6 Jul 2009

Wedding Weekend


This past weekend I attended a wedding of some very close friends in France. It was very hot but gorgeous weather, and I'd been dress hunting for a while until I found this outfit. Sorry for the horrible cropping but my boyfriend did not want to be published on my blog. The necklace and earrings are Swarovski, a gift from my boyfriend for Christmas a few years ago. Dress and clutch are from a department store in Switzerland, and the white shawl was a gift from my boyfriend's mother a few years back; it has some beading on the ends.

I wish I could have gotten a better FOTD shot of my makeup and my hair, but time was pressing so I just didn't have time before we had to rush off to the Church for the ceremony. It was a rather amusing ceremony as the priest seemed almost drunk, the reception offered lots of delicious hors d'oeuvres and drinks, followed by a sit-down dinner for 120 or so guests followed by live music, dancing, and copious amounts of alcohol. Was all good fun but I'd never want such an elaborate, huge wedding for myself. I would prefer to keep it more low-key and simple.

The beautiful bride and groom (Stephan and Emeline)

The next day we all had a bit of a hangover from the alcohol but there was a luncheon to attend, where we stuffed ourselves again with Alsacienne food and more wine! Finally at around 4pm we started our drive home, by dinner time we were back home in Switzerland. It was really fun and I can't wait to see the pro photos from their wedding photographer soon.

22 comments:

  1. Anonymous10:33 pm

    You look so pretty. Hopefully we'll soon see some pics of your wedding ;)
    xxxxxx

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  2. you look so pretty aww.. and the couple looks so happy!

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  3. Good to see you had fun.
    It always makes me laugh to see how small your weddings are. We had a small wedding (for our standards) of 200 guests. And I'm really not kidding about it: here, 200 is a small wedding...

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  4. Anonymous10:53 pm

    thats incredible! it must be amazing to just drive on over to France :D

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  5. Did you do the bridal party's makeup??

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  6. You look gorgeous, that dress is such a beautiful colour!

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  7. Very pretty and amazing dress, Julia!!

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  8. You look beautiful! I love the color of the dress.

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  9. I love the dress on you! The color is gorgeous. Yay! Weddings are so much fun!

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  10. Wow, what a beautiful couple! I agree with all of the comments! That color is absolutely fab on you :)

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  11. Julia! You look beautiful and so elegant! Your dress is such a gorgeous colour! Love, love, love. What a beautiful wedding AND being in the City of Love where can you go wrong?! My man (now husband) and I first met at a friends' wedding so there is something very magical about them ;) xx

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  12. wow it sounds like you had a blast. weddings are always fun :) also, you look very beautiful. i like your dress!

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  13. you looked beautiful Julia. I love weddings and the alcohol of course ;) We had a small wedding of 150 ppl. I'm Persian so our weddings are huge, 150 was small according to my folks :D

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  14. such a gorgeous dress! <3
    love how you did your hair too :)

    such a pretty shot of the bride n groo <3

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  15. riotofxmyown2:42 am

    Great pics! I love your dress and necklace. Sounds like an awesome time!

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  16. Fer993:30 am

    I love how your bf is wearing a tie that´s the same color as your dress. My bf and I did the same thing for a wedding we attended last March
    You look amazing!!

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  17. wow you look gorgeous! thats a beautiful dress and i LOVE your hair!!

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  18. You look very nice in your dress! Glad you had a good time!

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  19. You look beautiful :) You're very tall. I wish I was.

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  20. What a lovely couple! You look gorgeous, I love your dress!

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  21. You look so elegant! And the bride and groom are gorgeous too ;)
    I'm jealous! I want to go to France and get all gorgeous too! :D

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  22. Beautiful! Love the dress

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