Wedding Wednesday: My Dress and Accessories

I think it's about time I share all about my wedding dress and accessories! I'll start with the obvious, my dress! I mentioned in my bridal portraits post that it is by Eddy K bought at Elizabella's Bridal Boutique in Greensboro. It was actually the only store I went to! I only tried on 6 or 7 dresses before I decided this was it. I thought I wanted something on the simpler side with a full skirt, but I tried to have an open mind. I tried on a few form fitting styles, a super full ballgown, and some heavily embellished styles. But I ended up with just about exactly what I had pictured! Although I did think I wanted a higher neckline, this style had a mesh insert in a lower cut, that we filled with fabric from when it was hemmed. I really loved the pleated detail in the a-line skirt. I thought it was just enough volume without being too much.

One of my favorite parts of the dress was the buttons going all the way down the back. I also loved how the silk gave a bit of shine to the whole dress. The only embellishment on the dress was this belt (also from Elizabella's) which was sewn on in alterations, done by BB's Alterations in Greensboro. They've altered all of my high school dance dresses, and many pairs of pants. So I of course trusted them with my wedding dress!

My cathedral length pearl detailed veil was also from Elizabella's. I loved how it looked walking down the aisle and in the photos after.

On to the accessories, my mom had this handkerchief embroidered with my new monogram. I'm not sure where she got it from, but it was definitely put to good use! You can sort of see in this photo I wore my favorite pearl ring on my right hand. It was a gift for my 25th birthday and I wear it almost every day!

My shoes were from Bella Belle and my earrings are Loren Hope! Although the shoes are available in a higher height (and flats!), I went with a low heel and were comfortable for most of the day. I ended up wearing them almost 12 hours, and just had a little discomfort near the balls of my feet toward the end of the night. I plan on trying to re-wear them (probably the earrings too) on our anniversaries!

This rosary was both my something borrowed and blue! It has been in my family for years, and I carried it in the pocket of my dress (yeah, it had them!).

This gold crucifix belonged to my grandmother, and it was wrapped around my bouquet as my something old. My mom and I also thought it was a small way in how she could be part of the big day.

Thanks for reading!

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