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We’re back with some more good old-fashioned behind-the-scenes details from our cover shoot at Serenbe!  Let’s start off with a few outtakes from my personal portrait series, shall we?  All I wanted was a nice peck on the nose from Mr. Horse.  Sadly, all Mr. Horse wanted from me (apparently) was to eat my face.  Oh well.  Somehow I managed to smile through it all!

Now that today’s token embarrassment is over, we can move on to prettier things.  Like Serenbe.  Similarly to Watercolor, Serenbe is a magical place of sunny skies, picturesque weeds (no seriously… we picked weeds from the side of the road for the shoot bouquet), and perfectly repurposed decor.  Even the street lights are works of art (they look like metal plants)!  Below, you’ll see the bakery where we ate breakfast, the living room of the house where the crew bunked, a friendly canine, and a typical streetside scene.  Idyllic, no?  I was ready to move in.

As seems fitting for such a lovely place, even the behind-the-scenes shots are glamorous: the light is great, you’d never know our model just woke up, ribbon merrily untangles itself, etc., etc.  We had tons of help on this shoot from some great Atlanta-area planners.  Ashley Baber, Jeannine Kennedy, Eliana Bachicault, Michelle Lemiga, and Heather Vreeland all lent a hand throughout the day.  Jeannine in particular went beyond, driving about two hours round trip to pick up the dessert plates that somehow didn’t make their way into Joy’s car with the rest of the china.  Thank you again, Jeannine!!

I love the images above and below of our vendors doing their thang.  Scoobie primping Miss Adair, Joy making styling magic, Amy pulling together a bouquet two seconds before handing it over to the model for a shot, and Jeremy, of course, behind the lens. Images by Kyle Barnes.

Big thank yous to Bridals by Lori for our bridal fashion; to Sid Mashburn for the groom fashion; to Elite Model Management for our models; to Owen Lawrence for most of our beautiful table accoutrements; to Paloma’s Nest for the menus, placecards, and ceramic pieces; and to Sweet Sensations for a gorgeous, delicious red velvet cake.

Be sure to grab a copy of the most recent issue to see how everything turned out!

Written with love by Southern Weddings
  1. avatar Heather Vreeland – Atlanta Occasions reply

    Aww that day was so fun! Love those pics! ;-) You gals did a FANTASTIC job with that shoot! gorgeous

  2. avatar Laura Stone reply

    Looks like the photos will be amazing, can’t wait to see!

  3. avatar Oakstream Photography reply

    I LOVE LOVE your alls magazine! That girl with the red hair…the cover shot of the mag. SHE is GOR-JUSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. avatar Southern Weddings reply

    We second that, Oakstream! Adair is lovely! (Plus she looks awesome against that barn wall, yes?) Katharine @ Southern Weddings

  5. avatar Michael Newman reply

    LOVE LOVE LOVE these behind the scenes photos! BTW – I was in the Panama City, FL Books-A-Million last night I looked for a SW Magazine but didn’t find one. Do you guys ship to any Books-A-Million or Borders in Panama City?

  6. avatar Southern Weddings reply

    Hi Michael! We do ship to Borders and I think some Books a Million as well. We don’t have a complete list of our store locations, but I do know we are pretty well distributed in Florida. I’m guessing you already know this, but you can always buy on the site, as well!Emily @ SW

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You know you’re looking at a good old fashioned Southern wedding when a.) the groom is decked out in a pastel patterned bow tie – from Southern Proper, natch – and b.) the ring bearer may be the cutest gentleman in attendance.  (No, really, check out the little blond cutie-pie!)  Leigh Webber was on-hand to document Mary Frances + Andy’s celebration at the historic Magnolia Plantation.  The uber-pretty bride stunned in Anne Barge that complemented her groom’s ivory dinner jacket, while her bridesmaids wore sapphire blue Jenny Yoo frocks.  Duvall Catering and Event Design handled both the understated florals + traditional Southern spread, and Cupcake provided the sweets.  For more shots from this South Carolina wedding, take a peek at Leigh Webber’s own blog post here!

