Wedding Belles

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Dress: Sohomode

Shoes: Wittner

My beautiful friend Callie got married on Saturday, to her wonderful beau Gareth.

Long time readers of Frocks And Frou Frou might recognise both names from my own wedding to The Sophisticate. Callie was my gorgeous uber-bridesmaid, and Gareth the amazing minister who performed the service.

Callie looked STUNNING in her full chiffon skirt and a navy blue top. Elegant and timeless, and just so beautiful. And she wore Chie Mihara’s on her feet, which were just spectacular.Β I was so excited to be able to attend their wedding, and it was such fun! There was trivia, and puppets, and hilarious musical interludes.

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It was surprisingly warm for an April wedding – 26 degrees, and the most perfect sunny day. I wore my new Sohomode dress, and blinged it up with some sparkly accessories.

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Both earrings and bracelet were bought when I was shopping for my own wedding. The earrings are outrageously sparkly and came new from one of the bridal shops along Sydney Road where I bought my wedding dress. The bracelet is one of several vintage rhinestone bracelets that I bought off eBay.

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I turned the sash that Louise had made for the dress inside-out and fastened it with a rhinestone brooch, unexpectedly emulating Callie’s “something old” wedding brooch, which she wore at her waist. It’s a brooch that several generations of her family wore on their wedding days, and it was the most perfect finishing touch to Callie’s outfit.

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I was pretty pleased with my DIY nail-art, too.

I used this Washi-tape nail art tutorialΒ to do little pink glitter love-hearts over nude nails.

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Not bad for a first try, I thought!

13 thoughts on “Wedding Belles

  1. SOOOO pretty!
    the colors are lovely and I love the washi tape nail art.
    I’ve been coveting a sohomode dress since I first saw them on your blog, but I am a bit leery of buying a dress (even if costume made) online. my main problem is my short-short torso. I’m afraid this beautiful dress will be somehow “off” on me…..

    You, on the other hand look amazing and your friend makes a beautiful bride- love the skirt/blouse alternative to a wedding dress. all the best!

  2. What a lovely summery dress! The wedding looks lovely, I love that you both ended up wearing broaches at your waists πŸ™‚
    I love your nails too, very cute.

  3. What a gorgeous day for a beautiful wedding! Loved the brides outfit made all the more lovely by the joy on her face- and the family brooch is a wonderful touching touch!
    You look so spring and pretty and flowery!

  4. I found your blog a couple of months ago and I love your style! You look so pretty in that dress and that neckline is something I want to try myself.

  5. I received my first Sohomode dress last month and I’m in love with it! so well made and pretty, I can’t wait to wear it (still a bit too grey and cold in Halifax for a tea dress) you look wonderful!

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