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Dress: Shareen Vintage but you can find similar vintage dresses on eBay here.
I’ve never been one to fuss about weddings hence why mine was exactly what we wanted: easy and relaxed.

If Michael and I felt like doing another one day, these images remind us of what it would include:

st lucia

Michael and me would go back home to St Lucia (where I am originally from).    Everyone gets flown there on a private jet (may as well go all the way) for a ceremony on a secluded beach.  I would wear two ‘something olds’ 1. My grandmother’s rose gold ring on my right hand (I still wear it now – it’s just seen in the above pic)  2. A re-worked vintage dress from one of my fave vintage spots.

Shoes are optional.  Hammocks are everywhere and St Lucian rum and coconut water mixed drinks are on tap for all. We’d have a chartered yacht trip around the island and would be married by Michael’s father, who is an ordained minister.  The whole day would feel like a party.  The cakes (yes more than one, I have a sweet tooth) would be a gift from a girl who loves baking (this really happened for us).

Ring wise I’d go with an emerald solitaire Forevermark diamond.   Forevermark diamonds are rare (less than 1% of world’s diamonds qualify).  Each is uniquely inscribed with a number so it can be recognized for generations to come (and can be registered to you online).  Plus they’re responsibly sourced (an important bonus).

Actually I’ll keep this post for wedding anniversary ideas to show Michael….

Check out my Pinterest board for more pics!!




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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03394947638036945392 Camilla

    that dress looks breathtaking 😮

    xo Camilla

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17943022665237299317 Opalintheclouds

    That dress is amazing, sounds like a perfect day. Emily xx


  • Anonymous

    You are ST.lUCIAN?!!!!!!!!……SA KA FETE?

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05623095025020138653 Karen

      Mweh la

    • Anonymous

      :)apart from Shala you are the only lucian fashion blogger that I`ve come across!…dig even more now fellow Lucian…One love.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17306315013107977753 Shandrese/Natalia

    That dress is heavenly!!! Soooo pretty!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10494066388586471007 Christing

    That dress is a dream and you have described the ideal wedding :-)


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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07056340763960237790 Kat

    I didn’t realize that was you in the wedding gown! I was admiring the details and lace! I really like it!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13504422673125169115 Anka

    If this isn’t the ideal wedding…


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07754771070155843910 WearAbouts

    GAHHH Karen I want to see more of your weddingg!!!! that first pic…so beautiful <33

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15364163131794006445 DebbieMPeterson

    The picture is breath taking! BEAUTIFUL!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10159556974083437097 Miss Lou

    WOWWWWWWWWWWW this dress is so CUTEEEEEEEEE!!!!



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03314937776350941971 Mademoiselle Wanderer

    Bliss, what a beautiful idea to get married at your birthplace. I’ve lived in st. Marten for a while and I cannot forget the Caribbean and it’s life.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05359487128946293599 SAMANTHA

    I didn’t even know you were engaged/married?! That first shot is absolutely stunning: and your wedding is my DREAM. x


    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05623095025020138653 Karen

      Hi – I got married last year August – this is really a post on if we did another one what we’d like it to *maybe* involve (minus the private jet unless I win the lottery)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16513282265521964705 Shannon

    The gown is so beautiful. I love these relaxed, easy breezy wedding ideas.

    – Shannon

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02880893269094439693 Rhea Dillon

    It sounds lovely and that dress is beautiful


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06995520093537035084 lafemmealamode

    AMAZING dress!

  • Mazza

    Lovely dress.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03570241127349548619 Mandy

    Your dress is incredible! What a lovely photo. :)

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  • Anonymous

    Congrats Karen and Michael! I’ve been following your blog on and off for over a year now and had no idea you were getting married! My step daughter and her husband just got married Saturday and they left for St. Lucia this morning! ….how ironic! They are staying at a Sandals resort. Say hi to Erica and Mike from Antonia!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05623095025020138653 Karen

      I’m already married from last year. This post is about if I had another wedding what I would possibly do : )

      Sandals is cool. They will like it!

  • http://www.stylemapblog.com/ Emily

    I love Shareen Vintage–that dress is AMAZING!!


