Pretty + purse

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It’s been a lazy three-day weekend here in La Casa de Beard. But I know I like to browse my favorite blogs on long, leisurely weekends, so I certainly couldn’t leave you high and dry. In lieu of a longer, more detailed post, I present to you this lovely three-quarter sleeved beaded and embroidered satin gown from Ginnis. It pairs wonderful gauzy arm coverage with a simple, unadorned chapel-length train, and it even comes with a matching purse.

Though, truth be told, I’m not sure how much play wedding purses get. It may just be that my ceremony and reception were held at the same site — and the site was property belonging to family — but I never once saw the vintage gold clutch that held my homemade emergency kit during the whole of the day. Of course, if I hadn’t put together that little kit, I’m sure all heck would have broken loose and my entire bridal party would have been scouring Merritt Island, FL for safety pins and Tums. Such is life.

6 Responses to “Pretty + purse”

  1. Wendy says:

    I love how sleeves are starting to make a comeback in wedding fashion and that dress is a beautiful example of sleeves done right.

  2. Pencils says:

    I wouldn’t have bought a bridal purse, but I have to carry medication with me. After scouring eBay for months trying to find an off-white vintage purse with silver hardware, I found this modern Inge Christopher bag:

    http://tinyurl.com/3a3d32

    It is incredibly beautiful. And never used, apparently the former owner bought it for her wedding but ended up using her mother’s bridal purse as her “something old.” I got it for $50 as she had lost the removable handle. Fine with me–now it’s a clutch!

  3. Never teh Bride says:

    Aren’t they just? They’re barely there, but I imagine them giving a wonderful sense of comfort to arm-shy brides or a hint of coverage for those concerned about showing too much skin.

  4. Pencils says:

    I wouldn’t have bought a bridal purse, but I have to carry medication with me. After scouring eBay for months trying to find an off-white vintage purse with silver hardware, I found this modern Inge Christopher bag:

    http://www.ebags.com/inge_christopher/beaded_graphic_circles_clutch/product_detail/index.cfm?modelid=85443

    It is incredibly beautiful. And never used, apparently the former owner bought it for her wedding but ended up using her mother’s bridal purse as her “something old.” I got it for $50 as she had lost the removable handle. Fine with me–now it’s a clutch!

  5. Never teh Bride says:

    Wow, that is wicked sweet, Pencils!

  6. I’m thinking a vintage designer purse is the way to go. Maybe from the 70s era because I can’t afford the new ones!