Photo by Wyatt Olson Photography
So now that you’ve seen the sneak peak of our epic country kitsch wedding and while I’m waiting for more glorious photos, I’m gonna give at little look back to all the thought and stuff and consideration and debate that went into our glorious California wedding cause, really, the planning went by so fast–6 months! SIX months!!–that I’ve hardly had time to take it all in, let alone maybe you. And since the whole point of the wedding was to get to marry my wife, I thought I’d start with her–and her epic outfit.
If you’ve been around SYE for a while, you may remember back in the spring that Alex opted for a gorgeous, three-piece suit made by Gresham Blake in Brighton (by gorgeous, I mean gorgeous, and worth every penny–her suit cost more than both my dresses combined. I’m sorry, who’s the bride here?! Oh, right, we both are…) and she picked out two well-tailored button-ups from Hawes & Curtis.
The ‘romantic’ shirt for the ceremony
Image by Cornish Wedding Photography
…and her party shirt for the evening.
(Sorry, I could only find good pictures of her shirt where we’re snuggling!)
And she paired them with a silver necklace from a local, Cornish artist and these AWESOME wingtips from Hobbs:
Awesome, right?! (Photos by Cornish Wedding Photography)
With such an awesome look the first go-round, Alex was hesitant about how to get that country kitsch look and make it look different from the UK wedding. Two things we did know: she was wearing her suit again, in some combination, and she had awesome two-tone, RED patent leather heels to wear.
Gorgeous! (Just great photo skills on my part…)
After having Alex try on lots of different combinations–trousers & jacket, trousers & waist coat, all three pieces, just the trousers–we still couldn’t decide what was best for the ‘coutry kitsch’ theme. She needed a new shirt. Preferably red. And as a big-busted lady, shirt shopping is one of Alex’s least favorite things to do. Still, we went back to Hawes & Curtis and bought three different shirts–plain tomato red, pinstripe pinks & yellows, and a white and red vintage flower pattern–to try out with the myriad options her suit had to offer.
The tomato red was all sorts of wrong with the color of her suit. The pinstripes, she said, made her feel like she was going to work (Marriage may be work honey, but I don’t want you to feel like you’re signing up for a career when you marry me!). But the flowers, oh, the flowers, when your wife is right (and by wife I mean me, I picked the shirt out), your wife is right.
I mean, c’mon:
Dressed like that, how could I not kiss her?!
So that, my friends, is how Alex redesigned her wedding outfits for two different themes and two different countries. She only needed cuff-links for one shirt, using purple silk knot cuff-links for it, and in California she wore a necklace of Mt. Shasta by Jon Thomas Fine Jewelry (well-known for this pendant in my county). I hope this lovely bride-in-pants can be a bit of inspiration, and if you’ve come up with anything you love, leave it in the comments as Alex is always looking for new ways to rock the trousers…
Final photo by Wyatt Olson Photography.