Category Archives: Weddings

A Practical Wedding’s Mother of the Bride (or Groom) Dress Roundup

Here are some ideas for Mother of the Bride or Groom dresses, under $250. Quite promising, I’d say. A million thanks to Meg and her crew at APW. Always a pleasure to visit. Share on Facebook Tweet!

LPC is at A Practical Wedding Today

Today I’m over a A Practical Wedding. This morning, you’ll find photos from my wedding. This afternoon, I heard from a little bird, might bring my choices for Mother of the Bride dresses. In the under $25o category. If my intelligence is correct, I’ll post that link too, when it’s up. And yes, Significant Husband [...]

Can You Wear White To Your Wedding Rehearsal?

To revisit, briefly, the discussion of wedding dresses. You all were correct. The Christopher Kane tape dress wasn’t quite right to get married in. It’s cool, beautiful, and fashion-forward. The translucent silk organza is a glorious fabric, and lace appliques and plastic tape as fun as one might expect. But it’s not romantic, and I [...]


The wedding was a delirium of happiness. Emilia Schobeiri has posted a few of her photos, here. And one more below, including Sarah’s bouquet that I’d like to carry all my life. See you all in September, when I will eventually post one more set of wedding photos, and otherwise return to the usual fare [...]

3 Ways To Accessorize For A Summer Wedding

Which accessories work best, when you’re attending a summer wedding? This isn’t one of those posts where I tell you the answer. I’m looking to you all for direction, impunity be danged. And, in return for your thoughts, Dressed USA will be giving one reader a shift of their choice. We thank them in advance. [...]

LPC Is At A Practical Wedding Today

I’ve got a little post on being a “friendor,” i.e. helping out with someone else’s wedding, up at A Practical Wedding today. I’m writing about my brother’s wedding a couple of years ago, and there’s a photo or two to illustrate. This is a wonderful blog for anyone who loves weddings, especially the human and [...]

Wedding Planning Missive #2

Much has been accomplished, in the land of Planning To Wed. I include all the links for those who enjoy wedding details. To whit. Date – Mid-August ✓ Ceremony Venue – San Francisco City Hall ✓ Photographer – Emilia-Jane Schobeiri ✓ Invitations – Paperless Post for email, Precious Bugarin for a few paper invitations ✓ [...]

What Would The Founding Fathers Think Of DOMA?

We, the people, hold these truths to be self evident. First truth. Last week, as many of you know, the Supreme Court of the United States overruled the Defense of Marriage Act. Outlawing gay marriage at the federal level has been found unconstitutional. Second truth. Today is the Fourth of July, America’s national holiday. Finally, [...]

The Role Of A Wedding Style Icon, Or, Saturday Morning at 9:49am

I’ve never really subscribed to the idea of a style icon. Perhaps because appropriate options were a long time coming. Back in 1983, when I bought my first suit, to whom would I have looked for inspiration? We were sorting out professional style en masse. By the time style icons appropriate to working women began [...]

All The Time, Or, Saturday Morning at 7:55am

As requested, here is my Proposal Ring. And the concrete details. It was designed by Paloma Picasso, made of hammered white gold with one small diamond, and sold by Tiffany & Co. I didn’t mean to have a designer ring, we just ran into it. By the way, Wikipedia tells me we can refer to [...]