I mentioned a couple of weeks back that I wanted to start featuring some of your weddings! I love to see how different brides display their style through their choice of wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses. We’ve got our first bride up today, Kelly! In her words:
Our style was shabby/country chic.
Why: Our roots run deep in the land we farm and ranch; that is where our story was written, and we feel closer to God being out among his creations.
Pinterest was where I originally ran across backless and keyhole back wedding dresses. I fell in love with the classic lace style, because I have a slight obsession with lace anyway. My dad was browsing the internet for wedding dresses, and found this particular dress. He sent a picture to me and said “This is your dress.” I couldn’t disagree.
Although tradition has it that only the bride wears white, our wedding colors were very neutral (burlap and lace) and I wanted dresses that reflected the same, simple style. I also wanted something that the girls could wear again, and something that would go with boots. I was lucky enough to have a ton of people helping me search for the perfect dresses, and one sent me a photo of these. They actually had the same lace detail that the bottom of my wedding dress did, and they were backless–the best part though? They were on sale, and cost around $20 each. I’ve seen my sister-in-law wear this dress at least twice this month.
The heart on my bouquet is made from my grandparents wedding rings, as is my wedding band.
The cross behind us, during the ceremony, held pictures of loved ones who had passed away. Michael and I built the cross together, the week before the wedding, and it remains on the hill overlooking the farm we live on.