Spring wedding wear: floral +gold at the Boston Harbor

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Me: Ted Baker dress (past season – similar here or here), Kate Spade pumps (similar on sale)
Nick: Theory suit, H&M; shirt, Zara tie, Cole Haan shoes

We snapped these photos during our friends’ beautiful wedding at the Boston harbor hotel. The weather was breezy with sailboats and yachts alike floating around the harbor (unfortunately invisible in the white mass behind us) – made for a perfect backdrop while sipping on chowder and munching on mini lobster rolls!
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I bought this “Torella / Fourtys Bloom” dress at the end of winter and unfortunately could not find it left anywhere at the time to share about. Ted Baker does have some gorgeous printed dresses out again this season, in similar flattering silhouettes. Since their line is designed for regular-height ladies, I had my tailor perform the same alteration (raising by the shoulders) that was done for my TB dress in this post. This dress is intended to be shorter, but I couldn’t bear to trim off any of the vibrant floral print!ted baker floral dress4
A few snapshots of my gorgeous friends on their special day!liz wedding

Their photographer had a stream of photos taken earlier in the evening playing on slide shows during the reception. Their assistant was editing them pretty much live so that guests could enjoy, which I thought was pretty neat! I’ve had other friends wait weeks if not over a year for their wedding photos…liz wedding1Below – this belt was a little long despite the one-loop tuck, but a pretzel knot did the trick.

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I am surprised to report that these KS Licorice pumps (with a heel cushion inside to prevent ankle chafing) lasted a full 10 hours…given, a portion of that time was spent sitting but there was cobblestone walks and dancing aplenty! I wish they’d make this color again as I know several of you were interested in the darker bronze. A reader did kindly share that she found these Ivanka Trump pumps (in gold leather, on sale) to be one of the more similar options available.
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56 thoughts on “Spring wedding wear: floral +gold at the Boston Harbor

  • Happiness at Mid Life June 6, 2014 at 1:39 am

    This dress is stunning on you. And you are such a darling couple!


  • Anonymous June 6, 2014 at 1:44 am

    You look so pretty!Lovely dress..Looking for a floral dress these days..but something more casual and with a lower price tag 🙂


  • Mei Fleming June 6, 2014 at 2:31 am

    Beautiful floral print! And this metallic copper is such a perfect complement.


  • Mirtandriela June 6, 2014 at 3:12 am

    You´re both so sweet:) love that dress!

  • Dressed with soul June 6, 2014 at 3:21 am

    Your dress is perfection – not only for a wedding! Further it has the perfect length <3
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  • Mwanaidi Nuhu June 6, 2014 at 3:53 am
  • styril June 6, 2014 at 4:13 am

    You guys look so cute together! And love the print of the floral dress. 🙂

  • imthesuperstar June 6, 2014 at 4:47 am

    You are soooo beautiful! Love your blog!

  • TaraMixandMatch June 6, 2014 at 7:22 am

    The dress is gorgeous on you Jean!

  • pumpkinmommy June 6, 2014 at 9:28 am

    Were you looking for ideas for your own wedding? 😉 I think the length of the dress is just perfect. The dress comes with belt loops. Did it come with a belt or sash?

  • Shira June 6, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Maaaaaaaajor dress envy! So so gorgeous!


  • sarahp June 6, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Nice output as always and cute couple! How do you walk in these heels whole day? It seems your feet slipped off in the last photo and I have problem keeping heels on my feet. With every step the heel comes off and these are 2 and a half pump from Ann Taylor.

  • Benedetta Catalano June 6, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Such a beautiful couple!!!!!
    Be Happy with Fashion

  • Julie June 6, 2014 at 10:23 am

    That dress is stunning! It looks so classy for spring/summer. Love it!

    Style by Joules

  • Anonymous June 6, 2014 at 10:34 am

    What a lovely dress and a cute picture of both of you 🙂 Ted Baker sizing is a bit big for petites. I just ordered a great blossom print dress, but had to return it (too difficult to make alterations). You must have a good tailor (<3). The lenght is perfect. Have nice summer days --Anu from Finland.

