Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Post Wedding Cape Trends

***Awkwafina's cape-like outfit to her Ocean's 8 premiere with pants looks so cool, like ao dai June 8, 2018.***
***Ahem, Kaley Cuoco joined the bridal cape team on June 30, 2018.***
***Melania Trump joined the cape team July 12, 2018***
***Lady Gaga joined the cape drama in all silver September 25, 2018***
***Barbara Bush (the other twin) donned the 'simple' dress with cape October 8, 2018***
***Meghan Markle and baby bump draws attention in blue cape dress October 23, 2018***

So now that my wedding is over, I am coming across even more cape dresses that is making me wish I waited a little longer before getting married, haha! Here's for the Daenerys-style bride on a budget:

DHgate $224
...Or wait till the pregnant cape/drapey look, haha (ie. Kim KardashianChrissy TeigenNatalie PortmanKate Middleton

Saturday, June 23, 2018

My Ceremonial Wedding Fashion

All those childhood fairy tale dreams came true a few weeks ago, as I officially became married in my most fashionable statement ever! 

THE CROWN: handmade by inspirationbyzlata on Etsy
  • Inspired by Dolce & Gabbana (from Fall 2012) embellished headbands
  • Because it also sorta Vietnamese style for my heritage 
  • Possibly trying to bring back the puffy headbands from my youth in the 90's too
THE DRESS: Calvin Klein for Dillard's 
  • Maid of Honor found the dress on a sale rack (under $90), a size too big and dirt all over it. 
  • After hundred dollars worth of alterations/cleaning, it became the one.
  • Totally enabled by Solange (go younger-sister style!)
  • Someday, I'll look back and say "remember the time when cape dresses were popular?"

THE THEME: Asian-pop Game of Thrones
  • The groom found a jacquard suit in the style of his favorite Tawainese popstar Jay Chou
  • Flower girl transformed into a fairy-princess in the Bianca dress from Trish Scully 
  • Since our outfits pass as costumes from Game of Thrones, we ran with the dragon-theme for our celebration. 
Love that this photo resembles the medal ceremony in the throne room from Star Wars as well. 

THE COLORS: red, white, blue, turquoise
THE BRIDESMAIDS: Glamorous Frill Maxi Dress from ASOS 
  • In cobalt to purposely match the stained glass windows of the church
  • Favorite detail is actually the tail-like ruffle on the backside (very dragon-like)
THE HEELS:
  • My bridal shoes were from Kenneth Cole Reaction in rose-gold (size 6.5 with chunky heel was decent enough to walk/dance all day with the height, now on sale $29.99 online)

THE RECEPTION DECOR:
  • Our grand entrance song was the Dragon Heart theme- The World of the Heart by Randy Edelman
  • My favorite color is actually purple, but since majority of my friends already had purple-theme weddings, I decided to do something different, going for turquoise and red (because if you mix blue and red together, it does become purple). Plus, blue and red are lively, joyous colors for Asian traditions.
  • Dragons were everywhere. Hubby even surprised me with dragon goblets
HAPPILY EVER AFTER: my magical prime fashion moment accomplished. 

Photography by Mike Chan and guests