How did the two of you meet?  Tell us your story. We met at a mutual friend’s wedding.  Andy struck up a conversation with a witty one-liner and had me laughing from the start.  I thought we really hit it off, but he didn’t ask for my phone number!  Little did I know, he planned on getting it from another mutual friend.  He called the following day and asked to take me to dinner.  We were living about an hour-and-a-half apart, but being a true Southern gentleman, he insisted on picking me up and driving me to the restaurant, which was about 45 minutes away.  It really made an impression, and it was at this restaurant that he proposed almost two years later.
Describe the proposal. Andy had moved to Charlottesville, Virginia for his residency program at UVA and we had been living apart for around two months.  Given our hectic schedules, we had not seen in each in other in several weeks. It was Labor Day weekend and we were planning on spending the weekend together.  That same week, I had accepted a job offer in Charlottesville and was very excited to finally be together in the same city.  We planned a special dinner date to celebrate my new job and our exciting next step.  Even given all of the excitement, the idea that Andy would propose never even crossed my mind.  In fact, when asked by one of my best friends when it might happen, I told her it wasn’t even on his radar.  As planned, Andy took me to the same restaurant where we had our first date.  We had an amazing dinner and had the best time catching up.  The restaurant had emptied out as we continued to catch up and order champagne to celebrate the good news of the week. At that point, Andy became very serious and placed a small box on the table as he began saying the most incredible things to me.  It finally dawned on me at that moment that either he was proposing or this was a really cruel way to give me earrings! He got down on one knee as the piano player in the restaurant began playing “At Last” by Etta James.  Needless to say, there were many tears and elated “yeses.”  I found out later that he had driven six hours to my hometown in Asheville, North Carolina the weekend before to ask my father for my hand.  The weekend kicked off with a bang and we were able to celebrate with all of our friends and family, including Andy’s parents, throughout the holiday weekend.   
Three adjectives that describe the day are: 
Exhilarating, elegant and ethereal.
Our favorite detail of the wedding was: We booked Voices of Deliverance, a Charleston gospel choir, to sing at the ceremony.  Only a limited number of people knew about this detail and just after our ministers pronounced us husband and wife, the group came out from hiding and began singing “Oh Happy Day.”  The reaction from the crowd was priceless as we danced down the aisle.
Tell us about finding your wedding dress: I had just moved to Virginia for my new job and to be with Andy.  My mom flew into town to help me get settled, and on the way from the airport we passed Bella Rosa, a bridal shop in Richmond.  She insisted that we just pop in to see what they had.  I had only been engaged less than two weeks so the idea of dress shopping was a bit overwhelming given all that was going on.  Nevertheless, we went in.  I thought I had in mind “the” dress, but at the last minute, I spotted an Anne Barge dress.  As I put it on, a song very special to Andy and me began playing. The tears started all around and we knew we had a winner.
Describe your wedding flowers: 
Since we were married outside in a beautiful grove at the Magnolia Plantation, I didn’t want to detract from the gorgeous natural surroundings so picked very simple and organic arrangements.  I chose ivory and yellow hydrangeas and tulips to accent the deep blue of the bridesmaids’ dresses.
Describe your wedding cake: I am a cupcake addict.  Every time I am in Charleston visiting my mother, a trip to Cupcake is on the agenda.  Naturally, this seemed like the perfect cake option for the wedding.  We had a tiered display of mini cupcakes and a giant cupcake for the cake cutting.  I thought it was such a unique detail and very fitting for us.
What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome while planning your wedding? The Monday before the wedding, the weather forecasters were predicting that a Category Five hurricane, fondly known as Hanna, was set to pass over Charleston at the exact time of our outdoor wedding ceremony.  Being a family of planners and optimists, we stuck to our plan for the week and my father had a full blown weather tracking system going at his beach house.  Vendors and guests were calling regularly to check the status of the wedding as there were several times we thought it was going to be called off.  We were fortunate to have the incredible team at Duvall Catering & Event Design who were entirely committed to making the day happen as we had planned.  The storm was downgraded to a tropical storm and ended up blowing through town on Friday.  We had a slight change of plans with the rehearsal dinner since the bridges to the downtown area were closed and we couldn’t reach the original venue.  Instead, we all piled in for a hurricane party – in cocktail attire, of course! – at the hotel where all of our guests were staying.  The day of the wedding was gorgeous and the sun came out and dried up all the rain just in time for the outdoor ceremony.  Needless to say, we were very grateful things went on as planned and that all of our guests could be with us to celebrate.
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day?
As I arrived at the plantation, I saw a string of guests walking to the ceremony site, many of whom had traveled from several states away through the inclement weather to be there, and it hit me how incredible it was to have so many of the people that we loved there supporting us.  It was at that moment that the emotion of the day overcame me.
Did you write your own vows?  If so, what was your favorite phrase, verse or line? In addition to the traditional vows, Andy and I prepared our own vows for one another.  He absolutely blew me away with his vows, which he had memorized start to finish.  At the end of his vows, he recited a string of pledges. There wasn’t a dry eye in the crowd when he was done!
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you looking forward to in the future?  In the course of one year, we moved to a new state, started new jobs, bought a house and got married.  The “what’s next” is to enjoy each other and the present to the fullest.  We are very much looking forward to many exciting trips, as we both love to travel.  Eventually, we are also looking forward to starting a family once Andy finishes his residency training.

