Our clothes for the wedding were a mix of getting what we wanted, getting close to what we wanted, not getting what we wanted, but staying within budget.
For instance I had my dress made to save money. But in the end I didn’t love it 100%. There were a bunch of things I wanted to change but because of when it got made I just had no time. I liked it and it was *almost* what I wanted but ultimately fell into the category of not quite what I wanted but less expensive than the $800 dress I wanted from the store.
I did love my wedding veil.
I feel like it fit my personality and my vibe perfectly. The lady who made my dress also made my veil and she did an amazing job on it.
I chose plaid shoes for the wedding because I found a pair of perfect flats. I rarely wear high heels and wanted flats so when I saw these I knew I had to have them.
The shoes were a little surprise to Kepa who loves plaid and also wore plaid shoes. We actually matched a bit with our shoes! :)
For my jewelry I chose simple pieces so my dress and veil would stand out. I had diamond stud earrings, a entwined heart necklace, and my rings.
I also had my something borrowed which was a bridesmaid’s grandmother’s ring. It was beautiful as were all my bridesmaids who helped me out so much.
Kepa’s clothing fit his style and his likes. I didn’t really give him much direction and just let him get the things he liked: it was his wedding too after all. He chose plaid converse high tops and a purple plaid tie.
The other thing he really wanted was a vest. He ended up finding a vest very last minute in Memphis but it worked out and was the right color grey.
All in all I think we ended up looking pretty good!
I love all the little details like plaid shoes and ties and cute jewelry. It makes the images more special to me. Plus we still have all these things and can incorporate them into our daily lives so that when we wear them we think fondly on our wedding memories.
Photos by Amy Hutchinson.