Wednesday, January 22, 2014

My Wedding.....

Hello Strangers! Where ya been?!? You don't write, you don't call, you don't visit? BAH!
I know I know I'm terrible friend I disappeared on you BUT I 1) have a good reason and 1) for the new year I've promised to do more of what makes me happy & that's this blog and all it's readers.

So my reason that I have been MIA for the past 7 months!?!
Drumroll please....
Another Tiger Tamed (Not really just found the perfect man but I always wanted to say that!)
The wedding was the biggest (and most stressful) production of my life as I did all the planning myself... Uhm well I had the help of my fairy godmother friends & wait wait my husband too! (God Forbid I take his "Wedding Planner" Badge away) But most of all he put up with me as I slowly descended into Bridezilla status.... just the mention of a seating chart still makes my eye twitch. 

 I'm going to have another post where I review my vendors but in the meantime here are some pictures &basic info :) 


Gotta hand it to my husband he did a great job! He had my engagement ring custom made by a jeweler nearby in NYC.
Our Bands were also from there:
(Will Post Info on Jeweler in Later Post)
(Shotty Cell Phone Photography By Me)

 Did everything through 
I didn't do a "Save the Date", instead set up a password protected website throughout the & sent the website info along with the invitations... figure people lose the directions anyways!

I went to Kleinfeld for my dress & Veil.
The gown was a Pnina Tornai Sweetheart Ball Gown in Satin & the veil was Peter Langner ( with Satin Lining.  

My maid of honor was my sister (DUH of course). My other bridesmaids were my husbands' daughters, my childhood friend and two of my college buds.

Their dresses were Bill Levkoff (Bridesmaid Dress Style in 769), Chiffon gown with a sweetheart neckline. Ruched criss cross bodice with straps that form a V in the back in the color Rose Petal.

Here they are so handsome! They look like Ocean's 11! This is my husband Tom (Such a fox I know). His Best man was his son. His other groomsmen where his cousin, childhood friend and my little brother. They are all wearing Men's Wearhouse  Tuxedos.

That's my dad own tux (not sure from where) & my mom's dress was a custom dress from Diane & Co.

Done by a close friend. I call her my saint and fairy god mother. She is a Make-Up Artist but doesn't do weddings. 
She came just because she knew I needed her there by side (Awwwww). She's camera shy and very private so pics or info sowy!
Will get list of products & post later on.

My hair was done by Theresa (I met her through my day job) she is hairstylist (duh) and a super talented one at that. I wore Bellami Hair Extension (Bellissima 220g 22 inch in Chocolate Brown) & I had a half up, half down hairstyle. 

Ceremony Room

Reception Room


All Pictures In This Blog Post Were Shot by Nyla Photography.
Aside from my shoddy photography work that I point out!


Something old & something blue... 

was sewed into the inside of my dress (They did this at Kleinfeld) it was a piece of lace from my dad's baptism blanket from 1953. My grandma had it saved and my aunt has kept it safe since she became my guardian angel.

Something New...
Was my wedding gown (no surprise there) & pearl and diamond necklace my parents had bought many years ago and I had never had a chance to wear. 

Something Borrowed...
 As a beautiful pair of daisy diamond earrings belonging to my Make-Up Artist/Saint/Fairy God Mother.

I had a whopping 4 pairs of shoes for my wedding. 
I had 2 for the ceremony (I whimped out on the sky high first pair I had bought for my ceremony)
Then I just gradually bought/wore shorter heels until I was in my bridal ugg slippers (HEAVENLY)

Left: Steve Madden Carriie Blush Multi/ Right: David Tutera Joy in White
Left: Nina Earleen in Ivory Luster / Right: Ugg Ansely I Do! In White
(Shoe Pics Courtesy Of Moi)
I wanted something that was more along the lines of headband tiara more than a crown tiara... makes sense? This was from Forever 21 (My mom bought it forever ago)

We got a Photo Booth where you could get pictures to take home (All the pictures were stored on a USB so we got a copy of all of 'em) 

Calligrapher: A Touch Of Ink 


Wedding Card Box: Diamond Decor.

Cake Toppers:  
The cake was provided by the venue and spruced up by the florist.

Not all people that participated in my wedding are on this post. It's not a slight it's just because not everyone is a big fan of posting their picture online and you can't blame 'em!
On a personal note I often refer to my saints/fairy godmothers.... 2 close friends that without them I would have probably just lost my mind but instead they helped me with bouquets, details, getting my hair to be the perfect shade. They kept me sane, safe and serene.

Like I mentioned earlier this is not a review post.
There are only things that I will recommend blindly at this point: The venue, photographer & hairstylist.

A Post With Reviews & (Hopefully) Video is On It's Way....

Mrs. Aly 

All Pictures In This Blog Post Were Shot by Nyla Photography


  1. Haha! I think getting married is a valid and excellent reason to go MIA. You look stunning in your wedding gown! The reception and everything about it looks perfect. Congratulations to both of you! =) Dustin @ Crystal Gardens

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