shoes: Vans
Groom’s Tux: Men’s Wearhouse
Groom’s Shoes: Vans
Rings: Ultimate Diamond
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Azazie
Planner: Dream Makers
Caterer: Blue Smoke
Dessert: Van Leeuwen Ice Cream
Music: 74 Events