Yes, you read that right. First, I am now married, and second, my dress is Madewell.
Honestly, everything happened pretty fast, but that’s the way we like it! I only had a couple of days to find a dress to wear for the ceremony – since everything I own at the moment is black – and I fell in love with this dress at first sight. And I know I will wear it a lot, which was a major qualification for a “wedding” dress at this point in my life.
We had a very simple ceremony with a judge in his chambers (hence the bad fluorescent lighting in the waiting room!), just the two of us, and Sharon taking pictures. Sharon also MADE my bouquet, isn’t it beautiful? And just my style 🙂
Neither Leo or I are the type to make a big fuss over weddings and we’d both been married before, which is why this may seem to have come out of no where – although we had been engaged for about 3 years!! To us, the most important part of our marriage started the day after the wedding, the wedding itself was just to make it “official.” Now, we can look forward to the rest of our lives together (I can’t wait!!)
(and I LOVE the Madewell dress!! notice the “mullet” style hemline…I also think it runs pretty big, mine is a size 8 – and I’m still a 10-12 generally)
You look so beautiful and happy! I am super happy for you two. Congrats!
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Ashe Mischief says
Ahh! Congratulations, Grechen (and to Leo, too!). You look lovely, and I LOVE the idea of a wedding dress you can wear over and over…. all those happy memories that you can relive on any day!
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Congratulations Grechen! You look beautiful and happy. When I get married, I want a sensible dress that I can wear again (and again), too. Watch out, DVF. :o)
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thanks ashe!! i love this dress, and will wear it a lot. maybe too much 😉
a DvF would have been nice, but was a bit out of my budget right now – what a great choice though!!!!! honestly, i don’t see the point in spending big bucks on a dress you’ll only wear once…that doesn’t jive with my cost per wear analysis LOL
Congratulations! You look just great. So does your new husband:).
Just started following your blog last week. Congratulations!
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ahhh so I’ve already said congrats on facebook but I have to say it again…so…CONGRATS!! The dress looks stunning on you and I love the bouquet too. You two look so happy together 🙂 can’t wait for more pictures!
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Congratulations! And you look lovely!
Rachael @ Style Every Day says
Beautiful! So many congratulations!
Congrats! Wish you a lifetime of happiness. You look beautiful and great in the dress. 🙂
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Congratulation Grechen on you wedding day. May you and your new husband have a lifetime of happiness. ENJOY every moment..
thank you so much antoinette! i appreciate your comment.
Hooray, Grechen! I am so happy for you and Leo! And, of course, you look so lovely and so happy. Congratulations….
Jessica @ Beautify My Life says
Wow, congratulations!! It’s a great dress, but more importantly, you look happy in it!
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Hotsy Malone says
What a great Post! First off big congrats to you both, you looked spectacular, happy, beaming! Love the Madewell dress that you chose, it is perfect and every time you wear it you will have a happy reminder of the day you two joined your lives together.
Vickie Riddle says
To Grechen and Leo. Congratulations and Blessings!
I just wanted to say congrats again!!! I’m so happy for you although you just sneaked this up on us all!!
You look beautiful in your “wedding” dress. I was in Madewell yesterday and saw that dress. It is so pretty and you will definitley get some wear out of it.
Although I haven’t been married before, I am so tempted to pull one of your numbers and just elope in a no fuss fashion. Just thinking about all of the planning and money involved in one day makes me want to not deal with it.
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thank you!!! i really wanted to get married in las vegas, but that didn’t work out 😉 and although leo did have a big wedding the first time around, i didn’t – it’s just not “me”. in fact my sister and ex-husband took care of all the planning, etc. because i was so busy with work!! ultimately for leo and i, our marriage is about the two of us, no one else, and we wanted to just focus on each other for the wedding.
whatever you do for your wedding, keep the two of you at the top of your priority list. your marriage is WAY more important than your wedding!
can’t wait to see YOUR dress 🙂
Congratulations, beautiful Grechen!! And I wish you and Leo all the best that life has to offer!!
Wow! Congrats to both of you Grechen!! You look absolutely gorgy in your dress! I’m so thrilled for you, and I must say that I was having a ho hum day, but hearing your happy news has brightened my day! Congrats again!
Congrats! I wanted something with post-wedding wearability as well, but then ended up wearing my mom’s wedding dress. It was vintage and she made it herself!
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Ahh! Congrats! You look absolutely gorgeous and very YOU – which I think is perfect for one’s wedding. This dress is so pretty and looks great paired with your sandals.
I love the idea of being able to wear the dress you got married in beyond that one day.
Congrats, congrats, congrats!
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Congratulations! I love it and you’re a beautiful bride! Best wishes to the two of you!!
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Congratulations! You looked beautiful, and your bouquet was perfect!
Congratulations for the both of you!!You look perfect together…Stay strong and be sweet to each other…
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Congrats Grechen! You are glowing! Love the dress 🙂
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Congratulations! The hubs and I went to the JP and didn’t tell anyone until days after we get married.
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omigod congratulations Grechen you look amazing and happy, I am so happy for you two! The dress is lovely and you two look perfect together, lucky guy he is!
thank you so much nanashi!! miss you online – i hope all is well!
Grechen, I followed your posts from time to time…i have never left any comment before but this is a special day that i found you got married. A Big Contratulations to you and your hubby! Even though we don’t know each other, I sincerely wish you two a life time of happiness!!!!!
Congratulations, Gretchen!!! Here’s to a long and happy life together! You look radiant!
miss sophie says
congrats grechen!! you look gorgeous and so happy! hope you’re both enjoying the days of summer 🙂
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Wow! Of course I want to echo what your other friends and fans have said….couldn’t be happier for you and Leo. Wishing you a long and smile-filled marriage!
I love, love, love your simple bouquet. When I got married 12 years ago, I had blue/purple hydrangeas as my bouquet and still love them. So whenever my husband or I see hydrangeas anywhere, and when our kids point them out (now that they understand why they are specia)l, it makes us smile.
OMG! Congratulations and best wishes on your nuptials!!! I am catching up on my blog reading but I hope that by now you are happily honeymooning (whether it is out of town or on a staycation) with your new spouse!! I love that dress and I love that “the bride wore Madewell” on her big day! I also love that you already re-wore it. Beautiful bouquet, too! You both look so happy and make a lovely couple.
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Amy Nievera says
Congratulations! You look beautiful and you two look so happy!