Instantly Photogrammed–Coming up with a #weddinghashtag

I’m a fan of wedding hashtags. I love the idea of people taking photos throughout the evening and connecting those memories to our wedding.



Personally I really love the idea of having what will be our shared last name in the hashtag and have seen some really cute renditions for other couples. A great example is Ms. Coral from Weddingbee; their shared last name is McBride so their wedding hashtag was “HereComesMcBride”. When working with Mote it wasn’t quite as easy, especially because some of the wordplay is pretty stretched…(a la “Dean” jokes from Community).


After reading some articles on “Crafting the perfect wedding hashtag” I came up with a few priorities and goals:

1. Nothing that could easily be confusing or misspelled (ie. back-to-back same letters). #sometimeshashtagsarejusttoolong

2. Nothing too generic that it will get our pictures mixed in with another couple on Instagram. #kissme #wedding

3. Nothing that is too far irrelevant from our theme of a modern wedding. #ourdogisnamedteddy

4. Find a way to creatively mix our new shared last name into the hashtag #mixinMote

My Ideas so far are:

#Devoted2Mote or #DevotedToMote

#MoteMeAtTheAltar (my favorite but I scrapped it because when typed lowercase there are 2 t’s in a row leading to easy misspelling)

#MoteLoveBoat (scrapped because nothing about our wedding or honeymoon is related to a boat)


#MyersMoteWedding or #MoteMyersWedding or #MoteWedding (the last one was scrapped because it has already been used on Instagram and could get mixed in with others’ photos)









I think #MatriMotes wins for me personally since I really liked #MoteMeAtTheAltar which ultimately isn’t the best choice. Which is your favorite (OR do you have another recommendation)? I’d love to hear your thoughts! We also love #TotesMotes but aren’t sure the older generation will get it…should we worry? Are they instagramming anyways?


Master Registry List

I made a Master Registry List from lots of lists I had found in books and blogs and used it to help create the registry list we actually shopped for. Below, it is all categorized. Soon I will reveal what our registry experiences were like, give our advice and reveal what we are most excited to have registered for!

Formal Table Setting

  • Dinner Plates
  • Salad Plates
  • Salad Bowls/ Soup Bowls
  • Bread Plates
  • Cups and Saucers
  • Mugs
  • Chargers
  • Teapot/ Coffeepot
  • Sugar Bowl
  • Creamer Pitcher
  • Gravy Boat & Stand
  • Covered Serving Dishes
  • Round Serving Bowls
  • Oval Serving Bowls
  • Serving Platters
  • Holiday Serving Pieces
  • Soup Tureen
  • Accent Plates
  • Centerpiece Bowl


Casual Dinnerware

  • Dinner Plates
  • Salad Plates
  • Salad Bowls/ Soup Bowls
  • Bread Plates
  • Mugs
  • Pasta Bowls
  • Cereal Bowls
  • Platters
  • Covered Serving Dishes/ Oven-to-Table Servers
  • Glass Pitcher
  • Plastic Pitcher
  • Brita Pitcher
  • Storage Containers

green saver

Formal Glassware

  • Water goblets
  • Wineglasses for White Wine
  • Wineglasses for Red Wine
  • All-purpose Stemless Wine Glasses
  • Champagne Flutes
  • Footed Sherbert Bowls/ Dessert Bowls
  • Punch Bowl
  • Punch Cups
  • Trifle Bowl

cake dome

Everyday Glassware

  • Waterglasses/ Tumblers
  • Juice Glasses
  • Stemless Wineglasses
  • Wine Bottle Stopper
  • Wine Bottle Rack
  • Wine Aerator



  • Highball Glasses
  • Double Old-Fashioned Glasses
  • Martini Glasses
  • Champagne Flutes
  • Margarita Glasses
  • Pilsner Glasses/ Beer Mugs
  • Cordial Glasses
  • Brandy Snifters
  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Ice Bucket and Tongs
  • Margarita Pitcher
  • Corkscrew
  • Wine Bucket/ Wine Cooler
  • Compact Wine Refrigerator
  • Whiskey Stones
  • Coasters
  • Decanter
  • Bar Cart
  • Hawthorne Strainer
  • Jigger

ice bucket

Formal Flatware

  • Dinner Forks
  • Dinner Knives
  • Teaspoons
  • Salad Forks
  • Tablespoons
  • Soup Spoons
  • Steak Knives
  • Butter Knives
  • Cocktail Forks
  • Fish Forks
  • Fish Knives
  • Iced-Tea Spoons
  • Serving Spoons
  • Pierced Serving Spoons
  • Serving Forks
  • Salad Servers/ Tongs
  • Cake Serving Knife
  • Ladle
  • Sugar Bowl Spoon
  • Sugar Tongs
  • Flatware Storage

cake knife

Everyday Flatware

  • Dinner Forks
  • Dinner Knives
  • Teaspoons
  • Salad Forks
  • Tablespoons
  • Pierced Tablespoons for Serving
  • Steak Knives
  • Salad Servers/ Tongs
  • Serving Fork
  • Ladle
  • Cutlery Tray/ Drawer Organizer


