Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wedding Stuff: The Attire

I know I've never blogged about clothing on Apt528, but as a lover of all things vintage and awesome, I felt the need to give a big shoutout to 40 South Street in Jamaica Plain for providing the awesome attire for me and the hubby at our retro wedding.

We'd gone into 40 one day while looking at a nearby antique store. We instantly fell in love. When it came time to buy vintage clothes for the wedding, we couldn't think of a better place than 40 South Street. The guy working there that day was completely awesome. He was like a character an 80's movie or something. By the time we left we wanted to invite him to our wedding. Now THAT's good customer service!

I loved my dress! It was a little big but the tailors did an awesome job of taking it in at the sides. To punch up the fun factor, we added red ribbon to the bottom and I opted for fun yellow shoes. At one point, I had a yellow belt too but it just didn't look right. I'm not big into flowers so I literally picked those up the morning of the wedding from Roche Brothers, a nearby grocery store. I threw them away when we got home. Apparently, you're supposed to keep them. I could care less! The ladies on my left and right are my little sisters who served as the bridesmaid and maid of honor.

Jerome (who thinks he's a model) wore an awesome Members Only jacket (not during the ceremony) a white 1970's Lacoste polo, and vintage green slacks. The dry cleaners lost his original polo the day before the wedding, but thankfully 40 had another one! We also had vintage suitcases which we got from Urban Renewals in Brighton. We were the coolest couple around when we arrived at the Liberty Hotel that night in our retro duds!

I know people thought we were crazy for not wearing traditional wedding gear, but it was the perfect choice for us. I wish we could do it again!

Us with the siblings, parents (left), and grandparents (right).


  1. I love it! You look beautiful! Your wedding was so personal, which makes it even more special.

  2. Love the fun retro theme - congrats!

  3. It's been a while but I just had my wedding and am catching up on blog reading. Belated congrats!!!

  4. Congrats on your wedding too! Did you post pics on your blog?