weddings are synonymous with an insane amount of decisions. and when you seek guidance, all can be answered with “whatever makes you happy”. oh thanks, that helps. [insert: sarcasm].
I decided on the bridesmaid dresses fairly quickly. almost too quick, so the second guessing began. but after a little reassuring from
the girls who will be wearing the dresses my bridesmaids, I made the final decision. picture this: white sandy beaches, crystal clear water, and sapphire blue long strapless bridesmaid gowns.
next decision to be made: jewelry to perfectly complement said gowns + sandy beaches.
thank you to the bauble bar for instantly easing my mind + helping.
I sent a request to their SWAT* team with details of the dresses + what I envisioned. and was quickly greeted by
my hero erin, who put together this pinterest board based on the info I provided for her. a couple yes & no’s later, erin created 5 potential looks for my bridesmaids.
which way do I go?
I love the idea of a statement necklace with the strapless dresses. but on the flip-side, I love the simplicity of no necklace, just gorgeous drop earrings.
a pre-wedding discussion, [J] & I had shortly after our engagement was our wedding party. we initially spoke about not having one. we’ve both been in weddings before, and know it’s not just “yes, I’ll wear a fancy outfit & be there on your big day”. it’s requires a larger commitment; both financially + physically. and we were already asking a lot having our wedding out of the country.
“how about a small one?,” I later asked.
the friends who have been there for us through thick + thin. always. we agreed. and decided two each. and this is how I asked ..
custom champagne bottles + flutes and woven bracelets.
I even got my own custom champagne flute.
and our entire wedding party, in whiskey + champagne bottles .. :)
my bridesmaids [kristy + courtney] & my fiance.
I feel so blessed to have them both in my life. they’re gems + mean so much to me. I truly thought I’d have to beg them to pack their bags & come to the dominican republic with us. but they both said “yes” without hesitation. throughout our friendships, I’ve always been able to count on them ..and this time is no different.
never mind that they’re the two people in my life I know will tear up the dance floor with me. and make [J] & I’s “special day” even better.
I can’t freakin’ wait.