Saturday, April 20, 2013

Elopement

Beefy and I eloped on Saturday. We drove to the redwoods with another couple (one half of whom is ordained) and did the deed.


. . . but, of course, you came here to see what I wore.


Dress, Parker. Boots, Ariat. Earrings, purchased at Canvas boutique. Bag, Allstate Leather (gift). Belt, Express. Ring, vintage. (I did not carry the bag to the “altar” (giant redwood stump)).

I had intended to wear a DVF wrap dress in black and white. I ordered the dress, sizing up, as recommended, and it was way too big. I sent it back for another size, thinking I had plenty of time. Then, a few days before the wedding, I got an email with an estimated date of arrival four days too late. (I ordered directly from the manufacturer. Great selection, terrible turn-around time.) So, on Friday night, I went shopping.

I ended up at the fancy department of Nordstrom. I narrowed it down to two selections: another DVF wrap dress and the Parker dress. I let Beefy decide. The two options:


I’m so glad Beefy chose the Parker dress. The Parker fabric felt more luxurious. (Both were silk, but the DVF dress was a silk jersey.) The shorter hemline better suits western boots. (I was committed to the boots!) I also liked the looser fit. (I didn’t feel like I had to “suck it in!”) Finally, the Parker dress made me feel glamorous. And it's important to feel glamorous on your wedding day.


So, will I keep the original black and white DVF dress when it arrives? That remains to be seen!

Photos mostly by Beefy Muchacho (my husband).

65 comments:

Cara said...

Congratulations! I've been a lurking reading for years, and over the last few months, I kept trying to picture your upcoming wedding -- this is quite similar to how I figured you'd go!

Katharine Coldiron said...

Congratulations!!

Jillian said...

Woo hoo!! Congratulations to you both!!

Cindy said...

Oh, wow! You both look fantastic! Best wishes!

Amber D said...

Congratulations, you two! The dress you picked looks fantastic! I do enjoy my DVF wrap dresses, so I hope it still works out well for you when it arrives. They make excellent layering pieces and last a lifetime (not to mention they always have high resale value if you get tired of them). I, however, always need to size up, ha ha.

Jess. R. said...

Long time lurker, coming out of seclusion to congratulate you!!

Jo said...

Congratulations, Kasmira & Beefy! You both look fab - & perfect dress choice, Kasmira :)

DressUpNotDown said...

You SHOULD feel glamorous in that dress...you Smokin' Hot!!!

Oh to be married under the Redwoods! *Sigh*

www.dressupnotdown.blogspot.com

annabananna said...

Yay!! congratulations to you both :D Great outfit of course, and I love the setting. So beautiful.

Déjà Pseu said...

Congratulations!!! You two are adorable. And LOVE your bridal ensemble! May you have a lifetime of love and fun together.

Chrysta @ LiveAndLoveWork.com said...

Congratulations!

Melike said...

Congratulations! I'd been quietly waiting for what you'd wear on your wedding day. Could you post more pictures of you and Beefy from that day?

Sheila said...

Hurray! I'm so glad you eloped - I couldn't imagine you two doing a bigass wedding with all the trimmings. You and your style seem to have changed too much for that.

A huge congratulations to you both! I wish you all the love and happiness in the world. I'm so happy for you.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! Love your wedding outfit!

Jenna said...

Congratulations to you both. You looked amazing. I so love the setting.

Tat said...

Congratulations - what a wonderful wedding!

qchula said...

Congratulations to you both, you look so happy! Another long time "lurker" who loves your styling.

Ranjita said...

Congratulations! The dress and boots are fabulous and the wedding sounds super cool!

Mary K. said...

Congratulations!

Kathryn from Schoolmarm Style said...

Many, many, many, many congratulations!!!!!!!!

Miss Kat said...

Mr and Mrs Muchacho!! Big congratulations to you both! What an amazing setting. Love the outfit especially the boots!!

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS! xxx

Sarah R said...

I love the pictures! Congrats on your marriage. You both look so happy!

CHS said...

Congratulations and all good things to you and your husband! Your site is always a joy - thanks for giving us a peek into your especially joyous day.

Alyssa said...

Congratulations!!

Kasmira said...

Melike, this is pretty much it! We also video'd the ceremony, but I haven't looked at it yet to see how it turned out.

Julie said...

Congratulations! I love the idea of a simple wedding in a fabulous location. And if I had mine to do all over again that is exactly what I would do.

thorne garnet said...

