This past Friday, Running of the Brides took place at Filene’s Basement here in Atlanta, Georgia. I have to honest, it was everything that I expected. Brides Running? Check. Dresses strewn every which way? Check. Screaming, clapping, and dancing? Check, check, and check.
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My best friend has a beautiful daughter named Evy. She is going to carry the “Here Comes The Bride” sign (still need to make this, ugh) for the wedding. Her dress was purchased from the site, Flower Girl Dress For Less. Her mother sent me a ton of dresses to choose from and it was rather overwhelming to be perfectly honest with you. I think we ended up with something super cute. Look how happy she is in the dress! I was apprehensive about including children in my ceremony, but now I’m happy that I did. OMG – she is so CUTE!!!
Emily said that the site is great, but the fabric is kind of cheap….but if you think about it…do you really want your 5 year old to be in a silk dress? I think not. This was the right decision for us and I think the photos of her spinning around in this dress will be ones I will really treasure.
Looking good and wearing what you want…Wyatt Olson Photography
When it came to decisions about what to have our awesome bridal parties wear, we were actually really inspired by the Real Gay Weddings here on SYE! In particular, we loved the colors and relaxed style of Gretchen and Erin’s wedding, inspiring our Best Men outfit discussions, and the versatility of Karen and Amber’s 10-way bridesmaids dresses which Alex was immediately looking up and emailing out to all our bridal party ladies.
We pretty much left our Maids of Honor in charge of corralling the bridesmaids into a look (i.e. doing some online research for affordable dresses and then emailing them, basically), but we did start off with a few basic ideas. Red was our central color for the day, but as I was wearing red, the ladies couldn’t wear red too. So, we went with the next color in our decoration hierarchy: brown, chocolate-ish/country-esque brown. We also knew that I would be wearing cowboy boots so we encouraged the ladies to buy the pair they always wanted, use the ones they never saw in their closets or borrow them from anyone willing! For a nano-second, it did cross our minds to go down the ‘buy this dress from a big wedding/fashion store’ route, but it didn’t sit well with us and it didn’t fit our ladies.
We were also really conscious that the majority of our bridal party wasn’t making bank and the cost of a have-to-have outfit in addition to the travel costs to get up to Northern California (it’s remote) would be considerable. So, we let each of them know that while some great brown dresses could be found at J Crew, we were also OK with whatever they found in a thrift/vintage store, had in their closets, or borrowed from a friend.
I have to be honest, I have an aversion to white colored objects. Not because of hating the color white but I’m just so clumsy that white just doesn’t stay so white around me for that long. So, I’m just not a big fan and I don’t want to wear it when I get married. I don’t want to wear off-white, ivory or any shade that is a knock off of white – I really don’t want anything to do with it. (more…)