Miscellaneous Entertaining

  • Salt and Pepper Shakers/ Grinders
  • Platters
  • Serving Bowls
  • Condiment Dishes
  • Salad Bowl
  • Bread Dish/ Bread Bowl/ Bread Basket
  • Pitcher
  • Electric Warming Tray
  • Butter Dish
  • Cheese Tray
  • Cheese Knives
  • Extendable Marshmallow Roasting Forks
  • Glass Drink Dispenser
  • Pump Thermos-style Hot Drink Dispenser
  • Compotes
  • Capabunga
  • Letter Bowls

m bowl

Table Linens

  • Tablecloths
  • Cloth Dinner Napkins
  • Everyday Placemats
  • Decorative Placemats
  • Table Runner
  • Washcloths/ Dishcloths
  • Hand Towels/ Kitchen Towels
  • Pretty Glass Jars for Storage
  • Napkin Rings


Bath Linens

  • Washcloths
  • Hand Towels
  • Bath Towels
  • Bath Sheets
  • Bath Mat Set
  • Guest Towels
  • Shower Curtain
  • Shower Curtain Hooks
  • His-and-Hers Robes
  • Bathroom Scale
  • Power Toothbrushes
  • Toothbrush Holder
  • Soap Dish
  • Glass Jars for Storage

fitbit scale

Bed Linens

  • Fitted Sheets/ Flat Sheet Sets
  • Pillowcases
  • Pillow Shams
  • Pillows
  • Comforter/ Duvet Insert
  • Duvet Cover
  • Blankets
  • Bed Skirt
  • Mattress Pad
  • Laundry Hamper
  • Mattress Cover
  • Memory Foam Topper
  • Bed Skirt Pins
  • Duvet Clips


Pots & Pans

  • Saucepans
  • Covered Saute Pan
  • Skillets
  • Omelet Pan
  • Stockpot
  • Roasting Pan
  • Roasting Rack
  • Dutch Oven
  • Double Boiler
  • Steamer Basket
  • XL Griddle
  • Teakettle
  • Electric Skillet
  • Crock Pot
  • Wok
  • Cast Iron Skillet
  • Grill Pan



  • Serrated Bread Knife
  • 8-inch Chef’s Knife
  • Paring Knife
  • Carving Set
  • Honing Steel
  • Knife Block
  • Electric Knife
  • Knife Sharpener
  • Rotating Pineapple Cutter/ Corer
  • Kitchen Shears


Kitchen Equipment

  • Toaster *wide enough for bagels
  • Coffeemaker
  • Food Processor
  • Microwave Oven
  • Colander
  • Stand Mixer
  • Hand Mixer
  • Immersion Blender
  • Blender/ Smoothie Maker
  • Waffle Iron/ Rotary Waffle Maker
  • Cappuccino Maker
  • Juicer (or Stand Mixer Juicer Attachment)
  • Fondue Set
  • Kitchen Scale
  • Indoor Grill
  • Panini Press
  • Ice Cream Maker (or Stand Mixer Attachment)
  • Bread Maker
  • Rice Cooker/ Rice Steamer
  • Pressure Cooker
  • Slow Cooker
  • Mandolin
  • Cutting Boards
  • Pizza Stone
  • Mortar and Pestle
  • Cookbooks
  • Cookbook Holder
  • Paper Towel Holder
  • Chip/ Dip Tray
  • Travel Mugs
  • Dish Drainer
  • Dry Goods Spring Latch Containers
  • Large Glass Storage Jars
  • Ceramic Strawberry Baskets
  • Herb Keeper
  • Toaster Oven
  • Stand Mixer Cloth Cover
  • Tiered Oven Rack
  • Tablet Holder
  • Deep Fryer
  • Flex Beater Head for Stand Mixer


