Here’s a what I wore on my wedding day post. Not what I wore today, of course. This is a post long time coming. Firstly, I haven’t done an outfit post in a while, and secondly, I’ve been married for about 2 weeks.
So I didn’t wear a white wedding gown… I don’t like white, anyway. White is so difficult to move around in because you’re always afraid of getting stains here and there. Also, we did go to a Mexican restaurant after the wedding ceremony! If you know me, I was never going to be one of those brides all spanx-ed up and corsetted to look 5kgs slimmer. I don’t even get why brides order such delicious foods at their weddings but are unable to eat them. It’s my wedding and I’ll not only look the way I want, I will feel great and be deliriously happy. I WILL EAT, DRINK AND BE MARRIED!And seriously, nobody expects that someone who ran away to the US to marry an ang mo she met online, in Vegas, would have a traditional wedding to begin with, right? Those fluffy white gowns are difficult to manouver in! No trains, bustiers and weird bits that require another person to fasten or fuss about, not for this bride.
T and I didn’t have or need the luxury of an entire year (which seems like the norm) to plan our wedding. We decided we wanted to be together and we wanted to be married so that we could legally live together. And that’s that. It was definitely an occasion to celebrate. So eat some cake in our honour if you wish, make it red velvet. I’m just glad my mother didn’t kick up a big dramatic fuss with this (then again, she has another opportunity coming up to put together the wedding she wants and we did tell her we’d wear whatever she wants us to).So anyway, I went for a tried and tested look within my budget, and this is what I wore for my wedding in Vegas:
Dress: Blue floral “Vintage Elizabeth” tea dress from SOHOMODE (not custom, I bought one that I liked that was on sale and got it altered to fit)
Accessories: Faux Pearls and Bright Gold Tone Vintage flowers & leaves necklace from SWHALLON JEWELRY DESIGNS on etsy; Mint floral crown with russian veil from DRESS.DANCE.SING.LOVE.LIVE. Store on etsy
Bottom: Peach Meringue petticoat from DOMINO DOLLHOUSE
Footwear: Burgundy sueded platform wedge pumps with bow from HAILEY JEANS CO (on AMAZON)
I also wore 2 bracelets – one was a bronze vintage looking gift from T’s stepmom and another was a pearl bracelet which T’s Aunt loaned me as my “something borrowed”.
I did my own hair and make-up. I think a little enhancement is necessary but I find women who look drastically different in their wedding pictures, kinda disturbing. I like how I look when I am all put together on an average day and so does T. That’s all that matters, you know? What T sees, is what he gets. It’s all real, hunny! No fake eyelashes either!
What do you think? I reckon I did pretty well for a fat bride at 35 on a budget.
And special thanks to my Father-in-law for taking these photos!
12 thoughts on “Fat-shionista #508”
So, so cute! And that flower is everything!
How I missed What The Frock Wednesdays~ love the dress and head piece! Congrats once again 🙂
Thanks Cheryl! I might start that up again once I settle in
Congratulations on your wedding. You both look glowing and happy, as it should be. Hooray for taking a stance against the coulds and shoulds and being yourselves.
Thanks Barbara!!! Everyone’s life is different and I think it’s okay to want different things from other people, right?
Aw, I think you both look lovely! So many people make their wedding day into some overblown drama, when it’s really all about you and your partner getting married. My wedding was simple and yet beautiful, and if I were given all the money in the world to spend on another wedding, I’d do the exact same thing again 🙂
Thank you so much!! I totally get what you mean. How strange that people get mean and so weird about making everything extravagant. We just wanted to look good, feel great and fun on the first day of the rest of our lives together!
Exactly! I didn’t want to be in debt for the next 2 or 3 years because I was still paying for my big day. Being married really IS the best! 😀
If you’ve blogged about your wedding, I’d so love to see some pictures and read about it!
I haven’t blogged about my wedding, but I’ll certainly get some pics together for a post 🙂
Cool! Looking forward to seeing it!