Wedding Portraits

Friday, August 23, 2013


Finally, here's everyone decked out, lookin' fine and feelin' great! It would probably be too tongue-in-cheek to call this the What They Wore: Wedding Edition, but that's what it is! Seriously though, I know traditional group portraits are going out of vogue, but I love having all these photos of those near and dear to us from this day. 

P.S. Don't forget to check out the rest of our wedding too, by clicking here! 

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We chose our wedding colors as red, white and blue, since that felt very summery, very retro and very all American (Plus, I wanted red shoes to feel like Dorothy). For the ladies, one thing we knew we wanted was the bright petticoats peeking out, and, like any bride, hopefully a dress the girls might choose to wear again (Fingers crossed, anyway). To that end, I created a "secret" pinboard with about twenty different options of dresses as well as links to shoes and petticoats. That way all the dresses would be the right style and color family, but girls could have a bit more choice.  All my bridesmaids were also game for vintage hairstyles, with my two long-haired bridesmaids sporting beehives, and my sister, as maid of honor a cute fifties-esque bob. 

Below, my Dad is putting on the garter. Have any of you seen this wedding tradition before? My parents had it at their wedding, so we had it at ours. A little strange, but this was one of my favorite pictures. Left to right is: Susie, our flower girl; Sarah, my best friend from college; Ginger, my best friend from childhood; Danyon, my sister and Maid of Honor; and my dad, of course. 

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What Sarah Wore: Polka Dot Swing Satin Dress (Altered)  What Ginger Wore: Lindy Bop Audrey Dress  What Danyon Wore: Trashy Diva Honey Dress  All: Red Petticoats (Similar here), white ballet Flats (Similar here), sunglasses, Pearls

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Amos' niece Susie is seven and wants to be a teacher when she grows up. She was very serious about her  flower girl duties, and was up for any photos we wanted. Her poor arm trembled holding up my giant bouquet since this friendly fellow had hers. The dress we'd originally picked didn't arrive in time; grandma took her shopping. Adorable, right? 

Since The Boy was in a suit, we put the men in dress shirts and slacks and added a vest and tie for a more casual (and cooler!) look. All their duds came from Men's Wearhouse, which I cannot recommend highly enough in terms of service, price and choice. Why isn't there a women's equivalent?  Left to right is: Amos' brother Tyrell; Best Man Jim; and brother Caleb (Also Susie's dad!)

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I also wanted to include just a few family shots, because everyone, positively everyone was looking so handsome and fine that day! Above, I love Gwen's joyful smile. Her eldest son was the last to get hitched. Waiting for the right girl, he says (Ah!). Below,  is my own family. Mom also joined into the theme and wore a petticoat? Isn't she so pretty? 

 Below is maybe my favorite photo of the day of us with our parents in the background (physically and metaphorically). They've all set such great examples of what a successful marriage looks like; I want ours to be like that too. 

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40 comments

  1. Really gorgeous pictures! I just love your theme and that everyone wore petticoats :) Everybody does look really lovely! And I adore that last picture with both sets of parents in the background, such a lovely idea.
    xx

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  2. You look absolutely stunning. That dress is a dream on you and your hair is so perfect. The vibe of your wedding is so lovely and YOU. Your friends/family look beautiful too. I love the red, white, and blue! And your shoes are so girly and not like anything I'd imagine you to wear, but they are perfect. Your day looks so very you and Amos and beautiful. I hope it was your dream day <3

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    1. I definitely don't often wear such high heels, but did love them. And it was our dream day. Thank you!

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  3. Oh my goodness SO CUTE! I love the shot of you and your bridesmaids wearing sunglasses!!

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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  4. love LOVE the sunglasses, and that last picture. so adorable, you two!

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  5. I posted wedding photos today too!! :)

    You look amazing and love all the dresses!

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    1. Oh, I would love to see your wedding photos, but clicking your name (the link to the blogger profile) only brings up a page saying "Profile not Found." not sure why...

