I remember an episode of Friends where Monica pulls out a wedding box from under her bed. Since childhood, she had stuffed the box with wedding trinkets, color schemes and photographs of bridal gowns from the pages of Vogue. It seemed Monica had been planning her wedding since birth. I recall playing with a Barbie doll who was a bride-to-be, but that’s about it.
For a while, I didn’t think I had the bride gene. Not once in my twenties did I think, I need calla lilies as decor and a topsy-turvy wedding cake would be amazing. Not until recently, when I was in a relationship that I thought was “it,” did I begin to fantasize about my dream wedding.
Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on the way I look at it), that relationship is now over. We broke up and at 35 years old I found myself single again and with no prospects. So, what do I do with my dream wedding? Do I keep the trinkets in a box? Do I burn them as a sign of independence? Or do I share them with you all?
I choose the latter. Here is how I envision my dream wedding, even though I’m a single gal.
Here Comes the Bride 1 of 8
Check out my slideshow of my dream wedding. Now, where is my groom?
A Feminine Color Scheme 2 of 8
The first thing a bride-to-be must choose (other than the groom) is a color scheme. My color scheme is light, feminine and classic. I adore pink, look great in gold and always need a pop of color. Enter my gold, pink and coral inspired wedding. Photo Credit: Zenaida Design.
Let There Be Cake 3 of 8
Wedding cakes are not only delicious but they also serve as great decor. Since my wedding's color theme is gold, pink and coral, this light pink and gold cake is the perfect treat. Photo Credit: Martha Stewart Weddings.
The Perfect Bouquet 4 of 8
I adore all soft flowers but peonies are my favorite of the bunch. How pretty is this coral and pink combo? I can feel their fluffy petals and smell their goodness. And I can't wait to carry them down the aisle. Photo Credit: Martha Stewart.
The Glamous Centerpiece 5 of 8
Everything at my wedding will be understated so the centerpiece must pop. It's majestic and glamour. It's perfect. Photo Credit: Martha Stewart.
Pretty Bridesmaids in Pink 6 of 8
This light pink dress would look great on my bridesmaids. It's airy and oh so feminine. And I want my bridesmaid to be comfortable and have fun. They can even wear this dress after the wedding. Photo Credit: www.adorona.com.
Dream Lace Dress 7 of 8
I want my dress made but this one is close to perfect. I'd just add cap sleeves. I do love the detachable bottom so I can dance the night away comfortably (and sexily) with my husband. Photo Credit: JLM Coutoure.
Destination Vineyard 8 of 8
Not long ago I thought I'd have a beach wedding. Now that I live in California I am mesmerized by the mountains and vineyards. So, a wedding in a vineyard it is. Photo Credit: www.munaluchibridal.com.