What I Wore to the School House Wedding


When the older woman gets asked to be in the wedding, it’s going to make her feel honored and also, not surprisingly, older. My sweet Bekah, the one that’s been with me since her sophomore year, little sister who’s cried with me and held my babies and helped me move from house to house, she up and fell in love with an amazing guy.

So this past weekend, I drove deep into Arkansas and got to be in the cutest wedding I’ve ever seen. I met a goat named Lester who loves to eat Lifesavers.

I was ten years older than this spunky group of gorgeous gals, and I caught myself wondering if I was still cool and then I caught myself with spitup inside my shoe, so I thought it best to not ask questions like that.

We drank home brew, and I laughed so hard with sparkly-eyed groomsmen, so much light and funny let out in young men, aware of their brother status. I watched a daddy walk his little girl down the isle. I watched him hold back a dam of tears, a family being born.

It was absolutely one of the most beautiful days ever, a school house yard wedding, a true-waisted skirt, a skinny belt, a pair of peepy flats, a cardi, and an updo for a different time.

I’ve never not felt from a different time. Do we all feel this way?

linking with ever real, The Pleated Poppy

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18 Comments

Jennifer
Reply October 12, 2011

Gorgeous as always my friend. So happy and excited for Isaacs decision. Love you.

Megan (FriedOkra)
Reply October 12, 2011

Really, really beautiful - but you always are beautiful! Looks like a day and an outfit and a hairstyle to remember. xo

Kelly Sauer
Reply October 12, 2011

Girl, I want your updo. OMG.

Jessica Y
Reply October 12, 2011

Lovely. Wonderful example of graceful modesty, too.

Amy
Reply October 12, 2011

That sounds like a wonderful wedding. Love the skirt!

Jessica
Reply October 12, 2011

You have such a beautiful way of doing What I Wore. Love it.

Cassi
Reply October 12, 2011

The outfit is perfect. Yes, I can relate in feeling like your from a different time all the time

Erika
Reply October 12, 2011

You look a vision and I love true-waisted skirts.

Linda Z
Reply October 12, 2011

You look so beautiful! Love your skirt. Did you see Midnight in Paris? Interesting take on being from a different time! :)

Seth
Reply October 12, 2011

I like you.

Janelle@GraceTags
Reply October 12, 2011

I love how authentic you are, and comfortable in your own skin you appear to be.

God bless,

Janelle
GraceTags

laura
Reply October 12, 2011

Amber! You are smokin' hot. Just saying. Had to.

diana trautwein
Reply October 13, 2011

I read Seth's take first and waited to see yours drop into my inbox. Worth the wait. You look lovely - you write lovely. thank you.

Megan at SortaCrunchy
Reply October 13, 2011

I mean, seriously. Perfection. Your hair, your dress, your shoes - it's all just darling to the max. And of course the love and light that radiate from your being is what makes it all really shine. Gorgeous.

ali
Reply October 13, 2011

yes...from a different time...never thought about everyone thinking that way but...yep...you're probably right. So fun to be loved by a youngen and stand with her like that...I can only imagine how grateful she is for you!

JennieLynn
Reply October 13, 2011

What Janelle said - "I love how authentic you are, and comfortable in your own skin you appear to be" - that's what I see in every post I've ever read of yours. I don't know you personally, but I just know you make other people comfy when they otherwise would wish to melt into the wall. It's what I love about you and your writing, and it's what I want to learn to be :) Have a lovely Thursday!

Laura
Reply October 13, 2011

Love, love, love the outfit. You look so comfortable in it, and in your own skin. And thanks for pointing me towards What I Wore Wednesday at The Pleated Poppy. I so need that! I work from home and am very prone to under-dressing!

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