Joy: Our Wedding – The Gown

After a morning full of hair appointments, picking up our bouquets and applying make-up, it was finally time to put on my wedding gown!

As you all know, I haven’t yet revealed the gown that I chose to wear – so, without further delay, here it is! I chose an ivory Alfred Angelo tiered lace gown with an ivory satin bodice and sash :)

Gown

The gown has since been discontinued (actually, this gown was discontinued a mere two weeks after we ordered it!) – I love knowing that I am one of the last women to wear this beautiful, vintage-inspired gown.

My Mom helped me get into my gown…

Mom-Gown

Mom-Dress

Sara-Gown

Then it was time for jewelry…

Jewelry-Gown

Jewelry-Wedding

Necklace-Wedding

Pearl-Bracelet

I wore beautiful pearl earrings that Jordan gave me as a gift; a Norwegian brooch that has been in my family for generations; a Norwegian necklace that my grandmother gave to me when I was young; a fun yellow-gold ring that I purchased from Galla15 on Etsy; and a lovely pearl bracelet that my friend and bridesmaid Serena gave me.

And then, it was time for my veil! I purchased my veil at a local bridal shop; it’s by Signature Bridal.

Birdcage-Veil

Birdcage-Veil

Next up were my (hand-crafted and homemade!) garters and my shoes, featuring shoe clips from BPoetic on Etsy!

Garters

Wedding-Shoes

And with a few tears from my bridesmaids and my Mom…

Kristen-Crying

Larissa-Tears

Mom-Tears

…I put the finishing touches on my bouquet (isn’t it beautiful!!)…

Bouquet

Bouquet

…took a few bridal portraits…

Bridal-Portrait

Bridal-Portrait

…and headed over to the chapel to meet Jordan for our “First Look!”

Going-to-the-Chapel

Coming up next: my favorite part of our day – our “First Look!”

What do you think of my gown? Was it worth the wait?

{Photos by Creative Kindling, our outstandingly talented photographers}