Congratulations, Mary Frances + Andy!  Enjoy the here-and-now together!

Written with love by Southern Weddings
  1. avatar Lauren reply

    I just started following this blog yesterday and with this post, you’ve immediately become one of my favorites. I loved reading what the bride wrote about her special day and tears came to my eyes when she spoke about the most memorable part of her day. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful wedding.

  2. avatar Southern Weddings reply

    Awww, Lauren, you make us blush! So glad you love the blog and love Mary Frances’ wedding. Stay tuned for much more!Emily @ SW

  3. avatar Dennis @ Wholesale Flowers reply

    The cupcakes look delicious! And you’re right, when getting married at a gorgeous place like Magnolia Plantation you can do without fancy flower arrangements and let the nature provide.

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Contest : Dew Drop Designs

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That cake in the freezer will serve as a reminder of your wedding day, as will the no-doubt gorgeous photographs taken that day. While these are important mementos to keep, I think that the very best keepsake from your big day is your guestbook. Your guestbook is sure to be filled with words of congratulation, encouragement, and love. It’s like a high school yearbook but without the painful memories associated with high school (hello, braces!).

Gillian of Dew Drop Designs creates stunning stationery and dazzling bound books. Really, her wedding guestbooks are out of this world. Dew Drop Designs’ high-quality guestbooks provide the perfect place for friends and family to write down their favorite memories of the happy couple.

Win: A personalized leather guest book from Dew Drop Designs with your choice of art from Gillian’s collection.

To Enter: Back to those high school yearbooks that I mentioned earlier! Tell us what high school style you took part in that make you cringe now. While my high school years aren’t very far behind me, I distinctly remember slap bracelets and crimped hair in middle school. Scary.

This contest will end on Monday, May 3 at midnight. Good luck!

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  1. avatar Kimberly reply

    Animal-print pants…stretchy ones…absolutely heinous.

  2. avatar Kiley reply

    80’s bangs! Curled under! I could name many more…

  3. avatar Emily L reply

    In most aspects of my life I am actually pretty conservative, but for some reason in highschool I always insisted on having my midriff showing. I am so embarrassed looking back :)

  4. avatar Sarah M reply

    Slap bracelets, crimped hair, the giant poof bangs, neon colors and the list goes on!! so sad!

  5. avatar Kathryn reply

    I’m so ashamed to say it, but my "look" in high school consisted of me going to sleep with my hair wet, and waking up and running a brush through my tangled hair so I got a less-than-beautiful wavy look. Couple that with braces and an American Eagle graphic tee, and I was out the door! Thank goodness those days are over!

  6. avatar Heather reply

    Overalls and clogs in 5th and 6th grade. Yuck!

  7. avatar Megan reply

    Oh the return of bell bottoms! I remember standing at the bus stop in the queen of bell bottoms, the lampshade pants. (tight up the your knee, then a skirt of material around each calf). I could have hidden children under those things. Gross.

  8. avatar Melissa S reply

    Matching sweatpant/hoodie sets from Aeropostale. Head to toe lavender, anyone?

  9. avatar Annie reply

    Nothing is worse than the fact that in high school my sister and I used to go through my dad’s closet for his vintage sweaters and flannels (during the short-lived fashion phase of wearing big, grungy clothing). I used to wear this one pair of navy, bell-bottom cords of his all of the time. Did I mention that my dad is 6’2"? They were probably so skin tight on him when he wore them during his hippie years, cringe!

  10. avatar Adrienne reply

    Great giveaway!!! I definitely wore short shorts in junior high and high school. I had the legs to do it, but still there is no excuse for that lol. :)

  11. avatar Megan reply

    "Pleather" pants…. wow.

  12. avatar Katie B. reply

    I had shoulder length curly hair that I had yet to learn how to tame. My yearbook messages started with "Puff the MAgic Dragon" and "BeeHive". Insert white tapered leg jeans and my saxaphone case and I was one cool kid!

