Tuesday, August 5, 2014

photo diary: wedding #3 in california

The third stop on my wedding train this summer: Irvine, California for one of my closest Texas friend's big hoorah! 

It was the reason I finally bought a plane ticket to the West Coast and explored LA. Had he not decided to get married in a place that never rains and always has perfect weather, my cherry would still be in tact. 

The wedding was beautiful. On a golf course, lots of light and bright colors, thought out decorations... and a family of ducks to greet everyone as they arrived. [That may or may not have been planned...]

And LAWN GAMES! A wedding with lawn games is a winning wedding.

Cute story alert: There were bugs flying around during the ceremony, and one landed on her bouquet. He quickly took the bouquet and let the bug go away from the ceremony. There's gotta be an unplanned, fun, light moment in every ceremony, and that was it.

Congrats to Mr and Mrs Young!

I wish I had gotten another picture of this when it was full of desserts. I've never seen so many options. A lot of times I don't even go for dessert at a wedding, but I got way too many things here. Strawberry shortcakes in mini mason jars, milk and cookies, macaroons, the works. 

This picture is so perfect. During the "funny" best man speech, the other best man could not lift his head because he was laughing so hard and maybe even a little uncomfortable. The groom was obviously loving it, and the bride was laughing but with more of an "omg" face. 

Another one added to our little group of friends!

There was a lot of fun Disney touches too because she's a big fan of the mouse's movies. Songs, speeches, vows etc... all had little touches of it. It was adorable.

As for what I wore... I found this dress in a place called Zara out in LA. I don't think I've ever heard of it, but there were a ton out there, and they all had two floors of clearance. It was my heaven. I could only find this dress in the wrong size, but it was such a perfect color, I looked in every other location I passed in the next couple days. With five minutes to spare before an appointment, I found it! 

-dress from Zara
-shoes from Charlotte Russe
-gold clutch from New York and Company
-earrings from Forever21

I didn't realize how low cut it was until I was looking at pictures, and maybe it wasn't the best decision for that, but I really did love the dress, and I'll be able to wear it plenty more times. Plus- a little cut out and bow action in the back- yes, please!

Once again- CONGRATS to the Youngs! And thanks for inviting me to the celebration!

Last stop of the year: Chicago in September! And it seems like next year will be just as busy, based on all the ring pictures on my Facebook lately. Bring on the free drinks and reasons to shop! I mean... bring on the love!



Unknown said...

i absolutely love your dress & ZARA is my absolutely favorite store. There's one in Georgetown as well :-)

Unknown said...

Love the dress. And love the earrings :)