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  6. Congrats, lady!! You make a beautiful bride :) I love the heart sunnies idea!

    xo Ashley

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  7. I can't get over how absolutely beautiful you looked on your big day. Your hair looks aaaamazing, and your dress is like a dream! I'm loving your bridesmaids dresses and fitting hairstyles too! And boy, can you tell that Danyon is your sister! xo

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  8. Ok, I love this, you guys look great! The red and blue complement each other so nicely. And I LOVE that you wore heart-shaped sunglasses! Cool to see your family, you and your sister totally look alike!

    perfectly priya

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    1. Haha- we really do look alike, don't we? Thanks!

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    kristian! LOVE these. you look darling. So happy for you! Love the tea length dress you chose. I've always wanted one that length too!

    talk soon wild child
    -Hattie
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  10. Beautiful! Everyone looks great, and I love your theme!

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  11. So adorable! I love the bridesmaids mixed matched blue dress - so cute!

    xoxo,
    Laura
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  12. I seriously cannot get over your wedding- it turned out SO amazing!! I love that the groomsmen just wore vests- i love how it looks in the group picture with Amos. And those heart sunglasses!!!! That is THE cutest wedding detail I have ever seen. And the photo where both of your parents are standing behind you is so sweet. That's definitely frame worthy :)

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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  13. What fabulous photos. Amazing job. Well thought out.

    My favourite is the one of the garter (even though it seems weird with the Dad putting it on LOL) and the last shot. Each one really tells a story.

    The red petticoats with your red shoes are adorable!

    Fun idea with the heart glasses too.

    It really shows you thought of every little detail.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Supposedly it is a tradition for the dad to put it on? My mom really wanted us to do that, as she had at her wedding, and it was one of the only requests so... It is a little odd if you think about it. lol.

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  14. Oh man that dress is soooo lovely!

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  15. Congrats! You look stunning. Your dress is beautiful! I LOVE the red heels paired with it. What a beautiful combo. Love the bridesmaids dresses, too. These are amazing pictures!

    ~Bristol

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  16. These are GORGEOUS! The red white and blue worked amazingly for the retro American feel you guys were going for. I love the photos of all of the gang in heart sunglasses, you made for such a stunning bride!
    xo Hannah

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  17. Oh my goodness, these are some of the loveliest wedding pictures I've ever seen!! I love all the retro-ness, so so pretty! You look lovely, and I love the MoH's dress and hair.

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    1. Danyon's hair turned out very well, didn't it? Thanks!

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  18. Aw these photos are so stunning! Everyone really pulls off the retro look! The colors were such a great choice as well! :)

    Rachel Emma
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  19. Love these! You guys make a great looking couple and it looks like you had an awesome wedding! Congrats again :)

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  20. This is such a beautiful post! I love your wedding pictures, everyone is dressed so nicely. I really like how you wore bright red shoes and the whole All American look :) And those sunglasses! Such a nice touch.

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    1. It does look very All American, doesn't it? But such fun! Thank you.

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  21. These pictures are adorable! I love the first shot with the heart shaped sunglasses and I love the pinup style bridesmaid dresses!

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  22. You look absolutely amazing and so wonderfully happy! It warms my heart :) SUCH a lovely memory to keep forever!

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  23. OH my gosh, you are all just absolutely beautiful!!! What a darling color/style combo for a summer wedding! Congrats to you!!
    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

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  24. you look beautiful my dear what a pretty dress and these photos are darling!
    xo Ilana @ My Modern Vintage

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  25. amazing!
    I love the one with your parents in the background too. xoxo

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  26. love love love the one of your parents in the background as well, great metaphor indeed. and i love all the big smiles and outfits so much. love how the bridesmaids dresses all go together but are diff & the bright blue w/ red, such a beauitufl, joy filled wedding that seems to have a perfect tough of fun, vintage, w/ tradition that seems so very you two!
    Cuddly Cacti
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