Wedding Week: What We Wore

Unless otherwise noted, all photos in this post were captured by Krisandra Evans Photography.

For a bride, picking a dress can be a daunting task. For someone like myself, I tend to enjoy the art of “getting stuff done” so the dress shopping task simply could not be stressful. If you’re planning a wedding or helping someone plan a wedding, the most important part to making this a non-stressful task is knowing what you want. Before you frolic out to start your search, know what you like and what looks flattering on your body. Otherwise, you’re in for a very long and drawn out wedding dress search.

I knew going in I didn’t want a “traditional” dress. I rarely wear white – though I do enjoy a good white v-neck tee or cute white jeans for the summer – white isn’t a color I wear a lot. I did try on white dresses just to be sure but ultimately, the dress I ended up purchasing, was blush in color AND originally discovered on Pinterest.

Note: I never once opened a bridal or wedding magazine throughout this process – too overwhelming.


My BFF/Matron of Honor and I went to two stores for dress shopping and that was it. It just so happened that one of the stores we went into carried the designer (Maggie Sottero) that I loved AND they had the Pinterest dress. I tried the dress on twice before making the purchase and I never looked back! When budgeting for a dress, make sure to budget money for alterations. Alterations aren’t cheap!

Shoes were easy. I went with Badgley Mischka. Shop some of my favorite Badgley Mischka shoes:

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Reception dress

I made the decision to have an outfit change. Not completely necessary but my wedding dress was very heavy. I love the dress and would have loved to wear it all night but that just wasn’t practical AND when would I ever be able to do a wardrobe change in the middle of an event and be not judged? Only at my wedding, right? So I did. I used the photo below (found on Pinterest) as inspiration when I started looking for a reception dress:

image via Green Wedding Shoes

And ultimately, I wore this; purchased at H&M for $70:

photo on the left is a silly Instagram pic.

Shop a few of my reception dress lookalikes here:

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The Groom:

Luckily for John, he already owned a tuxedo. Neither one of us felt like there was any need to go out and purchase another one – the one he has is nice and hadn’t been worn a lot. We did buy him a new, oversized Calvin Klein bow tie that I loved!

Our wedding party:

John’s brother served as our groomsman and he too, already owned a tux – his bow tie was from a personal collection.
My matron of honor, wore a black satin dress found at David’s Bridal.
We decided to have the wedding party wear black – simple but elegant…also one of my favorite colors.  Others may scoff at the idea of wearing black for a spring wedding but we loved it and our wedding was in the evening – so it was perfect!

Tomorrow’s post: Ceremony details!

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