My Dream Wedding: Sparkly Shiny Happy People Version

Yes, I realize that I am 30 years old and still am obsessed with sparkles. Is that bad?

I think it is great, which is why I love when I see brides planning weddings that are filled to the gills with sparkly goodness. When it comes to your wedding day, you should get to wear whatever you want, decorate however you please, and dance the night away under a disco ball.

 When it comes to my dress. I want to light up the aisle, the dance floor, everywhere! I love how this dress has tons of sparkle and sheer sleeve coverings to conceal my problem arm areas.

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I truly cannot decide whether I would want to wear my hear up or down, but if it is up in a loose chignon, I would definitely adorn it with this amazing hair jewelry. Is that a term? It is now.

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I don’t know if they would love me or hate me for it, but how amazing/horrifying would it be if my bridesmaids all wore a version of this sequin gown?

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See, this bride did a similar thing for her winter wedding. I think it looks amazing and totally chic.

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No matter whether my wedding is indoors or out, I think a chandelier is appropriate. Top it with electric lights or candles and I will be a happy girl.

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As for table toppers/name holders, how could I say no to these amazing glitter unicorns? I saw them on Style Me Pretty and they went to my Pinterest board IMMEDIATELY…

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And then I could put them onto this sequined table covering…yes, it is WAY too much. But I’m just throwing the ideas out there.

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When I inevitably take off my heels to tear up the dance floor, I could display my bejeweled heels with this glass jar idea.

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Well, these are just a few of the sparkly ideas that I’ve seen floating around on the web that I totally love. There are so many more ideas out there, many of them DIY, which I love even more. Why pay a fortune when you can convince your hubby-to-be that it would be fun to add sparkle to 50 vases? Just give him that winning smile of yours and the promise of a cold beer after.

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Eileen and Michael: St. Charles Wedding at the Hotel Baker

Who says that classy can’t be fun?

Michael and Eileen’s wedding proved that you can have a silly time at at an incredibly gorgeous venue. Even though rain kept everyone indoors, the Hotel Baker set up an incredible ceremony space filled with details galore. Luckily we had enough time to sneak a few pictures in the manicured garden, a fun hideaway spot along the waterway. The bride and groom were nothing but smiles beforehand; just see the picture below of a beaming Eileen being escorted by her father. As with many receptions, the speeches had me nearly in tears, as everyone was keen to talk about the incredible love held by the beautiful couple for each other. After a few tears were shed by family and friends, things got down to business on the illuminated dance floor. As you can see, the young and old alike put on their dancing shoes and celebrated the joyous occasion.

I am a sucker for details, as you can probably tell from my gallery. I absolutely loved that Eileen sewed a piece of her mother’s wedding dress into the hem of her own. What an incredible homage to her parent’s loving marriage! Thanks to Brittany Bekas Photography for inviting me to shoot this beautiful fall wedding in St. Charles.

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