Just LOOK at all these attractive people! I'm sure you wanna know what they wore, right?
We'd just wrapped up the ceremony when Nicole asked where we'd like to take bridal party pictures. And being the calm and collected pro she is, she didn't even bat an eyelash when MC and I just kind of bit our lips and looked at each other. She and Allison scouted for 10 minutes and came back with a perfect little nook to lead us to for some gorgeous pictures. Because she is awesome. MC and I, on the other hand, are shiftless fools, but that's another story.
Anyway, this freed up our most beloved family and friends to focus on looking attractive and acting ridiculous, which is the basis for any good photo shoot.
In the bride's corner! From left to right, not counting the bride: Alessandra, Mirren, Emily, Maddie, Gbear, Margaret, and Hannah!
My bridesmaids wore vintage (or vintage-ish) prom (or prom-ish) dresses, with a basic color scheme and shape in mind, except for Margaret, who wore my own 50's green tulle prom dress, which I had altered for her and then forced her to accept as a gift to thank her for being the mother effing wedding ringmaster. Emily and Hannah's mom, my wonderful sis-in-law Melodie, found PERFECT dresses for them off the rack, and Alessandra bought her vintage dress from Denisebrain on Etsy, and came away with one of the best customer service experiences she says she's ever had. I found Mirren's dress and the flower girls' dresses at Overstock.com from Dorissa. Oh, and my bridesmaid gifts to the ladies were chunky necklaces from Bianchi Designs on Etsy. :)
After the girls were done with portraits, we were happy to catcall the groomsmen while they got their own pictures taken.
In the Groom's Corner! From left to right, not counting the groom: Ray, Dave, Perry, and Chris!
The guys wore black pants with 70's style pastel shirts and big bowties. Dave already had one, but we actually found Ray's and Perry's ourselves while we were thrifting -- both from YSL. I found Chris' too -- it's a Calvin Klein shirt that was on clearance at Dillards online. Not authentic vintage, but it has a spread collar and looks hot! MC had the bowties custom made by our friend Bradley at Bowjank, and gave them to the guys as groomsman gifts.
This shot is a tribute.
I was allowed to crash the guys' pictures because I was the bride...Right?