Monday, January 31, 2011

Nice Day for a Beach Wedding

Throwback to Billy Idol there (for those of us who remember who he is...ahhh youth).

On Saturday the Chef and I attended the wedding of one of my best friends.  We have seen each other through a lot the past 5 years, so to see her so happy is truly a joyous thing...and boy did she look gorgeous.  I teared up!  Now even though no one's looking at anyone other than the bride on the big day, far be it from me to muddy up her pictures with some whack outfit or a winter parka.  Just sayin'.  You know someone's going to get video of someone wiping out or something crazy like that - and with my luck I'll be standing right there, trip over them, and end up on YouTube (not okay).

So what to wear to a wedding on the sand?  January in SoCal means about 70 odd degrees during the day, but it cools down considerably as the sun begins to set.  I went all black with as many silver accents as I could pile on. This way if I ended up on my head all they'd remember is the jewelry and the shoes.  Always plan ahead.

Cute or what??

So I'm sure you're all thinking, "where's the pictures of the bride?!" - and of course the dress.  I planned to first ask Amy before putting her on blast on the internet.  And then when I got there and saw her in her dress and started crying...well let's just say I hope she'll agree to a post on the dress.  I've been to a lot of weddings and seen a lot of beautiful gowns, but there was something really special about hers.  And I do think it went beyond all the sentiment that was expressed in the ceremony and overall day because even the Chef commented.  So let's cross our fingers and hopefully she'll be willing to share some of her pics.  It was sigh worthy.   

Hope you guys had a great weekend!  I'll be sending out emails re:  the White Denim in Winter Challenge.  Woo hoo!!

Outfit details:  T-Luxury Apparel, Martin+Osa-Taffeta Bubble, Manolo Blahnik-Shoes, Cashmere Wrap, Melinda Maria-Bangles, Dyrberg & Kern-Rings, Tom Ford-Sunnies, Foley+Corinna-Mid-City Tote

63 comments:

Josie said...

This looks like an absolutely BEAUTIFUL wedding. I adore beach weddings (being from Minnesota, I've clearly been to sooooo many). And you look great! Love those little booties.
xo Josie
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Katie said...

Piling on some jewelry and Manolos? Whats not to love? (I hope she agrees to a dress post. Love looking at wedding dresses!)

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

That last picture is too cute. Great look for the wedding and killer accessories!

annelise said...

Love beach weddings. I love how relaxed it all is. I bet this was beautiful. And I love your accessories. Love.

Collette Osuna said...

You look gorgeous....simple IS elegant....and you soooo were elegant on that beach babe:)

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RosaLovesDC said...

Your outfit is gorgeous and super chic. I love weddings by the beach, it's so romantic.

Rissy said...

awww I love weddings... well actually I just love LOVE.

Debby said...

Oh, beach weddings... sigh. If I had to do it all over again I would so do a beach wedding. 70 degrees? Damn... you just keep confirming my desire to move out there. xo

Half Dressed said...

Oh what a perfect setting for a wedding! I hope you get the post pictures of the dress :) Gorgeous outfit too, I love how silver and black compliment each other

L x

Fashion Meets Food said...

What a beautiful setting. I always dreamed of a beach wedding. However that did not happen. I love your necklace.

xo

Stacey said...

Such a beautiful locale and a beautiful day too! You look gorgeous Carrie and i hope the bride won't mind you sharing pics because i'd love to see them!

Closet Fashionista said...

You look gorgeous!! And I do hope she lets you post the dress! I wanna see this amazingness :D
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KatiePerk said...

I love weddings. You look so pretty!

style'n said...

oh definitely cute and a big congrats tot hem! and you look stunning and chic in all black. love all the silver jewelry you have on...esp that necklace!

Style Attic said...

A dress that makes you cry is something I have GOT to see! I'm ready for the experience!! XOXO

Taylor said...

I love the silver accessories! And I commend you for waiting to post pics of your friend's gorgeous wedding dress, I think that was awfully nice of you. I know when I get married I am going to drool over all the pictures when I get my hands on them!

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

What a beautiful setting! Amazing.

Lynzy said...

I am so jealous, it looks beautiful there!

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

how beautiful. :)

Courtney Erin said...

I love your wedding guest look - and the beach looks like an amazing setting for it (I hope you can do a post on the bride's dress, I love seeing other people's gowns)!

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Ms. Givens said...

I went all black at the last wedding I went to. It was outdoors in October so it was difficult to know what to wear. I dont like to see people wear long formals to a wedding because the wedding isnt about them but I continually see it and it bugs me. I wore a short black fitted dress with a nice snowflake printed tweed coat.

Daisy said...

you look lovely! i like your ponytail.

Isabel said...

the beach looks lovely and i cant wait to see the wedding dress :)

Isabel @ Walk of Fashion

Daniela said...

you look great and I love beach weddings! can't wait to see her dress

Leia said...

I'd love to get married on the beach! And I hope the bride lets us see her dress!

Leia

TheChambrayCountess said...

Great outfit and it looks like the perfect scene for the wedding! I bet it was gorgeous, sigh.

I had that song stuck in my head yesterday for some reason. Funny!

Dancing Branflake said...

Very respectful of you! I cannot wait to see the bride- your description is so intriguing!

Marie a la Mode said...

You looked very pretty, Carrie! And I do hope your friend will allow you to post pics of the dress, I'm really curious! Looks like a perfect day and a perfect wedding. That pic with the little girl is so cute!

P.S. It's -35 here today. Condolences welcome ; ) ha ha. Just kidding. I'm not complaining I'm just stating.

Valerie said...

