When we began planning our wedding, we knew we'd only be home one time before the big day... yes, ONE time. In that trip, I needed to find a dress, Joe needed a suit and we needed to order our wedding rings - none of those things could be done from Gabon.
I wasn't one of those brides who knew exactly what I wanted to wear. I thought I wanted something with lace and something fitted and I was fairly certain that I didn't want anything too 'princess-y' however, I was willing to try anything.
I pre-booked appointments at 2 small boutiques in our 'wedding city' and I was a little anxious because I knew I really only had one day to try to find THE dress. Luckily, it was fairly easy for me.
I loved the lace detail, the little belt and surprisingly, the bit of sparkle.
Because of the detail on the top, I chose to pair it with only earrings.
And the shoes --- I love my shoes.
It was almost like they chose me. Again, I was strapped for time. I landed in Canada after 5 months in Gabon with a fitting the very next day. I made one stop at Holt Renfrew and these shoes practically jumped off the shelf into my hands. When the sales lady told me that for that one day they were 40% off, the deal was sealed and I walked away with a fabulous pair of Jimmy Choos.
Joe was fairly laid back about his attire (surprise, surprise!)
He wore a fitted, black Hugo Boss suit with a white shirt and a white tie and I think he looked pretty handsome.
The Wedding Party
I had one maid of honour and Joe had one best man so it was fairly easy dressing them. A black suit, white shirt & black tie took care of Kellen and Ras and I chose a short, flowing dress in beige to fit with the neutral colours throughout the wedding.
All photos by Sharon Litchfield Photography
Everything came together seamlessly when it came to our attire, especially being that we were so pressed for time, and I wouldn't change one thing.
Later in the week, I'll share a closer look at the venue, decor & special details included in our wedding.
Did you miss Monday's post with the run-down of our wedding day?
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