What a beautiful place to get hitched. Beefy picked the right dress, you look amazing. Congrats to you both!

Nevada Gutierrez said...

Another lurker emerging from the shadows to wish you both all the best! Congratulations!

Londyn said...

You look AMAZING and radiate happiness! So glad you guys did this your way!! Congrats again :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Many years of happiness to you!

Linda L

Alison said...

Congratulations! You both look great.

menopauselsupermodel said...

Congratulations!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! You look great in that dress! Beefy obviously knows what looks good on you and suits your personality. :)

~J

Kate K said...

Congratulations! You look fabulous and I love the idea of an elopement! (Especially in such a beautiful setting!)

Anonymous said...

I am so happy for you both! You both look wonderful and so happy. I couldn't imagine your wedding day any other way. May you always continue to enjoy each other like you do now.
:) sp

Charlotte said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful spot to get hitched. I love that your outfit reflects your style and personality so perfectly!

Stephanie said...

I literally went wow! And COOL!!! When I opened your blog this morning. Congratulations to both of you. I am happy for you. I have been reading you for years and don't always comment.

I do want you to know I use you as an example to myself and my daughter (now 16) to just be brave and wear what we like.

Kimberly said...

Congratulations! From what I know of you two through the blog it seems like the perfect setting and day for you two. Enjoy many years of happiness!

Rosemary said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful location for your wedding. Here's wishing you a lifetime of happiness.

Della Hethcox said...

You two are so cool, the biggest of congratulations. But where was the cake?!

I've always dreamed of eloping- though I doubt I will since I have to plan animal care weeks in advance. Haha!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to both of you--Hope you have a long and happy life (with Jasper & the cats)
Love you girl!

tx Erma

Mia said...

Condragulations! Those trees are phenomenal, it's so lush I can hardly stand it.

Jeannie said...

Fantastic! Congratulations and wishing you a lifetime of happiness!

Kasmira said...

"Cake" was a complimentary dessert at Morimoto Napa, shared among the four of us. It was the perfect amount of sweetness to end the day.
The cats were left to fend for themselves. We had to have jasper medically boarded because. He hasn't had the last of his puppy shots yet. He was supposed to stay overnight, but we went and got him when we got home late that night.

Carolina on My Mind said...

Congrats, Kasmira! I've read your blog for ages, but I've mostly lurked. I went looking for your tofu recipe tonight and found that you'd eloped. Wish you and Beefy all the best, and hope he resumes his own blog soon -- I found it through yours and have enjoyed it a lot.

One question: where did you guys find your rings? They look really cool.

Amy Beth said...

Yet another lurker coming out of hiding to say congratulations! You looked lovely and the location was beautiful! Best wishes for a lifetime of happiness!

Tiffany said...

Congratulations! I view your blog everyday and have been waiting for this post! Still waiting on the engagment ring post :-)
You look beautiful as always.

Kasmira said...

My ring is an antique purchases from a shop in Vacaville. Beefy's was custom ordered from Minter Richter via Etsy.

gina said...

Congratulations! So exciting! What a beautiful way to get married.

Sarah said...

Congratulations to both of you! :) Longtime follower of your blog, just wanted to say congrats, what a fabulous dress & location for your wedding.

Lola said...

Awesome awesome awesome! Congratulations! I don't comment much, but I've been reading for years and I'm so happy for you both! I agree with some previous comments: I can't imagine you doing a whole big fru-fru wedding. Looks like you had a beautiful day!

kimbercrafts said...

Aw, congrats to you and Beefy! What a beautiful, romantic place to get hitched!

Paula Ruta said...

OMG how exciting!!! Great to see the 2 of you--love the pics and of course, love the dress! Wishing you the best~Paula

Megan said...

Congrats!! I love the non-traditional wedding dress, I wouldn't expect anything less from you!

Mahal said...

Long time lurker - congratulations!!

Raji said...

Congratulations, love the dress and great pictures.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations from another lurker!!!

Lorena said...

Oh Congrats Señora Beefy and Señor Beefy - you looked radiant on your wedding day :)

Megan said...

YAY! So happy for you two!

Lynne DeVenny said...

CONGRATS! I'm so happy for you guys.

I know why Beefy picked that dress - it is so sexy!

Love, peace & grace,
Lynne
The Good Will Hunting Paralegal, www.practicalparalegalism.com

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!!!

Angie said...

Congratulations!

Reva Ford said...

How did I spaz on this one????
CONGRATS!!!!
off to catch up some more!
Hugs to you both!
Reva :)