Wedding Rings

When we set the date of February 20th, 2009 for our wedding it seemed as if that day was so far away. Slowly but surely the day creeped up on us and as it got closer to the wedding day, the amount of work for the wedding grew exponentially as did my excitement. And finally, when the day arrived, I was overtaken with excitement, nerves, and love. One week ago today, I was lucky enough to marry the man of my dreams. Seems so cliche, but it is absolutely true. Vlad and I have been together nearly six years. We swam together in college. He moved to Germany. We started a website together which turned into our company and full time job. He moved back from Germany. We moved to Florida. We went though so much together, but from day one I knew I was going to marry him and live my happily ever after. Our happily ever after began six years ago, but the wedding last Friday was the last little piece of the relationship finalization.

Hermes Kelly Longue

I woke up on the wedding morning with a bit of wedding day jitters. Hair and makeup came at 10 am (many more details on hair and makeup in a later post). I am the Purse Blog Queen, so my accessories truly had to be fit for a queen. Luckily, I had the most ideal wedding handbag and jewelry to complete my look. My handbag that I carried on my wedding day has a special place in my heart. Two years ago over two-hundred of the lovely members of Purse Forum shocked me with a gift that left me speechless. For my birthday I was gifted the ultimate gift of all time, a gift that I knew would be a major part of my wedding day. I anxiously opened the orange box to find an extremely rare Hermes Kelly Longue in white with palladium hardware. Tracking down this bag was a massive feat in and of itself, creating quite the chase around the globe for a white Kelly Longue. But with persistence and perseverance the bag was found. This was the first accessory that I thought of and knew I HAD TO CARRY. I planned on carrying this bag with my on my wedding day before I was engaged. THAT is how much I love and adore this bag! Thank you again to every single person that made this wedding day dream bag a reality. {Read more this gift at tPF}

Now when it comes to the bridesmaid handbags, there will be another post! Once our photographer, Jeff Kolodny, found out that we were unofficial King and Queen of purses, we took many shots of me with my Hermes Kelly and the bridesmaids with their matching Adriana Castro clutches. We will share many shots of the rest of the bags later.

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wedding-bouquetMy shoes will go on another post as well. In fact, my shoes are so magnificent that I am now on the hunt to find a shoe cleaner to help spiff them up so I can store them to someday show my daughter. Since many handbag lovers are also shoe lovers, I think the shoes will be appreciated! For many of the photos we carried our handbags rather than flowers, but of course I had a bridal bouquet. Jorge from Dream Occasions was so much fun to work with and gave me the bouquet that I dreamed up in my mind. Garden like, elegant, flowing; and he completed this look with white mini calla lilies, champagne and ivory roses, green amaranthus, ivory stock, green berries, seeded eucalyptus, and an ivory ribbon crystals finish. The bouquet was perfect for our part garden wedding, thank you Jorge and Dream Occasions!

Wedding day GiftThe last wedding day accessory I will share with you all today is my wedding day gift from my groom. Close your eyes if the mushy-gushy-so-in-love comments drive you crazy. Vlad is most certainly a romantic. Sure, it took a bit of time for him to come around to this, but since he figured out how much I love romantic gestures, he has been amazing. A homemade meal, a date night plan, random flowers. It is not the gifts that get me, it is the thought and meaning behind them. But my wedding day gift was beyond thoughtful, beyond generous, and is a reminder of the best day of my life. Vlad went to our jeweler and designed a pendant for me. The pendant is made with matte gold and in diamonds reads 2.20, our wedding day.

Our wedding day was the best day of my life so far and a day I will never forget! Thank you to everyone who made the day so special for us. We appreciate it more than you all know.

And yes, many more details and pictures to come!

  • Cassy

    You really did have a wedding fit for a queen! I’m super jealous. Congratulations!

  • http://www.purseblog.com/ Megs Mahoney Dusil

    Thank you Cassy!! It was such an amazing day. It all worked out better than I could have dreamed of. I am so excited to see the professional photographs of the finished product – the bags of the bridesmaids with mine, etc, etc!

  • Sara

    Your wedding looks and sounds amazing!! Thank you for sharing so much with us!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ping

    Megs, congrats again and I LOVE your white Kelly longue and I have the same in biscuit color which I also love b/c it goes with everything. I have really enjoyed your blog and your beautiful personality really shines through! congrats again!

  • Lyns

    wow, your days sounds unbelievable! and how clever to hold handbags instead of flowers for some pictures! you remind me of grace kelly in that wedding photo above. congratulations! and many years of love happiness and health!

  • jennifer

    Beautiful! You are a beautiful bride and I adore the details! Congrats!

  • janis

    This is like reading a fairy tale!

  • Tanya

    Congrats! All of your accessories are beautiful and fit for a fairy tale wedding! Can’t wait to see more pics!

  • BagAngel

    It is a real fairytale, I am so happy for you both! The accessories were fabulous & the pendant is amazing! You will treasure this forever Megs & have a constant reminder of Vlad’s love for you & your wedding day!. Well done Vlad!