Kitchen Utensils

  • Wire Whisks
  • Wooden Spoons (flat, slotted)
  • Assorted Spatulas/ Spoonulas
  • Box Cheese Grater
  • Pizza Wheel
  • Cheese Slicer
  • Ladle
  • Baster
  • Basting Brush
  • Ice Cream Scoop
  • Ice Cream Spade
  • Garlic Press
  • Tongs
  • Hand Peeler
  • Bottle Opener
  • Ice Cube Trays
  • Utensil Jar/ Crock
  • Splatter Screen
  • Popsicle Molds
  • Citrus Juicer
  • Apple Corer/ Slicer
  • Strawberry Huller
  • Melon Baller
  • Spoon Rest
  • Spice Rack
  • Dish Towels
  • Wire Fruit Bowl
  • Meat Tenderizer
  • Potato Masher
  • Funnel
  • Zester/ Microplane
  • Chip Clips
  • Glass Refrigerator Jugs
  • Measure -All Cup
  • Rolling Pin Spacers (for consistent dough thickness)
  • Ceramic Bowl for Stand Mixer
  • Cereal Storage Container



  • Baking Sheets
  • Cookie Sheets
  • Measuring Cups- metal for dry goods
  • Measuring Cups- Pyrex for liquid XL size
  • Measuring Spoons- metal
  • Set of Metal Mixing Bowls with Silicone Base
  • Springform Round Cake Pans
  • Pie Dish
  • Tart Pan
  • Loaf Pan
  • Muffin Tin
  • Cooling Racks
  • Rolling Pin
  • Jellyroll Pan
  • Domed Glass Cake Plate
  • Flour Sifter
  • Bundt Pan
  • Pie/ Cake Server
  • Travel Cake/ Cupcake Container
  • Oven Mitts
  • Hot pads
  • Meat Thermometer
  • Aprons
  • Mini Ramekins
  • Pyrex Casserole Dishes
  • Pyrex Storage Dishes
  • Cookie Cutters
  • Pastry Brush
  • Silpat Baking Mats
  • Vacuum Sealer System
  • Magic Bullet Accessories
  • Cookie Jar
  • Oven Thermometer
  • Mini Kitchen Torch
  • Candy Thermometer
  • Pastry Bag and Tips
  • Pastry Dough Blender
  • Batter Bowl
  • Icing Knives
  • Baking Timer
  • Brown Sugar Keeper



  • Phillips Head Screwdriver
  • Flat Head Screwdriver
  • Needle Nose Pliers
  • Cordless Drill
  • Drill Bit Set
  • Hammer
  • Step Stool
  • Ladder
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Shop Vac/ Wet-Dry Vac
  • Socket Set
  • Stud Finder
  • Extension Cord
  • Wheeled Cooler
  • Hedge Trimmer
  • Hose
  • Hacksaw
  • Paint Brushes
  • Roller Covers
  • Paint Trays
  • Electronic Laser Level
  • Flashlight
  • Crowbar
  • Clamps
  • Channel Lock Pliers
  • Electric Sander
  • Wrench Set
  • Shovel
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Rake
  • Small Hand Shovel and Rake
  • Garden Gloves
  • Kneeling Pad
  • Measuring Tape
  • Rubber Mallet
  • Vice Grip

Decorative Household

  • End Tables
  • Area Rugs
  • Foot Stools
  • Candlesticks
  • Serving Trays
  • Breakfast-In-Bed Tray
  • Vases
  • Urns
  • Clocks
  • Lamps/ Lighting
  • Picture Frames
  • Artwork
  • Mirrors
  • Photo Albums
  • Throw Pillows
  • Throw Blankets
  • Storage Chest
  • Storage Baskets
  • Curtains
  • Curtain Hardware
  • Accent Pillows
  • Bookends
  • Door Knocker
  • Makeup Mirror
  • Cocktail Table
  • Barstools
  • Storage Bench


Electronics/ Fun

  • Flat Screen TV
  • Stereo
  • Digital Camcorder
  • Digital Camera
  • DVD/ BluRay Player
  • MP3 Player
  • Speakers/ Docking Station for MP3 Player
  • Boxed DVD sets
  • Board Games
  • Card Games
  • Sports Equipment
  • Home Exercise Equipment
  • Coffee Table Books
  • Alarm Clock
  • Sonos System
  • Games for Video Game System

