Meet the VIBs:
My Maid of Honor- my sister Emily
My Matron of Honor- my friend Ashley (and that's my godson in the middle- isn't he so cute?)
My Bridesmaid- My Pal Val
My Bridesmaid- my dear friend Caitlin
These are the 4 women in my life who I really could not live without! They mean the world to me and I love each of them so much; I'm so honored to have them in my wedding party!
I really wanted the girls to 1) feel comfortable in what they were wearing, and 2) have something that they could wear again. I'm also not into the matchy matchy thing too much, so I wanted their individuality to come out in their bridesmaid dresses. For three of the girls, we went through J.Crew special events, and my matron of honor will be wearing Ann Taylor. See below- the silvery color goes with the bling theme, don't you think??
Here are their dresses:
Dresses from L-R, first row:
J. Crew Erica dress in Light Pewter and J. Crew Sydney Dress in Light Pewter:
Above from L-R: J. Crew Juliette dress in Graphite and Ann Taylor Silk Taffeta V-neck in Silver Moon.
Matching Earrings and bracelets from the Chicago wholesale jewelry district:
I bought myself a matching bracelet with clear beads so we could match! :)
Got them these necklaces from dogeared.com- I highly reccomend this website- they have great understated jewelry that is so cute. Plus each comes with some sort of "wish"...I got one from a friend and I went from never wearing a necklace to wearing the one she got me everyday.
With the sparkly bracelets and earrings, I thought it would be a nice balance to get a less flashy necklace, and give them something they can wear after the wedding for everyday wear.
The necklace is silver silk thread with a grey pearl.
And here are the brooches for their bouquets:
Plus, I'll pay for them to have their make-up done with our wonderful make-up artist, Jen Thurston, the day of the wedding! :)