Skip to Content

Dress-Up #3 | A Cancelled Wedding

Mata Traders dress on sale
Mata Traders Dress (on sale) | OESH shoes

My Sister-in-Law’s Wedding

Today was supposed to be my sister-in-law’s wedding, and I was supposed to be the photographer.

Even though it’s the last week of classes, Daniel and I were going to drive to Virginia, hitch a ride with his dad down to Charleston for the wedding, hang out in an Airbnb with the extended family, then scramble back up to New Haven before final exams.

The bad news is that, for obvious reasons, that didn’t happen.

The good news is…they still got married!

They found an open courthouse in a tiny little coastal town a couple hours from their home and tied the knot.

Congratulations, Rebekah and Rashad! Now I have TWO new brothers-in-law in one month’s time.

I bought this dress on clearance a couple months ago in anticipation of the wedding, so it’s fitting that I’m sharing it here this evening. I waffled on the practicality of buying a new dress, but my main party dress no longer fits and I wore my other party dress (shown below, from Tonle) as the matron of honor in my sister’s wedding.

It feels a bit silly to have it at this particular moment, but I know that it will be around to celebrate many other gatherings in the future.

(In case you’re wondering, the Mata Traders dress is actually a faux-wrap style, which means you’re not at risk of flashing anyone in a strong breeze. I ordered a Medium, my usual size for Mata Traders.)

The other wedding day, with my family, photo by Verance Photography

Leah Wise is the founder of StyleWise Blog. She has been writing, speaking, and consulting on sustainable fashion, the fair trade and secondhand supply chain, and digital marketing for over ten years. An Episcopal priest, Leah holds a B.A. in Religion from Florida State University and an M.Div. from Yale Divinity School. When not working, you can find her looking for treasures at the thrift store.

Share this post:

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.