Girlie Stuff on my Groomsman Stint

November 13, 2007 at 7:59 pm 14 comments

Katie requested a photo of me in my groomsman dress, so here’s a shot I had taken with her specifically in mind:

Me outside of church

I’m not sure what is going on with my posture in that shot above, but I’m certain my belly dancing teacher would not be pleased.  My mother thinks I’m trying too hard to suck my belly in.  I think it is more likely I’m trying too hard to stick my chest OUT.  🙂

Luckily, Casey and Matt snagged some shots of the dress in motion, which I fancy more!

This is my bridesmaid, Jenn, and me walking her down the aisle.  In the background you can see the Catholic priest who is undoubtedly displeased with our joint departure. 

Me and Jenn from the back.  Like many groomsman, I’m glad I was taller than my bridesmaid. 

Bridesmaid Gemma, me, Groomsman Matt and Bridesmaid Jenn

Booyah!!! There was dancing!  The dress in motion as I dance with CarolynClint is in the background also shooting the spectacle.

And MORE dancing!!!!

Okay not much of the dress in this shot, but I still love it.

The dress was After Six Style #6257 in New Garnet Renaissance Satin. 

I got my hair done at a place called Sophisticuts in Woodbridge, Virginia.  The resilence of that up-do was amazing.  Not only did it survive all that dancing, but that evening when I got home, I fell asleep on the couch for three hours.  I woke up and the hair was still in place!  Their effort took 43 bobby pins and a lot of hair spray.

I wish I could say for Stacy and Louise I did something special with makeup that day, but I didn’t.  It was the same old Revlon Colorstay Active (with SPF 25 protection!), L’Oreal Lineur Intense Liquid Eyeliner and Maybelline Great Lash mascara I typically wear to work.  I would share the brand names of my blush and eye shadow too, but you see, they are so old, the labels wore away long ago.  🙂 

Hahaha, you can put the hiker in a dress, but you can’t squelch the outdoors spirit.  Underneath that beautiful fancy dress… I was wearing camouflage underwear. 

Entry filed under: fashion, Groomsman, hair, makeup, Wedding.

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14 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Clint  |  November 13, 2007 at 8:37 pm

    I actually had thought before that I liked your posture in that 1st one . . . .

  • 2. tgaw  |  November 13, 2007 at 8:56 pm


    Is it possible I am too fixated on the fact that my hips are not in “neutral position”?!?

  • 3. Carolyn  |  November 13, 2007 at 9:43 pm

    pfft, makeup. I wasn’t even wearing any!

    I wasn’t wearing earrings either, though I did try on one of the earrings Vicky got. Right around the time the baby vibrated on me.

    And RE: that picture above: I can’t dance.

  • 4. Clint  |  November 13, 2007 at 9:48 pm

    Yes. It’s actually kinda sassy. Like, “tssssss”

  • 5. Clint  |  November 13, 2007 at 9:48 pm

    (Is Sean gonna be mad I said that?)

  • 6. HokieTT  |  November 13, 2007 at 10:13 pm

    Not sure why I would be mad. I’m not really a ‘mad-type’ person by nature, despite what my recent persona would implicate. I’m really not.

    I hope that I survive to find a place that lets me be the me I want to be.

    /I know, it’s not always about me

  • 7. tgaw  |  November 13, 2007 at 10:21 pm

    @Carolyn – I see nothing wrong with your dancing. Though we are Sawyers and you know what Cousin Adam says about Sawyers and dancing. 🙂

  • 8. geekhiker  |  November 13, 2007 at 11:27 pm

    Heh – I love the fact that you kept a little outdoorsyness with you. If I ever get married, I’m wearing my hiking boots with my tux! 🙂

  • 9. tgaw  |  November 14, 2007 at 7:40 am

    @GeekHiker– Ooooh, hiking boots– good idea. The bride had told us she didn’t care what shoes we wear, except she did tell us, “No Combat Boots”. But, she didn’t say anything about hiking boots!!!!

  • 10. Clint  |  November 14, 2007 at 9:07 am

    Hey Sean,
    I know you’re not really the mad type. I just wanted to goad you into a response! MUAHAHAH

  • 11. Katie  |  November 18, 2007 at 5:42 am

    Thanks for the photo of the dress – you look lovely!

  • 12. Wedding Forum  |  November 27, 2007 at 11:39 pm

    I love the bridesmaids dresses! red always looks stunning!

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