First of all, I really wanted to say thank you for all my readers and commenters leaving me such sweet comments about us getting married and our ceremony. I haven't had time to comment back like I usually do but I appreciate every one of your comments! Several of you have asked about the dress so of course I had to do a lookbook on what we wore.
I literally bought this dress about 2 hours before we headed to the courthouse. I had ordered a dress from Shopbop.com that I thought would work, but it didn't. It also didn't arrive until the day before, so my only choice was to go shopping the day of. We went to every single store/boutique that downtown had to offer and ended up loving this one the most.
What He's Wearing:
Suit: Banana Republic
Shoes: Hugo Boss
J bought this suit just a few days before so we were both sporting brand new duds. (Can you expect anything less from us?) I went into a frenzy trying to find sliver shoes to go with this dress until it hit me that my Gucci's that I was saving for our wedding were sitting in my closet. Well, I was going to get married that day, so why not break them out! They have such pretty rhinestones that glittered in the sunlight.
Doesn't J look great in his Lova shirt that I had posted about previously? We recently made a change and bought him a new shirt to wear to the wedding in Jamaica so he decided to wear this one for the ceremony. It looked so great with his new suit.
I thought about pulling my hair back with a flower or some kind of embellishment but decided that it just wasn't me and didn't want to not look like me on the day we got married.
I had my brother take pictures of us and then I noticed that he wasn't capturing our shoes so I yelled at him to make sure that he got them. J decided to be funny and really make sure that you could see my shoes.
So that, my friends is what we wore to get legally married. It was basically like what we are going to wear to our wedding but just toned down.
Oh and Miss Burb brought up a good point about what we are actually celebrating as our anniversary. I told J that he better buy a good calendar because he's going to have to remember 3 anniversaries. Our ceremony, our wedding and our first date. HA! Like that's going to happen. I think that we are just going to go with the ceremony date as our anniversary since this is when we really became husband and wife. How did you/are you going to do it? Did you all forego the "first date" anniversary? I think eventually we will but I can't let it go now. How could we? We've celebrated it for the past 7 years!