A Whimsical Gold and Pink Wedding Day

by Danielle Salazar February 18, 2015

From the moment I saw Briana and Garrett’s photos, I knew that their wedding day needed to be featured. I wasn’t just drawn to her gorgeous chiffon bridal gown, the soft, blush pink bridesmaid dresses, or the rustic-chic decor, but I was in awe of the fact that when I looked through their pictures I saw real love and passion for one another. Their romantic, gold and pink wedding was a perfect reflection of them as a couple. From the picturesque outdoor ceremony and the brick-covered, industrial reception venue, it was, as Briana puts it, “like something out of a movie.”

Check out the full gallery from this rustic chic wedding day. | A Whimsical Gold and Pink Wedding Day

Stunning details from the gold and pink wedding day.

Q. How did he pop the question?
A. We were nearing the end of our amazing trip in St. Pete, Florida when Garrett gave me the surprise of my life. That night, he took me to a favorite restaurant of his, The Conch. After sharing a couple entrees, drinks, and laughs he absolutely insisted we go to the beach. I wasn't really up for a late night beach excursion, but upon his insistence I finally agreed because he "needed to take pictures of the moon." We ended up at one of our usual beaches in the area, right next to our favorite dining place, Caddy's. We walked around for a while "trying to find a good angle for pictures." After a few pictures and a few laughs I said my usual catchphrase, "this is the best day ever!" Being his ever-so-charming self, Garrett took this as his opening to say, "I think I can make it better." Letting go of my hands he proceeded to get down on one knee (with me asking "what are you doing!" more times than I can count) and asked me the question that made me happier than I ever knew I could be. After wiping away all my tears (I know, cheesy) I of course said yes!

Floral wedding stationary. | A Whimsical Gold and Pink Wedding DayCheck out the full gallery from this rustic chic wedding day. | A Whimsical Gold and Pink Wedding DayCheck out the full gallery from this rustic chic wedding day. | A Whimsical Gold and Pink Wedding DayBriana was stunning in her chiffon wedding dress. | A Whimsical Gold and Pink Wedding DayA gorgeous white and pink bridal bouquet for a rustic chic wedding. | A Whimsical Gold and Pink Wedding DayA stunning ivory, chiffon bridal gown. | A Whimsical Gold and Pink Wedding DayWe're obsessed with this vintage wedding ring. | A Whimsical Gold and Pink Wedding DayA chiffon bridal gown is perfect for a rustic-themed wedding. | A Whimsical Gold and Pink Wedding Day

Q. What's one fun fact about you and Garrett as a couple?

A. We like to leave each other notes. On the occasions where he leaves before me or I come home just as he’s left we leave each other notes; on our chalkboard, a sticky note on the steering wheel, the bathroom mirror, and any place we know the other will see.

Q. What was it like seeing Garett for the first time on the big day?
A. I couldn’t believe how handsome he looked in his suspenders! And I’ve always loved his sly, side-like smile he does and it was (of course) the first thing he did when seeing me. It gets me every time.

How adorable are these 'first look' photos from the couple's wedding day? | A Whimsical Gold and Pink Wedding DayCheck out the full gallery from this rustic chic wedding day. | A Whimsical Gold and Pink Wedding DayA bride in along, chiffon wedding dress and a groom in suspenders is the perfect, rustic combination! | A Whimsical Gold and Pink Wedding DayWe love this shot of the groom checking out the bride. | A Whimsical Gold and Pink Wedding DayStyle the guys in suspenders and a bowtie. | A Whimsical Gold and Pink Wedding DayBlush pink bridesmaid dresses with gold, glitter sunglasses. | A Whimsical Gold and Pink Wedding DayA lovely blush pink, chiffon bridesmaid dress. | A Whimsical Gold and Pink Wedding DayLove these bridesmaid bouquets in pink mason jars! | A Whimsical Gold and Pink Wedding DayThe bridal party wore gorgeous one-shoulder, chiffon bridesmaid dresses in blush. | A Whimsical Gold and Pink Wedding Day

Q. Why did you choose Kennedy Blue for you and your 'maids?
A. I was looking for a more whimsical dress that fit with my dream of an outdoor wedding. The Kennedy Blue chiffon gown, Avery, was everything I’d been hoping for in a wedding dress; it hugged in all the right spots and the wonderful fabric and lines flowed perfectly down from my waist giving me that dreamy look I’d been hoping for. Same goes for my blush pink bridesmaids’ dresses; it wasn’t a conscious decision to choose Kennedy Blue, but the fit of the bust on all the ladies was amazingly well done and the weight of the chiffon gave the dress a beautifully tailored look. The way the fabric was folded and tugged in certain spots made all our different body types look equally beautiful in our gowns.

