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Monday, September 26, 2011

Gorgeous blogger Vyque of Fasshonaburu got married in Virginia on September 17 and I was there! Vyque and the new Mr. Vyque (aka Curtis) were on cloud nine … and a livestream. They’re modern that way!

The beaming bride.

Vyque designed her ombre violet gown herself and had it made by local wedding-gown expert Angie Cavallaro.


It reminded me of Gwen Stefani’s wedding gown by John Galliano, but I prefer Vyque’s color and streamlined silhouette.

Gwen Stefani wedding photo via Access-Fashion.com. Click for source.

I appreciated the way the wedding cake matched the dress.

Fabulush New York blogger Midtown Girl was also in attendance. She and I diligently tweeted the wedding. So did Vyque, judging from this photo.

Maybe she's just playing Angry Birds.

I wore a strapless pinkish-lavender Zang Toi dress that has become my official cool-weather wedding-guest dress. I was happy that I matched Vyque’s color scheme, just like the cake.

From left: Midtown Girl, Vyque, Mr. Vyque, WendyB.

I enjoy wedding ceremonies that are conducted by friends of the couple. It’s easy to get ordained online. One of my stepdaughters — I have three — had her ceremony conducted by a magician friend. I guess magicians are good at these things because Vyque’s ordained friend was a magician … not to mention her ex-boyfriend from college! How civilized! His remarks included references to Clint Eastwood and Bill and Ted (“Be excellent to each other.”). Her sister’s toast later included a quote from Mal Reynolds, a character from the sci-fi television series Firefly. Love it! The bride and groom wrote their own vows. You can read those here.

While many states accept Interweb-ordained ministers as the real deal, Virginia isn’t very sporting about it, so Mr. and Mrs. Vyque had a secret ceremony before the big fiesta. Click here to see what Vyque wore for that occasion.

Congrats to Vyque and Curtis!


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18 Responses to “What the Fasshonaburu Bride Wore: Her Own Design”

  1. Cameron says:

    Ohhhh lol my anti-spam word probably would’ve been played at their reception, as they’re “no strangers to love.” 😉

    I actually have family on my mother’s side in Virginia, as well as an automotive blogger contact in Charlottesville and an online non-fashion friend in Petersburg! And yes, Virginia can be a bit of a downer; why do you think West Virginia and Kentucky bailed when they did lol?

    I definitely love Mrs. Vyque’s wedding gown; the colouring makes it all that much better than the standard fare.

    Big hugs to everyone!

  2. Sheila says:

    You look smashing in that dress, Wendy – and Vyque’s dress is amazing.

    I love the shout-out to “Firefly” – such a great series!

  3. She looks beautiful, I love a bit of ombre!

  4. Sally says:

    So much gorgeousness! Vyque looks utterly radiant … and so do you, Wendy!

  5. Vyque says:

    XOXOXO thanks for coming!!!

  6. Tanvi says:

    I REALLY like your dress!

  7. Love the colors. The bride is gorgeous and so are you.

  8. Allie says:

    Oh I adore Vyque, and gosh she looked radiant on her big day! Thanks for featuring her lovely wedding!

  9. Susan Tiner says:

    I love weddings! The bride is gorgeous in those colors and your dress matches perfectly. I’ve not seen you in that Zang Toi before, it’s really fabulous. You’ve got a perfect figure for a fitted dress like that.

    I’ve got weddings on the brain as my duaghter just got engaged, yay!

  10. Midtown Girl says:

    Wendy, I had such a FUN time with you at Vyque’s wedding!! Vyque looked stunning and your dress was simply gorgeous – loved it!! <3

  11. such a happy wedding …

  12. Terri says:

    Oh, I love the idea of a magician as officiant! And her dress is very elegant!

  13. Lara says:

    You were in Virginia! What part?
    Good to know about the internet ordained issue here. I had been cooking something up in my head for a while. Oh well.

    Lovely wedding dress and love how you matched!

  14. stacy says:

    I’m loving the dip dye gowns! And how perfectly did your dress work into the mix. You look gorg. and so does the beautiful bride.

  15. tina m says:

    The bride is gorgeous!!! I love her dress and do prefer it over Ms. Stefani’s dress! You, as usual, look fabulous! Of course, the cake steals the show! 🙂

  16. brett says:

    i adore the ombre effect of her dress.
    the colors are just dreamy and WANT a piece of the cake righ now
    you looking pretty fab yourself my darling!