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!

10 comments:

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!
Mom

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.)