August 22, 2014

our wedding: her dress & his suit

Bride and Groom
It took me until after our wedding to fall in love with my wedding dress.


I know. But it's the truth. Picking out my wedding dress was not one of my favorite parts about wedding planning.  It was fun and I had a blast shopping with my mom and sister, but to me it was just a fancy, expensive dress....and let's be honest here, I am a jeans, t-shirt, and boots kind of girl. 

After trying on about six dresses, I found what I would call "the one".  The one I said "yes to the dress to" and quickly found a lady to begin the alterations process. It was pretty and I liked it, but I didn't love it. 

Until the day I married Peyton

...and man, that dress got a whole new meaning to it.  Before the wedding I was convinced I was just going to sell it afterwards, but now, I am not so sure about that. It's hanging up in our temporary home and every time I look at it, I get the biggest smile.  I married my husband in that dress.  What dress could ever be more special than that?
Bride with Sunflower Bouquet
I could write for days how handsome Peyton looked in his suit. I just love the way it all came together.  We chose a light gray three piece suit from Men's Wearhouse, a blue gingham shirt, and a royal blue tie.  The subtle touches of blue made his blue eyes and the yellow of his boutonniere pop. I am so jealous of how good this boy looks in blue...I seriously wish I could pull it off as well as he does.  
Blue Gingham Wedding
Last but not least, without even knowing, we each decided to go with brightly colored shoes. Peyton and I chose to do a first look (more of that coming soon) and when we saw each other, we both got excited that we had chosen fun shoes for our wedding day attire. I had chosen yellow heels and Peyton had chosen blue suede shoes.  It took forever for Peyton to find the perfect blue suede shoes for his size 15 feet, but I'd have to say, he knocked it out of the park. Blue suede shoes went perfectly with our wedding colors, but the meaning of them goes much deeper.  Peyton and I both love Elvis and listen to him on a daily a matter of fact, our first dance was "Can't Help Falling In Love" (kind of...more on that later) and our reception walk-in was "Burning Love". Wearing blue suede shoes on our wedding day while dancing to Elvis made it feel that more special. 

At the end of the evening, we were so happy with how everything just came together so seamlessly.  Our wedding attire definitely showcased our personalities and our love for a classic yet vintage look.  Stay tuned for our bridesmaids and groomsmen looks that made our day even better!
Blue Suede Shoes

*All photos were taken by the lovely Tiffani Evans Photo