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The other thing I have realized I want is a wedding cardigan. My friend Michnya has teased me for years (actually he's been teasing me about cardigans for a decade, I'm realizing, and feeling a little old and removed from college) that I own a ridiculous amount of cardigans. Doing a quick count in my head... I have at least 10. Maybe more. I wear a cardigan at least 5 of the 7 days a week, including in the summertime when it's frigid in the AC.
Since I am getting married in a colder month, I've decided I want a cardigan. Originally I was thinking of knitting a wedding wrap for myself, and I may, but I'm also worried about running out of time with the other crafty projects I'm planning to do for the wedding. So I may just resort to buying a wedding cardigan.
Yes, I get it. You're thinking "what the hell is a wedding cardigan and why would you want to cover up that much on your wedding?" First off, a wedding cardigan is a cardigan you wear at your wedding. Duh.
A cardigan feels very me. I like the practicality of knowing that if I get chilly I have something waiting for me to throw on. I also like the modesty of something to throw on as well. And it feels classic, like the color navy blue or a string of pearls. I realize I'm making myself sound like a prude, but I promise that I am not.
I've found many photos online of beautiful brides in cardigans, and it makes me more sure of this. The following article from LovelyGirls Weddings + Events shows many fine examples of this. I've had the photo of the bride and groom lying together in the grass saved on my computer for quite some time*. It's truly lovely.
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The Jackie Cardigan from J Crew (pictured above) is great. It's reasonably priced and comes in beautiful colors every season. I am digging it in blue for my something blue, too. How cute would it be to walk down the aisle wearing a sweet cardigan?! It's also not as warm as cashmere, so I won't sweat during the ceremony. And also, it's not almost $200 for a sweater like J Crew cashmere tends to be.
I'll keep browsing for a nice wedding cardigan as the months progress. I also need to find a dress first so I know if a cardigan would look good or weird with it. I will keep you posted!
*Full disclosure: I've had it saved on my desktop at work months before Ricky and I were even engaged. A girl can dream, right?!