Monday, May 04, 2009

Wedding Weekend

Hi folks!

This weekend flew way too fast, did it not?

The wedding I went to turned out to be a fabulous time had by all. I had my aprehensions about going alone (well, my bf was the best man but still, more or less alone), and still felt a bit nervous and out of place in the wee church. But once we hit the reception, it turned out to be a lot of fun.

I was placed at the groom's parents table which caught me off-gaurd at first but then realized it was the best place to be. I was next to one of the groomsmen's (the groom's brother) girlfriend, as well as his parents and grandparents whom I had met at their engagement party last year. That party was a blast and so was this one. I forget what fun Brits can be, especially when they've had a few pints in them. In fact, the groom's father had the best speech of all.

Actually my boyfriend's was very good and the groom himself almost had me in tears with his speech, but it was his dad that stole the show (dressed to the nines in a white tux, channeling James Bond): "Jamie, you are part of the family now. And I don't want you think of me as "dad" or "father" but think of me entertainer!" and then he started singing and did a little dance before the MC ripped the mic from him lol.

And entertaining it was, this was the first wedding I had been to where the speeches and chit chat were kept to the minimum "Let's just get straight to the drinking!" declared the bride. They also provided props on the dancefloor which became more and more interesting as the night (and the booze) wore on.

Before I get to the pictures though, I just wanna say I had a minor panic attack over what to wear. The dress I thought I was going to wear never came in time, so I had to put on my backup...which was fine, but the shoes were a bit of a predicament. Nothing really went except for these GoJane gladiator sandals. Now, I had heard that wearing sandals to a wedding was bad taste (just as wearing black is though everyone was wearing black, lol) but I decided to just go for it.

Yeah, it was casual but they also went really well with the outfit (I thought) and also covered up the scars (didn't feel like dealing with them) AND were comfy. Besides, my hair and dress were already on the fancy side...speaking of hair, what a mission mine was. People kept asking me if I got my hair professionally done which was a major compliment because it was kinda crazy looking and I am a SPAZ with hair. All I know how to do is blowdry (kinda) or put in a ponytail. But for some reason I started experimenting with braids - thank God I learned how to french braid from doing horse's tails when I used to compete in riding shows - and ended up with...well...this:



Best man and best woman?

Groom and "Best" Man

Met my oldest friend Amanda (who is preggo with child #4!) at The Olive Garden on the break during ceremony and reception - I felt very overdressed for the Olive Garden haha, lots of weird looks!





Nothing like having a wedding during the playoffs - gotta support our team, yo! Also was the reason why the groom had a "playoff beard" going on lol.



Groom and Best Man part deux

Photobucket Humping the bride



Dress: Catherine Malandrino (scored it off of - it sold out in 2 minutes!); Earrings: Forever 21; Rings: ASOS; Shoes:; Cardigan: Karen Kane; Clutch: Forever 21
There is still time to enter the giveaway competition! Please see the previous post - I will be doing the draw on Wednesday :D


Cheri said...

I love your hair - and you did that yourself - WOW!

Couture Carrie said...

So fun! Love your dress and hair - fantastic job!


Kelly said...

When you first said what shoes I was like hmm...but that outfit is super cute and I think totally appropriate for a wedding! Loves the hair!

Amber said...

Your hair is amazing, I really wish I knew how to do things like that! And I think the sandals are totally appropriate - and great with the dress!

Shannon said...

Wow your hair is absolutely amazing. You WHOLE outfit is absolutely amazing. I love the colors.

Cassiopeia said...

ADORE that dress. Uber-jealous... :-D


Robynne said...

LOVVVE the hair?! You did it yourself?! I can't even reach that far behind my head haha. You are really pretty and kind of look like jessica simpson!

Fashion on edge!

Robynne said...

LOVVVE the hair?! You did it yourself?! I can't even reach that far behind my head haha. You are really pretty and kind of look like jessica simpson!

Fashion on edge!

Amber said...

Wow your hair looks AWESOME!! I wish I could french braid my own hair, I can do other people's hair but not my own.

I love your earrings!

Underfunded Heiress said...

I love your hair! It looks so cute.

Odette said...

Ah amazing hair!!!!

I am so stealing the prop idea!!!! :)

I am glad that you had a good time in spite of no knowing anyone. I was worried about you :)

Erica said...

Wow! Such a cute outfit, I really love the earrings with the top part, I wouldn't have guessed they were from forever 21. And your hair looks great!

What is a playoff beard?

Karinaxoxo said...

The sandals looked good. The wedding didn't seem OTT dressy anyway - and the dressy hair and dress balanced it out! Love that dress!

panda love said...

Lovely hair!
I'm going to try this.


Anonymous said...

Yes, I agree. The wedding didn't seem overly stuffy so the shoes went well! Love the summery colors of the dress and your hair. I'd love to see a step by step. We are going to a wedding in humid-as-heck Alabama soon. I'd like to wear my hair up!

Anonymous said...

Gosh you hair is A-M-A-Zing! LOVE it! and that dress is gorgeous! love the outfit and so glad you wore such fun color to a wedding instead of black! You looked fabulous! AND those props look like fun too, maybe someday if I actually get married I'll have to keep that in mind haha

Budget Babe said...

omg i LOVE your hair!! i could never do something like that. maybe i can teach my bf how to braid hair? on second thought...

i also love the dress and how the neckline matches the earrings. the sandals look totally cute and appropriate. sidenote: do gojane shoes fit true to size?

Noemi Sunshine Ferst said...

Amazing hair do!
You look lovely.

DaisyChain said...

I LOVE your hair so damn much, I wish mine would stay up in such a style.

Eyeliah @ said...

Love the do! Missy you go to so many weddings~~~

Fashion Is Poison said...

what a beautiful post. i love your hair! i'm sure you've gotten this a lot- you look like jessica simpson! <3

Vegas Princess said...

Your hair looked incredible! Wow! I wish I was creative enough to do something like that. The wedding looked like lots of fun. :)

The Clothes Horse said...

Your hair looks gorgeous! I love the trim on your dress too--so fun!

Elizabeth Victoria C said...

Your hair is amazing! I would love to do mine like that sometime, but sadly I'm terrible at braids xx

Anika said...

Ahhh, I adore your hair. Seriously, it DOES look professionally done. And that dress and the bright yellow is just gorgeous. I'm betting you were the belle of the ball.

Love it!

Journeys Through Fashion said...

I know everyones said it already, but the hair looked on point! And your outfit was very lovely too, love the yellow.

Holly said...

girl, your HAIR!!! its like a magazine