Monday, November 29, 2010

TST/Wedding Dress Story

This week, I'm doing a two-fer:

Texan MaMa has a fun little linky going on this week, and Rachel's TST is always a lot of fun.  After reading Texan MaMa's write up about her lovely wedding dress, it made me think of mine, which was well...we had a redneck weddin'.

RockCrawlinChef and I decided that we were going to have a totally low-key wedding.  And I mean, low-key.  I swore I was going to wear jeans and boots to the wedding.  How much more low-key can you get than jeans and boots?

About a week before the wedding, though, I started having second thoughts.  I didn't want to look at our wedding album in twenty years and regret not wearing a dress, so off we went.  I was actually looking for a sundress to wear at our reception BBQ (yep, we threw us a big ol' BBQ - as laid back as you can get), so we went to Old Navy, where I found the sundress for super cheap.  Ashinator wanted a dress to wear to the wedding, so we went to Ross.

Yes, I did.  I found my wedding dress at Ross for about $20.  Now it's not a traditional wedding dress by any means, but it was a white dressy-thing that would suffice.  And I could still wear my boots with it.

Now, like a true cowgirl who got married in her boots, the redneck wedding wouldn't be complete without climbing into the horse pen and getting a picture with the equine love of my life.

And as a little bonus, in case my $20 wedding dress from Ross and my cowboys weren't enough, here's our cake topper.
Which, by the way, cost more than my dress!


Brandi said...

Low key is the best in my opinion... especially when it comes to weddings. I got married at the courthouse in jeans and cowboy boots! ;)

Rachel said...

I have always loved that picture of you and Estes in your header, but I LOVE the whole story! This is just the greatest feel-good post!

And that cake-topper is priceless - totally classic GunDiva!

(And I totally see why RCC doesn't mess with you ;)

Thanks for linking up - I giggled and grinned through this!

(Mr. Daddy and I had a pretty laidback wedding too - right after we were announced husband and wife - we broke out the banana splits and hot fudge sundaes!)

GunDiva said...

Oh, Rach, I forgot to mention that *before* the wedding, we all went go-karting and had burgers.

But no banana splits afterward :( Wish I would have thought of that.

Mrs Mom said...

LOVE IT!!! Got married in my boots too ;)

No wonder we get along so well huh?

Karen said...

and I would bet that your family and friends were grinning from ear to ear with all the happiness going on. Wonderful story.

Allenspark Lodge said...

It was a beautiful wedding..and we all had a ball. But don't think Estes was being nice for the photo-op, she WANTED those flowers!

GB Girl said...

There is nothing wrong with a low key redneck wedding! As long as you have fun, who cares?!

I love that dress! It's perfect. $20? Can you come shop for me when I get married?!

deepintheheartoftexas2 said...

Low key is best. I had a hairdresser that got married in jeans and boots and loved it.

I love your cake topper!

A new follower

Mr. Daddy said...

Now that story just kinda brought a tear to my eyes....Redneck indeed...LOL

just saying....

Megan (Best of Fates) said...

I normally hate cake topper, but I absolutely adore yours - how freaking awesome is that?

(A lot is the answer.)