Miscellaneous Fun

  • Luggage: Upright
  • Luggage: Carry-On
  • Luggage: Rolling Duffle
  • Luggage: Garment Bag
  • Luggage: Carry-On Tote
  • Travel Accessories
  • Door Mat/ Welcome Mat
  • Small Rugs
  • Rubber Boot Mat
  • Picnic Basket
  • Watering Can
  • Beach Towels
  • Firepit
  • Ornament Storage
  • Inflatable Bed/ Air Mattress
  • Christmas Decorations
  • Christmas Tree
  • Pet Bed
  • Fireproof Lockbox for Documents
  • Massage Table
  • Magnets



  • Iron
  • Ironing Board
  • Mini Steamer
  • Handheld Vacuum Cleaner
  • Fireplace Tools
  • Air purifier/Fan/Oscillating Fan
  • Swiffer Sweeper Starter Kit
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Bucket
  • Soap Dispensing Dish Brush
  • Straw Cleaning Brushes
  • Bottle Cleaning Brushes
  • Soap Dispenser
  • Dryer Balls
  • Utility Grippers
  • Extendable Duster
  • Squeegee
  • Small Trashcans/Wastebaskets
  • Folding Drying Rack
  • Cedar Hangers
  • Dustpan set
  • Broom
  • Mop
  • Step-to-Open Trashcan
  • Recycling Bins
  • Gripping Hangers
  • Drawer Organizers
  • Desk Organizers
  • Compost Bin
  • Snow Shovel/ Snow Blower
  • Ring Dish
  • Fridge/ Freezer Organizer Baskets
  • Dog Food Container
  • Gift Wrap Storage
  • Push Broom


Outdoor Entertaining

  • Patio Furniture
  • Outdoor Dishes/ Glassware/ Serving Dishes
  • Grill
  • Grill Brush/ Grill Tools
  • Decorative Planters/ Pots
  • Stand Umbrella
  • Tent
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Bocce Ball Set
  • Outdoor Space Heater
  • Outdoor Games
  • Outdoor Trashcans
  • Cooler
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lantern
  • Corn Hole Boards
  • Swiss Army Knife/ Multi-tool
  • Thermos

grill kit


Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! I just wanted to share a picture of the prize-winning cupcakes I made for the Halloween Party that Theo and I went to this weekend!

They were voted “Best Looking Dessert” at the party!

They are regular chocolate cupcakes with white frosting. I made the “glass shards” by making clear hard candy and breaking it into pieces with a hammer. The “blood” is made with food coloring and Karo corn syrup!

*The trick to make them look more real is to put the “glass” in the frosting first where you want then drizzle the “blood” over top, especially on the edges of the “glass”!

Pinterest-Worthy Project: Kate Spade Inspired Bridesmaid Earrings

So I have loved these glittery earrings from Kate Spade for some time.

glitter earrings

via Nordstrom

I knew they would be perfect to match the theme and decor of the wedding, but at about $30.00 a pair, they were a little out of reach budget wise if I purchased them for each bridesmaid. So after reading a few tutorials here, here and here on how others made their own version of these earrings I knew I first needed to find the right earrings.

During occasional trips to Target I was always in search of the perfect medium to large gemstone-shaped earrings to cover in glitter. I was surprised to find multiple pairs of medium round gemstone earrings on the clearance rack in the jewelry section of Michaels. Of the well-assembled remaining pairs, only 2 were pink. I chose the mint green as my second option. I figured if it didn’t work out it was only $1 per pair wasted and I would grab a 5th pair as a backup in case some got really messed up during the experimentation process.

*I’m going to go on record and say I’m not certain how long this glitter will stick to these earrings, I really only want my bridesmaids to wear them for the night so if it only lasts one wear that’s fine with me. If you are following this tutorial in hopes of a nearly-permanent/ long lasting adhesion of glitter to the earrings, you may want to use other products. I did attempt to pick at one to see if it would peel and it did not come off at all.

What you will need:

Inexpensive plastic gem earrings ( to get the most “Kate Spade” look, use oversized square ones)

Clear nail polish

Glitter nail polish (preferably with multiple glitter sizes in the bottle)

Fine colored glitter of your choice

Medium colored glitter of your choice

Base coat nail color of your choice (optional if you like the gem color of the earrings as-is)

Nail cleanser (optional)

I started with one of the mint pairs in case it didn’t work as I had hoped. I first cleaned the plastic gem with the “nail cleanser” from my Formula X kit, which I’m fairly certain is mostly rubbing alcohol and/or acetone. It made the surface of the plastic cloudy which looked like it had more gripping power for the first coat.