  • Michelle

    Thank you for sharing your special day with us. It all looks so beautiful and carefully planned out! Lovely!

  • Sisi

    Congrats, Megs! Happy married life!

  • Pursegrrl

    Great post, Megs! So so sooooooooooo happy for you two…your accessories are tDF and it was SO hard keeping quiet about your soon to be white Kelly Longue :-D. XXXOO PGal

  • veronica

    Congrats on your special day,thank you for sharing it with us it sounds like it was an amazing wedding and you deserve nothing but the best! I’m Lucky to have found your site!
    Vlad good job on the pendant it is truly amazing! Megs your one lucky gal!
    I cant wait to see more pictures!!

  • veronica

    BTW you are GORGEOUS!

  • Amanda R

    Yay! Thanks for all the juicy details… I think we have all been waiting for this post (I know I’ve been checking every day)! Best of wishes to you and Vlad! You two really do seem like amazing people even though I have never even spoken to either of you. You truly deserved the wedding of your dreams! Reading all about your wedding has made me start dreaming about mine… I can’t wait!

  • http://www.purseblog.com/ Megs Mahoney Dusil

    Thank you everyone!!! Planning the wedding was so stressful at times, but so much fun. It really was a bonding experience with my mom and I which I will never forget. But at the end everything went perfectly! The weather was stunning, the party went perfectly, the accessories were just right… everything just went off without a hitch!

  • sushita

    You look divine!! Congratulations. Everything looks beautiful!!!

  • jeszica

    Congratulations!! You look awesome and everything looks so beautiful!!

  • Bitten

    Congratulations Megs and Vlad! I’ve said it before but it is true: You both seem so happy with each other, it is truly uplifting!

  • Sara

    Also, did Vlad take these pictures?? They are amazing!!!!!!

  • Purseinsanity

    Congrats Megs! Your wedding sounds like a dream and you looked absolutely beautiful! Congratulations to you both…wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness!

  • bagnshoofetish

    this just fills my heart – keep the details and photos coming!

  • http://www.purseblog.com/ Vlad Dusil

    Sara, yes I did (except for the picture of Meaghan – I was not allowed in the room at the time!)

  • Longchamp

    Thanks for sharing, I liked how you went w/ the accessories theme and the pix of you is lovely. Congratulations!!!

  • Raspberry

    Congratulations! you look every bit the glowing bride. I can’t believe you found time to post.

  • A-T-G

    I love every single detail you provided! And your bling and bag are so very worthy! What treasures! Thank you for sharing the details of your day with all of us! And how sweet are you to take this time out so soon after the wedding to post this stuff!

    I totally suggest a thread of the “wedding of the century”, please!

  • Sarah

    Yay is really all that I can say, I love this blog, and although I look at four bag related blogs each day, there is just something about yours that I love. It was the first one I looked at and I have been visiting for years. I love this site and the lives that have brought the love of handbags to thousands of readers. I am so happy for both of you, and reading this just makes me say Yay to both of you. That necklace Vlad gave you is gorgeous. It is personal and stylish, yet also chic and timeless. Be proud to have a husband that treasures you and love it, for having that is the best gift you can ever have. Congratulations!!!

  • Sarah

    What brand of shoes did you chose?

  • me

    The necklace was such a unique idea, very sweet.

  • dierregi

    Beautiful accessories, I love the pendant with the wedding date – such a great idea. Might think about it for myself, since I got married May 5 :-) Anyway, lovely bag and great jewels, not to mention the fantastic photos. All the best, guys.

  • baby boo

    MRS.VLAD!!! finally!! congrats megs the photos are stunning@ everything looks perfect im glad you had an amazing day thats how it shoudl be.. everything is stunning

  • Lalique

    Mr & Mrs. Vlad, congrats on your wedding. Thank you for sharing your special moments with all of us around the world.

    Congrats!

  • Jamie

    Thanks for this great post Megs!!! All of your accessories are beautiful, but that’s no surprise. You have such fabulous taste. I was touched to read about you carrying your Kelly longue on your special day. :)

    NG1908

  • holly

    Wow! What gorgeous wedding accessories! Thanks for sharing =D It’s so much fun to see!

  • Leslie

    Stunning is all I can say, absolutely stunning! I can’t wait to see more pictures. The present from VLad could not have been more perfect and truly original!

  • Black Beauty

    What beautiful accessories! Everythng you shared looks elegent and classy! Glad you and Vlad had a great wedding day!

  • http://www.purseblog.com/ Vlad Dusil

    Sarah, Megs was wearing Giuseppe Zanottis on her wedding day!

  • boxermom

    Everything is lovely and so “you”, Megs! I love all the personal touches. It’s an honor to be a small part of your magical day .

    May you and Vlad be blessed with many happy, healthy years together!

    (Vlad, great choice with the pendant!)

  • kaka

    Mrs and Mrs Dusil

    Congratulations! Wishing you the best of everything :)

  • valentina

    Gorgeous and tasteful! I love the pic of the diamond solitary on the Hermes hardware and you Megs, look as graceful and elegant as any of the most beautiful women in the world. Congratulations!!!