You look so pretty, Carrie! I feel like all black can never go wrong, especially with all your great silver accents. I love beach weddings! Hope you had a great weekend.

xo
Valerie

Diana Mieczan said...

You look so stylish and elegant..I love your outfit sweetie...Arent weddings the best? I love them so much:)
Happy Monday,sweetie

la petite coquine said...

What a perfect look for a wedding-elegant and carefully chosen, while not pulling any focus from that stunning white gown. Hope we get to see more of it!

xo, Lena

Claire Kiefer said...

You look perfect. Either you have a bazillion clothes, or you just have a god-given talent to know exactly what to wear to every occasion. I hardly have any silver (totally a gold girl), but it looks lovely with what you're wearing.

I've been to SO MANY WEDDINGS (I can count at least 20) and I have been a bridesmaid 5 different times, so I have a special appreciation for attending weddings and getting to wear what I want and not have to pose for pictures! I should make a dang quilt out of all my dresses.

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

Perfect outfit for a beach wedding in Jan. lady! And that last picture? Adorable!

Kristin said...

I just love beach weddings! And I also love your arm candy!

Krystal said...

Oh I want to see the dress!!!!! Glad you had fun, a beach wedding sounds so dreamy and so fun to be at. jealous! and 70 degree weather...please.

Anne Marie said...

What a beautiful wedding!

Marissa said...

It looks like a beautiful wedding! And I sure hope your friend lets us see the dress!

Daniela said...

hey..No funks allowed!! You need some you time. Don't worry about the post - enjoy some sun and something sweet.
We have AT LEAST until May, the way things are looking around here. heheheh

Annie said...

awww I REALLYYY want to see the bride in her dress!! fingers crossed..
I've never been to a beach wedding, but love the idea of it..it just looks so pretty and relaxing.. and you looked great! xo

Amber Blue Bird said...

you dressed just right for this event, looks like a beautiful wedding, I hope you get to post some dress pics soon

pancakeSTACKER said...

Aww! Was this on the Santa Monica beach?? If so, I miss that place terribly! I seriously used to go to Santa Monica every other week! I hope you had a lovely time at the wedding! They're always so fun to attend :)


Hope you will stop by again very soon!
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Jenni Austria Germany said...

oh my gosh, so cute! those little girls!! i can't wait to see the dress. and yes, in response to your comment, i die laughing at everything he says. :)

Tamara Nicole said...

How pretty Carrie! Love our shoes too:-)

Lisa Griffin said...

i love how over the top lots of jewelery on the beach is! a beach wedding would be amazing, convince that girl to let us see!
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Brooke said...

Oh honey don't worry if I find a man like that u will be one of the first to know.

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

I want to renew my vows on the beach at sunset. I hope she lets you post the dress, needed beach dress ideas.

Love the black and silver look with the pashmina.

Chas said...

You look great! I love the silver jewellery and your shoes!

shari @ little blue deer said...

You look so glam, like so chic and sophisticated in contrast to the beach. Love it! XX!

Anna Jane said...

so beautiful! i would love to see more pics of decor, the bride, etc since i'm obsessed with weddings these days :)

LyddieGal said...

the little flower girls are just the cutest. I can't wait to see the dress.

Jammer said...

the kid flying up in the air is hilarious!! that fancy dress was made for acrobatics...I can just tell.

Jamie said...

I love beach weddings! Can't wait to see her dress!!

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ryan said...

I hope she agrees to a dress post, I can't wait! Beach weddings are the absolute best!

just a girl said...

You look so beautiful! I can't imagine standing on a beach right now, but it sure looks lovely. And the pic of the flower girl being tossed in the air is too cute for words.

Meghan said...

love these photos! Wow - a beach wedding in January? So crazy! And you look great :)

Alicia said...

Oh I sure hope she lets you post the photos - you have me oh so curious!! and you look so pretty Carrie!

cryskay said...

i love beach weddings. theres something so magical about getting married by the ocean. xo

Kara said...

The first photo is great.. I love how you can just see the couple off in the distance, but you're still curious. Hopefully you get to post her dress photos. That was a good teaser. And how cute are those little girls in their tulle dresses???

Ashleigh said...

I wanna see the dress, the suspense will kill me!!!
You crack me up Carrie, always plan ahead :) love this look on you, very Audrey-chic with a 2011 twist!

P.S. That wasn't an M+O cardi but it was a M+O tee underneath. Can we seriously have another cry fest, I reeeally miss them lately. Find myself pulling a piece from the closet and making a pouty face :(

Kate said...

Gotta say, I am crying inside. A beach! 70 degrees! Sigh. I feel like all I do lately is talk about the weather and compare it to other bloggers, but seriously, tomorrow we are getting 30-35cm of snow. That said, you look lovely!! So glad you had such a special day!

Lori said...

Love that last shot ~ I can hear her laughing! I wish it would cool down here too ~ sarcasm here ~ they are predicting another 30 cm snow for tomorrow night into Thursday ~ I want to move in with you until the end of April ~ OK??!!

20 York Street said...

Babe, drop me a line at molesm at tc.gc.ca

I miss you!

p.s. We are moving right now and arrghh.. I am buried under the boxes and boxes of silks and taffetas! Okay, I don't really have any of those but it sounded cool when I said it!

p.p.s. Crossing my fingers I find it, if not, I am buying one! he he!

Stay Happy and Positive!

besos,

ML


20 YORK STREET

Wedding Planning said...

When the wedding day is fixed then people start doing preparations for that therefore we can easily manage all the all the destination. And if we organize our wedding on the beach then it would be very interesting.

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