NSFW: Bridesmaiding

As promised, here is the long awaited wedding round-up! None of these pictures are mine — they come from an assortment of other people (bridesmaids, friend of the best man, etc…)
Let’s start off with the bachelorette:
My dress: Lane Bryant
Bronze clutch: Gap outlet
Necklace: The Bay
The Bride-to-be’s Dress (middle): H&M
Other sister’s dress: Bought somewhere in Cuba
This is my favorite picture of the three of us from that night — after dinner and before the quasi-madness really begun. My dress was a last minute purchase before I went to Montreal when I realized that I didn’t really have anything really appropriate for a bachelorette. I love it — so comfortable and very “me,” I think. Mostly because it’s jersey.
The Big Day:
They got married in the chapel on McGill Campus which was really lovely — and especially fitting since they met while in university (only at the University of Alberta) and my brother-in-law is a med student there now.

The bridesmaids waiting in the chapel for the bride. My sister picked out a bunch of different dress styles in the same fabric and by the same designer. It was a nice way to keep things consistent but with a bit of individualism. The brown pearl necklace that the bridesmaids are wearing and that I’m wearing as a bracelet was the gift from the bride.


The bride. Obvy, I guess. Her dress was really beautiful and she looked amazing. I kind of hate her.


My immediate family. My mom’s wearing a dress she and I picked out at a Nordstrom’s when she was visiting me here in IPF South in the spring.


Me with my adorable Grandma at the reception. The dresses held up really nicely, considering it was super warm in the reception hall and we (along with the bride) kept the DJ busy with country music requests until 2 am. There may have been line dancing, half-remembered from learning it in early at the elementary school my sisters, two of the other bridesmaids and I attended. Maybe. All in all, a fantastic wedding with an open bar where the bartender remembered all the bridemaids’ drinks and had them ready as we walked towards the bar.

Anyone else heading to/ returning from summer weddings?

19 thoughts on “NSFW: Bridesmaiding

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  2. I think with some cardi action to tone down the brightness of the dress that it'll totally be classroom appropriate.  It's too awesome to not wear again!Really, the genesis of the flip-flop plan is Rinty the Crusher's and her travelers (sadly, we didn't have any of the beer variety — though there was champers in the limo to and from the church…

  3. I thought you might!  My and the bride's call.  They are amazing.  But traipsing around the hills on McGill campus demanded shoes that didn't sink into the ground.  Also, I don't share your heels-related superpowers.

  4. Dude. Nice. Like, really, really nice. Your dresses, as discussed during recent cottage-bobbing session, are gorgeous. Do you think the bachelorette dress could be classroom appropriate? Also, I, too, applaud the matching flip-flop plan. Unless one's name is Dorky Medievalist (who we all know is some sort of heel-wearing superhero), non-heeled shoes for the bridesmaid dance-off are essential. Finally, how awesome would it be if all bartenders were this attentive to our needs? 

  5. What a beautiful occasion! Everyone looks fantastic and I really like your bridesmaid dress. I have two weddings in August and one in October (which isn't summer but feels soon enough).

  6. Sadly the MOH dress won't be making an appearance on the blog until afterthe wedding because it's at my parents' house in Ohio! I ordered it rightaround the time we were moving, so I had it shipped there instead because Iwas worried it'd get lost in the shuffle (and because my aunt wanted tomatch various wedding things to my dress, so it was just easier that way).

  7. My only advice is come prepared with granola bars.  It helps immeasurably.  Also, I got matching flip flops for all the bridesmaids so we had something to wear when traipsing around doing pictures and, more importantly, for the reception after a long day in heels.  They were a hit!  

  8. I also really like the one-shouldered one that my sister is wearing.Weddings do seem to come in clumps, don't they?  My other sister is getting married in a year and a bit so I've got some time before the next big one!  Weddings are definitely fun but can easily get super stressful when they come one right after another.  

  9. Thanks!  I love the drama of the neckline too.  I also like how the older French-Canadian man who did my hair sculpted it so it went over the neckline.  I'm just sad that I never took a photo of the back of my hair!

  10. Actually the bachelorette dress is all one piece — no belt.  Making it even more comfortable!  There are definitely a lot of unfortunate mother of the bride dresses out there.  We actually had a lot of luck at the Jones New York outlet stores — though we ended up with this dress instead, there were a lot of serious JNY contenders.  Ooh, have we seen your MOH dress yet?  If not, I think we might need to!

  11. I have a summer wedding in a month or so, and then was asked to maid of honor it at a wedding in June 2012.  Any maid of honoring advice?  (The bride is my best friend of 20 years.)  I love the ruffles on your dress–probably the cut I would have picked if it were me!

  12. Those bridesmaid dresses are beautiful. I love all the different designs, but I truly LOVE the ruffled neckline on yours. The color is gorgeous too! Oh how I love blue!No weddings. We had a rash of them a couple of years back where it seemed everyone in my husband's office was getting married and pregnant. It was a fun time.

  13. Yay wedding round-up!  I love your dress from the bachelorette party!  It is very you, and I like the contrasting belt action.  Nice choice for your mom's dress too!  I've seen a lot of unfortunate mother-of-the-bride dresses in my day, but your mom looks stylish and classy (this has been on my mind because my mom needs a new dress for my cousin's wedding in September – she's her godmother, and frankly, my mom could use a wardrobe update).Aside from aforementioned wedding in September, in which I'm the maid of honor, I'm wedding-free until next August!

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