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On September 5th of this month my sister in law married her high school love at the local courthouse. Even though it was a courthouse wedding she still wanted some of the traditional elements of weddings in other venues.
I too got married at the courthouse and now looking back I wish I had done a lot of the things she did. We basically eloped. Just one day decided, the following day we were going to get married (we had been engaged for almost a year though). We didn’t inform anybody, plan anything, dress up, or even call ahead. The main thing was that I was marrying my best friend and the person that means the world to me. We will have been married eleven years next month so I guess all the wedding details didn’t matter too much although now I wish I had a few of them.
The first thing I wish we would have done at our courthouse wedding was have pictures. We have no pictures of that day. Probably a good thing considering we weren’t dressed up (I probably was wearing jeans). Now looking back I wish we would have gotten wedding attire. I still to this day have never tried on a wedding dress and I’m thirty years old. I would of loved feeling like a princess for a day or even an evening.
My sister in law’s dress was a very classic looking dress made of lace. It wasn’t too provocative or booby like some dresses can get. It was very elegant. On Dress First I found this Sheath Scoop Neck Knee-Length Charmeuse Lace dress. It reminds me a lot of the dress my sister in law wore to her wedding. The main difference is that her dress was a white or ivory color and not pink.
I love that to throw in her own sense of style she wore Kentucky blue shoes. Go UK! She’s a girl that has love of color so this was the perfect addition to her dress. The shoes were something like this but with a peep toe and may or may not have been a sling back. The color is spot on though. LOVE the blue!Just remember even if you are having a courthouse wedding you can still have some fun and plan for it. Buy a dress and rent a tux. Make sure your close family is there. Have someone there to take pictures. Plan a small getaway afterwards. Get dolled up. Have props for pictures. And just enjoy the moment. Even if you don’t have all of that as long as the right person is there it will always be a day to remember.
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.