This Friday marks my husband and I's ten year wedding anniversary. I loved my wedding, which was held at a historic presidio in Santa Barbara, with the reception at an adobe a short walk away. The planning, the details, and especially the wedding magazines were completely enjoyable to me, and there aren't that many things I would change, actually, but my budget necessitated many of our choices. I still kept my vision throughout by making thoughtful choices, tons of research and doing some of the details ourselves. However, time constraints (we were only engaged 3.5 months!) didn't give me the opportunity to buy a conventional wedding dress, as they take up to 6 months to order. So, I had this one made, from a local dress designer, and I didn't really love it like I wanted to. It was sweet, when I wanted to be more striking. The fabric I chose was a silk charmeuse, which the designer had a terrible time working with. Here's the dress:
photo by Elizabeth Messina If I had to buy one today, I would definitely consider one of these champagne colored numbers from Vera Wang. These may be a little over the top for me, but I LOVE the color, especially pared with black.
These designs, below, may be more my style: left: Teri Hatcher in Monique Lhuillier, right America Ferrera in Vera Wang, via www.lookbooknyc.com
So, tomorrow, my thoughts on the cake and color!