Wedding Wear


Dress: Forever 21
Shoes: Cato's
Necklace: Wallmart
Purse: Vintage
Sunglasses: Five Below
**Pictures by my Mom**

This summer happens to be wedding season for our family! Not that anyone in my family is getting married (I am the oldest and that isn't in Gods plan yet) but more like the fact that we have seven weddings to attend this summer. This past Saturday was wedding #3 of 7. The strangest thing about a slew full of weddings is that while I absolutely ADORE wedding, taking in the layout, ceremony, dress, flowers, every little detail I am the absolute worst at mingling. While that might not be to surprising to hear coming from an introvert, I often find that I wish I was better at mingling and catching up with people, but alas I thoroughly lacking in that department. However, despite my shortcomings I still LOVE attending weddings, especially since my degree is partially in event planning and I always feel like I am doing research as well......apart from people watching of course! 

As can be imagined, with seven weddings this summer one must figure out what to wear for all of them. I find myself with a number of suitable dresses yet nothing I particularly want to wear. Thus, I had completely forgotten about this ladylike and flowy pastel dress from Forever 21. This dress was originally a Maxi dress I had picked up a couple of years ago and unfortunately have only worn it once since then. Therefore, I decided to turn it into a springy midi dress. I am quite in love with the simple transformation which created the perfect dress for a long list of summer weddings. Pair this flowy pastel dress with a pale pink necklace, vintage purse, and nude flats and you have the perfect wedding wear (not to mention it is comfortable enough to wear for a 3 hour car ride to a wedding). While I still have four more weddings to attend, this dress is bound to make a re-appearance at two of them.......after all, if the guest list isn't the same then why should my ensemble be different? 

Are you attending any wedding this summer?
Do you like attending weddings & having an excuse to dress up? 

-Madison

24 comments

  1. I love weddings so much although I've only been to two.. I was Junior Bridesmaid in one .. gosh 8 years ago now and my primary school teachers..oH and my band teachers that makes it actually three :D My uni musician friends and I are thinking for forming a string quartet for weddings so hopefully that results in more attendance :P Loved the outfit Maddison!

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    1. Disclaimer I've known my band teacher since I was 5 years old

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    2. My past* (I keep forgetting I'm graduated)

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    3. I was. Junior Bridesmaid years ago too! It is so much fun to be in weddings. You all should definitely start a string quartet...
      -Madison

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  2. Gorgeous dress, Madison!! Lovely ensemble! πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜Š

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  3. I love that you made that into a midi from a maxi! So cool! You look gorgeous:)

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  4. I agree with you about the mingling at weddings:)
    Your outfit is lovely, Madison!

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    1. Glad to know I am not alone in the mingling.
      -Madison

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  5. Such a lovely ensemble Madison! I love wearing this dress too, and it is perfect for weddings! It feels very 1930s to me which is a good feeling in my book!
    I love weddings, but don't have any this summer-- I do get to be a bridesmaid in a college friend's wedding in a few months, though! :)
    -Lauren
    http://www.musingsofaflowerchild.com/

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    1. It really is very 1930's! How exciting that you get to be a bridesmaid in a few months:)
      -Madison

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  6. Soooo pretty as a midi dress :-) Good pick for wedding attire!

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  7. I enjoy attending weddings, but all the people I know must not be the marrying kind as I have only been to a few weddings in my whole life. :) I can find it hard to mingle at events in general. If I only know a few people, I tend to group with them and stick with them and don't try to hard to meet anyone else. Although, I suppose that even when I do know more people I usually stick with the people I know the best.

    Sarah
    www.sewcharacteristicallyyou.com/blog

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    1. Somehow everyone I know is getting married right now! You sound exactly like me at weddings. I always just stick with a fe people that I know really well.
      -Madison

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  8. This dress is so lovely! I love that you made it into a midi dress! I actually have a wedding this weekend, which I am very excited for. I haven't been to one in quite a few years.

    Lee - leethrifts.com

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    1. So glad I decided to cut off the bottom! Have fun at the wedding this weekend:)
      -Madison

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  9. You look almost enchanted! That dress does not look like it's off the shelf. I really thought it was vintage or high-end. It is simple stunning on you! The hem job is perfection!

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    1. You are to sweet! Thank you for the compliments:)
      -Madison

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  10. I actually am attending a wedding in July. It's my first in years! I love your dress, but mine is an evening wedding at a winery so I am thinking we've got to get really fancy. It's always nice to get to dress up every once in a while! And good for you for hemming an already existing item. Make do with what you have, I say!

    aroseisinbloom.blogspot.com

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    1. An evening wedding at a winery sounds so enchanting!
      -Madison

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  11. Absolutely lovely outfit! That purse is such a stunner - and oh-so-ideal for the summer wedding season. As a fellow (massive) introvert, I hear you loud and clear regarding the social aspect of weddings and other large scale party type events. Not always easy, by any means, but I think that if you're having a good time in general and leave with happy memories, it was worth it in the end.

    xoxo ♥ Jessica

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    1. I absolutely love what you said about leaving with happy memories! I always do have a good time at events even if they are out of my comfort zone.
      -Madison

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