SHEER, RUFFLY GORGEOUSNESS | The Best Wedding Dress Alternative I’ve Seen. Ever. (P.S – check out those INVITATIONS!)

Here’s the thing.  It may be hard to imagine, but when I started thinking about getting married, I did NOT envision a wedding. 

Which means I didn’t envision guests, or table numbers, or escort cards, or dessert tables… or a wedding dress.  That’s right.  I never thought, in my wildest dreams, that wedding planning as a concept would ever occur in my life.  And why would I have?  My parents had a small ceremony at the courthouse, as did my sister and brother.

Clearly, my perspective on weddings has changed… save for one little detail…

The wedding dress.  Ok, don’t get me wrong, I swoon over these things.  They are a life force of their own, and I ADORE THEM TO PIECES.  Wedding.  Dresses.  Rule.  That’s a given.  And I have so many I plan to share with you for ever and ever.  A gal’s wedding is her golden ticket to wear whatever the heck she wants to and not be judged for it.  And I am SO a proponent of any venue that promotes and is so committed to an individual’s personal style.

However.  I’ve never been sure of what I personally want out of my event.  It’s definitely hard to resist donning the dress, but I have a special place in my heart for gorgeous, simple, white ensembles.  A-like a-this a-one:

By the way, I’m a big fan of bangs.  If you haven’t heard.  So, to me, Margaux’s look is kinda perfection, head to toe.

This wedding was featured on Once Wed, a favorite of mine, and once I saw the beauty of Margaux’s wedding ensemble (which can be seen in action in Max and Margaux’s lovely ceremony video by Shark Pig), I fell head over heels.  First of all, she’s gorgeous, so she could wear a potato sack and hop down the aisle in some kind of potato sack race to the altar that shouldn’t exist, and she’d still look like a million bucks.  But just look at the embellished, extremely delicate, sheer-backed blouse she wore for her ceremony, and tell me, just tell me, that it isn’t perfection.

Both the blouse and skirt are by Morgane Le Fay, if you were wondering.  And I have this strong feeling that you were.

By the way, she wore a wedding dress, too, at a different point, for good measure.  Because, really, how can you not? (;

And I have to share with you the dessert table.  I just have to.  It’s like the best thing in the world.

Oohh, and one more thing – fish tacos and In-n-Out were had.  What’s not to love?

Congratulations, Max and Margaux.  You guys are awesome to the max.  ← I swear that wasn’t intentional.

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Credits: Featured on Once Wed / Groom (who is a killer photographer, himself): Max Wanger / Margaux’s skirt & blouse: morgane le fay / Styling: Ashley Meaders / Photography: Our Labor of Love / Video: Shark Pig / Music: The Flashdance (which, by the way, is made up of: Our Labor of Love, The Human Jukebox, Max Wanger, Shark Pig and Ashley Meaders) / Dessert Table: Sweet and Saucy Shop / Invitations: Rifle Design / Flowers: JL Designs

So, would you consider wearing an ensemble like Margaux’s?  Or are you, and have you always been, all about the dress?  I’m so curious, let me know!

xoxo!  – Alison

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  1. Megan Acosta on August 10, 2010

    I saw this too and thought it is gorgeous! Just like you said, a bride can wear whatever she wants on her wedding day. And if this is what will make you feel like a million bucks (which it sure looks like it would!) I say go for it!

  2. goodlifeevents on August 10, 2010

    I saw this as well and love it! You can't beat a taco stand and In-N-Out burgers in Southern California! That bouquet is amazing as well!

  3. Austin Wedding Blog on August 10, 2010

    AMAZING! I sat here for like 45 seconds just staring at that dessert table. The entire day has a retro-esque vibe. Totally love this. – Rachel

  4. Annie Packman on August 10, 2010

    I was a wedding gown girl b/c we were having that type of wedding and I decided it was really the only time I could get away with wearing one :) However, I think the white outfit is awesome for an informal wedding or if you really really want to integrate it change into one as your “getaway” outfit. That's a cute old tradition that needs to be revived!

  5. brancoprata on August 10, 2010

    Loved this wedding since the first time i saw it…. absolute perfection!

  6. Weddingsandprettythings on August 10, 2010

    Look at that cake – So tiny & cute. Just my style!

  7. on August 10, 2010

    This wedding is perfection – from her dress to the decor!!! And I was blown away at how simple yet stunning her dress was. Soft spot indeed :) And I agree with Annie – I LOVE the idea of a dress change…if anyone can revive it it's YOU :)!!!!!


  8. Amber on August 10, 2010

    omg i'm IN LOVE with this. and i'm also a fan of bangs.

  9. Tilley Photography on August 10, 2010

    I could never pull this off. Margaux TOTALLY ROCKED it!!

  10. Alicia@CharityWedding on August 10, 2010

    I'm obsessed with the invites. So cute! The bride is stunning!

  11. Melissa @ The Loveliest Day on August 10, 2010

    Those invitations are PERFECTION! Rifle Paper always kills it.

  12. Elizabeth on August 11, 2010

    OH! That’s Max Wanger! I’ve looked at this wedding again and again and hadn’t realised that this is the Max whose photography I L-O-V-E!!! I love seeing the weddings of wedding photographers…

  13. Elizabeth on August 11, 2010

    OH! That's Max Wanger! I've looked at this wedding again and again and hadn't realised that this is the Max whose photography I L-O-V-E!!! I love seeing the weddings of wedding photographers…

  14. Margaret Cooke on July 12, 2011

    These photos are wonderful – thanks for posting!

  15. Jenny on January 20, 2012

    I wonder where that lovely heart cake topper came from. Any ideas?

  16. Lauren on July 25, 2013

    Where exactly is this?


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