We see trends come and go here on SMP, but one thing that never seems to run its course is unique, personal style. That always seems to make us stop in our tracks – and this Bride and her new Mister have personal style for miles. In our eyes, it’s doesn’t get better than that. It gives us so many things to gush about – a sleeve change in place of a dress change, a pup that’s front and center, a couple with such a fabulous love story – those are just a few details of this fete we are favoriting. But with image after image of stylish inspiration from She-N-He Photography and Design in the full gallery it will be hard not to favorite them all!
From the Bride… We met at a funeral in California. Well, we had seen each other before here and there, but we had our first real conversation at a funeral. We started dating right away, and I couldn’t get enough of him! A month later, I broke the news that I was moving to Boston to attend grad school. Surprisingly, he wanted to come along! It was so exciting! He quit his job, packed his bags and hopped in my car. We hardly knew each other when we were driving cross country! It was the wildest thing ever — moving far away with a stranger. We both had an adventurous, devil-may-care attitude about dating. That was eight years ago, and now we’re mister and missus.
My dress … I tried on dresses for six long months. I knew it would be tough because I wanted to add some custom touches to whatever dress I bought to make it more “me” — more dramatic! I finally found it — it’s an Enzoani — on Black Friday at Blush Bridal. The dress fit me pretty well, and more importantly, it lent itself well to the custom sleeves I was dreaming up in my head. I bought it right on the spot, and met with my seamstress, Deborah Birch, to tell her all about the sleeves I envisioned. I sketched for her some drapey, double-drop sleeves, and she brought it to life! Plus, she made an extra set of sleeves — fabulous cuffs — that I could change into for our dance. Partying on the dance floor was definitely a must, and my second pair of sleeves allowed me to swing my arms like a wild woman all night. Some brides have a dress change for the reception, but I had a sleeve change! That was definitely my favorite part of the dress.
Wedding Photography: She-N-He Photography and Design / Wedding Venue: Vista West Ranch in Dripping Springs, Texas / Wedding Coordination: Coordinate This / Floral Design: Petal Pushers / Catering: Sterling Affairs / Wedding Cake: Coco Paloma Desserts / Curtain Rental: Filo Designs / Harmonica Player: Michael Rubin / Wedding Dress: Enzoani via Blush Bridal Lounge / Seamstress: Deborah Birch