I knew I wanted to find a way to dress up chambray while keeping the look wedding appropriate. For me, that meant touches of sparkle, heels, and my dark wash denim shirt. No matter what I may create in my head, I always make sure to do a pre-packing, outfit layout, so I can connect my vision to my execution.
I added stacks of light-weight bracelets and touches of black to tie into the black velvet blazer I knew I would need later, as we went into the evening and into a partially outdoor reception.
I used silver (my wedding shoes) and gold (clutch purse) to mix metals and create a romantic look to compliment the shimmery lace of the skirt.
Later, as the temperature dropped in the mountains, and the party bumped up at the reception, I donned a velvet blazer I have been dyyying to rock. I found this blazer at an Orlando-local antique spot and at my favorite booth, Boutique 51; I always find inexpensive and unique treasures that keep me creating. I'm pretty sure I paid $10 for a 'lotta look with this bad boy.
My husband wanted to showcase his style and love of carbon fiber (uber lightweight material that athletes & technical gear-heads use to decrease the weight of their gear and increase performance). He was struttin-it-up with his trifecta of "cool carbon:" skinny tie, phone case, and even his wedding band.
As the night went on, the drinks went down, and the band funked it up, everyone snagged some party favor shades and made them their own. It was the perfect combination of elegance, edge, fantastic dance moves, and easy humor.