  • Fayrouz June 6, 2014 at 11:27 am

    LOVE the dress, and absolutely adore your pairing with metallic accents! I can't decide what's cuter, the outfit or the two of you as couple, honestly.

  • Anonymous June 6, 2014 at 11:31 am

    You two are so lovely together!

  • Mallivan Olinger June 6, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    You guys are absolutely adorable! I love the looks on both of you. Can't wait to see your wedding pics!

  • Elle Park June 6, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    You both make such a beautiful couple! And I love both wedding ensembles – perfect as always! Hope you enjoyed the beautiful wedding! ^^

  • fromacoffeeshop June 6, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    I love it! Perfect dress for a wedding and I love that belt knot!

  • Liz June 6, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Your dress is amazing! So is the picture of the happy couple outside with the big American flag flowing in the wind. Gorgeous shot. They must have had an amazing photographer.


  • Joyce June 6, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    It's officially wedding season! Love seeing your wedding outfits!


  • Anonymous June 6, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    I agree – you and Nick look absolutely gorgeous in the first picture! I also can't wait to see your wedding pictures.

  • Mary Ann June 6, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    You look beee-uuu-tiful, Jean! And Nick is quite the dapper gentleman, as well. 😉 PS – Happy Engagement!

  • A Golden Tulip June 6, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    You both look adorable together…and you look is gorgeous..love that dress adn those shoes obv..


  • stefy81fashion June 6, 2014 at 4:56 pm
  • Ella Pretty Blog June 6, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    Such a beautiful dress for attending a wedding – love the print and feminine shape <3

  • SE June 6, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    What a good-looking couple you guys are! Love that dress- just perfect for a wedding!

  • Abby June 6, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    You have to be the most beautiful couple in Boston. You both look impeccable and I'm glad to see you and Nick both smiling together.

    Bronze special occasion shoes are definitely the best. I hope they never become super trendy and ruin it, though.

  • andrea June 6, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    Such a beautiful outfit! I cannot wait to see how your wedding planning progresses!



  • A Petite Treat June 6, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    Beautiful dress Jean.

    A Petite Treat

  • Miss Hot Couture June 7, 2014 at 1:07 am

    Very beautiful dress and couple as well!


  • Suzie Q June 7, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Beautiful floral dress! it's perfect wedding attire! The length seems to be perfect regardless of you not trimming any of the hem!

    Suzie Q

  • Anonymous June 7, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    That dress is gorgeous on you, it's the perfect spring print. Jean, will you please do a post on your favorite footwear. Footwear can get especially spendy. Which heels are your most comfortable (relatively speaking of course) in the 3 and 4 inch heights? Any suggestions on which designer i should invest in for classic addition to my wardrobe? thank you in advance!! I love your blog.

  • Tanya June 8, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Beautiful dress! I love the new site design!


  • rodelma lopez June 8, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    the vibrant flower print makes the dress beautiful on you…at first I thought its your prenuptial photo funny

  • Franziska June 8, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    THE PRETZEL KNOT. so smart. how did I not think of that earlier?

    you two look gorgeous as always. I like that you didn't cut the dress shorter – it looks perfect at the length for the venue!

  • Anonymous June 9, 2014 at 1:56 am

    Jean, so sorry to ask you a question about a different outfit on this blog post but can you please tell me if you altered the Banana Republic Sloan Petite pants that you wore with your Old Navy blazer? And what size did you purchase? I can't decide if I should get 00 or just 0. (Old Navy is all out of the Petite XS for the blazer online :- ( )

  • Anna June 9, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Hi Jean, I am curious about your experience with hair cuts/ coloring. I know you have done a few videos about how you style your hair, but do you do anything special with your hair color? Lovely post!

  • Jenny @ Prim New Englander June 9, 2014 at 10:36 am

    That Ted Baker dress is so BEAUTIFUL, Jean! You seriously rocked that thing… Also, I absolutely love the BHH. My H and I have been to a number of weddings there and have always enjoyed our time there as guests!


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