VOWS: CAROLYN BESSETTE AND JOHN F. KENNEDY JR.

style // January 23, 2013

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Over the course of planning my wedding, I’ve looked through countless images for inspiration (Pinterest is a bride’s best friend). From color palettes to dress decisions to the overall feel of the wedding, some visual aid is super helpful. Let’s be honest though: whether you’re a bride-to-be or not, looking at other people’s wedding is just fun. With that in mind, I thought we could all look at them together here with this new wedding series on the blog (think of it as my own version of the “Wedding Wednesday”).

What better way to kick it off than with one of America’s most stylish and iconic weddings – not to mention, one of my personal favorites. Carolyn Bessette married John F. Kennedy Jr. in October of 1996. Their small wedding (only 40 guests!) took place on Cumberland Island. The couple kept their wedding plans top-secret (fun fact: in order to keep things totally under the radar, their wedding planners actually told the staff on Cumberland Island that they were working on the wedding of designer Nicole Miller) from everyone so to make sure it remained a private affair. One of the things I love about this wedding is how intimate it feels. It’s not over-the-top in any way. Just simple. And how about her dress? That Narciso Rodriguez gown is absolutely iconic. Bessette’s entire wedding look mimics her everyday style: chic, understated, and effortless.

Thoughts? Is this one of your favorites?

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(Images via Pinterest // Dress Sketch)