Sunday, November 7, 2010

That song is stuck in my head! The time changed early this morning and instead of sleeping in on this beautiful Sunday, I'm awake! This is going to be a very long day, I just know it.

No matter because I saw one of my good friends marry her long-time love last night under the oak trees at her family's ranch in the mountains. The night was a bit chilly but I had the worst case of nerves for her so I couldn't feel how frozen my hands were until the reception that followed. It was truly a gorgeous wedding and it fit the bride and groom's personalities to a T. It was small and intimate, with red roses and candles lit everywhere. The boyfriend and I had a great time and we couldn't be any happier for our friends.

My dress was black and lace (of course). I received lots of compliments on it and aside from the fact that I forgot to bring a sweater to the reception (it really was cold), I had a fun time wearing it.




What I Wore:
Black lace strapless dress: Express
Black round-toe pumps: Jessica Simpson
Earrings: Forever 21
Rings: Tiffany&Co and H&M

I love the way my hair was curled. I didn't do it myself but I am finally convinced I need to practice and practice until I can. It's not rocket science!




Now onto some pictures from the wedding!

The glowing bride and her dad ;)


The newlywed happy couple. The smile on their faces says it all!



My friend Anne and I at the reception. We wore similar dresses! Kind of a no-no



The love of MY life



I just love...love.
♥ Noelle

32 comments:

  1. The dress you wore was fabulous!

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  2. Aw the bride looks gorgeous! And so do you! I love your dress its really pretty and your hair looks really pretty. I've always had a hard time getting my hair to look like that as well but practice makes perfect ^_^!

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  3. I've been eyeing that dress at Express online. If you don't mind sharing, what size did you get? I'm between a 4 and a 6 there and their sizing can be inconsistent at times for me.

    Thanks!

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  4. What an adorable dress! And the bride is gorgeous (=

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  5. Julie: I hope this helps! I am 5'2 and about 110 lbs. I have a 34 A top (little girls) and am definitely bigger on the bottom. I typically wear a size XS in Express dresses. This dress is a size 2. I tried the 4 on first and it was just too big in the bust area. If you have a smaller bust/top half, I would get the 4. If you have a larger chest, I would go for the 6. The bottom of the dress is pretty roomy so I would worry about fitting the top half. I really hope this helped! It's so hard ordering online! If possible, go see if you can find it in-store ;)

    Gaby: She looked stunning last night! She couldn't take the wide grin off her face and that's what truly made her so beautiful =)

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  6. Thanks Noelle! I am small up top so a 4 might be the better option. But I'll try to hit the store soon.

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  7. U look so stunning...esp loving the dress & hair!

    ♥xx♥

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  8. That dress is cute and your hair looks great! Love it!

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  9. You looked beautiful, Noelle! Congrats to your friend. Your hair is so pretty.

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  10. SO pretty!! I love weddings! You and your boy are too cute.

    LOVE the lace dress. xx

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  11. I love the dress, you look beautiful!

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  12. I adore your dress and those darling earrings! So chic. Looks like a beautiful wedding!
    xo Josie
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  13. you look great! and that looks and sounds like a beautiful wedding! :D

    <3, Mimi
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  14. You look so gorgeous! Were you wearing false eyelashes because they look incredible...
    Love your dress and the bride was so pretty--sounds like a perfect night. I was oohing and aahing at your description of their wedding. Congrats to them!

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  15. What a gorgeous dress, you look fab! I like your hair, too.

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  16. Thank you everyone!

    Andi: No, I wasn't wearing falsies. I thought about it but ultimately I'm not really a fan of them. I just used two coats of mascara - one of CG lashblast and one of the BE Buxom mascara. I also lined my upper lash line with the Lancome Artliner I bought from the Sephora F&F sale. Mini reviews/thoughts on those products coming later this week! Thank you for the sweet compliment though Andi!

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  17. Your dress is adorable, love it! And aren't weddings just so much fun? I want to have another one (with the same man lol)

    Happy Monday!

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  18. You look SO beautiful and your makeup is flawless!!!

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  19. That dress is so cute and you look absolutely beautiful Noelle! The setting for your friend's wedding looks so lovely!

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  20. Tamara: Yes! I love weddings, probably more than anything!

    Helena: Thank you so much! That means a lot coming from such a stylish girl =)

    Vivian: It was a wonderful day for them, thank you ;)

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  21. I love your dress! Glad to hear you guys had a great time! =)

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  22. such a classic beauty! you looked lovely xo

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  23. Awwww, congrats to your friends on their new marriage! I bet they're having a great time as newlyweds! I love your hair -- when you figure out how to get those curls on your own, do tell us how to as well! Your dress is super cute, too -- even if you didn't have a sweater!

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  24. You look so pretty and I really like those earrings.



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  25. Noelle... It all came together very well. Love the dress :) Nic looked so good too! I can't believe we have friends getting married ..where does the time go?!

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  26. Amy: If I figure it out finally, I will let the whle world know it!

    Katie: I have no idea!

    Everyone: Thank you girls. The best part is that it was so simple to style. I had Audrey Hepburn in mind ;)

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  27. So pretty!! I have those earrings too!!

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  28. Amber: I bet the earrings look gorgeous against your blonde hair!

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