Tying the Knot Thursday - Apparel

I'm afraid this is going to have to be a short Tying the Knot Thursday this week, because I didn't get a chance to write this post earlier this week, and I have to right it over my lunch break! I would just like to focus on our bride and groom apparel.
My mom took me to a bridal boutique one day to look for a dress. I didn't think I'd actually find one that day, but we thought we'd look.
I knew I wanted a dress that would give me a column silhouette as opposed to a ball gown or A-lne. I've always been tall and slender, so I wanted to make the most of that on my wedding day and a column silhouette was more what I was looking for. My dress turned out to be perfect for me - it had some pretty feminine details and some embroidery and beading (I love lots of details on a wedding dress), it wasn't strapless (I didn't want a strapless dress), and it had a small train while still giving me that sheath/column type of dress. It was a little over the budget, but we just ended up cutting costs elsewhere and we did just fine. I love my dress! It was just me.
I would like to bring attention to one point of our apparel that we decided to do a little differently. If you've noticed in our wedding pictures, Derek's tuxedo is a white tuxedo. When I first asked him if he wanted a black or white tux he thought he'd do black because that provided the best contrast with my white dress. He asked why the groom would wear a white tux.
I said that the white in the wedding dress is to symbolize the purity of the bride. But in our case the groom was pure too; we both saved ourselves for each other, so if he wore white too it could symbolize how we had kept ourselves pure for each other. He was sold on it after that. So that's why Derek wore a white tux at our wedding. It was a symbolic witness for us on our wedding day, because both of us waited until our wedding night; we saved ourselves only for each other, and to me his white tux seemed to make that fact even more special.
Okay, I better head back to work now! I'll write a longer Tying the Knot post next week!
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Unknown said...

I love the photo and I love how you both wore white! x

Kara @ Just1Step said...

Very nice about wearing white. :)
Man, I've been out of the blogging world the last week and a half!! So sorry for my lack of reading. :)

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