I know, I know, it's been a week. But the pictures trickled in slowly, and then they needed to be tweaked, and hey, as a newlywed, I have to admit I had a few other things on my mind.
I needed something to perk up my jacket, and while I briefly toyed with the fabric flower idea, I didn't want it to look too crafty and I didn't have time to make a few samples. Rummaging through my messy house, I came up with this pin, which belonged to my great-grandmother. I barely remember her wearing it, but I do remember coming home from her house with it after she died. My mother and the aunts divided up everything, and what was left in the jewelry box got handed to me to pick over (or to dump wholesale into my bag, which is what I recall doing; I was 8, but the packrat gene is strong). It took a while to find this - apparently I'd pinned it on the dress of one of my antique bed dolls, and she was up on a high shelf in the workroom. But I found it, and I think it's perfect.
Like the jacket, I originally wanted aqua shoes. Guess what? It's not really the season for aqua shoes. I did find turquoise heels at the Norristown Jomar when I was there recently with Lee and Annette, but they were turquoise patent, and they had an almost stripper platform/heel. Not tremendously bridal. Same day, same place, I found these chocolate brown suede pumps with strap and flower detail. They're comfortable, and I have to admit I'll get a lot more wear out of them than turquoise patent.
I didn't originally have a something borrowed, which appalled quite a number of people and loaner items of various purpose came flooding in. I chose an ivory satin handbag lent to me by a co-worker. She had used it at her own wedding, and was very apologetic that it had a small spot on it, but that just made it less worrisome to me that I would get something on it (which I didn't).
I found this aqua feathered 1960s headband on Etsy. Because my dress struck me as vintage-y, I wanted something for my head, but I don't generally like me in hats. And I didn't want a veil. This seemed like the perfect compromise piece, and it matched beautifully.
There will be more photos, obviously - of me, of us, of the dress, but this is what I've managed to get together so far.
Thanks to everyone for all congratulations and good wishes. It's been such a treat checking the computer and finding all of you there, wishing us well.