The other weekend was no exception, when my cousin tied the knot. It's was a weekend of many events and many outfit changes. I've already revealed my bridal shower attire, but let's recap shall we...
|Jacket: Target, Tights: Hand-me-down|
|Dress, Belt, Booties: Forever 21|
|What I actually wore...Top: Tracy Reese @ Taregt, Jeans: Banana, Boots: Big R|
What I originally wanted to wear (except now it's 3 inches shorter, yeah that wouldn't work, especially without tights...yikes!)
|RIP my one time H&M Dress (serves me right for spending $24.95 on a dress and expecting it to last forever, stupid girl...)|
Now for the main event: the wedding. When it comes to weddings I always go formal, unless the bride urges for casual attire, which I have yet to encounter a bride like that, but hey you never know. I stick to the cardinal rule of not wearing a white or ivory dress, I feel it's just off limits. For this wedding I busted out my one of a kind tea length dress. I bought it in Boise back in 2009 (I forget the name of the store, since it's now turned into Goldy's coffee shop on the corner of Main & Capitol). Prior to this wedding, I've only worn it once. I felt it was too long, so my co-worker's mom altered it for me (thanks Miss Vickie, you're a saint!). I love this dress bombshells and I hope you do too.
|Necklace: Custom gift from Molenarr (thanks to my husband, the pearl is actually one he fished out of a clam in Hawaii years ago, he's such a romantic), Shoes: Kenneth Cole, Dress: Custom|
|Apparently, I should've worn green... From left: Makayla (little sister), Me, Jacqueline (older sister), Aimee (cousin)|
|Grandma and my little sister checking out my dress :-)|
The dress is actually pretty comfortable for a strapless. I love it so much!!! I'm not sure where else I'm going to wear it now though, since pretty much all my friends are married. Maybe I'll start hosting formal attire baby showers for everyone haha
The hair was of my own design. The gold chain head band was a recent purchase at Urban Outfitters. I was going for a whimsical look and it worked out perfectly. I sectioned my hair into 3's (top, middle, bottom). I twisted each section into a mini-ballerina bun and pinned. My hair is pretty short right now for an up-do, but nothing a million bobby pins and tons of hairspray can't handle!
|Headband: Urban Outfitters ($12)|
The wedding was beautiful. A traditional ceremony was held at a local church in SE Boise (literally a 2 minute drive from my house, so convenient followed by a reception at the Stueckle Sky Center at Boise State University. The colors were purple and silver.
|The ceremony decor was simple and elegant|
|love, love, loved these pieces!|
|Berry flavored lollipops for a party favor (they were delicious!)|
|The center looked out over our infamous "smurf turf" as well as the city of Boise, great views!!!|
|From Left: Jacqueline (older sister), Mom, Me & Makayla (little sister)|
|*The Landry Family Five*|
All in all it was a fun weekend of outfit creations and family time. For more ideas on what to wear to a wedding check out this post by Harper's Bazaar. They went a little edgier than I think is appropriate for Boise, but hey if you have the confidence to rock one of these modern wedding looks, I say go for it bombshell!