27 May 2018
I thought that I was going to be done with my wedding season when I reached the end of March. I had a record of 2 in one month – a first time for me – but I was prepared for my wedding season to end just as it was beginning. Lo and behold, a month went by and I found myself being invited to one more. The first guy in my close group of guys friends is getting married in August and all of us could not be more excited for the big day. Wedding Mondays is a series that is hard for me to keep regular these days for a couple of reasons. 1) They require finding the perfect video 2) It’s not like a normal post where you can just toss in a video and send it off into the interwebs. Each video is special and it requires me to do a little bit of commentary every now and then.
I know this is a little controversial, but I am obsessed with black bridesmaids dresses. I’ve been thinking about these for the last year and am almost sure that I’ll end up making that same decision for myself in the future. The details in this wedding are just exquisite. The florals, the embroidered denim jackets… and can I just mentioned that I love the fact that the bride and groom did their first dance to “Alabama Shakes – I Found You?” It’s the perfect modern day song for a first dance at a wedding. This post doesn’t do this wedding any justice so please, please, please head on over to their feature over at [Green Wedding Shoes]
19 May 2018
For one evening, I sacrificed a full night of sleep just to view the Royal Wedding and it was incredible. When Prince William and Kate Middleton married, I didn’t feel connected enough to the two of them to want to stay awake for the wedding. I barely even caught the highlights of it back then. That just wasn’t the case with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. I’ve been a longtime fan of Meghan’s since her very first episode on Suits. She is a bi-racial woman who played a strong-willed character on a show in a field that was known to be dominated by men. She was an actress, sure, but she continued to use her presence for good through charity work and speaking out firmly with her opinions on the world. Even without Prince Harry in the picture, she would have gone on to become a role model for many young women.
My adoration for Prince Harry would have come later, but it’s true what he said in an interview after they were engaged: The two of them make a great team. This morning’s wedding was unlike anything I’ve ever seen. Is it a stretch to even say that it was the best wedding video of 2018? Probably not. For the last week, I’ve been watching Prince Harry and Meghan Markle specials about their relationship, Harry’s upbringing without his mother, and even highlights on the late Princess Diana. Each time, I felt a little bit overcome with emotion (except for the Lifetime movie) and reflected that even though I never knew Princess Diana, that her sons really did grow up to be outstanding men who found the best partners in life for themselves and believe that’s likely what she would’ve thought too.
This morning, Meghan made her entrance into Windsor Castle’s St. Georges Chapel in a perfect white gown custom designed for her by British Designer Clare Waight Keller through Givenchy. It was a simple gown, but a look elevated by her five-meter long veil, hand-embroidered with silk threaded and organza flowers. Sitting beneath her veil, a beautiful tiara belonging to Queen Mary loaned to her by The Queen.
While Meghan’s first dress for the ceremony seemed quite modest to some, the second dress she changed into for the reception did not disappoint. This Bespoke Stella McCartney dress was fit for a modern princess and was everything we had ever hoped for!
  
07 May 2018
Amal Clooney in Richard Quinn with George by her side
Before I left the office tonight, my friend and coworker, Courtney, remarked that tonight’s Met Gala was the equivalent of a Super Bowl to anyone else. She wasn’t wrong! I put in the extra hours of work this weekend so that I could free up my Monday evening to work on crafting this post. Before I came home, I also went out for a glass of wine with a friend so that I could a) appreciate every look for the piece of art that is and b) to let my true opinions for every outfit shine through! Throughout the day in all my meetings, I was closely watching the coverage seeing bits and pieces here and there, but never spoiling it all for myself until I was able to digest it when I got home. I can’t imagine a better photograph to kick start this post.
This year’s 2018 exhibition was “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.”
Anna Wintour in custom Chanel
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31 Mar 2018
On average, the process of putting together one of these posts takes about three months. To find images, I have about 10 Tumblrs that I circulate through. Each post roughly has about 50 images, but today, this one has less. I’m posting this one now though because I’m close to 50 and there won’t be any other Tumblrs that I’ll be viewing within the next couple of months. It has also been three months since I posted A Collection Part 49. I’m telling you all of this because that is the only structure I have when it comes to making these. There are no themes. I don’t spend any time re-arranging them in a certain order. The differences in size of images would normally bother me anywhere else, but not here. There are no patterns for colors. I can’t explain to you why I selected this image over that one and I don’t want to. I look at these photos so quickly and I save them in an instant the same way a normal human being would fill out one of those personality tests that you’re not supposed to think too much about it. That’s it! Since the migration, every other post before this has been skewed to the left. Starting now and with post #50, we’re going to center it. It just looks better!
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26 Feb 2018
Since we migrated the blog, I’ve been taking a break not only from Wedding Mondays, but posting entirely. Knowing that I would have to go back and change the formatting of some posts or re-learn how to use WordPress was extremely intimidating to me. Right now, I would say I’m on training wheels, but as the days go on, I’m starting to get more and more comfortable with the platform. Even though we’re close to Tuesday, I really wanted to post a Wedding Mondays video this evening. I’m about to head into my month of weddings with two of them in March – including the one for my best friend. I’ve never quite seen a video like this one and it was so soothing and relaxing to watch right before bed. Having just returned from Palm Springs and spending some time there in the last couple of years, I’m a huge fan of the desert weddings. Since the setting is so beautiful, there’s not much more that you need to add to it or DIY. It speaks so strongly on its own and is effortlessly gorgeous. I love everything about this wedding. Watch the video and then head on over to Green Wedding Shoes for their wedding feature.
29 Jan 2018
I don’t have a Style Me Pretty or Green Wedding Shoes page to direct you to after watching this video today because I randomly stumbled upon it! While perusing different wedding video vendors, I came across this wedding video from Jesse and Glenn’s special day and it moved me to near tears. It’s not a surprise at all that it’s our Wedding Video for Monday and I hope you all fall in love with it as much as I did! The happy couple were married at Casa Loma in Toronto, Canada.