Did I mention, I'm engaged! We had an engagement 'ceremony' on Valentine's Day in snowy Ann Arbor, Michigan. Although I never had any interest in being a winter bride (I like summer and warm weather too much!), the romantic setting of Island Park, Ann Arbor was like a magical winter wonderland in the snow. It was cold beyond any cold I've ever known, mind you - zero degrees Farenheit / minus 17 C on the day! It even blizzarded in the morning.
Because of various personal reasons, the engagement party was like a 'mini wedding', which meant I got to play with the winter wonderland wedding theme. However, I wasn't going to wear a white dress (first, I wanted to show up against the snowy scenery, and also I wanted to save the white dress for the actual wedding, which will come later), so it was a great opportunity to live the dream of that dress which features on everyone's pinterest. We kept the florals simple - I made my bouquet (which I LOVED) with baby's breath and pinecones which we foraged in the woods (we also had vases of baby's breath and mini pinecones around the house for the party). I won't deny, I did feel like a princess.
Outfit details: Tutu skirt, made to order Tutus Chic Originals; rubber boots, Spats; merino wool tights, Transparenze Gennifer from mytights.com; gold sequin tube top, ebay; faux fur bolero, ebay; sheepskin hat, ebay seller tomdorsue; vintage gloves, car boot sale; faux pearl necklace, borrowed from Will's mother; crochet lace and sequin trim on bouquet, Tiger.