Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Outfit Post // My Wedding Dress

 Hey y'all!  Yesterday, Jesse and I, celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary!  It doesn't seem like we've already been married that long at all.  The weather is so gorgeous and exciting and it finally feels like spring.  Just like it was on our wedding day two years ago.  I decided to show y'all in this post, my wedding dress.  Dressing modestly and appropriately is something that I am very passionate about and I feel can be done prettily on all occasions, even on your wedding day.

It can be very difficult to find wedding gowns that don't cost a fortune, and even harder to find a modest one.  I actually found my dress at, don't laugh, a thrift store.  It costed a grand whopping total of $13!!!  My mother and I had bought it long before Jesse and I were ever pursuing a relationship with each other, just because it fit perfectly and was so pretty.  Little did I know that I would be wearing it in my wedding the very next spring.
 The dress is an antique that was in great condition.  We did have
mended a bit on some of the lace pieces because of its age, and turned out splendidly.
 I loved how incredibly comfortable the dress was and how well made it was too.
The lace is so intricately delicate and the sleeves were very pretty.
Also the material was very lightweight and breathable for an outdoor spring wedding.
 The bridesmaid dresses were all handmade by friends and the flower girl dresses were bought at a local children's store, but were altered a little.

Everything turned out so lovely!

//outfit details//
Wedding Dress: Thrift Store
Hair Piece: Hobby Lobby
Flowers in my hair: out of my bridesmaids bouquets
Necklace: a special gift
Barefoot! (oh yeah)

 I hope this has been helpful for some of y'all that are planning your own special day, helping someone else get ready for their wedding, or just to give you some helpful ideas for the future.

Hope y'all have an awesome day and thank you so much for stopping by! :-)
(oh, and by the way, I hope to be posting some of my
March photo challenge pictures real soon.  It's been awfully busy around here)
Happy St. Patrick's Day too!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Hair Tutorial // Twisted Ponytail

 Hey y'all!  It is finally starting to feel like spring around here.  Yipeeee!  The birds are all singing prettily this morning, flowers are staring to bloom, and I'm all exited about getting into my garden again.  With spring in mind, I was messing around with some cute ways to dress up a ponytail and add a flower to the hairstyle.  Here is the twisted ponytail hairstyle that I tried on Gina last night and it turned out so cute! :-)

First take a small strand of hair from the right side of your head and
 twist it down towards the floor (the direction you twist it is very important).

 Now, pick up another small strand of hair and twist it down towards the floor too.

 Cross the second strand over the first as pictured above.

 Next, you're going to pick up another small strand of hair and add it to the first strand (that is now on the bottom).

 Twist them together down, towards the floor.
Continue adding and twisting the hair all the way down on this side of your head.
 Pin all of this out of the way (or if you're doing it on someone else's head, just have them hold it)

 Repeat the same thing on the left side of your head.  Twist all the the hair on this side right, down, and towards the floor.

 Fasten it all off with just an elastic band, or add a flower, or some
other kind of decorative hair accessory.

Tadaa!  A cute, dressed-up ponytail for early spring. ;-)

How do y'all dress-up a ponytail?
What ways do y'all incorporate flower accessories in your hairstyles?

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

March Photo Challenge

Hey y'all!  One of my favorite blogs, Joyfully His, posted this photo-a-day challenge for March.  It looked really fun and I'm so excited about doing it.  I know I'm late posting this (mostly because of bad internet service), but y'all can still participate in this challenge by just catching up on the first few days. :-)

I'm hoping to post the pictures that I've taken at the end of each week. Also, y'all be sure and go check out Joyfully His.  They are a great Christian blog and have really been an encouragement for me and are truly inspirational!
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