A me-made wedding

We did it. We got married. And we didn’t buy a thing to wear… unless you count fabric.

G already owned his suit, shirt and shoes. I made him a custom tie and pocket square out of quilting cotton to match my dress and that’s all he needed.

My dress has appeared before on this blog. It’s the Alice and Ann Kendra Dress! I raved about this dress when I posted it in January. I loved it so much that all I could think about when I started contemplating my wedding dress was remaking it. Then I came to my senses. I had not worn my first Kendra dress (except to take blog photos), so why did I need to make another one? I hadn’t planned to wear a white dress anyway, we were not having a traditional wedding, and I already had shoes to match. I checked with my fiance first to see if he minded, which he of course did not, and I was so happy to have found my perfect dress. I didn’t have to buy or make anything (well, except a coat, but that was optional and I’ve already talked about it here).

All the ways this dress was perfect for the day : huge pockets for my chap stick, our rings, my sunglasses, my cell phone and the notes for our reception speech; scuba = stretch = comfort; and the double layer scuba bodice meant I didn’t need to wear a bra. It was the comfiest dress I could imagine getting married in and I couldn’t be happier that I chose to wear it, and that I could marry this wonderful man.

Our wedding was small and unconventional. We kept things simple and did it our way and we are so happy that we did. We celebrated seven years together on that day and will continue celebrating in our me-made clothes for many years to come.

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Lindsay

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