Happy Wedding Wednesday! Today I'm excited to share the details of my dress, shoes, hair style, makeup and jewelry from my wedding day as well as the details of the bridesmaid and groomsman looks. I can't believe it's already been almost 4 months since the wedding day-boy time flies!
I shared my wedding look styleboard here, and stayed fairly true to what I wanted to look like on my wedding day. My bridesmaids and I got ready at Hotel de Varenne, a lovely, boutique hotel in the heart of Paris. It was such a fun morning getting pampered with my closest friends, my sister in law, and my future sister in law.
The dress I chose was a mermaid style Maggie Sottero satin gown. I loved all of the little details in the beading and the corset back. The dress was exactly what I was looking for and most importantly I was comfortable and felt beautiful wearing it! I purchased the dress at Kleinfeld Bridal in New York City.
For jewelry, I kept it fairly simple and wore a necklace that was designed and created by my good friend, Rebecca, who is the owner of Spencer Morgan Designs. I wanted a look that was glamorous, but also blended in with the detailing of my dress. I loved the 3 layers of crystals and the vintage looking rhinestone pins that were incorporated into the necklace which coordinated well with the beading on the dress. My engagement ring (as seen in the 1st picture) was designed by my husband and made by his friend in New York City. The design was based off of a ring at Tiffany & Co., as seen here, that I fell in love with at first sight!
My wedding day shoes are by Badgley Mischka, which I purchased at Bloomingdales in New York City. I wanted high heels, comfort and a wow factor and these shoes fit all of those! (They did last until after the 1st dance, after which I ditched the shoes and danced in bare feet!)
For my wedding day hair, I wanted something romantic and not too dramatic. I was very pleased with how my hair turned out and the style stayed in place all day! My hair stylist (and the stylist for my bridesmaids) was Dean from the Style Pixie Salon in Paris. I found the salon on a french wedding blog and chose them because they were willing to come to the hotel to do our hair, the prices were within my budget, and most important they spoke English! Also, they recommended a makeup artist, Charles Gillman from Charles Gillman Cosmetics, which I decided to have do our makeup. They were both very pleasant and I would highly recommend them!
The bridesmaids and maid of honor wore Alfred Sung dresses in Majestic (the dresses were purchased from the Wedding Shoppe in St. Paul, Minnesota), silver shoes from Aldo, and bracelets (for the bridesmaids) and a necklace and earrings (for the maid of honor) designed by my friend Rebecca (Spencer Morgan Designs). The groomsman wore dark grey suits from The Men's Wearhouse and coordinating ties from Macy's. My hubby wore a tuxedo designed and made by a friend in New York City. (Wedding flower details can be found here).
After months of planning, everything came together on the wedding day and everyone in the wedding party looked so wonderful and most importantly we had a great time!
If you are planning on or having a wedding in Paris and need ideas or suggestions for hair stylists, makeup artists or other wedding vendors, please let me know!
*All photographs by Corinne Hameau of Encre Noire in Paris