Wedding Wednesday with Happy Wife in NOLA

Welcome to the third Wedding Wednesday Link Up Party with A Happy Wife in New Orleans!!! I have had so much fun checking out everyone’s wedding posts and I hope you have too! I feel like whether your single, engaged or have been married for 50 years, you can’t help but get a smile on your face when hearing about other people’s wedding experience. At least that’s me ūüôā
What is this link up party all about?

Link up any wedding-related post on your blog. This can be a favorite post of yours previously written or a new post. Anything wedding related! Wedding planning, your own wedding recaps, a wedding you were in, a wedding you attended, bridal showers, engagement stories, honeymoons, etc… You get the picture! Be sure to link up a different post for every new link up party.

Now let’s meet this week’s co-hosts who have helped make this party a reality!
Erin @ Everything According to Erin
Jasmine @ Hello Good Morning Sunshine
Nicole @ Bloom

Here are your “vows” to linking up:1. Link up your favorite “wedding” related post on your blog. It could be a new post or one previously written. ** Be sure to include the link directly to that post.**2. Please link back to me within your post (text link or party button). I will feature my favorite posts and will only feature those posts that include a direct link back to me.3. It is mandatory to follow your Host and Co-hosts {#1 – 4} via GFC.4. Visit other blogs that have linked up and let them you know stopped bye.5. Help spread the word about this fun link up party!

A Happy Wife in New Orleans
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I am so excited to see everyone’s wedding post!¬†Thank you for saying “I DO” to the Wedding Wednesday Link Up Party!


So I am so excited to share today some tidbits from my wedding –
I planned my wedding and for me it made everything that went into less generic and more with purpose.
One of the things that I loved the most is what I will share with you –¬†
my dresses 
The whole wedding dress process was one that I was so nervous about. Its harder when your mother has a hectic schedule so more often then not, if I would’ve waited for my mother to come into town, my dress would not have been there on time.
I tried to go dress shopping with all of my bridesmaids at one popular shop and that was a headache and disaster – little focus and way too many opinions when I already knew that I wanted something a little out the box for me. So I left that day with zero dress.
I took my Matron of Honor with me to one Bridal Shop for a Trunk Show and ended up buying a dress that day…and loved it but then realized – it was cool to walk down the aisle but not 100% what I was looking for in the shock and awe dept.
The blessing of this dress is that it was comfortable and didn’t require any alterations besides the bustle and it had pockets! perfect for walking down the aisle and shoving handkerchiefs and cell phones in there. hehee.
But one day shortly before the wedding, I decided to go to one more Bridal Shop, alone and look for a reception dress. Something with a little more fit and fun to it. I couldn’t try it on because I am clearly not a sample size, but I knew that it would be THEE one!
I left with purchasing this one – all alone and all me.
I did make it special for my mom though- I made all pick up dates within the weekend that she came home so that I could try them on for the first time while she was in town. She saw the first dress – suggested I get a veil – then we went to the second store and said OH this is definitely you!
She asked why did I need two, but knew right away because¬†of my¬†shape that I wouldn’t feel comfortable¬†standing at the altar that long in something so form fitting¬†but definitely had no problem partying¬†in it. I¬†dont know why – it just didnt seem church appropriate.¬†

Another tidbit I want to share from Wedding Day, is the special moment of pre-wedding gifts to my parents. My parents gifted so much while I was getting married. I just wanted to give my mother something that she could wear in the wedding and something cute for later on..
Little did I know, she had a gift for me too! I mean, what more could I ask for.

She passed down a piece of jewelry, a large amethyst and gold ring that I have to this day. I also walked down the aisle with my Great Grandmother’s diamond necklace. (not shown here) but it was so wonderful to be surprised like that.

I love my Wedding Day for all its special moments.
For Our Love Story, Proposal and more about the Wedding РClick Here and Here
For our Anniversary Post –¬†Click Here

For More “Wedding” related Posts – Click Here and Here

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3 thoughts on “Wedding Wednesday with Happy Wife in NOLA

  1. Nicole Buckingham says:

    oh my goodness you are stunning. just absolutely stunning.

    Thank you so very much for joining us for An Aloha Affair last week. How sweet it was to end the month together.

    Our beautiful December team has gathered and we are so excited to invite you to join us for… An Aloha Affair. Come mingle and grow with us, you are always welcome. Always.



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