My Dress: A classic white a-line gown by Mikaella, purchased at Altar Bridal in Leawood. Oh my goodness, I absolutely loved this dress. I had initially wanted something more vintage and lacey, but the second I saw this one, it completely stole my heart. I loved the bateau neckline in front, and the low open back, and the flared skirt that opened into a gorgeous long train. But the surprise part of the dress that drew the most compliments were the surprise little mesh cut-outs on the side seams, which gave an extra little modern touch. The only bummer about the dress was that we bustled it up to take the streetcar down to Union Station, and on the way there, the train accidentally got completely covered in dirt – whoops! No prob, we just laughed and re-did the bustle and kept it tucked in all evening. But if anyone else ever wears this dress, the train is really dramatic and beautiful — so take good care of it! (Also, if any of you Kansas City brides are looking for a place to shop, I can’t recommend Altar enough. The store is so beautiful and bright and has an ultra-relaxed vibe, the staff couldn’t be kinder and more helpful, and the dresses were my favorites. Loved my experience there from beginning to end!)
Shoes: These wedges from David’s Bridal. I wasn’t crazy about them (not comfortable!), but they were a quick solution when I procrastinated buying shoes until the week of the wedding.
His Tie: This blush tie set from The Tie Bar. Ha, we also procrastinated on ordering ties, so the matching tie for Barclay’s brother didn’t arrive on time (so he wore a different light blue tie). But we really loved both! And also — we found this tie online because we loved the color, and turns out that it was coincidentally designed to specifically match my sister’s dress color from BHLDN! #MeantToBe
What Our Sibs Wore:
Matron Of Honor: My sister, Sarah, wore this Inesse Dress (in blush) from BHLDN. It was so beautiful and flowy (and not-too-pink!) in person, and she said that she felt great in it. Sarah also wore some heels that she already owned, plus these earrings from Etsy.
Best Man Outfit: Barclay’s brother, Dooz, wore a suit and shoes that he already owned, plus this light blue tie from The Tie Bar.
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