Monday, January 24, 2011

Something new

So I don't know if I've told you this, but N and I have been married twice. To each other. With no divorces in between. This may be a little odd, but I wanted an outdoor wedding, which was Wedding 1; a small affair with only about 20 people. However, the Catholic Church frowns upon outdoor weddings and since it was important to his family that our marriage was blessed by the Church, we had Wedding 2, at the Church in Little Italy. This was a slightly larger wedding, with about 150 people. If you've ever been to an Indian wedding, then you'll know that those tend to be slightly large events, and so we had reception 3 when we made our first trip to India as a married couple. Needless to say, I'm a pro at getting married : ).

Now, you may be wondering about the whole dress situation. This was us at Wedding 1: my dress came off-the-rack from White House Black Market, and was an ivory, tea-length dress with white chiffon sash. I had plans to dye it hot pink, but that never happened.




For Wedding 2 and Reception 3, we blended both Indian and US traditions, so I wore a white sari (the traditional color for wedding saris in India is red):



So why am I telling you all this? Because sometimes, when I see a great dress, I'm tempted to convince N that we should have wedding 3!!! Seriously though, if you are newly engaged and haven't picked out a wedding dress yet, you should consider visiting Something White in Independence, Ohio. They are indepedently AND locally owned and carry some absolutely exquisite pieces. This weekend they're hosting a Lela Rose trunk show, so you should should check it out if you're in the market for wedding dresses/ bridesmaids dresses/ wedding accessories.  Check out some of these dresses.... so beautiful!!






6 comments:

smitten in cle said...

I just died and went to heaven over that first dress! You got me thinking about wedding #2....ha ha

G said...

I want to wear one of these - simply gorgeous. Too bad I have no groom!

A blog post on a locally owned and operated groom store, please.

alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

awwwwwww, look at you pretty girl!!

CLEshopaholic said...

Smitten: GO FOR IT!!! (obviously I'm a fan)

G: The Something White website DOES say "no ring required".

Alexa: Thanks!! I accept all forms of flattery ; )

Hungry In Cleveland said...

Very beautiful! A friend of mine from college did the Indian/US tradition blending too. She had a white sari for the ceremony and pink for the reception.

Alana said...

That is basically every little girl's dream, right??!