Looking Your (Bridal) Best

After we got married, I assumed my wedding dress would be put away and largely forgotten about. Instead, it has gained international attention and received thousands upon thousands more glances and compliments than it did on the big day. Isn’t that absolutely insane? The internet is such a crazy place.

Here are just a few of the latest headlines…

People around the globe have sent me the sweetest comments about my dress (along with a few totally bananas ones, because, duh, the internet) and it has been nothing short of surreal. It is important to note, though, that the updates to the dress weren’t the only things that brought it to life. The pros behind my hair, makeup, and accessories tied the entire look together.

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The day of my wedding, I worked with two spectacular St. Louis stylists: Amy Koehler and Brady Keenan. These all-stars regularly work on fashion shoots for the magazine I write for, and I was thrilled to work with them on my wedding day.

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I held a trial with Amy and Brady a few weeks before the wedding to try out some looks. For makeup, I decided on airbrushed foundation with minor contouring, bold brows, false eyelashes, and a jewel-toned lip. Amy was even able to keep my shiny skin under control with extensive powder. It was an oily skin miracle!

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Brady created a phenomenal up-do for me with tons of volume and face-framing curls. The hairstyle showcased my bridal headpiece and stayed put all day despite wind and rain. I’m thinking she’s a hairspray hero; I had no idea curls could last so long!

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The look would not be complete without its corresponding accessories, of course! For my wedding, I wore some super cute and super comfy Naturalizer heels (and was able to dance in them all night!) I topped off my look with a David’s Bridal halo and jewelry by Kendra Scott. I found the clutch at Charming Charlie.

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Instead of buying matching jewelry for my bridesmaids, I collected deeply discounted pieces leading up to the wedding and let the girls pick (and keep) their own! It was like a mini-shopping party over breakfast.

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Oh, and of course… My final look was topped off with a veil, and voila! Bride time! Check out a few more of our getting ready photos below.

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Everything turned out beautifully! I could not have asked for a more perfect wedding! Or husband. Did you see how handsome Lance looks in those photos? Lucky me!

Stay tuned for more wedding details and DIY projects!


VENDORS :: Photographer: Chameleon Imagery | Dress: Vintage | Shoes: Priscilla Heels c/o Naturalizer | Wedding rings: Shane Co. | Earrings: Color Bar custom Jayna earrings c/o Kendra Scott | Hair: Brady Keenan | Makeup: Amy Koehler | Ceremony: First Unitarian Church of St. Louis | Reception: Andre’s South | Headpiece c/o David’s Bridal | Necklace: Color Bar custom Kirk necklace by Kendra Scott | Videography: Applause Productions – DJs and Videography | Photo Booth: 2 Chics and a Photobooth | DJ: Complete Weddings + Events | Coordination: Sweet Tarte Events | Cakes: Harter Bakery | Tuxes: Men’s Wearhouse

Photos in this post, excluding those taken at my house the morning of the wedding, were taken by Chameleon Imagery.

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