Happy June 1! Let’s continue the wedding report with Wedding Rehearsal Day Highlights.
As one of my grandchildren asked…is today the real wedding or the fake wedding?
He finally learned the wedding rehearsal day is the practice wedding.
I was honored and blessed the bride’s family wanted all six grandchildren, ages 10-2, in the wedding.
Considering how young they are…it went pretty well.
The assignments included two groomsmen (ages 10 & 8), two ring bearers (both 4 years old); and two flower girls (ages 6 & 2).
Yes…we needed practice….here are the highlights from wedding rehearsal day.
WEDDING REHEARSAL DAY HIGHLIGHTS: THE BRIDE
My wonderful new DIL honored her mother and grandmother by wearing their wedding dress for wedding rehearsal day.
It was amazing and the touch of history which ran throughout this wedding that I loved.
Here are the two photos side-by-side of the look…so sweet and honoring…I love that this young bride appreciates her family history so much.
WEDDING REHEARSAL DAY HIGHLIGHTS: THE FASHIONS
Here I am with one of my granddaughter-flower-girls and we both are dressed in Dillard’s styles.
This Eileen Fisher Crushed Silk Scoop Neck Sleeveless Midi Dress in the soft green called Absinthe is hands down the most comfortable, cool garment I have ever owned.
I wore it with the Eileen Fisher Sheer Silk Georgette Boat Neck Short Sleeve Side Drape Cropped Poncho for arm coverage.
This dress will be perfect for travel this summer because it doesn’t wrinkle no matter what I do to it. It was perfect for a long wedding rehearsal day…remained lovely throughout.
I styled it with another Southern Living necklace from Dillard’s and with matching Anthropologie sandals I found at a consignment shop.
The intention was to take the outfit to a more casual level since the wedding rehearsal day dinner was a touch more casual…in retrospect, I did not need to do that…everyone dressed up.
My granddaughter picked out this dress for wedding rehearsal day because it reminded her of Minnie Mouse.
A good reason, however, she grew up a little over this wedding (in a good way) ….I will explain more tomorrow.
The two-year-old flower girl also wore a dress we picked out at Dillard’s…but she, of course, did not care as much as her sister.
She was there for fun with her siblings and cousins.
At every event, I was drawn to different women and what they were wearing.
This is one of the church wedding coordinators, and her skirt was fabulous.
She told me she was gifted the material after a family member returned from an adventure in Africa, and that she had the skirt made.
This print is in my wheelhouse…and I was immediately drawn to it.
Also in my wheelhouse are statement accessories.
I loved how a family member styled an eyelet dress with two necklaces worn together…so chic, modern and fashion forward.
Her Tory Burch clutch was a standout color and nice accessory addition to the navy outfit.
WEDDING REHEARSAL DAY HIGHLIGHTS: THE VENUES
Wedding rehearsal day highlights must include mentions of the venues for the rehearsal (and wedding) and the dinner.
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church is breathtaking with European charm.
The bride’s heritage includes family who were founding members of this church in the 1800s.
This is the family stained glass window at the front of the church.
I looked up the date it was gifted and displayed on the window, June 19, 1873, and here is a bit of trivia.
This was the same day that Susan B. Anthony was arrested for voting…and her mission to have women vote was in full swing.
I love that, because this family is full of strong, talented women ….including my new daughter-In-law.
It just seems to be perfect that the two dates coincide.
Wedding rehearsal day ends with a wedding rehearsal dinner, and it was excellent.
The bride and groom selected their favorite San Antonio restaurant for the location….Southerleigh at The Pearl.
It was a lovely time of good food, good fellowship, and lots of laughs.
With family style serving dishes, we felt even more like one big happy family.
Wedding rehearsal day was a perfect precursor to one of the best weddings I have ever attended.
That will be your highlights for tomorrow.
BIG NEWS: UNRELATED: DRESS RE-STOCK
I know some of you were disappointed that this dress in this color sold out so quickly in the recent BR sale.
GREAT NEWS…Banana Republic has re-introduced the CRUZ LINEN MAXI SHIRTDRESS in two new colors…I have my eye on the Potter’s Clay…the New Washed Stone is similar to this flax color.
Of course, ask any questions you like…and I will return tomorrow with the big event…until then…..
By Pamela Lutrell
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