My own wedding took perhaps a few days of planning, most of it devoted to selecting our rings and to figuring out what I would wear.
I believe I’ve written here that I so very much wanted to buy a Chanel navy blue dress, but as I was a second-year graduate student, its $2800 price tag (price point sounds too MBA) was far beyond my means. And since I was a longtime orphan (cue the self-pitying violins), there was no family help.
So I shopped in my closet and wore a great Willi Smith le smoking and was perfectly happy. And then I learned that both my mother and grandmother wore black to their weddings, so I was even carrying on a tradition. I still think about the dress that got away, though.
Enter this month’s Vogue, with its photographs of Sasha and Igor’s wedding reenactment. I’m in thrall to the LV pink dress above and below, worn with an edgy black petticoat. It’s touted as a going-away dress, but I’d wear it to my ceremony with glee. Look, it’s even accessorized with bunny ears.
And, almost eighteen years later, my current wedding dress choice costs a familiar $2800 (sans petticoat).