I'm so excited (wiggly here! excited!) to introduce the fabulous blogger Down To My Soul, to talk about the process of making her (stunning!) wedding dress. I try to present lots of wedding clothing options - wedding pants, custom dresses, family dresses, bridesmaid dresses as wedding dresses, and of course the great wedding dress hack. But it was really important to me to have someone talk about making her dress. I've noticed, as I've talked about the process of making my dress, that people find the idea of sewing their own outfit very overwhelming - like something someone very talented in a far off world, but not something that is realistic for them. Not true! The making of a dress is the act of creating a possibility, and it's something that you can do if you have the desire to do so. So, without further ado, the inspiring Down To My Soul:
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What to say about Kaki? Well, she first emailed me to ask if she could send in her wedding because their was so little diversity in the wedding world. And, YES!!! So, first off, I love that Kaki was upfront enough to say, "Hey, lets change this thing," and then go about helping to change it. Second of all, their wedding... oh... wow. Seeing two such beautiful families together come together in such love. Well. I got weepy. Now without further ado, Kaki and David's wedding...
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What to say about this wedding? First of all, it was shot by Peonie & The Boy, the photographers behind Lillian & Lenord, and they found through APW, which I love! Last time I posted about Lillian & Leonard I mentioned that I'd had many a virtual drink with Peonie. Well, *now* I've had a real-life physical whisky with both Peonie and The Boy, and um.... UK couples? Yeah. They are your photographers. Really, done. I. Adore. Them.
And Danae and Dougie? The first I heard of them is when Peonie told me that she had shot her first practical bride, and it was one of the most joyful, beautiful, and just plain fun weddings that she'd ever gotten to shoot. Then Danae sent me some words about her wedding and (whispers... I think I LOVE her). When I started looking through the pictures and I felt like my heart was going to break from the sheer joy of it. I wanted to share it with you so you know... this is what a wedding feels like. It doesn't feel pretty, it feels like unadulterated joy. Continue reading Dougie and Danae’s Scottish Pink Lego Candy Wedding
Rachel, from Peacock Feathers & Diamond Rings, who's been a Team Practical member since, well, a long time, wrote me a little note a month ago. It said something like, "Can I please please write a wedding graduate post? I'm trying to recap my wedding on my blog, and somehow sharing 'and then this happened' just doesn't capture the spirit of what I need to share." So I'm thrilled to have Rachel on on the blog today, sharing what she's moved to say. Make us wiser lady:
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I've been waiting to share this wedding with you guys for a million years, so it seemed just right that I got to share APW's first Las Vegas wedding the same week that I got to share our first New Orleans wedding. Because really, I can't think of two cities who better sum up the 'f*ck it, grab some champagne and party' aspect of APW. So today I am wiggly excited to bring you Susie, wedding graduate extrodinare and her Irish-Las-Vegas-Cowboy-Vintage throwdown. Because f*ck pretty, THIS is the kind of wedding that makes you wish you were there partying. And I don't know... this wedding is somehow every single reason I still write about weddings rolled into one. Vibrant. Unexpected. Full of joy. Makes you feel open to possiblities. And with a very very smart lady at it's helm. So, take it Susie:
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So in my post-burned out state, or my trying not to be burned out state (turns out re-launching a blog is TOUGH, y'all) it seemed the perfect time to bring you Sara's South African wedding. Unbeknownst to Sara when emailed me about her wedding, South Africa is the first country I ever visited outside of the US... when I was 21 (which is bizarre, right?) So we bonded over the intense and wonderful and complicated and hard and amazing place that South Africa was. And then there is her wedding, which is just so right. I've said for years that if I had a generous amount of money to spend at our wedding, I would rent a place out and have everyone stay all weekend, because what could be more blissful than that? (Hint: not an ice sculpture.) That's exactly what Sara and Stof did, and they have such a great story to tell, with such wise advice. Continue reading Wedding Graduate: Sara & The South African Wedding