To continue with wedding day details, I thought I’d breakdown styling of the wedding party. So I’ll just jump to it!
The Bride a.k.a. Moi!
> Hair & Make-Up – Studio 415 – The lovely stylists at Studio 415 in downtown Traverse City were great. They were so wonderful to work with and helped to polish the look!
> Beaded Hair Piece – Made by me! Did I mention I bead? I made this piece from a vintage broach, cream glass beads and austrian crystal beads. Since my dress had so much detail to it, I wanted to keep my accessories simple but fun, I didn’t want this piece to compete with the back of my dress.
> Veil – Drop Veil from VeilShop.com – I’m not much into frill but I did want a veil for the ceremony so I chose a simple, non-gathered veil that simply was pinned on with a hat pin. It came off as soon as possible. Also – great pricing on this site – I thought about making my own veil, but this site is cheap enough that it took away another d.i.y. item off my list that I didn’t have to worry about.
> Earrings – BHLDN – Simple, light, sparkly teardrop earrings.
> Gown – Jenny Packham Bridal 2012 – Willow Gown, with slight alterations. I was most concerned about a unique dress that I would be comfortable in, wasn’t too princess poofy and that I could dance in. My love of vintage played a role in my choices as well.
> Brooch – Something Old & Borrowed – Originally my Gran’s, also worn by my Mom on her wedding day. Love.
> Shoes! – Something Green! – I relied on my blue eyes for my “something blue”. I love green and wanted fun shoes, so I spent a long time in search of the perfect pair – not too tall, fit the style of my dress and not too skinny of a heel since we would be traipsing around . I found these ones at Anthropologie, though they are no longer available. They didn’t include the glitzy sparkle, they were simply puffs, so I took vintage earrings, cut off the posts and hot glued them to the middle for a touch more glamour.
> Suit & Shirt – Brooks Brothers. Special suit for a special day!
> Tie & Socks – Jackthreads.com. I can’t tell you the exact brands but this site is great for guys clothes at good prices.
> Sneakers – Nike Cortez. I’m not the only one who likes shoes in our house. My hubby has a well rounded collection of sneakers.
> Dresses – I decided to go the mix and match route, so I put together a lineup of dresses that I thought would work together. If the gals didn’t like what I had selected, we worked together to find an alternative. Most, but not all, of the dresses came from BHLDN and J.Crew.
> Jewelry – As part of their bridesmaid gifts, I gave the girls Anthropologie earrings (similar to these) to wear on the big day as well as a vintage inspired owl and locket bracelet from Etsy that I painted each of their initial in.
> Shoes – To create some consistency, I requested that the girls have matching shoes. Luckily I was able to get a discount to help keep costs down. The girls all wore Seychelles.
> Dresses – My adorable little nieces wore dresses from this great Etsy shop, Olive and Fern.
I’ve pretty much covered everything that the groomsmen wore under the groom’s section. Instead of renting tuxes we decided to go the route of having the guys choose their own gray suit. The tie, socks and shoes helped unify the look.
Up next – a little decor diy action. Stay tuned!