“Its not about the dress you wear but the life you lead in that dress.”
I know, I know.
The wedding was nearly two weeks ago.
And I’m still going on … and on … about what I wore.
Who cares what I wore?
What did the bride wear?
That’s what matters, right?
We’ll get to that on another day.
The newlyweds agreed to be interviewed by moi.
About their experience planning a wedding in this time of sky-high demand.
And their advice, tips, and tricks for pulling it off.
And let me tell you, they pulled it off!
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But back to me and what I wore.
Plus … four more wedding guest looks.
My sister, BFF, and two nieces are sharing their ensembles with us.
Let’s get to it.
Run Up to the Wedding …
I shared my wedding rehearsal and rehearsal lunch outfit HERE.
A little whoopsie sent me scrambling for a replacement dress.
Here’s what I planned to wear and what I actually wore.
And I shared my night-before-the-wedding-casual-meet-up look and wedding morning let’s-get-glam looks HERE.
On the morning of the wedding Jim and I took a walk around the cute town of Los Gatos to get cocoa for me and coffee for him.
And find the nearest drug store because I had blisters on my toes.
Not that my day-before boots and wedges were uncomfortable,
but because I’d done so much walking in them.
After applying New Skin Liquid Bandage (it works!) to my sad toes.
It was time for me to head to the bridal suite to get glam.
And now for the main event …
what I wore to the wedding!
Hair & Makeup by Bay Area Beautiful
Did you see my Instagram stories the week before the wedding?
Then you may know of the debacle surrounding my gold jacket.
I don’t want to traumatize any of us by going into it again.
But … after Bergdorf Goodman cancelled my order – the night before I expected delivery –
because they ran out inventory, I was able to find the same jacket on Poshmark.
Brand new with the tags still on.
So, all’s well that ends well … I was able to nab the $495 jacket for $150.
The jacket seems to be available again at Bergdorf.
The After Party …
For the after party, I planned to stay in my wedding clothes.
With a switch out of my Jimmy Choos.
And into Jack Rogers.
I shared about my love of Classic Jack’s HERE.
I ended up doing a quick-change mixing and matching from what I had in my suitcase.
This what I came up with.
It was incredibly comfortable, and Jim and I danced until 2am.
Speaking of Jim, the dashing father-of-the-groom.
What did he wear?
I’m so glad you asked.
Jim’s wedding day tie and pocket square came from Revelry.
The color is Cinnamon Rose.
And matched all the dad’s and groomsman.
As well as the bridesmaid dresses.
For the inspiration collage I let him pick his accessories!
More Wedding Guest Looks
The New York Times reports that 2.5 millions weddings will take place this year.
The most since 1984.
One of Kyle’s groomsman is attending eight weddings this year.
And he’s in five of them.
Chances are you’ll be attending a wedding or two as well.
I asked my sister, BFF and two nieces to share their wedding guest looks for inspiration.
Here goes …
Decked Out Wedding Guests
Two of my sister’s three daughters were at the wedding.
Sophie, with her fiancé, Chad.
They’re getting married in June.
And, youngest niece, Shelby.
We missed you, Sam.
Niece, Whitney, flew in from the Pacific Northwest.
Her husband, Michael, kindly offered to iron her dress while she got ready.
He accidentally burned it.
They made a mad dash to Nordstrom on the way to the wedding
and she found this gorgeous dress that fit her perfectly.
Can you imagine?!
Niece Megan, also from the Pacific Northwest, looked amazing.
And had no wardrobe mishaps.
Here she is with the groom, her mom and her fiancé, Greg.
They’re getting married in August.
And I’ve saved the best for last.
A quick glimpse of the bride with her parents.
These are not the professional photos, of course.
I took them.
The bride’s gown was amazing.
And … look at her mother.
Her dad’s pretty handsome too.
His suit is bespoke.
So there you have it.
I hope you found a little wedding guest dress inspiration.
I’m excited to share more about the wedding.
My thoughts on preparing to be parents of the bride or groom.
And, some tips from the newlyweds themselves.
As always, I appreciate your visit and welcome your thoughts in comments below.
I’ll see you on Saturday when I join Kim and Elizabeth for Weekend Meanderings.
Until then, cheers from Snowberry!