  13. avatar Sharon reply

    I went to a Catholic high school where the uniform was a school-branded polo shirt (available only in men’s sizes) and khaki pants. In order to make our shirts more fitted, us gals would use Goody ponytail elastics to gather up the excess fabric at the small of our backs and make a little ponytail, which we’d then tuck into our pants or tuck under the rest of the shirt. Logically, it wouldn’t stay tucked anywhere and you’d see all these girls walking around with little tails. Our teachers were none too happy!

  14. avatar Megan reply

    Where do I even start?! I remember when I spent many minutes each morning before school doing the following: I would start by separating my blonde bangs and curling the top part up in a tight curling iron curl. I would spray it with lots of hairspray and then remove the iron. Then, I would take a comb and run it through the top layer so it frayed upward like a peacock. More hairspray. Then, I would roll the bottom layer of bangs under so there was a defined line between each layer of bangs. CRINGE!!!!

  15. avatar Dawn reply

    Disco-Ball Eye Shadow…the really sparkly, white/silver stuff. <gag>

  16. avatar Julie reply

    Grunge! I was all about the thermals and the flannel shirts a la Eddie Vedder (swoon!) – along with my ripped jeans and converse all stars.

  17. avatar Mandy reply

    Oh, high school! Those were the days! I don’t know about y’all, but my friends and I thought we were so cool and mature, practically independent grown-ups, but yet we still depended on so much. I definitely depended on my friends for my coolness factor. It was like we couldn’t do anything alone. We walked together to class, carpooled to pretty much everything, called boys together, double-dated to the movies, went shopping together… well you get my point; however, looking back now, it wasn’t only because we were inseparable best friends, it was because we needed the extra boost of confidence, the reassurance that you would not be the odd-ball. Well, long story short, the worst style my friends and I took place in was wearing matching outfits, usually once a week! Really? Why did we think this was cool? Not kidding, we would call each other the night before school and plan matching outfits, and the next day 5-10 girls would show up head-to-toe wearing matching outfits… oh, we felt so cool! Now, I would hate to show up to a party with the same dress on as one of my best friends, but some how in high school, it was the coolest thing to do!

  18. avatar Lindsay reply

    Spandex….lots and lots of spandex with lace on some I might add!

  19. avatar Roxanne reply

    I was a total butt-rocker in high school. Enormous metal shirts, long baggy shorts, wallet chains (yes, multiple), spiked bracelets, collars, and mens sneakers. I even shaved my head when I was 14, and dyed it a million different colors (I have long luscious locks these days). The SHAME.

  20. avatar Jessica reply

    Really horrible bangs…that I eventually just started cutting myself, I can’t even stand to look back at pictures!

  21. avatar Leah reply

    i would have to say that my oversized argyle sweater vests, clunky sketchers boots, and slicked back ponytail (absolutely no bumps on top of my head!!!!)

  22. avatar Ashley reply

    Putting "sun in" in my brown hair during the summer until it turned a brassy orange…Also the choker I made out of soda can tabs that I "painted" different colors with glitter nail polish & strung together with clear fishing line… awesome.

  23. avatar Priscilla reply

    There was an unforgivable perm in middle school. And a terrible, terrible six months after I jumped up straight into a light fixture that gave me a reverse mohawk along my part. I’m so glad high school is over.

  24. avatar Lauren C. reply

    My boyfriend’s baseball shirts, jersey, sweatshirt….anything BOYFRIEND and OVERSIZED! I’m surprised that my boyfriend even kept dating me underneath of all these baggy pieces of clothing!

  25. avatar Cat reply

    Hippie! Ripped up jeans, no bra, birkenstocks . . . I looked like hell!

  26. avatar Diana R. reply

    I tried on those black and white stripey arm warmers, a white "The Osbournes" t-shirt, and Chuck Taylors on the first day of my sophomore year of high school school to see if being Hot Topic-chic suited me. People made fun of me immediately, and I panicked, so I thought fast and told them all that it was strictly ironic and humorous, like a one-day costume or a prank I was playing on everyone.Needless to say I did not wear those again….

  27. avatar Kelly reply

    Definitely the animal prints of the 90’s…so not what they are doing (right) now! What was I thinking?

  28. avatar Abbie reply

    In middle school I wore stirup pants with multiple pairs of colored of socks scrunched down….. ew. I also had this hideous windbreaker jacket that had rope knots and flowers all over it….. Thank God I got some fashion sense.

  29. avatar Jessica reply

    Haha, funny entries! I used to wear "Roxy" t-shirts and other tacky clothing that didn’t fit me well (I’m 5"10). Good thing I didn’t meet my fiance until after high school :)

  30. avatar Nicole-Lynn reply

    I was in high school in the late 90’s and early 2000’s so I can’t remember anything that was too outdated, well, except for my shortalls, yes, short overalls! I would love to win one of these guest books! The shell design would be perfect for our seaside wedding!