Following that, I coated each earring (mint green and berry pink gems) with one layer of the “sangria” dark purple nail polish.  This polish covers well so if yours is sheer, you may want to do two coats. I did this for uniformity of the different gem colors (pink and green), if yours are all the same color and you like the color as is, this step is not necessary.

I let that dry for a few minutes then coated the whole thing with the clear glitter nail polish (you could just as easily use a clear non-glitter polish). I then dunked the sticky surface into the super fine berry pink glitter to coat the whole gem.

I let that sit for a moment to dry then coated over the glitter with more clear glitter nail polish. Following this, I sprinkled on some of the medium hot pink glitter.

Again, I let it sit a moment to dry then added a few coats of the clear large gold glitter nail polish as the top coat until I was happy with the glitter size and color variety.

gold glitter polish

After that, I was done! I left them out to dry overnight.

Happy glittering!

Choosing my Wedding Day Scent

I found out to my own surprise, I am SUPER picky about perfume. I would have never guessed it would be so complicated to find. I got lucky with most of my makeup on the first try for it to be the perfect thing I was looking for. Maybe perfume is a much more personal thing.

Anyways, I went in search of my wedding day scent one day with Tina when we went makeup shopping and the three top contenders were:

Viva La Juicy by Juicy Couture


Daisy by Marc Jacobs


Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet


Upon letting Theo sniff the paper swatches from Sephora, he immediately ruled out my favorite, the Viva La Juicy. He said it smelled too much like my best friend Tina.

My next good idea was to take Theo with me the next time we looked for perfume. We sampled a ton of options at a different Sephora location and…forgot the pen (to label the paper swatches). The time I went with Tina I made the smart decision to write the perfume name on each of the swatches.

The ones we likes together were:

Jimmy Choo Blossom

Live Colorfully by Kate Spade

*actually at Saks Fifth Avenue, not available at Sephora*

Omnia by Bulgari Indian Garnet

Dolce by Dolce and Gabbana


*actually at Saks Fifth Avenue, not available at Sephora*

Midnight Romance by Ralph Lauren

Midnight Romance by Ralph Lauren ended up being the final winner. At this point price wasn’t a concern and I was just trying to find what smelled “like me” and would be a special reminder of our wedding day. Luckily, the one we chose was one of the less expensive options. We decided it smelled sexy and mature but still fruity and fresh. Since high school I’ve been a huge fan of Ralph by Ralph Lauren. It smells young and fruity-fresh. Theo always liked it too. I wanted something that reminded me of it….but also made me feel like “Sadie, Sadie Married Lady”–grown up and old enough to be getting married, but still my young, sweet self.

What scent did you wear on your wedding day? How did it make you feel?

The WHY behind my DIY Garter

So WHY would I DIY my garter when I can easily buy one and gussie (does anyone use that word anymore?) it up to my standard?

1. It’s a challenge that I’m excited to accomplish (like all craft projects start)
2. Because I feel like I stumbled upon a genius opportunity and I will forever be disappointed in myself if I don’t give it the chance it deserves.

Number 2 deserves some further explanation. Which brings me back to our dating story; Theo and I both had dates to the prom for 2007 (his senior year, my junior year). In fact, because of this we had already made plans to ride there and home in separate limo/ party bus groups. After falling out of touch with our dates, we agreed to go together.

Months before Prom, I found a dress I loved in one of those prom advertisement catalogs and went in search of it. When I found it in person, the store only had one 6 sizes too big for me and I found out that they couldn’t order one in my size. Instead I found a different dress in the same color that still let me feel like a princess and a mermaid, here it is hanging on my door after I bought it. (via my cellphone circa 2007)

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Anyways, during Prom Theo and I had a great time and during the last slow song of the night he asked me to be his girlfriend.

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I had always thought the garter I wore for my wedding should be pretty, but after realizing what an investment the pretty ones could be, I considered making it myself. *At that point in time there were not a zillion etsy sellers making garter sets for under $30. This was 2009. Etsy was still under most people’s radar and there were nowhere near as many designers available. Most of the bespoke bridal garters were lovingly handmade by a couture designer and cost closer to $150 for a customized set.


via Florrie Mitton on etsy $121.00

After some time researching possible inspiration on Etsy, Pinterest and Weddingbee, it came to me. I still had that dress in my closet. In fact, I couldn’t bear to get rid of it because that was one of the best nights of my life and that dress made me feel absolutely beautiful. I realized with all of its tulle, satin and beading I would have enough materials to make lots of garters and pay tribute to the night we became a “we”. I told Theo about my idea and he thought it was perfect. A special way to bring in a different something old.