A hand-painted sign for a wedding reception. | A Whimsical Gold and Pink Wedding DayA rustic, wooden door for their ceremony entrance. | A Whimsical Gold and Pink Wedding DayBaby's breath used for wedding decor. | A Whimsical Gold and Pink Wedding DayThe bride and groom during the gorgeous, outdoor wedding ceremony. | A Whimsical Gold and Pink Wedding DayA fun shot of the happy groom from the outdoor wedding ceremony. | A Whimsical Gold and Pink Wedding DayCheck out the full gallery from this rustic chic, outdoor wedding. | A Whimsical Gold and Pink Wedding DayA flowing, chiffon wedding dress, perfect for a rustic chic wedding day. | A Whimsical Gold and Pink Wedding DayHow cool is this industrial wedding venue? | A Whimsical Gold and Pink Wedding DayHow cool is this rustic, industrial wedding venue? | A Whimsical Gold and Pink Wedding DayTable setting. | A Whimsical Gold and Pink Wedding DayA simple and chic table setting for the reception. | A Whimsical Gold and Pink Wedding DayA gorgeous gold, glitter vase for floral wedding centerpieces. | A Whimsical Gold and Pink Wedding DayCheck out the full gallery from this rustic chic wedding day. | A Whimsical Gold and Pink Wedding DayCheck out the full gallery from this rustic chic wedding day. | A Whimsical Gold and Pink Wedding Day

Q. What was the most challenging part of wedding planning and why?
A. Pinterest makes it seem like everything is possible with DIY (spoiler alert: it’s not!) so realizing you won’t have that perfect signature cocktail to go with that perfectly made table runner was difficult. However, I later decided to complete the projects I knew I absolutely wanted at our wedding and to let the little ones go. Learning to go with the flow tremendously helped make the whole experience better.

Q. What advice would you give to other brides?
A. As much as every detail seems so important at the time, in the end it’s about enjoying yourselves. At the end of the day, you don’t have a wedding, you have a marriage. That’s what really matters.

Check out the full gallery from this rustic chic wedding day. | A Whimsical Gold and Pink Wedding DayDIY, chalkboard mason jars. | A Whimsical Gold and Pink Wedding DayThe couple's signature drinks for the wedding reception. | A Whimsical Gold and Pink Wedding DayThe desert table included an assortment of cupcakes. | A Whimsical Gold and Pink Wedding DayA hand painted, gold wedding cake. | A Whimsical Gold and Pink Wedding DayA wooden chair is a unique guestbook idea. | A Whimsical Gold and Pink Wedding DayA wedding photobooth. | A Whimsical Gold and Pink Wedding DayPhotobooth props. | A Whimsical Gold and Pink Wedding DayCheck out the full gallery from this rustic chic wedding day. | A Whimsical Gold and Pink Wedding DayCheck out the full gallery from this rustic chic wedding day. | A Whimsical Gold and Pink Wedding Day

 Photos by: Whim Photography

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Measurement Guide

Taking Your Measurements

For the most accurate measurements, do not measure over your clothing. Your measurements should be taken while wearing undergarments similar to the ones you will wear with your dress. The measuring tape shouldn't be pulled too tight or have too much slack, and should always be parallel with the floor. 

**Wedding apparel is typically sized differently than retail clothing, so keep in mind that it's not uncommon to find yourself requiring alterations.




Bust size: Wrap the tape around your back and under your arms at the fullest part of your bust (not underneath the bust).

Waist size:  While standing up straight, bend at the waist to one side. Take the measurement where the natural crease happens in your side. This should be a few inches above your belly button.

Hip size: Standing with your feet together, wrap the tape around the fullest part of your hips and butt to get this measurement.

Choosing your correct size

Compare  these three measurements to the Kennedy Blue size chart above. It is very important that you order the largest size that corresponds to your measurements. For example, if your bust measures 40.5" (size 12), your waist measures 31" (size 10) and your hips measure 41.5" (size 8), we advise that you order a size 12, and get your dress altered down to custom fit your body. Ordering anything smaller than a size 12 would not fit in the bust area. Please note: Our bridal gown size chart is different than the bridesmaids sizing and is listed below.