Senior Picture in the fall of 2007. Photo by Kelly of Kelly Kuntz Photography.
It’s hard for me to begin to explain Gretchen. And I mean that in a good way; her outstanding personality and unique characteristics make it hard her up quickly. But once you know her, Gretchen can only be my sister Gretchen. And isn't she gorgeous!?
Why rent a hotel room when you can sleep on an airmattress in Courtney's apartment?
Wow! Our noses look alike in this photo!
Photo again of Kelly Kuntz Photography
In writing this right now, I just realized that I never formally asked Gretchen to by my Maid of Honor; it was always just an understanding between us. And there’s no one else I’d want to be around for the day. She’ll make me laugh, divert stress, and might even do my makeup, like any good littebig sister should!
See why I call her my LittleBig sister? We're standing on the same step... she's taller than me. She calls me her BigLittle sister.
Right after getting engaged in August I started looking for dresses for Gretchen. Weird, right? I mean, usually people choose the bride’s dress first. Well, I was hoping to score a sweet summery dress for cheap at the end of the season. And I knew I wanted to use some version of blue as a color. Preferably a deep, dark, rich sapphire-ish blue.
I started with JCrew, and had marked these two dresses earlier in the summer:
JCrew "Delores" Dress in a silk taffeta (?).
JCrew "Loreli" dress in the same material (maybe it's watered silk?)
But by the time I went to buy them, I couldn’t find them on the internet. And we were headed towards Eastern Washington over Labor Day, which is when I wanted GK to have a chance to try something on. So I kept looking.
I stumbled onto Nordstrom’s website, expecting to not find anything I could afford. Or that a girl like me would fit into. Suffice to say, after searching by color I was pleasantly surprised! Check out Gretchen’s dress, which she looks fantastic in, by the way!
A-Line skirt is flattering, strapless, and dark blue!
It hits Gretch in all of the right places!
We haven’t figured out what she’ll do for shoes or accessories yet. Maybe a strappy silver heel? Or is that played out? Frankly, I don’t really care; as long as she’s comfortable and confident in it! And able to dance.
Who’s with me on the “less is more” theory of wedding parties? Is the silver strappy shoe played out?