This post was supposed to go live yesterday, but with everything that was going on at home (in Boston) it didn't feel right. I still can't put all my feelings about this past week into words and I'm not sure that I want to try. Now that we have breathed a collective sigh of relief here is some weekend reading.
It all started with a seersucker, one shoulder, knee length dress. I saw it in one of the many magazines and it made its way into the binder. I knew the seersucker dresses weren't quite right; but I liked the shape and the idea of a pattern was intriguing. I pinned a bunch of ideas, the more I looked the more I liked the thought of incorporating our colors by using a patterned dress. Sometime last fall I was introduced to Karen's work, long story short, there were almost custom-made dresses but it wan't ment to be. I really, really liked that print. I was getting desperate by February and I think the ladies were getting a little antsy. Then one day I got an email from J.Crew about the summer wedding line. There was the dress! I mobilized the troops and two weeks later they had them.
these Father of the Bride cufflinks, from Micky Chase Jewelry, on Etsy and I got them for my dad. Then I ordered a custom pair for Bruce. It is just one of the little things we say to each other. I also got him a nice watch.
Jess took all these photos, except the cufflinks, that was me, I'm sure Jess would have done a better job. I think we were a pretty spiffy bunch, I'm actually sad that I didn't get one of the bridesmaids dresses for myself. I love that dress.