30 Days #14 – Dream Wedding

Hi friends!

I haven’t posted in a few days, it’s been busy around here and I just never sat down and fixed up a blog post for you. I’m sorry. But the good news is, I’m posting this-which-you-are-reading… okay. So, to get to the point:

I started a little earlier than September for the 30 days, so now I’m actually on schedule, doing day 14 on 9-14. πŸ™‚

Day 14 – Your Dream Wedding

Well, while I don’t have it all meticulously planned out and nothing is set it stone, I do have a couple ideas that I would like in my wedding someday.

The Dress:

I don’t want strapless, and I don’t want a plunging neckline. I’d love short sleeves but preferably made of lace or something slightly sheer.

I want it full-length with a train, but one that can loop up and be fastened in the back when it’s time for dancing… because I’d love to have dancing (English Country Dance, anyone?) at the reception. πŸ™‚

<- this dress comes pretty close to being my dream dress. But it’s not quite perfect. I’d actually prefer a slightly off-white wedding dress instead of stark, pure white. Cream and Ivory are more flattering to my skin. πŸ™‚

I’d rather have it lacier near the top, sort of like this…

I really like the lacy overlay look, but this dress is too low-cut. Mine would need to be a few inches higher for my taste. And there’s not quite enough sleeve… there are still armpits showing. πŸ˜› If the lace came a few inches longer all the way around the sleeve, it would be gorgeous and exactly what I was imagining.

I very much like the bow at the waist ->

… and the fact that the laceΒ overlay stops at the hips instead of continuing all the way down the dress.

My dream dress would have sparklingΒ crystals and embroidered flourishes (swirly shapes) scattered down the skirt.

Hairstyle? I want to wear my hair long, all the way down my back. But I’d like to make the top look beautiful and styled. White flowers and a touch of curls.

As for the ceremony… short and sweet. Not much longer than 40 minutes. I don’t want to do unity candles or unity sand, but I’m open to the idea of washing each other’s feet.

And I’d be kind ofΒ AMAZINGLY thrilled if it looked something like this:

I love the idea of an outdoor wedding… but there’s always the weather to deal with, so if we could find a beautiful church (with stained glass windows?) I’d like that as well. πŸ™‚

Colors: I’m not sure if I want to do Peach or Aqua. I really don’t know if I could pull off doing both and still have it look classy. The shades would have to be JUST right. πŸ™‚

I definitely want white flowers. Roses, lilies, lily-of-the-valley,Β hyacinth,Β peonies, gardenias, whatever, but all white. πŸ™‚ Perhaps hanging round balloons with marbles in them for stability, like this:

And I like the idea of the reception being under tents with chandeliers hanging in them. I love chandeliers. πŸ˜€

I want around 7 bridesmaids. πŸ˜‰

NO garter-tossing.


And a cake exactly like this:

So… those are a few of my ideas. πŸ˜€

What would you do for your dream wedding?

(All pictures via Pinterest)


About Julia

I love color and sparkle. My God has created so many beautiful things in this world! Designing jewelry, capturing photos, dancing, singing, loving, laughing, creating, are the things I enjoy most. I write, crochet, and read, and find something lovely in every day.
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15 Responses to 30 Days #14 – Dream Wedding

  1. hannah m says:

    You could definitely do both teal and coral! Check out this link!

    • Julia says:

      Hi Hannah, welcome to my blog! πŸ™‚
      That’s a nice picture, but not really the ‘feel’ I would like… that’s a fun, casual, beach-feel wedding, while I was thinking of a more classy, stylish look. πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing though! πŸ˜€ I might be brave enough to try Peach and Aqua together when the day finally comes! πŸ˜€

  2. Rachelle says:

    Ooooo…can you say one of my favorite subjects? I’m with ya on most of the dress, girl. No strapless and to be honest, I wouldn’t mind sleeves. But I want a Christmas weddin’ so that would make sense. πŸ™‚ And I’m soooo doing peach. πŸ™‚

    Love all these pictures! Everything was so much your style!

    • Julia says:

      Sleeves are lovely! πŸ˜€ And they hide big Dutch shoulders. *cough*. πŸ˜€

      Peach sounds gorgeous, and a Christmas wedding sounds sweet, but together? Peach isn’t what pops into my head when I think winter wedding! Definitely a unique idea! πŸ˜€

      Pinterest is awesome when it comes to defining one’s style. πŸ˜‰

      • Rachelle Rea says:

        *giggles* I know, I know. I’m a bundle of contradictions. πŸ˜‰ I’d definitely do it, though, if the groom agrees, of course. ‘Cept I’d also want as an accent color a silver-snow-ice-blue-ish color (kind of like what I requested for the Daring December button you made me?). Which would make it more winter wonderland-ish. πŸ™‚

  3. younghomemakers says:

    Love everything Julia! You and I have similar and yet such different tastes..you’ll see when I do my wedding post. πŸ˜‰ Hehe. Strawberry-lemonade, huh…I wonder what ever put that idea into your head? *giggles* Love the dress, love the cake (squeals) and love that touch of “Julia” with the chandelier!

    Hope you are doing well sweetie. πŸ™‚
    Love ya!

    • Julia says:

      Can’t wait to see your post, Rachel-sweet! πŸ˜€ Strawberry-lemonade is honestly my favorite thing in the world to drink. πŸ˜€ And chandeliers are really so me!! LOL! πŸ™‚

      I am doing well! Thank you! πŸ˜€ Have a beautiful weekend!

  4. Heather says:

    Hi Julia! I love. love. love. the cake. Longhappycontentedsigh….. You definitely saved the best for last. πŸ™‚ and I also have a passion for chandeliers πŸ™‚ so yeah, it makes me wanna come to your wedding Like Right now! Sigh. I am new to this blog, but I have really enjoyed your thoughts of enchoragement and creatative ideas. (oh! And warfare by duct tape! It’s AWSOME!)

  5. Julia says:

    Hi Heather!
    I like that cake too. Immensely! πŸ™‚

    A passion for chandeliers? Now there’s a kindred spirit! πŸ˜‰ I happen to adore them as well. *laughing* – well, I am afraid you can’t come to my wedding RIGHT NOW because I’m not even courting anybody yet. πŸ˜‰

    Well, welcome! I’m glad to have you reading my blog! I used to have one here: http://jewelsbyjulia-lauren.blogspot.com, but I thought I’d try out WordPress, and so far I’m liking it a lot. πŸ™‚

    Warfare by Duct Tape is my brothers’ business, so glad you like it! πŸ˜€ They have a website too, over at http://www.WarfareByDuctTape.com.

  6. Julia says:

    Rachelle, mmm… kind of like this? http://pinterest.com/pin/240661173807697626/ That color? That would look great with the right shade of peach! And shimmery silver and white snowflakes everywhere! πŸ˜€ Someday…….

  7. Lidia Maxine from HSA says:

    Seams to me like you have it all planned out. πŸ™‚ Even if you don’t think you do. πŸ™‚

  8. hannah m says:

    I’m thinking that I want purple, silver, black, and white. Elegant — swirls and scrolls. Kind of simple decor (on reception tables, etc). Hershey’s kisses… Silver hearts, white and purple flowers, purple dresses, black suits, you get the idea. =)

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