I had a less than wonderful time shopping for my wedding dress. I don't do fluffy, formal or white very well. Require all that from one garment and you've got one bummed out Jillie. I'm also uber modest and didn't want to go strapless or halter. And on top of all that I really wanted a tea length dress that wouldn't drag in the dirt and would display my cute peep-toe shoes (randomly bought at a liquidation store a few months back, having no idea when I'd wear them). Alas, I settled for a plain, strapless, ivory and rum colored, tea-length gown from David's Bridal purchased off-the-rack in hopes that I could find some sort of shirt that could be tucked into the sash. At the last possible opportunity, I found a lace shirt...I don't even know where...and it worked. Now, breath.
Flowers: Pink Gerbera Daisies beautifully arranged by Steve's cousin Janice.
Photographer: Showed up and did us proud.
Decorations: Tulle, flowers, ribbons.
Programs: Handmade by the groom.
Pastors Mick and Nate: Thoughtful words of wisdom.
Rings: Carefully tied to the ring barer...Sabrina, the dog.
Music: Three-string orchestra.
Transportation: Rented, white Hummer driven by dear friend, Tony.
Oh, the list of details could go on and on.
We had our reception at the historic Forepaugh's Restaurant located next to Irvine Park. It was a perfect fit for our Shabby Chic theme. We partook in the most delicious hors d'oeuvres and German Chocolate wedding cake (my mother-in-law MADE the cake!).