The gown is from Shop Gossamer, don’t you love the champagne undertone? I’ve been drawn to dresses with off-white undertones lately, something about it feels very sophisticated.
The Jane Austen quote above has been on my mind lately because my brides are always on my mind. I’ve been trying to communicate that it’s okay to be ‘selfish’ on your wedding day, if it’s the good kind of selfish. I didn’t have the words. Now, seeing the way Austen describes the difference between pride and vanity stated, it’s clear that I was thinking of was selfish pride, not selfish vanity.
Of course we take the needs and experiences of guests into consideration for every wedding, and of course we want them to have nothing but good feelings toward the wedding day.
(Excuse me while I interrupt my rambling for a moment to point out the tiny scroll above by Nikki at Shotgunning for Love
At the end of the day, isn’t the wedding about having the guests there to see you stand up boldly with your love? With their presence (and sometimes with their words) they say, we affirm/love/support/believe in you, as individuals and as a couple.
What more could anyone need than that? You’ve got the affirmation, now sculpt the day that’s going to delight your senses and reflect you as a couple, without having to think about vanity and fear that outward perception. Anyone who’s there is likely in attendance because they love you and/or your betrothed.
Our hope is that every bride we work with can stand at the altar with a heart overflowing with pride- pride that she gets to marry the person who will be her one true love and pride that her life as a single woman is about to be subsumed by her life with another, like a fire growing ever bigger and brighter as she adds more people, more experiences, and more love to her own little spark.
Full Vendor Team:
Photography: Megan Harris Photo
Event Planning: Caitlin Krebs Events
Hair & Makeup: Caitlyn Meyer MUA
Paper Goods/Stationery: Shotgunning for Love
Floral Design: Steelcut Flower Co.
Model: Karly Lebherz
Cake stand: Opulent Treasures
Ring Box: The Mrs. Box