July 19, 2010

Nanette Lepore for a Wedding Afterpicnic in a Barn

I wore Nanette Lepore's aptly named "You'll Be Mine" dress on Saturday to celebrate the after-nuptials of some friends. The groom's grandparents reside on a beautiful farm in Evans City, north of Pittsburgh and famous because of Night of the Living Dead (which supplied some of the film's location).
You can see the back of the barn here.
I carried this Marc by Marc Jacobs Owl bag that I forgot I even had. It was a Beacon's Closet find from a New York visit a while back. I tucked it into a mismatched dustbag where it lived until I was cleaning this week. Anyway, the wedding after-picnic included a set by the wonderful Harlan Twins. Although we didn't camp, we had such a nice time and my heart was warmed by the happy and joyous looks the bride and groom kept exchanging. I even teared up a little, relating to their excitement and the fruition of so much anticipation. I've found it to be increasingly difficult to contain the emotional overwhelm I've always felt at weddings as my own wedding nears.

BTW, Roxy of Effortless Anthropologie is hosting an incredible "Lazy Giveaway" for a $250 Anthropologie Gift Card! Be sure to enter by going here.


Tien said...

You look stunning, Jess! Did you just trim your hair? It looks fantastic. Great find on that bag, even if it was already in your closet.

I'm still undecided on marriage, but you sure are warming me up to it. I can't wait to see photos of your wedding!

Jesspgh of Consume or Consumed said...

Thank you Tien! I didn't trim it but I am trying to do a little more with it. I have a new strategy of washing only weekly and conditioning only, in between. But swimming has undone some of that.

I was undecided for a while too. I wanted for a long while to wait until the right was extended to all consenting couples. But a number of practical and familial reasons have made it a good time for us to wed. I do not recommend doing it while trying to finish a dissertation though. haha

Amblus said...

Oh, I think this is my favorite outfit yet on you. That dress is perfection and so flattering!

gee said...

i LOVE that dress on you! you look beautiful!!! and i love big red barns..i wanted to get married in one..but someone already got to it before me on my wedding date. xoxo

Academic Writer (a.k.a. A-Dubs) said...

What a gorgeous dress - and so perfect on you. Also, I covet that purse.

Dorky Medievalist said...

You look so fabulous in this dress--very va-va-voom with the belt. And have I mentioned before that you have great, great hair? If I haven't, you have great, GREAT hair.

SunnyDay said...

I think this is my favorite dress on you ever.

Jesspgh of Consume or Consumed said...

Amblus, thank you so much!

Gee, you are too sweet! We wanted a barn/farm site for our wedding too but the rent-able ones were all surprisingly astronomical in price.

A-dubs, Thank you!!

Dorky Medievalist, ha! Thanks for the comment on my hair.

Desert Flower, aww! I take that as a vote for wearing this dress more often!

Kate (Embarrassment of Riches) said...

What an awesome location for a wedding!

In typical Nanette Lepore fashion, that dress is so feminine and pretty. You looked like a million bucks!


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