Black Wedding

Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Gypsy Rose Vintage plum & pink flower crown, Religion Olsen Maxi dress. All black gothic summer wedding guest outfit. Dark style. Fashion blogger FAIIINT wearing Gypsy Rose Vintage plum, pink & black flower crown with roses, peonies & white gypsophila wild flowers. Fashion blogger FAIIINT wearing Phoebe Jewellery gold moonstone moon necklace & Religion olsen maxi dress. Details. Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Gypsy Rose Vintage plum & pink flower crown, Religion Olsen Maxi dress. All black gothic summer wedding guest outfit. Dark style. Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Gypsy Rose Vintage plum, pink & black flower crown with roses, peonies & white gypsophila wild flowers, Phoebe Jewellery moonstone moon gold necklace. Portrait, details.

As promised, I finally got around to re-shooting the outfit I wore to my little cousins wedding a few weeks ago. I had been aiming to get a few photos quickly at the church on the actual day, but as we were also the wedding photographers (hence my camera sized bag here & not a delicate clutch!) there was just no time spare, so I got plenty of weird looks and stares when I put this outfit back on and walked down to the park in it to get some photos yesterday afternoon!

Usually when I’m invited to a wedding I get asked ‘please don’t wear black!’, and of course if the Bride asks me not to I’ll go out and buy something more fitting for the day, but thankfully my cousin said she didn’t mind when I asked her. I’m trying to limit my spending, so I turned to my wardrobe to see what I could put together and found this maxi dress. It’s been hanging in there for months, it’s a bit too long to wear without towering heels, and a little too impractical and princess-ish to wear casually, so I’ve never really had a good occasion to pull it out until now.

I still wanted to make sure it looked at least a little like a wedding guest outfit, like I’d made an effort and not just turned up in my normal everyday wear, so I started hunting for a nice headpiece to finish it off, and that’s when I stumbled upon Gypsy Rose Vintage. I loved that her crowns were more wild looking and organic with the mixtures of flowers, leaves and sprigs of wild flowers, instead of just a row of oversized roses like you usually see. I fell hard for her ‘Bella Rose’ crown, but I’d had an image of a dark purple/pink one in my head that I just couldn’t shake. I emailed Rebecca to ask if it was possible to make a custom one in these colours, half expecting that she would say it was too short notice, but she couldn’t have been more helpful. She hunted down the most perfect selection of flowers in exactly the colours I’d been thinking of, emailed me throughout to get my input and when it arrived it was even more beautiful than I’d imagined! The flowers are such lovely quality, and as it’s a whole band it can be worn multiple different ways on the head. One things for sure, I’ll be taking the first excuse that comes along to wear this again!

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9 Comments

  1. Posted 29.05.2015 at 1:30 pm | Permalink

    Gorgeous look!!! Love the flower crown so much!

  2. Posted 29.05.2015 at 1:57 pm | Permalink

    this is so beautiful :)) really really pretty! Did you know that in Germany until the 1940s/50s people wore black wedding dresses? :D the thing with the white dresses is only a recent trend kind of.

    dresses-and-travels //@susandollparts

    • vivien_noir
      Posted 06.06.2015 at 4:40 pm | Permalink

      Wow, I didn’t know about the black wedding dresses, and I’m living in Austria right next to Germany! From old pictures, I can say, smiling wasn’t quite modern back in the old days…

      I really like the look of the dress, and I think you could make it wearable in a more casual context by pairing it with a thick sweater (made of cord-like thread or yarn) or a really, really textured cropped top. Of course you could also alter the hem to add the beauty of asymmetry, like you did with your own wonderful dresses (I’m still saving, until one day, I can happily order one!).

      These flowy summer dresses (especially those with high-low-hems) I’ve seen a lot the recent year(s) are made of very flowy fabric too, and don’t look too “princess-y”, if paired with flat sandals or other very casual things (like Chuck’s, e.g.). I’d only stay away from leather, this combination would make it even more “high class” and less casual, I think. (I guess you don’t own a cheap looking rugged leather top/jacket).

  3. Posted 29.05.2015 at 3:58 pm | Permalink

    Stunning! I love the flowers and the clean lines of the dress…wedding perfection!

  4. Posted 31.05.2015 at 9:01 pm | Permalink

    Words can’t express how beautiful you look here! I adore that dress and your gorgeous crown. I’d never tell anyone not to wear black but if they were to wear white… ;)

  5. Posted 01.06.2015 at 10:42 pm | Permalink

    I love this wedding outfit honey, the flower crown is gorgeous
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

  6. Posted 02.06.2015 at 8:46 pm | Permalink

    I love this, that flower crown is beautiful!

    Maria xxx

  7. Posted 04.06.2015 at 12:17 am | Permalink
  8. Demarie jones
    Posted 12.06.2016 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

    Stunning.. That’s all I can really say.. Okay.. I can add another word.. Amazing.. Love the look I’m sure you will be able to find somewhere to wear it again. You look like a dark fey of the woods..

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