The Search Begins

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Chris and I went to Sonoma this weekend to stake out some wedding spots. There are so many potentials, and we didn’t even finish touring all the places we wanted to see. I took our excursion as an opportunity to wear my maxi dress. I had bought it for a specific event and ended up wearing something else but got too attached to return it. My first instinct was to find ways to dress it down (I blame the “California casual” mentality), but I decided I’d much rather do it up with heels and a headband.

H&M dress, corset and headband, Urban Outfitters bag, necklace from my mom, Coach shoes (that you can’t really see)

25 Responses to “The Search Begins”

  1. Alicia { 04.19.11 at 1:32 pm }

    How exciting! The venue search was the most difficult part in my case. And glad you didn’t return that maxi it’s too perfect for this setting… love the photos as always.

  2. RosaLovesDC { 04.19.11 at 2:35 pm }

    Oh a friend almost bought that a similar dress this weekend. You look so lovely in that dress.

  3. Katie { 04.19.11 at 2:48 pm }

    i am in love with you (in this dress). especially those last five pictures. well, all of them, really. it goes without saying, but… BEAUTIFUL.

  4. abby { 04.19.11 at 5:32 pm }

    gorgeous photos, gorgeous outfit, gorgeous lady!! this is really great; makes me want to run away into the beautiful wilderness in a long flowey outfit blowing in the wind. i think as a collection these photos have such great composition and really work well together to show the detail of the outfit and capture the mood.

  5. Natalie { 04.19.11 at 8:55 pm }

    Wow, thank you Abby and Katie! You are too sweet xo

  6. Fydez { 04.19.11 at 9:37 pm }

    Lovely dress and you look beautiful! So effortless and chic! XX

  7. Elisabeth { 04.19.11 at 10:07 pm }

    girl this dress looks amazing on you! i saw it at h&m and now i’m KICKING myself for not buying it.

  8. Natalie { 04.19.11 at 10:40 pm }

    Thanks Elisabeth! You should go back and get it — it’s so affordable! Love H&M.

  9. Hooked on shoes { 04.20.11 at 5:28 am }

    Wow, what an amazing look! You look so comfortable but elegant and statuesque all at once!!

  10. Amy { 04.20.11 at 8:41 am }

    Excellent idea to have a wedding at a vineyard! I was of the same opinion till I decided to move our wedding to a destination spot! Good luck with finding the perfect spot!

    This dress is GORGEOUS and the head piece makes it all the more whimsical. I can only imagine what your wedding photos will look like!

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  11. Tereza { 04.20.11 at 2:38 pm }

    The photos are fantastic and so is the dress.
    Hugs
    Tereza

  12. Magdalena { 04.20.11 at 4:15 pm }

    OMG ! Amazing ! Great idea with a bra on top :)
    kiss :)

  13. Becca { 04.20.11 at 6:43 pm }

    You look beautiful! I have this dirty blogger secret fantasy where I wander around country lanes and empty fields for outfit pictures. I think it’s a Rumi thing. And you got to do it!!! I love the photos, they’re so so so pretty. And your hair looks lovely like this.

  14. Alice { 04.21.11 at 6:50 am }

    You are going to be a beautiful bride!

  15. Natalie { 04.21.11 at 2:35 pm }

    Becca — you are hilarious! It’s not too late. There is a field out there with your name all over it, I can feel it xo

  16. Natalie { 04.21.11 at 2:36 pm }

    Aww thank you Alice! Miss you.

  17. The Fancy Teacup { 04.22.11 at 8:24 am }

    You look like a desert goddess! Such a beautiful print of the dress and love the hairpiece. The vineyard scenery is extraordinary as well.

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    much love.

  18. Stacy { 04.22.11 at 9:53 am }

    Beautiful! The outfit, the setting, you! Good luck on the venue search! We are also getting married in Sonoma at Cornerstone :)

  19. Stella { 04.23.11 at 7:14 pm }

    i am pretty much in love with your pictures and definitely your maxi dress! you look gorgeous!!
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  20. Aayushi { 04.23.11 at 9:50 pm }

    Such a beautiful dress and you, mostly you. :)
    xx

  21. mary jo { 04.24.11 at 9:26 am }

    You look amazing! I love your dress and the background is perfection! I lived up in Sonoma for a summer and it’s truly the perfect place for a wedding! Can’t wait to see where you pick!

    xo Mary Jo

  22. amalie { 04.24.11 at 2:35 pm }

    this is gorgeous! love your dress.
    xx

  23. Michelle { 04.24.11 at 8:48 pm }

    Congrats !!! I love the outfit. I love this dress a couple other blogger have this. I wish i could wear it! Loooks great on you and i love your hair!

  24. Teresa { 04.26.11 at 8:25 pm }

    Such a gorgeous look! I love this breezy outfit that’s perfect for the summer!

    invasionista

  25. Natalie { 04.28.11 at 5:06 pm }

    This is stunning! Love it so much.

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