Bodo, the bride's dog, loped down the aisle as the ring bearer to collective awwws from the crowd. A few minutes later, sighs could be heard throughout as my friend made her walk slowly towards her husband-to-be. Moments like this occur at every wedding, and when I'm lucky to be a witness, my heart pitter-patters and tears threaten to fall. Without fail. Every time. I'm such a sap.
Sadly, Bodo is advancing in age, and so my friend was adamant about including him in her special day. Here I am with him as he relaxes in the partial shade at cocktail hour. He nuzzled my knee, decided I didn't smell all that great, then turned away, haha.
I learned my lesson last year after I wore 3" stilettos to an outdoor grassy wedding. Every step I took, I had to exert unnecessary effort to undig my heels. Never again! So this time around, I made sure to choose from chunky heels, wedges, or flats. I chose metallic wedges, even though the rose gold color doesn't really match the gold nor silver embellishments of my dress. Ehh... metallic colors can pass for one another from afar... or in dim lighting... right?
dress: By Malene Birger Callinga (similar; similar)
ring: Elizabeth and James Windrose (sold here; similar)
bracelet: Ann Taylor modern classic skinny bangle (sold here - 30% off w/code GETMORE)
clutch: Ann Taylor tweed (similar; similar)
shoes: Loeffler Randall Rae in rose gold (sold at Saks - on sale / LR - on sale / Shopbop - on sale; similar)