If I Could Do It All Over Again with BHLDN
This post is in collaboration with BHLDN
Anyone who knows me knows that I love high end and vintage fashion. When Cory and I got married almost five years ago (can’t believe its almost been five years!), we initially considered eloping. We weren’t big on huge parties and just wanted to do something small and special. We ended up not wanting to leave our families out, so we ended up doing a small ceremony with our parents, grandparents and a few friends. I wore I vintage, peter-pan collared dress, which was pretty much the first dress I tried on. The whole experience ended up being really wonderful and very special, but I have been dreaming what it would be like if I could do it all over again and have a whole wedding dress fitting just for me.
I recently partnered with BHLDN, where I got to live that dream by trying on a variety of incredible dresses from their in-store selection during a fitting at their new location on NW Couch Street in Portland, inside of the newly remodeled Anthropologie. They have a beautiful selection of modern and vintage style dresses that really made me want to start planning my vow renewals, so I could wear one of these amazing pieces and stage an elegant photo-shoot.
I wasn’t alone in trying on all of the lovely looks either. I was accompanied by their kind and generous staff, Kenzie and Chelsea, who helped me find dresses that looked great, fit well, and were flattering on my form. I want to say a special thanks to them, because without their help, I just don’t know how I would have chosen from their wide selection of dresses. So many beautiful and inspiring choices!
Not only did I get to try on all those gorgeous dresses, but I also got to style them with elegant jewelry and accessories that really made the looks come together. What’s a strapless dress without something sparkly and eye catching around your neck, right? I loved that each BHLDN location has a unique selection of vintage accessories and jewelry, since vintage is usually the direction I tend to go when choosing pieces to accessorize just about any look.
If you would like to book an appointment in Portland for your wedding or vow renewal, visit BHLDN’s booking page.