Thursday, May 31, 2012

frances baker + blooming leopold


Hey all. So here it is, the long-awaited dress + crown post. This is what I wore to my wedding, thanks to the lovely and talented Josie of Frances Baker and Lauren of Blooming Leopold. The dress is the Virgins dress-- hand-tailored to me by Josie-- found here, inspired by the prom dresses from The Virgin Suicides. And the flower crown was custom-made for me by Lauren. It all came out beautifully and I couldn't have asked for better. Thanks, ladies!

The wedding took place at Heritage Square Museum in Los Angeles (in Highland Park). It's actually a museum of old historic LA homes that have been restored and turned into its own little neighborhood. You have to go and check it out for yourselves. They have guided tours with docents all decked out in period garb.

Photos by my talented friend (I have a lot of those, thankfully) Emma of HoneyHoney Photography.











As a surprise gift to my husband, I sang two songs at the reception: "Sea of Love" by Cat Power and "Home" by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. (Johnny's adorable nieces supplied the background vocals on "Home".) Another of my talented friends (and my housemate), Nick, played guitar for me. His band, Swiss Alps, is amazing!






11 comments:

  1. So beautiful Melissa, you are such an adorable Bride :) Congratulations!! x

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    1. Josie! It was all thanks to your beautiful creation!

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  2. These are so lovely. It seems like the perfect wedding!

    xo

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  4. Ooh I looove that dress, you look gorgeous! :D
    Congratulations!!!! :D
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  5. Wow you both look beautiful!!
    I'm married for 10 months now and love to see wedding pictures from other couples!

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    1. ohhh thanks so much! i'd love to see your wedding pictures as well!

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  6. most beautiful bride in the universe!! I love your photos, the whole event looks natural and carefree and so so happy (I loved all of the vintage decor you did too with succulents and such, I wish mine had been half as creative!). congrats on your wonderful day, glad I could be a part of it!

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  7. Congratulations ! Amazing photos and you are stunning !

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  8. What a beautiful bride you were! That's so romantic you sang for your hubby! I adore your floral crown!

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