After countless summers in Maine, day-long Law & Order SVU marathons, and a lifetime of holidays spent together, I watched my cousin Laura walk down the aisle last weekend in New Hampshire. She was such a beautiful bride. It was almost like she was born to wear the white dress because everything about being a bride came so naturally to her. So far, celebrating the newest Mrs. McGuinness among friends and family that I’ve known since birth has been the highlight of my 2014. Congratulations to Laura and Tim! I’m so looking forward to making new memories with you.
The groom, the bride, and me
The bride and her sisters
Photo booth fun
P.S. – If you’re wondering who caught the bouquet, it was ME! After the first bouquet she threw went into the chandelier, the bride grabbed a branch of flowers from a centerpiece and threw it over her shoulder to the single ladies. It fell right into my hands and I screamed like a schoolgirl as I danced with the bride to the rest of Beyoncé’s ‘Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It).’
I am by no means anywhere close to getting married or even engaged. However, being the organized efficient socialite that I am, I’m all about planning ahead. So today, I decided to go bridal and plan out the perfect bridal shower/engagement party outfit. All that’s missing is my future Harry Winston sparkler.
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3. Lovely Lace Dress: This ivory-toned lace jersey dress with white lining and ruching on the skirt will give your guests a preview of the blushing bride in white without giving too much away.