  • Faith

    Beautiful pictures Meg! Your accessories were absolutely stunning! I cannot wait to see more pictures! Most of all, I wish you two a lifetime of love and happiness.

  • PC

    WOW! you truly are the purse queen and you looked like a queen. Your accessories are gorgeous especially the gift from Vlad! Hope the rest of your life is filled with love and happiness.

  • knics33

    Sigh… ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! You looked amazing Megs- Vlad is a lucky man :) Congratulations!

  • Limey

    Congratulations!!! Wish u 2 all the best and heaps of happiness!

  • M_butterfly

    Welcome back!! You have been missed but you have good reasons. Love the accessories. I wish the two of you all the happiness in the world. May your marriage be blessed.

  • SunnyFreckles

    Ah, the tears have begun to pour!!! ;) Great pics (OF COURSE!!!) and just an amazing story!!!

    Thank you so much for sharing this with us, honey!!! Congratuations again to you both!!!

  • jon

    Best Wishes and Congratulations
    God Bless!!!

  • bonniec

    Congratulations! Your love story truly reads like a fantasy, and I wish you continued happiness in your life together.

  • mjwilson

    LOVE the ring shot and that necklace is a gorgeous and creative gift idea. Way to go! Congrats to you both!

  • tiramisu

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful day with us! Congratulations!!!

  • ameliamasniari

    Dear Meg… You are so lucky in everything…. beautiful and gorgeous….

  • susan

    Best wishes for a long and happy life together.

  • shushopn

    OMG Megs! I knew you would use the Hermes bag for your wedding…it’s so perfect! I absolutely love everything!! Keep the info coming!

  • Swank

    Beautiful story and memories for 2 beautiful people.

    I love you both my friends!

  • pursefan06

    Everything looks so beautiful and perfect!! I can’t wait to see the rest!!

  • snowwhite

    Congratulations to both of you! Your wedding accessories are AMAZING–thank you for sharing. Best wishes!

  • Charlie

    Wow, I loved reading this article. You two are so in love and deserve nothing but the best, Congratulations.

  • Tracy

    aw, you guys! <3 lots of love always! bring on the babies!

  • Cassy

    I can’t wait to see more pics! Just from looking at those pictures, I can only imagine how great everything else looked!

  • kelly

    Wow, this post just warms my heart and I don’t even know you guys! Congrats and best wishes for a lifetime of happiness. Your words and photos gives single gals like me hope. Thank you.

  • sweetnycdesi

    I hope I’m as lucky as you Megs & find my true love & have the wedding of my dreams just as you did – apparently dreams do come true – gorgeous & gorgeous!! 1000 Congrats!

  • JJ

    Congratulations! Sound’s like it was the perfect day!

  • serene

    congrats again <3 you really looked like a princess :)

  • Lissett

    Congrats!!! I’m pretty new here, but you seem like a great person and I hope it was everything you wished for. Your hair looks fab as well.

  • Beth

    As they say in my family, “Mazel Tov!” i wish you and Vlad many, many years together filled with love and happiness! Can’t wait to see more pics, but these of the acc’s are just luscious… and that pendant? HOLY COW! There’s a conversation somewhere on these boards about your perfect everyday necklace… honey, you have one for life! Enjoy this lovely, special time in your lives.

  • flashy

    congratulations !!!!!!!!! wish you all the best :-D

  • Tiffany

    Meg – congrats!!! You are such a wonderful girl and Vlad sounds absolutely great…I remember the advice you gave me in the Relationships Forum re: my SO and although he drives me up the wall sometimes and is still working on the romantic bits – he’s still my boy and I hope the day we get married we’re as happy as you and Vlad!

    Vlad – if you give lessons, let me know and I’ll introduce you to my SO. Thanks in advance! ;)

    All the details sound absolutely fab and I’m so happy you got your dream wedding and your dream man! That bouquet is *so* pretty and original! The two of you make an adorable couple and although we’ve never met in real life I honestly feel like you two are just “good people”.

    Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Dusil!

    *Hugs!!!*
    LilTiffany

  • karolynka

    in such a hectic world, that i do believe has lost the highlight on what truly matters, like feelings and principles, it’s a blessing for both of you to have each other. Some people keep searching those emotions all life long…sincere congratulations!

  • Big Bag Girl

    I have been reading and participating in your blog off and on for a little over a year. In that time, I have appreciated the frequent glimpses that you have given of your personal life. You have let all of us in and shared with us the love that you and Vlad now share forever. Your graciousness is much appreciated. I wish the two of you the very best and long years together. BTW, would love to see some wedding pics.

  • sophie

    Weddings are momentous and are significant to people who are bound for each other. Wedding accesories, like cufflinks, are part of weddings’ art and elegance. To be wed with the one you really love is a phenomenon that is so unforgettable

  • Leda

    goood idea
    next time i´ll put in the spotlights my big rings of precious stones and dimonds, with my lovely Birkin, too
    and instead of leather bracelets , my heavy large in gold bracelets…
    (rs,rs,rs)

  • Anonymous

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