Monday, May 20, 2013

"Ooh La La"

My wedding day

I got married in Paris in 2007. I had the Eiffel Tower right outside our chapel. It was a small intimate ceremony with our closest family and friends...

...okay, everything I said above is true, only the Paris was actually the Paris Casino Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada; the Eiffel Tower was a convincing fake; and of course we still were surrounded by our closest family and friends.

I wore a tea-length strapless lace dress with a veil and my husband wore a traditional Filipino barong. I went shopping in one day for my wedding dress and found it on sale for $300 at the local David's Bridal Shop and my husband found his barong at the back of a dry cleaner store where the owner sold Filipino garments. He paid $100 for it. We are a no-fuss couple and you will not find a bridezilla in me. 

So it was quite delightful to read about Keira Knightley's recent wedding in France. She wore a recycled Rodarte strapless, blush-pink, tulle dress (she wore it previously at a 2008 party), a cropped Chanel jacket, flats, and a adorable crown of delicate flowers. With her wealth she certainly could of thrown a typical celebrity, elaborate Kardashian type wedding, but I admire her for keeping it a small and intimate affair wearing a recycled dress. 

Keira Knightley wedding



  1. hi, i'm following the "the collective" blog hop. i would love for you to visit my blog and follow if you like it.

    new follower bev
    ps your dress was beautiful

    1. Thanks for visiting and following. I'll be popping by your blog as well to visit. Thank you for the dress compliment as well. Take care.

  2. Yes, Keira and husband looked like quite the hipster bride and groom! Kudos to her for "recycling" rather than spending an unfathomable amount on a dress that most would never wear again! My wedding dress cost $300 too!

    1. Yes, we were frugal brides..nothing wrong with that. Our dresses looked good regardless of price. Of course, us lil people can't even afford Keira's Rodarte or Chanel attire!


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