I know everyone says this about every wedding, but I have to say it too: what a BEAUTIFUL wedding!!! I truly mean it from the bottom of my heart, all the crying I did proves just how moved I was by the whole event! Kyle and Breanna’s wedding was the first wedding that I’ve had the pleasure of attending as an adult. They really set the bar high for all future weddings!
A little background for those of you who are new to my page, Kyle is Garrett, my boyfriend’s, brother. This past Saturday he got married to his beautiful, warm hearted bride, Breanna. I hope they read this and know how thankful I am to have been welcomed in by this family and to have been part of this event.
The wedding was held at La Grande Wedding and Event Center in Oakley, CA. It’s run by 3 generations of women who have each done over 1,000 weddings. To say they know what they’re doing would be an understatement. From my understanding they’re a very ‘hands on’ venue. Meaning, they have everything set up for you, they supply the staff and the food, and they tell you what to do and when. From my perspective the entire wedding went extremely smooth. The venue is a gorgeous house that sits on a massive plot of land. It was perfect for an outdoor wedding with it’s stone walkways, lush green grass and gardens. Apparently, they also have a lake on site where they do the wedding photos but, I didn’t get to see it!
If I had to pick 3 of my favorite moments from the wedding they’d have to be: the reception, Garrett’s best man speech, and Kyle singing to Bre. Seeing Bre walk down the isle was breathtaking, I cried when I watched her do it in rehearsal so I was a mess during the real thing. The vows were perfect, they were sweet, kind, loving and silly… which perfectly defines their relationship. I found myself watching Kyle and Garrett’s faces a lot and how they reacted to each other and Bre. I’ve never seen Garrett so emotional, it really reiterated to me how much his family means to him. I included the picture of Kyle and Garrett during Garrett’s best man speech because I wanted to pay homage to the beautiful job he did. As well as, the amazing gift he and the groomsman gave Kyle. It’s hard to see in the picture but it’s a custom made guitar strap by Kyle Landas of Sandman Collections, his incredible craftsmanship really brought Garretts vision to life. It was the perfect gift considering right after this Kyle got up and surprised Bre by singing “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran. Talk about a tear jerker!
I purchased this dress from Bloomingdales after a fiasco with ASOS [see more], the original dress I had planned on wearing got lost in the mail! I like to believe that this whole incident happened for a reason, allowing me to end up with this stunning delicate pink dress.
When I walked into Bloomingdales I didn’t think I was going to find anything I could afford but, by some luck, they were having a huge sale that day. I probably tried on 10 dresses all under $200. I originally passed over my dress when first combing through the racks but, after not falling in love with any on my first round of try-ons I decided to go back and do more digging. I got my mom on FaceTime (trying on dresses alone is hard!) and we narrowed it down to three. I ended up buying them all and taking them home for Garrett’s opinion. This one won because I felt it was the best for a summer wedding. I love that this dress is long with a sheer bottom, and I love the soft ruffles, and pale pink color.
This experience reminded me to always try things on! Just because you don’t love it on the hanger doesn’t mean you won’t love in on you!
I was lucky that I had the perfect accessories for this dress already in my closet. The clutch is new from ASOS, I wore it for both the rehearsal dinner and the wedding. On my feet I wore my surprisingly comfortable clear heels from Missguided (I linked similar ones because these are old!). I love that these shoes don’t take away from what you are wearing. With my jewelry, I wanted to add a little more glam to the dress so I wore long gold tassel earrings. In retrospect I took the black tie a little more seriously than everyone else there but, with my man in a tux, I had to dress up!