Monday, June 24, 2013

outfit of the day(bird): groom's dinner




dress ~ thrifted
hat ~ Marshalls
sunglasses, shoes ~ Kohls

we decided to have our groom's dinner the week before our wedding. i knew we'd be busy right before the actual wedding, plus i wanted to have a few drinks, so we didn't do it the traditional way ~ the night before the wedding. also not traditional, our groom's dinner. if you haven't figured it out yet, we are not traditional people (our two kids might have tipped you off). we wanted to have a casual groom's dinner with all of the family. and our families can be loud (in a good way), and we like to have fun, so, we went camping. we booked a few sites at a campgrounds nearby (so people who couldn't camp could still get home at a decent hour), and chris' parents supplied a ton of food and beer.

we spent the whole day just hanging out ~ swimming at the beach, making s'mores, drinking beer, and eating good food. Not everyone stayed over, but it was a blast nonetheless. any time i get to spend with our families is a good time.

this is what i wore...i wanted to keep it casual, but also i wanted to wear white...because you know, i'm the bride! so i found this dress at a thrift store, and found a good reason to buy some gold bow flip flops and heart-shaped sunglasses. any excuse to buy new clothes, right?

the day was a huge hit, and somehow, the dress stayed clean!

xo,
megan bird

16 comments:

  1. I love the casual elegance of this outfit. Great look! Sounds like you had a wonderful dinner--that's fab! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  2. Sounds like the perfect day!
    -Ash
    www.thestylizedwannabe.com

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  3. love a great floppy hat! perfect for summer great look!

    XO Meghan

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  4. Wow, I'm impressed that the white dress stayed clean! What a fun pre-wedding celebration. I love the idea of doing it a few weeks before and spreading out the fun! Now I really want s'mores...

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  5. what a great day! and you look so cute!!

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  6. That sounds like so much fun! I like the way you do things :) And the dress is great - I'm impressed it stayed clean, that wouldn't have been the case if I wore it!

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  7. This dress is adorable! And I LOVE the hat and heart shaped sunnies. SO CUTE!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  8. What a cool idea! I love your dress!

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  9. That sounds like a BLAST! And you look so pretty in that white dress :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  10. That's so cool! And you look adorable, absolutely love it!

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  11. Cute dress! Perfect for summer! Thank for leaving a sweet comment and for wanting to feature my look on your blog tomorrow :) I'd love for you to do that! Thanks!

    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com
    www.daisyraeboutique.com

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  12. Love the look casual but chic

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  13. everyone needs a white summery dress like this...whether a bride or not! great find!! sounds like good times!!

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  14. such an adorable dress and i love nontraditional
    brett

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  15. I can't believe the dress stayed clean! You look way too pretty for camping :) Sounds like a lot of fun though! I've been really wanting to camp lately.
    Jessi
    http://haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  16. Traditional is boring. Congratulations! Love that dress and your sunnies:)

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