  31. avatar Amber reply

    I’m from a small town so our trends were small town trends and should have never made it to the big time. I remember wearing addidas tennis shoes and white socks up to my knees, and I wasn’t even a tomboy but somehow it was cool.

  32. avatar DeAnna reply

    Since my 10 year HS reunion is coming up this summer, the high school years are on my mind! I was never the fashionable girl in school – quite the opposite actually. I took only 5 minutes to get ready. Baggy jeans. X-large t-shirts my dad got from work. No make-up. While I am glad that I wasn’t one of the girls who spent 2 hours getting ready for school, I think I could have put in a little more effort into looking decent! A lot has changed since then!

  33. avatar THUY reply

    I’ll do my top three:1. Super flares! Those that covers up your whole shoes. Yuck, what were we thinking? Thank God for skinny jeans!2. Scrunchies, the big poofy ones. As if bad hair styles back needed any more help.3. Wearing lipsticks that were obviously too dark and tacky for someone at that age.I’m glad those awkward years are gone :)

  34. avatar Chloe reply

    Flannel shirts for that super "cool" grunge style. My mom used to go through the laundry to donate them to Goodwill. One of those moments where your mom was actually right.

  35. avatar Kristen S reply

    I wore fun fur pants. Yep, that’s right, FAKE FUR! In ridiculously bright colors! I also had a blow-up bubble purse and platform space boots. I assure you, I thought I was cool at the time! Oh, and thank you Facebook friends for sharing pictures just to embarrass me!

  36. avatar Jessica reply

    Oh gosh middle school… where do I start? Ugly bangs, always wearing this oversized black jacket, and baggy pants. I looked a lot better in high school thank goodness

  37. avatar Sylvia reply

    I did theater throughout high school, so it had a major influence on my makeup and fashion choices. I often borrowed clothing from the drama closet, mixing and matching them in an awful way! And since I learned how to put on makeup for the stage, I was frightfully overdone in that department too!!

  38. avatar LeeLa reply

    oh my, I wore t-shirts, a flannel, and -sizes too big jeans. Very grunge all through high school. I’m glad I go over that, I love a great skirt. ~leela

  39. avatar joey reply

    these huge oversized pants called "UFOS" they can fit at least 5times my leg width!

  40. avatar Kristin Graybeal reply

    The Doc Marten open toed sandals with socks… I rocked those everyday with a choker hemp, beaded necklace.

  41. avatar Heather Brown reply

    High school wasn’t too bad, except for the grungy flannel shirts. Middle school had the awesome tall, teased bangs with a can of hairspray. :)

  42. avatar Crystal Gulley reply

    Tunnel bangs. You know the ones, 1 inch curling iron, perfect roll down to the eye brows, hair spray and you have an instant tunnel! Heaven forbid one hair get out of place! LOL

  43. avatar Ginger reply

    Two words: Doc Martens…how were those shoes ever cool!!!

  44. avatar Michelle reply

    These designs will be perfect for a wedding stationary. I love it.

  45. avatar Lauren G. reply

    Umbro shorts and adidas sneakers in elementary school. Horrible!

  46. avatar Laya reply

    I’m almost too ashamed to say this…but if it’s for the wedding, why not?In the middle of January, I wore hollister mini-skirts, with wool leg warmers and clogs. And I spray-tanned myself a nice shade of Oompa-Loompa orange.

  47. avatar Brooke reply

    If it was sold at American Eagle I probably owned it. I remember lots of "perfectly" ripped jeans (purchased this way mind you), layered polo shirts with both colors popped (ewww…), tons of graphic tees with lots of "cute" sayings, and flip flops year round. I’m glad I didn’t meet my finance until later in college because he may not have looked twice if I was still dressed like that! :)

  48. avatar Adrienne reply

    part straight down the middle of my frizzy hair with baggy jeans and big shirts because I was super self-conscious.

  49. avatar Kelaine reply

    Slap bracelets and stirrup pants! what a great giveaway?! thank you!

  50. avatar katie reply

    grunge! huge flannel shirts, baggy jeans or overalls and sandals with socks. terrible!

  51. avatar Kristen reply

    I too did the return of the bell bottoms and the baggy pants. Also, it was cool at the time to wear whatever sports team you were on sweats, head to toe. Sweatshirts, sweatpants, & flip-flops with our name and the schools name on all three. Ugh!

