Wedding Belles & Beaus

 
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Two weeks ago, I had the honor of helping two of my closest friends celebrate their marriage!  As a groomsmaid, I also had the privilege of escorting my dearest Nigel into the celebration, and it was delightful! I'm so happy for them and thrilled they finally had the opportunity to celebrate!

It was also really fun to get all dressed up and fancy!  I curled my hair and even wore magnetic lashes for the first time!  Of course, I have been really excited to share all of my outfit details with you!  Let's get to the fun!





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Before we get started, I am 5'9", typically wear a 22/24, wear a 40B bra, a size 11 wide shoe, and my measurements are 53/52/60.


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Pleated Surplice Dupioni Maxi Dress - eShakti  /  Sequin Capelet - Amazon
Necklace, Earrings, & Bracelet - eBay  /  Tiara - Amazon
Vera Heeled Sandal - Naturalizer  /  Blue Satin Clutch - Amazon


If you've been keeping up with my less frequent postings (I've been trying to keep with my "one post a week" schedule, but sometimes life gets in the way), you know I haven't been leaving the house much during the pandemic.  Going to a wedding felt terrifying.  Being around that many people after such an extended period of time was incredibly stressful for me.  But it also felt wonderful to see friends and family I haven't seen in a long, long while, to see their smiling faces, to give and get hugs.  Some kind of community and connection is important for the soul, so a drought of those things can be really hard.  The pandemic has greatly affected my mental health and made my depression much, much worse.  Being able to let loose just a bit, have fun, and laugh was so needed.

You may remember my post from last year in which my husband Sean got ordained and officiated Nigel and Joaquin's marriage, in their apartment, on their chosen wedding day, because the big festivities had to be postponed.  And even though we had planned for a theatrical ceremony, along with the reception party, this year they decided we should just get to the partying.

We arrived a few hours ahead of time to hang out and finish getting ready.  Sean introduced the couple and I walked Nigel down into the reception to the cheers and applause of all the reveling guests!  After some mingling, Sean and I went out with the happy couple to get some photos taken around the venue.  Then it was time for food, drink, laughter, and dance!

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The fellas chose this navy maxi dress from eShakti for Margaret and me.  It is truly a lovely gown that fits like a glove!  I'm wearing the 3X-26, which is a little tight in the waist but fits beautifully everywhere else.  eShakti allows for lots of customization options for the neckline, sleeve length, and hemline, or you can order custom measurements.  The prices are very reasonable and the quality feels fantastic.  My order also came with a matching navy face mask.  In making my customizations, I also realized that eShakti assumes all maxi length dresses are being worn with 3-inch heels, so when I put in my height I took 2 inches off to accommodate for my shorter shoes.  The length was perfect!  This dress was up on the website until about a month ago and is now only available in black.

I made a handful of orders with eShakti around 2010 or so, with inconsistent experiences.  The tops I ordered with custom sizing were perfect, but the dresses I tried were incredibly ill-fitting.  This experience has encouraged me to check out eShakti's offerings more often (they have so many dresses I love!) and has me feeling their growth in terms of quality and craftsmanship.

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To accessorize my princess-themed look, I chose silver and blue pieces and lots of sparkles!  While my tiara and jewelry weren't fully matchy-matchy, they played off of each other well.  My favorite eBay seller IrisIsland is my go-to for sparkly costume jewelry.  The necklace, bracelet, and earrings are the same color, but different shapes, though the tear-drop of the necklace is reflected in the tear-drop shapes in the earrings and tiara.  The earrings also have clear rhinestones on top that mimic the shape of the tiara as well.  All of these elements made things look very cohesive, even though they did not come as a set.

I've been obsessed with these sequin capelets (I have three or four colors now) and just planned to wear this one part of the time.  However, once I put it on I really loved the way it balanced out my shape more.  As a pear-shaped lady and a plus-size lady with a smaller bust, I find more interest at the top of my clothing helps to balance out the volume of my lower half.  So I used safety pins to pin the capelet onto my dress and it held up perfectly!  Silver heels (I'm wearing an 11 wide) and a blue and silver clutch round out the look!

Getting proper outfit photos was really difficult because our focus was on our duties in helping with the wedding, including being part-time photographers.  I'm hoping to get all dolled up again to take night photos downtown as time permits.

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I didn't know what Sean was doing with the angle and my friends were making me laugh.
I'm over being super particular, so you just get to see it all.

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THIS is what happens when Nigel and Joaquin are at a photoshoot with me!
They make lots of exclamations, give me compliments, and say scandalous things to make me laugh.
It is so hard to keep a straight face!



And now, the wedding fun!  I had never been to this venue before (Troutdale House in Troutdale, Oregon) and it was really cute!  I think it would be a grand space for my prom-themed birthday party one of these years!


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Sean's Look:
Van Heusen Stretch Dress Shirt - JCPenney (He's wearing the 18.5/34-35)
Oak Hill Checkered Suit Vest - DXL  /  Blue Ramsay Utility Kilt - Amazon


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Sean wore his Pride MeUndies for the occasion and knew it would help get 
the attention of our lovely grooms.

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I got to visit with my niece and nephew!

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Have you tried eShakti lately?  Have you gone to a wedding recently?  
Do you have experience with magnetic lashes?


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