- 7 years ago
- Wedding: March 2012
We are looking to elope. We have the location, I have the dress, but am struggling with the details. it’s not the first wedding for either of us, and I’m 40, he’s 48. I work in a manufacturing plant so I want to feel girly and gorgeous when I marry my dream man! we want special to us, not expensive (just beat cancer so we’re broke!), yet wonderful.
It’s going to be just the two of us. in a meadow, in the smoky mtns in TN. we want it to be special, but neither of us are extravagant type of people. we’re having just a traditional christian ceremony, but no music, unity candle, etc. My dress is a watermelon bridesmaids dress from Davids Bridal (LOVE IT!) F14212 For my flowers, I will probably go with a white & pink peony bouquet. for jewelry, I’m wearing a pearl necklace and Diamonique earrings, plus a crystal and pearl stretch bracelet. I want to do something in my hair, but not sure what.
but since our ceremony is in a meadow, what should I wear for shoes? there is a path, and the grass will be short. I LOVE the pippa heels from Davids Bridal, but 4 inch platforms seem a little much. there are a pair of shoes on ebay, with short heels and open backs. probably easier to walk in, but not near as cool.
I bought the dress before we decided on a venue. since it’s going to be March in the mtns, I should probably find a coverup. I am going to try on the chiffon shrug from Davids, or thought of trying to find a sweater from coldwater creek or something. would a pink sweater over watermelon be too ‘pink’?
since it’s the two of us…I’m also pondering if I even need flowers. I dont really care, other than what I found is very pretty, and I thought they’d look nice in pictures. I wont have anyone to hand them to for the cermony, so I thought I would include a loop of ribbon so they can hang from my wrist during the ceremony. thoughts?
also, since my bouquet is peonies, they’re too big for a boutinerre. what could we get for him? he is wearing a dark blue suit, not sure about the shirt and tiet yet. do we coordinate? compliment?
I feel so unqualified for this girly stuff 🙂