If you've been a long time reader of my blog, then you know that last July, I was married to the love of my life. That day was the most amazing day of my life (so far) and I wouldn't go back and change a thing even if I could, but there is this itsy bitsy, teeny-weeny part of me that can't help but wish that I had gotten married a year later so that I could be a BHLDN bride. Their gowns are just stunning and unlike anything I ever saw during my wedding dress search (it didn't help that my wedding was in a small town). And the shoes...don't even get me started on the shoes! But since things didn't end up that way, I thought the next best thing would be to play virtual dress up with the dresses/accessories on the BHLDN website :) So I created four different looks that I would use during my imaginary BHLDN wedding weekend. Let's take a look!
I am obsessed with this dress! The mustard yellow bow, the clusters of daisies...I die! The best part? I could wear this mini dress over and over again for years to come! As far as shoes go, these delicate, scalloped heels were an obvious choice for a girly girl like me. A few other simple accessories and I'm ready for my last night as a single woman!
Maid of Honor
One of my top three color palette options for my real wedding was robin's egg blue and red. Unfortunately, I ended up not choosing that option because of a few flower/dress issues (I went with pink/green/blue instead), so I was very excited when I realized that I could actually use those colors in my imaginary BHLDN wedding!
I love the sheer neckline on this dress and the beautiful raspberry color would go perfectly with my MOH's blond hair. Of course you know I adore the bow too! The beautiful robin's egg blue heels and accessories complete my color palette and I gave her this gorgeous headband to wear because it's just too beautiful to not include somewhere in my wedding :)
My turn! So I've mentioned before that I had a very small wedding. Only about 40-50 people attended and most were close friends and family. Well in my imaginary BHLDN wedding, the size of the guest list doesn't change, so I decided to keep my look simple with this soft and feminine pleated dress. I'd replace the green sash with a robin's egg blue sash and add red peep-toes to stay with my color palette. I never thought that I was a "short veil" kinda girl, but I just can't stop ooohing and aaaaahing over this one. Add a pair of simple earrings and I'm ready to walk down the aisle!
The beautiful dresses/accessories shouldn't go away when the wedding day ends. I want to look amazing for my imaginary honeymoon too! The bubble-hem and pockets are what drew me in with this dress. Plus, it just looks like something you'd wear while walking on the beach with your new hubby.
You really can't go wrong when choosing accessories for this dress because it has so many different colors on it to play off of! I went with my new current obsession, blush/pink, but you could also do green/purple/fuscia/brown, etc. I like the look of the dress without a necklace, but I added earrings, a ring, and a bracelet so that I wouldn't look too simple. Now get me to the beach!
I hope you all had fun playing virtual dress up with me :) Are any of you married girls going to try and convince your husbands that it's time to get your vows renewed so that you can be BHLDN brides (unfortunately I think it's a little too soon for me to bring that up)? If not, tell me about what looks you would create for your imaginary BHLDN wedding!
I'll leave you with a quick peek at the outfit I wore yesterday for Valentine's Day. I didn't have a single red article of clothing in my 30 items (poor planning on my part), so I wore a bold pair of red tights so that I wouldn't get accused of not showing any holiday spirit at work. I actually ended up getting a lot of second glances from people throughout the day, so either they were really impressed with my festiveness (is that even a word?) or they were thinking that I would have been better off not wearing any red at all.
Skirt: Anthropologie Sprightly Skirt
Tights: Hue Opaque Red Tights
Necklace: Forever 21
Have a good night and I'll be back tomorrow to share with you a new favorite thing of mine :)