    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05623095025020138653 Karen

      Yes they’re really great.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01999976251006435639 Dee

    i love this k. how lovely. my cousin got married in aruba and i’ve heard it was amazing!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05623095025020138653 Karen

      Thx Dee. Yes my cousin got married in Aruba too LOL! Actually no she had her honeymoon there. I should hop over there one day

    • Anonymous

      Did you get it at Shareen? I am looking for a dress similar to that but ivory I cant find it anywhere..saw it on Pinterest with no designer:( Please help

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01866668824348861157 Patrice

    That dress is lovely.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12630607767083016224 luvvleighb

    This completely gorgeous and inspiring! I am planning my wedding right now and seriously don’t understand why people get so bridezilla over it! We are pretty laid back, minus a couple incidents where family feels like their opinions are needed. But seriously, we have thrown around the idea of buying all the flowers at the local Whole Foods for the flower displays! How much better can it get?!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05623095025020138653 Karen

      100% with you on the laid back thing. No fuss. Just ease.

  • Anonymous

    Are both your parents St. Lucian? What part of St. Lucia are they from? I’m St. Lucian too!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18200545093167550074 couturing

    Oh wow, I’m St. Lucian as well! And I like this post, it sounds like a lovely wedding idea.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05479660870779798748 Maggie ☮

    That looks beautiful! Best of Luck to you. <3 Hope you are granted many long days in happiness so you can repeat the process again.

  • http://www.robalberti.com/disc.jockey.ct.ma/weddings/wedding-photography-ct-ma/ Kristina – Black and White Wedding Photography in Connecticut

    Such a great post. I enjoyed watching it! Thumbs up!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03683836263018672829 Neijah

    That dress is so pretty!



  • Aisaiko

    Your dress in absolutely beautiful.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05623095025020138653 Karen

      Thx on the dress it’s actually borrowed!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04925982219825479559 Monroe Steele

    Wow this is really beautiful. I went back and looked at all your post from St. Lucia. That dress is stunning. The whole idea is amazing. Hope you get some if not all of it for your anniversary.


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    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05623095025020138653 Karen

      Ahh thank you Monroe

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15749785179162582233 Nicolewindle

    That dress is gorgeous!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12200232510671013939 Jay

    Your dress is gorgeous and unique :)

    Congrats!! :)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14603623070557222264 p

    Oh shoot! I’m such a big fan and didn’t notice that you were married last year! I found the post today! Maybe I was on summer holidays and missed the post :( Well, almost a year after! Congrats! You make a great couple! The dreamy wedding is such a dream for me too. Small cute ceremony on the beach, no shoes at all, just feeling the sand! So simple, so perfect! :)

  • Anonymous

    I REALLY love the dress. gorgeous! I wish I had something like that, but I’m 13 so.. :) You see I have a fashion blog of my own that I’m working on and touching up on coldhardstyle.blogspot.com , but your blog is great! I hope in the future my blog can be as good and successful as yours. <3

  • Roxie

    I like you even more, now that I know you are a St. Lucian like me ..lol! Keep up the good work.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13963197485428176307 tattwa

    the dress is breathtaking! i think I might be in love…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06369529060823961582 Jennifer

    Wow Gorgeous dress, love it <3

  • Anonymous

    Your dress is so stunning. I clicked through to look more in depth at it and there was no dress to purchase. It is the most stunning dress.


  • Anonymous

    Where can i get that dress

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17691503071468946554 Delecia Segree

    Simply beautiful


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05415023400998052179 duckalicious

    now this sounds like a wedding even I might not hate. =)

  • Brittany

    Are there more pictures of your dress?! It’s gorgeous! :))

  • http://deadbutbeating.tumblr.com/ jw

    Oh wow, that dress its so amazing.

  • Anonymous

    please tell me where I can get this dress!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05623095025020138653 Karen

      Its from Shareen Vintage. If you look under the first picture you will see the name which links direct to their website : ) This one is from their New York location! Tell them you saw the dress here and they’ll know EXACTLY the one you are looking for.

    • Aashild

      I love that place:) I’m from Norway and was on a mini-vacay in NYC 2 months ago, and went to Shareen Vintage after I read about it here on your blog.
      Got to *beautiful* dresses from my bf as a birthday present- so happy :) thx!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10561424631805644227 Kimberly

    I saw this dress on pinterest and have been searching high and low ever since. I’m actually planning my wedding for June 2013 and its kind of the same theme…all antique and vintage. The dress is killing me though! I literally want the same one as you!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03054618390908669419 giselle

    that dress is beautiful!!

  • Anonymous

    Do you have more pictures of the wedding dress?!

  • Anonymous

    Hi, I love your blog and YOUR DRESS. I see you got it from a vintage store. Do you know who designed it? I’d really appreciate a response. I’m interested in trying to find that dress for my big day. Please let me know
    P.s. I saw your dress and blog from pintrest..

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14764433612496180104 Amy

    oh my… I would love to see more pictures of this dress…simply stunning..



  • Anonymous

    Hey totally love ur dress… Do you know the dessigner.. Do you have more pics??? xx

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