Last month, I flew to my hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina to attend the wedding of one of my favorite people in the entire world, my friend Shannon, to the wonderful Jesse Wayne Kidd. (I know, doesn’t he have the best cowboy name ever?)
I was excited first and foremost because, like I said, she is simply amazing. Shannon is one of the sweetest, kindest, most non-judgmental and giving people I know. I’ve known her almost my entire life, and she’s always been this way. She is also one of my main sources for literary recommendations, and she has a serious knack with animals. Plus she looks like she could be the sister of Dita von Teese.
This was a perfect event secondly because so many people I love were involved. There was obviously the bride and groom, and then most of the girls in the wedding party are close friends of mine. The wedding photographer was my lovely Enid Valu, and the wedding’s makeup artist was the outstanding Elizabeth Tolley, who is responsible for the beautiful work in our Angel Roar lookbook. Finally, the wedding guests: many of whom I have known since I was in diapers; a group of friends who know me better than any other people on earth. It was fantastic to be surrounded by loved ones, even if only for one evening. It was very refreshing and much-needed to catch up, have drinks, and dance with these familiar faces.
I was excited thirdly because the dresses of all the bridesmaids wore vintage, an idea that I of course loved. I think they looked so sweet and pretty. The dresses were absolutely lovely. Besides the bridesmaids, I actually noticed a lot of vintage on the wedding guests, too—including myself. Of course. Below is a video of reception dancing (also filmed by Enid Valu), and if you look closely, you can see some incredible vint dresses there.
Shannon’s own stunning gown was handmade from Etsy.
The bridesmaids were also adorned with head garlands by Ceremony by my friend McKinna Hahn, and the reception centerpieces/décor were knickknacks and books from Shannon’s own home, which was a very clever, personal touch.
Last but not least, the wedding favors were so cute—everyone got to take home a little plant. Such a nice idea for a wedding…growth, beginnings. Yeah. You get it.
Here I am with McKinna, and below, hugging Shannon. I chose this lacy yellow dress especially for the wedding because it’s so formal and pretty, but it’s really summery, short, and sexy too. And perfect for dancing. This is our Buttercup Lace Dress, in the shop now.