Those of you who followed along on my IG stories last weekend saw that my cousin got married — and had an epic Great Gatsby-themed wedding party. It was so much fun! I know quite a few of you have been waiting for a post showing more of the dress I ended up wearing to the wedding. But, much to my dismay, we actually didn’t get many photos of me in it. Since it was my cousin’s big day, my boyfriend was mostly focused on shooting her, her family, and of course, the party.
For those of you who missed my IG story selfies, I ended up wearing a stunning royal blue sequined maxi. It was tight-fitting and flattered me surprisingly well, at only $20 from Burlington Coat Factory! I normally never shop there but the one time I stopped in, I got lucky. Does anyone else love that feeling?! It was definitely a steal — I’m hoping there’ll be another fancy event that will give me the perfect excuse to wear it again and this time, actually get photos in it.
So, why this gold dress today, then? Well, when I was first shopping around for dresses, I went to Macy’s and started looking around for gold sequined dresses. After all… when you think of 1920’s/Great Gatsby, that’s what you think of, right? Of course, I was planning on wearing it with my headpiece, pearl necklace, glittery clutch… and you know, make it all Gatsby-like. I got this dress for just under $300, right before I happened to find myself at Burlington and found the royal blue dress which I decided I liked more for the occasion. Anyway, this number is still super gorgeous, and since I had already purchased it… I couldn’t pass up on the opportunity to at least get photos in it!
I live just five minutes away from The Griffith Observatory, so David and I trekked up there during sunrise to grab some shots which turned out quite ethereal looking. Just thought I’d share them with you here 🙂
For the wedding, I got my hair done by my cousin’s best friend who is the queen of hair! Again, I’m a bit bummed I didn’t get a good photo of it before it totally fell apart by the end of the day. I had an idea of how I wanted it, and for this shoot, I basically did a “practice run.” Loose layers to frame my face, and the rest tied back somehow. The real deal involved intricate braids which I could not create myself. I wish I was talented with hair but really, I think I’ll stick with make-up when it comes to getting adventurous… haha.
On the day of the wedding, I was glad I ended up going with the blue because literally everyone (okay maybe like 60%) showed up in a gold dress of some sort. The blue dress was a little different and I was able to make it Gatsby-looking with a hair piece and matching statement necklace.
Do you have any exciting themed weddings to attend this year?
Photos by David Potter