I started thinking about my wedding look pretty much the moment we got engaged. I already had an idea of a style of dress I wanted, thanks to a picture I saw of a backless dress on Pinterest. That image stuck with me and luckily I was able to track down the designer and visit her showroom in downtown LA!
I tried on a few different dresses and knew I wanted Katie May to make mine. It was a completely different experience than visiting a bridal store or department store, but it ended up being so me.
I went with Katie May for my veil too so the laces would match. I loved the look of the long veil for the ceremony and pictures.
I wanted to keep the rest of my look fairly simple and clean. For jewelry, I borrowed a pair of pearl earrings from my mom and wore a vintage diamond ring passed down from my grandma with the rose gold diamond necklace and love bracelet I wear every single day. I wanted to sweep my hair to one side to highlight the open back and found this hairpiece to finish the look.
The one thing I was indecisive about was my shoes. I ordered this fun flamingo pair for my rehearsal dinner but couldn’t land on a wedding shoe. I ended up choosing this blush pair by Badgley Mischka and was comfortable dancing all night. Definitely go for a comfortable shoe for your wedding!
I had six of my best friends as bridesmaids and wanted to keep their look classic. I’ve been to tons of weddings with mismatched bridesmaid dresses but ended up choosing this one in dove gray for all my girls. It was semi selfish because I didn’t want to take the distraction away from me. JustFab was nice enough to gift all the girls with shoes that they all loved!
Here’s a complete rundown:
- dress and veil: Katie May
- jewelry: vintage earrings and ring, Cartier love bracelet, Shylee Rose necklace
- hair piece: twigs and honey
- hanger: etsy
- garter: etsy
- shoes: Badgley Mischka
- bridesmaid dresses: no longer available but these are so similar and come in so many colors.
- bridesmaid shoes: no longer available, these are really similar!
- bridesmaid jewelry: Gorjana necklace and bracelet
- all photos by Aga Jones Photography
Thank you so much for reading! XO