On October 15th, everything that could have gone wrong, did.
Except for my wedding :) That went perfectly.
From the moment I awoke in bed, to the moment I got to the wedding two hours late, my day was a show for primetime television. A bit of awkward Seinfeld mishaps to unplanned friction a la Curb Your Enthusiasm, to shenanigans of The Nanny and a dash of 24.
Stuck in gridlock traffic, I finally came to terms with having to put my wedding dress on, right there in the cab. Spurting out apologies and directions to the driver as he averted his eyes from the rearview mirror, I managed to emerge unwrinkled
and stress-free. And despite the chaos I went through to arrive in time to walk down the aisle, the force of love and happiness I received when Theo led me through the door was like nothing I'd ever felt in my life. It was hands down, the happiest day ever.
So first, the man behind The Tiny Closet... or rather in front of it, taking pictures. He's also the man I married that day:
In signature style, he decided to wear an ascot. I couldn't have imagined anything better really, his taste is far better than mine. His blazer and vest are Zara Man. His ascot, an old hair scarf I used to wear. "Something borrowed" I suppose.
The Bottlehouse wine bar hosted our ceremony and reception fabulously. A cozy but urban bar with the best wine in Seattle. Seriously.
And since I wasn't able to show up for the pre-ceremony photo shoot, I was thankful for all the candids taken by event photography team, Derek Dizon & Sam Weissbach. Cameras and iPhones were flashing all night long so I decided to put together my favorite candid shots of my dress, and me in it beaming throughout the night. Enjoy!
I wore these fabulous Nodri earrings out last weekend here. And I found this very special white frock at designer consignment boutique, Driftwood in Seattle's Madrona neighborhood. Just a block down from where I got married. It's vintage two-piece Max Mara made in Italy. Apparently, it had been altered for a woman almost exactly my size. Even though I'd already made specific plans for my dress, when I tried this on during a routine shopping trip, I knew it had to be the one.
My ring is a custom WS Jewelry Design. A collaboration between Whitney Stern and Theo of pave diamonds with an off-center sapphire. The band is "something old" passed down to me from my mother. Can you tell I love gold? Can you??
A lot of family and friends took amazing photos and Instagrams so I must show a few!
And some of my gorgeous girlfriends. Each and every one of them have such a unique style. Inspiration is definitely not hard to come by in their company.
So besides our registry gifts, a new dress that I'll be altering to wear later, and some great lashes that I'm now addicted to seeing on my face, things are all back to how I left them.
Just as I planned :)
Photos (except for Instagram collection) by Derek Dizon & Sam Weissbach
Hope you enjoyed and thanks so much for visiting The Tiny Closet!