They say you learn a lot about yourself and your partner planning a wedding. The more reflective books, like The Conscious Bride*, suggest that the period of engagement is a liminal time, when one is betwixt and between, neither single nor married, moving through a passage that leads to a new stage of life.
This is all true. I've learned a lot lately. With the myriad of changes in process: doctoral candidate to graduate, student to faculty, single to married, I've turned all my attention to appearance. I obsess about what to wear. It seems to run in the family, too, because nine out of ten conversations I've had with my mom are on that same topic.
Now that the dress, shoes and earrings are under control, I've turned my attention to bracelets. Necessary for the wedding? Not really. Ok, not at all.
The current object of my obsession? Most definitely.
The wave-like design of this cuff would be perfect next to the ocean... but I'm wondering if an order from Thailand, from a vendor with no reviews, would arrive in time for the wedding.
These pearls pick up the ocean theme pretty well, too. And they'd look great with my earrings. But is it a little 1980s?
Love the organic shapes of this! I could see wearing it all the time to teach.
More organic shapes... that echo our invitations! I might have to get it just for that reason.
Totally cosmic! Again, probably more day wear than wedding wear, though.
This mesh cuff rocks my world! Tough and tender at the same time, elegant and architectural. Kind of like my dress. It may be the one....
Then there's this. My original wedding bracelet inspiration. I love the vines, the organic feel. I've been worshiping Beth Cyr's jewelery for a while. It was The One until I saw...
This incredible Mexican lace-style cuff in the Sundance catalog. It's got it all: silver, vines, pearls. But, at $500, it costs as much as some wedding dresses!
So, bridal fashionistas, help me put another obsession to rest. (I really need to be working on the play list and ceremony! ) Which one do you like best???
*It's worthwhile getting a used one on Amazon - just one cent, plus shipping. $4.00 to unravel the mysteries of Wed Head. And the wobbles that come after the wedding. Dr. Cowgirl's got dibs on my copy.
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