So, for all of you who made it to the bottom of this post, you get a special reward: seeing us as teens in our classic posed Prom photo. Look at that realistic underwater seascape! And yes, you can totally tell in this picture that he is 16″ taller than I am.

prom green dress

Coming up soon is my tutorial on how I used my old prom dress to make my bridal garter set!

Boosting My Color Palette Confidence via Pinterest

Since Fashion Week ended recently, I started seeing some pins pop up in my Pinterest feed about the color trends for 2016. Since we are getting married in 2016 I was curious–will our wedding be on trend? I guess if it wasn’t it wouldn’t really matter as long as it felt “us” –but when I found out the fashion and color forecasters love the same colors (and patterns) I do I felt even more at ease.


via WWD

Now, not all of the colors of our wedding are “on trend”, (at least according to the all-powerful Pantone). The “radiant orchid” that was the 2014 color of the year which is about the same color as what I keep calling fuchsia, was not included in the Pantone color forecast for Spring/Summer of 2016 but is included in others (like the Marchesa Ready-to-Wear line below). I was also pleased to see that gold glitter and black and white stripes are going to be a big thing next spring! How French!


2016 palette


trend council


stripe trend



Prabal Gurung Spring/Summer 2016 NY via

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Marchesa Spring 2016 Ready To Wear via Vogue

Is the wedding you’ve planned “on trend”? Who do you look to follow trends from?

WWKSD? Flower Girl Dress Inspiration

Again, this abbreviation stands for “What Would Kate Spade Do?”this time it was applied to thinking about flower girl dresses.

I had a few ideas about what the flower girls might wear. A lot of the same details that inspired my Bridesmaid dresses came into play for the Flower Girl dresses. I knew I wanted them to be noticeably different from the bridesmaids so since we chose hot pink silk for the bridesmaids that left gold, bows, and stripes open for the little ones. What would be adorably age appropriate but also have a classic Kate Spade-y look for them?

Metallic Gold:


via etsy

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via The Children’s Place



Big Bows:

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Black & White/ Horizontal Stripes  (or Polka dots?):


via Style Me Pretty







Which is your favorite? What do you think goes well with the fuchsia dupioni silk bridesmaid dresses?

What Color Should My Bridesmaids Wear?

My original answer would have been “fuchsia or hot pink” but my options were narrowed down to WATERMELON or SANGRIA?

If you ask me, both of these names are incredibly misleading.

Watermelon I assume would be a punchy red color oh….like the color of the inside of a watermelon.



And Sangria I assume would be a burgundy color–something resembling the red wine beverage.


But we all know what happens when you assume right?

In the world of Alfred Sung, the maker of the bridesmaids dresses we (bridesmaids and I)  like, Watermelon is more of a purple-y fuchsia and Sangria is a Hot pink with red undertones.

My dilemma: Which one to choose? We loved the Sangria color in person but it photographs so red (so is the nature of a dupioni fabric). The watermelon looks fairly dark and purple-y in person but photographs to the perfect fuchsia I was dreaming of. These pictures on the Alfred Sung website are also very misleading with their manufactured lighting….

Alfred Sung Style D679 in Sangria

via Dessy

Alfred Sung Style D679 in Watermelon

via Dessy

And my own pictures of the samples were confusing things more.

So I went in search of real life photos. Weddingbee was my first stop and really cleared some things up for me. (Once again, Weddingbee swoops in to save the day).

I searched “Alfred Sung watermelon” and several things came up. One, I had seen before and totally forgot about—the picture from Mrs. Llama’s bridal party were Alfred Sung! A couple of her bridesmaids were even wearing “watermelon” and it was just as I had imagined the perfect fuchsia would be!

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via Mrs. Llama Weddingbee

Another photo of the Alfred Sung “watermelon” dupioni also surfaced on Weddingbee, and the bride even describes the color as “more like a raspberry”–which seems to be an accurate description. Her Mom is featured below in the watermelon dupioni.

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via sillysillybee Weddingbee

I also looked up “Alfred Sung Sangria” to confirm my suspicion that it was photographing too red and once I saw these pictures (and after seeing the others above) I was convinced that watermelon was right for us.


Don’t get me wrong, it’s a gorgeous color; but it’s more red than hot pink and that’s not what I was looking for.

sangria 2

via Poshmark

So, it looks like the final decision is going to be Watermelon Dupioni!