Wedding Party Attire + How I Chose My Wedding Dress

After Trenton and I got engaged, I knew I wanted our wedding colors to be blush and mint. These colors felt very soft, romantic, simple and inviting. I really like shabby chic decor, which is typically a lot of pink and pastel colors. When we thought of our wedding day, we wanted it to be Christ-centered, comfortable, and fun! Yes, a wedding is a formal event but I wanted everyone to be comfortable in what they were wearing! That’s why the guys wore vests and only the groom had a jacket (with suspenders underneath). The guy’s tuxes came from B.loved Tuxedos. The girls wore short dresses and I told them to wear whatever nude colored shoes they had, either flats or small heels. The maid of honor’s dress came from David’s Bridal and the bridesmaids dresses were hand sewn by a family friend.

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Photography by Madi Taylor

I had been looking at this dress on David’s Bridal website for so long! Even before we got engaged haha ๐Ÿ™‚ I knew this would be my dress, I just had to try it on! Honestly, I probably could have taken it right off the wrack, but they ended up having to order my size.

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I’ve always loved the fashion from the 1950’s, so I knew I wanted to get a tea-length wedding dress. I think they are so elegant and modest while still being fun! Also, it’s much more comfortable and less hassle than a floor length wedding gown! The designer of the dress is Oleg Cassini. He designed for Grace Kelly, Jackie Kennedy and Joan Crawford!

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The white pointed-toe kitten heels went with the dress perfectly! I wore my mom’s veil, with a bit alterations to make it the right length and added a pearl flower crown.

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My mom did my hair (and always has for special events), I got my nails done at Graceful Arrow Beauty Salon, and I did my own makeup.

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My beautiful bouquet came from Laurilyn Farms. She also made the groom’s and dad’s boutonnieres, mom’s and grandma’s corsages. My mom and I made the girl’s bouquets, guys’s boutonnieres, helper’s and pianists corsages, pastor’s boutonniere, and my brother’s boutonniere.

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We added my mom’s old wedding bands and a cross from my grandma onto the bouquet.

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We love how everyone’s attire flowed so well together and couldn’t be happier with how our wedding day went!

-Ciara

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