  52. avatar Amanda A. reply

    In High School I had this Tom Boy thing going on during Freshman and Sophomore Year, where I would dress like a ‘surfer/skater’ with long ‘board shorts’ and surfer/skater brand name t-shirts. (Billabong, Hurley) I also had my hair cut just above my ears! Believe it or not even had the skater sneakers to match! Picture a female Tony Hawk…Oh the horror! What was I thinking!?!? :))

  53. avatar Jen R reply

    I was rocking bangs with a terrible cowlick right on my forehead. I had braces for years and years and wore baggy clothes to cover up how skinny I was….. Bad bad bad looks!!!

  54. avatar Lollie reply

    Royal Blue Letterman Jacket with White "leather" sleeves!! with everything!! I still have my jacket!

  55. avatar Amanda reply

    Unfortunately i was into the GLITTER. Glitter on my eyes, lips, nails, even my jeans and shirts! I do not know why i thought that was a good idea, but at the time I had a lot of fun with it!

  56. avatar Nicole A. reply

    I became obsessed with the band U2 in high school… obsessed (I still love them, and will be seeing them live for the third time this summer)! For some reason, I got it in my head that whomever that perfect guy in the world was for me, he would most certainly be just like Bono and would dress like him, and would only want to be with a girl that equally looked like a rock star. Thus started the collection of colored sunglasses, leather, lots of black, and a whole lot of boots and heels. Looking back… I was a disaster! But sure enough, that perfect guy for me, whom I marrying next month, has the complete opposite style of Bono, and I thank the lord that I have successfully moved out of my rock star phase.

  57. avatar Katie M. reply

    I chopped my hair really short right before high school started. Then, I picked out a black tank top with a metal-studded eagle across the chest with jeans and a studded black belt. I was only 14, and while I made my own choices, I blame my Mom for letting me make those choices, haha! Also, looking back I’ve realized that when it came to formals, the dresses that were my Mom’s picks…yeah, those were the ones I always fell in love with. I figure that won’t change when it comes time for my wedding dress! And, I couldn’t be more happy about it!

  58. avatar Kristen reply

    Pleather snake skin pants with a matching jacket. It not only looked awful but the material made awful noises when i would walk. I even brought it to college as a joke for someone to maybe wear for Halloween, needless to say it was still way to ugly for even that!

  59. avatar Angela reply

    Teased up hair, UGH!!!!

  60. avatar Cortney reply

    The high school trend that makes me cringe is the way I wore my hair my freshman yr, in weird twists held up with butterfly clips. OH! AND! The pink tinited denim I wore senior year! Eek!

  61. avatar Michelle reply

    Tan…Dyed Bleach Blonde Hair….heavy makeup… nickname was hollywood. Not good :)

  62. avatar Missy reply

    Black and red clothes were about all I wore, with all kinds of jewelry you’d find only at places like Spencers… and the dog choke-chains that I wore as necklaces… yeah, and all the metal going through various parts of my skin… and the terrible hair…

  63. avatar Jennifer P reply

    Oversized sweaters, denim shirt and jeans, and wearing men’s ties. We seemed to know nothing about dressing like a lady!

  64. avatar Taryn S. reply

    In highschool I insisted that my mom take me shopping to wet seal for the low cut bell bottoms because that was the in thing to do. Years later as I was going down memory lane looking at all the photographs I look so silly because as it is I’m already short so I looked like a broom stick.

  65. avatar Sheena reply

    bright purple, stirrup stretch pants and a purple/gree polked-dotted shirt (with a pocket). yup – ugly and on picture day naturally, at least it was middle school.

  66. avatar Allix reply

    I wore my letter jacket with everything. It was black and yellow so I looked like an enormous bumble bee. Not a very cool winter jacket.

  67. avatar Alexis reply

    Even though I am still in high school, I could not resist from entering this contest! Those guest books are so pretty. Freshman year, the big thing was to ditch the smiling and make it so you had a kissing face. You would squeeze your lips together and push them out. We all thought that we were the coolest… little did we know!

  68. avatar Jenae reply

    I grew up in a small town so ‘style’ is kind of stretching it a bit. My ‘cool’ jr. high days were plagued with big t-shirts and ankle jeans. I’m pretty sure my friends and I were the leading fashionista’s in my public school class of around 30, but into high school we simply ventured into what we thought were ‘wide-leg’ jeans that today are simply straight leg. Ha! Sadly enough I don’t feel like the 90’s really had style to follow, it was kind of anything goes kind of era.

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