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My Wedding Dress

Brandon and I were married May 22, 2004. Recently, a few of you have asked to see my wedding dress because I mentioned that it was hanging in the closet I’ve been organizing. Not being one to disappoint, here it is.

"the album cover"

I wore a white silk dress by Watters & Watters. I also wore red lipstick, my hair in a bun with my mom’s veil, simple stud earrings, and a big sparkly brooch on my dress. Brandon wore his suit with a pink tie and a lily of the valley boutonniere. My bouquet was made of pink peonies, lilies, old-fashioned roses, and lily of the valley.

Brandon and me

on the cheek

Brandon and me

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  • melissa
    July 16, 2010 at 10:51 am

    beautiful !

  • Jessica
    July 16, 2010 at 10:51 am

    Lovely! I wore a Watters & Watters dress too.

  • thais
    July 16, 2010 at 10:52 am


  • wanderluster
    July 16, 2010 at 10:56 am

    I knew there had to be pink! Just lovely.

  • Ludmila {}
    July 16, 2010 at 11:00 am


  • Melissa
    July 16, 2010 at 11:01 am

    You look gorgeous and it was a timeless choice. Thanks for sharing.

  • Keri
    July 16, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Gorgeous, as usual!

  • DawnMarie
    July 16, 2010 at 11:17 am

    What a lovely couple. You both look wonderful. I do love your dress.

  • jbhat
    July 16, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Aw! I love these photos. You both look wonderful, and wonderfully happy.


  • Ally
    July 16, 2010 at 11:26 am

    Gorgeous. Simply stunning. Makes me wish I still had my wedding dress but sadly I sold it so I could get family photos.

  • meredith
    July 16, 2010 at 11:29 am

    Stylish & elegant! :)

  • Karina
    July 16, 2010 at 11:32 am

    I’m glad to know that I was not the only one thinking about your wedding dress…beautiful choice.

  • Sealicious
    July 16, 2010 at 11:53 am

    So classy and pretty!!
    I’m glad you posted these, i was curious too :)!

  • Shrie >> Lo & Behold
    July 16, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    I think you look FAB in the off-the-shoulder look. Brandon looks so young and in love!

  • melani
    July 16, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    love it! I am fascinated by wedding dresses, and the meaning embedded in them. I was only married 11 months, but kept my wedding dress for 7 years! I finally had to cut ties with it and just tossed it in the trash….

  • heather
    July 16, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    beautiful! you both look stunning.

  • Liz
    July 16, 2010 at 12:37 pm


  • Natalie
    July 16, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    Such a pretty dress! Love the brooch, too :)

  • Fran
    July 16, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! I love that brooch, and the bouquet is stunning too. You look lovely.

  • Debra
    July 16, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    You look lovely, as always — very classy bride + handsome groom. I agree, your dress is timeless and elegant. Will you save it for Eleanor?

  • Amber
    July 16, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    I got married the same day! My dress is in my hall closet, but it stayed at my parents’ house for at least 5 years before my mom insisted that I take it! I guess I’ll keep it in case my 9 month old daughter wants to use some part of it for her wedding.

  • luuve
    July 16, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    :) does it feel like 6 years??

  • karen
    July 16, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    i would love to hear how he proposed :D

  • sarah
    July 16, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    awe… so simple & pretty!! :)

  • Miss B
    July 16, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    So, so sweet! I have seen these before but I love them just the same. The brooch is so you and of course another design detail that I would have never thought of but so perfectly you!

  • Kelly
    July 16, 2010 at 2:22 pm


  • Karlie
    July 16, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Peonies are my very favorite- excellent choice.

  • Mrs Soup
    July 16, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Gorgeous! And so very very you! I love it!

  • Two Lovely Spaces
    July 16, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    I just LOVE seeing wedding pictures. Thanks for posting Nicole. I love the off-the shoulder look.

  • Amanda
    July 16, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    can we see more pics of your wedding? i’m sure it was very stylish!

  • Jessie
    July 16, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    I love the brooch! Your wedding anniversary is the also my birthday. Double hurray! :D

  • Bonnie
    July 16, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Lovely! Now, what is that location? U. of Chicago area? Looks familiar!


  • Katherine
    July 16, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    Thanks for sharing! Your whole look was just lovely, as I knew it would be, so beautiful. It looks like it was a wonderful day.

  • jenny V.
    July 16, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    Darling. Your brooch, is it vintage – is there a story behind it?

  • Kj
    July 16, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Beautiful, love the red lipstick.

  • Susan @ Jubilee Furniture
    July 16, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    As everyone has already stated – you look gorgeous and Brandon very dashing! Lovely.

  • Jenny
    July 16, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    So sweet! I wish I had a few more photos with my bouquet; orchids, lillies, roses, and sweet peas. ::sigh::
    And you got married on my daughter’s fourth birthday! Oh, happy day!!

  • Brandie
    July 17, 2010 at 7:07 am

    Just lovely!

  • Merissa
    July 17, 2010 at 9:53 am

    You look so beautiful! Classic, elegant, feminine!

  • Joy_UK
    July 17, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    Absolutely stunning!

  • kara
    July 17, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Classic. Stunning. Beautiful.

    I love the pink tie!

  • nina
    July 18, 2010 at 12:40 am

    Gorgeous! Now I want to see the wedding reception pictures…

  • Viv
    July 18, 2010 at 6:06 am

    So sweet. You looked gorgeous Nicole. I love the neckline.

  • pearls and green tea
    July 18, 2010 at 10:32 am

    It’s lovely!

  • Alison Clayton
    July 18, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    Very elegant. Just beautiful. I really love it. Makes me want to do it all over again! (lol, no not really, but the dress is lovely). Thank you for a great blog too, I’m really enjoying it – a great source of inspiration.

  • caroline
    July 18, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Such elegance! I love the touches, the brooch, the bouquet, the tie.

  • Ava
    July 19, 2010 at 10:56 am

    Wow, i love the style of your dress and the length of your veil. So elegant. You were a beautiful bride!

  • Christine
    July 19, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    GORGEOUS. you, the dress, the flowers…

  • katiedid
    July 19, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Awwww! Lovely!

  • annie
    July 20, 2010 at 7:29 am


  • Alexis
    July 20, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    You look beautiful! It reminds me of my wedding. I got married in April in a very similar Watters dress (they make such beautiful and simple dresses) and my husband wore a black suit with a pink tie! I guess great minds think alike!

  • anne
    July 21, 2010 at 9:23 am

    Love seeing your wedding photos! You look beautiful.

  • Anna
    July 21, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    You have the same wedding date as the Princes of Asturias!

  • Alice
    July 26, 2010 at 10:38 am

    You both look so elegant and timeless – thanks for sharing again! I have an unhealthy addiction to wedding photos and stories :)

  • Sue
    January 20, 2012 at 7:01 am

    Really cute photos! Can’t get enough peonies :)