10.13.2014

A Fall Bride

This week, I'll be celebrating my 2nd anniversary since that memorable, crazy day.

Since I married for life, I assumed one wedding would be all I'd get.  And that's kind of a crazy thought because there are

so many dresses to choose from!!

And if you've been following me for a long time, you might remember all my different picks.  And then some entirely different different picks.  As tantalizing as it was, envisioning myself in bows and lace and grand gowns, I realized at the end of the [big] day, I just want to be myself and feel like me and dress like me: a minimalist, modern mama!
dress: Max Mara / earrings: Nodri / nail color: Revlon "Vixen"

Yes, for better or for worse, in sickness and in health, your style is YOURS 

and embracing it in everything you do is another way in honoring your unique self.  So as much as I had fun sifting through beautiful options that would have all worked out, I'm glad I stayed true to what I love.  I found this magically at a designer thrift shop just a block away from where I actually got married.  A Max Mara piece from Italy.

Plus in Tiny Closet style, I actually plan to hem this dress one day to wear in more casual settings like cocktail or dinner parties.  And to also have a conversation starter like,

"I love your dress!"
"Thanks, I wore it on my wedding day."


Anyway, the main reason I decided to put on this ol' thing (and it still fits!!!) is because I kinda missed out on posed wedding photos on the account of me being 2 hours late for the biggest day of my life.  I originally had a wash and go but for this shoot, with longer curls, I decided to do a fun and easy twist out.

For all you newly weds out there considering going natural on your wedding day, this is such an easy style (take a look at how I do it here!) and can be worn everyday or on the day.  Classic but also modern.  And fancy!  I also wore a deep contrasting nail color, wonderful for the season.

With all this memory lane fun, I began surfing around for other gorgeous dresses suitable for Fall that could be great for a wedding, Easter Sunday, date night, badda-bing badda boom!  Check out a few of my new picks:



Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and I'll see ya back here next Monday!

28 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I love your dress, and the fact that you can style it even after your special day is awesome. I plan to (eventually) re-style my wedding dress too. You look amazing. Happy anniversary and wishing you many more...XO!

    ~Whitney

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    1. Thank you Whitney!! Yes to restyling wedding dresses! I am nervous to do it but I so love wearing it that I want to be able to go more places with it. Good luck to you!

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  2. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! This is absolutely stunning! And, my theme song (I try to have one with your postings now because your photographs are musical, art, breathtaking and theatrical) to this is: ON THIS DAY by Fertile Ground.
    Exactly where are these shots taken? Those columns accent your dress lovely, dear. Such a maze of beauty-magical-wonder.

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    1. Ha! I love that you have a theme song to my posts!!! That's amazing! I'm very flattered actually. Thank you so much for that wonderful compliment on our photography. It's a passion and feels amazing when someone else enjoys it. We took these photos at the LACMA. It's like a labyrinth of street lamps!

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  3. I love love this dress I say if you do decide to cut it make atleast below the knee and take the excess material and turn it into a shawl maybe a satin or silk ribbon colors material
    on the revesed side. You look absolutely beautiful I love the photos. :) The dress is Oh so exquisite.

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    1. Great idea! I was actually thinking the same thing about the length too - it'll be perfect right below the knee! Thanks so much for reading, I'm happy you enjoyed the post :)

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  4. You look just as amazing as you did on your AMAZING wedding day, friend. Love these pics so much! And love you so much too of course :) Happy Anni!

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    1. Thanks Ash!! I had such a blast with you guys :) Love you too!!!

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  5. Happy Anniversary!! I have always loved your wedding pics! My wedding is in a little over a month and I've been struggling with how to style my natural hair. Thanks for reminding me to stay true to myself and keep it simple!

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  6. Bee-yoo-tiful!!! Love these photos!

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  7. Where were you photos taken? I see a lot of engagement photos taken there, but no one ever seems to list the location.

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    1. Hi Evelyn, I took these photos in front of the LACMA in Los Angeles. It's some kind of art installation of lamp posts. It's beautiful to walk through!

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  8. How did you get such a gorgeous twist out? You look ah-mazing! Happy anniversary!

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    1. Thank you, Lisa! Actually, I waited for my hair to be almost dry and then I twisted. Rather than twist while it was wet. I think it made a difference!

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    2. It sure did. Thank you so much for responding. I think we have identical hair so I'm always inspired by your styling. I'm going to try that this week!

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  9. Happy Anniversary! You know - your wedding post from two years ago popped up on my tumblr dashboard that following summer and I've been following The Tiny Closet ever since!!

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    1. I am so glad you found me on Tumblr, Tonyette! Happy you keep visiting after all this time :) Thank you!!

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    1. Aw! Thanks, Aya - that's the best compliment!

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  11. Happy Anniversary! I remember first encountering you on Black Girls Long Hair. I loved your wedding photos and started following your blog!


    xx, Wishing you happiness and eternal marital bliss!
    Thy Bliss Calls

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    1. Adjoa! I love BGLH! Their blog is so positive and I so enjoyed being featured. Glad you found me and have kept following! Thank you for reading - and for the good wishes!

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  12. HOLY COW! I frickin love this!!!! Stunning! This has to be my all time fav-or-ite! You rock girl. Happy Anniversary ... Loved the How-to on the hair flashback

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  13. Beautiful dress. The lighting in this feature is perfect, as well.

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  14. Absolutely love this dress! The fit is perfect!

    www.bluelabelsboutique.com

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  15. Happy Anniversary! You look stunning. I love that dress.

    www.goodlooknout.com

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  16. Aw, so pretty! And Happy Anniversary. Today is 1 week for me ^__^

    Krystal
    The Feisty House

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  17. That twist out is everything! Gorgeous pictures by the way x

    A
    Head Enough

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  18. I got married there earlier this year and cannot say enough positive things about the entire experience of working with their manager and the service, food and wedding reception venue. The coordinators managed my wedding, and were impeccable wedding Angels.

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