My City Hall Wedding

May 8, 2016

Hi, everyone! This past Friday was one of the most important days of my life. After dating my boyfriend Brad Medich for six years, we decided to get married. We both were married before, so this time, we decided to make things a little bit different. Five years ago we decided to move in together and since then we've enjoyed our lives together, but it was only a month ago that we decided to take the next step. Yes, I had only a month to plan my wedding, but since we were keeping things simple, it was a very easy task for me.
One of the hardest things for a bride in the preparation of her wedding is finding the right dress. In my situation, it was very easy because I knew that I wanted to wear a simple non-white lace dress. If you follow me on Snapchat @CareliaMoran you probably saw more live details about my small wedding. Since cameras or cell phones are not allowed inside the courthouse, we decided not to hire a  professional photographer. Instead, I asked my oldest son's girlfriend ,Casey, to take the pictures. wedding dress

Courthouse wedding

Do you remember about a month ago that I showed you these shoes and told you that they were for a very special occasion? Well, now you know. The bouquet was a DIY project of mine. I must confess, I'm not a crafty person, so please be kind judging my work of art ;-)

City Hall Wedding

Burgundy isn't quite a Spring-like color, but I always have found this shade of red very elegant, sexy and feminine, therefore, perfect for my casual wedding dress. I made the bouquet a couple of days before the wedding, so I made sure the flowers had the right colors that would bring a Spring feel to my dress and the same goes with jewelry. I love turquoise accents around this time of year, so I decided to wear this old turquoise belt that I've been treasuring for many years with matching vintage jewelry.

Wedding bouquet idea

Red wedding dress

At the age of 45, my priorities in life have changed completely. This time, having only a City Hall wedding felt very comfortable and stress-free.

Carelia Moran Wedding

Casual wedding bouquet

Just married

After our early-morning city hall wedding, my oldest son took us for a very delicious breakfast at a local bistro in town. Everything worked the way we wanted and even the rain ceased that morning before our special date. By the time you read this post, we probably will be boarding our plane to our honeymoon, so please, bare with me if you don't see a new blog the next week; however, I'll be sharing some pictures of our trip on my Instagram and Snapchat accounts.

Retro style outfit

What I wore:

Dress: J.Crew (on sale now).
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi. In nude color here.
Belt: Express (old). See similar here.
Jewelry: Vintage. Similar here and here.


  1. YAY! CONGRATULATIONS Carelia! I'm so happy for you and Brad! You look radiant and your photos are so much fun!

  2. Congratulations! You look beautiful!

  3. Congratulations! As always you look gorgeous. I love the burgundy lace. Your bouquet is also very lovely.

  4. Congratulations!!! You looks stunning and you both look so happy!!!!

    1. Thanks, Gracey! We're really happy.

  5. Carelia how wonderful - congratulations!!!!!! Amazingly you're the featured blogger on my blogroll this week... I go alphabetically so it's just coincidence, but I'm so pleased to be featuring you this week of all weeks. You both look so adorable, and the dress and shoes were the prefect choice ❤️‍

    By the way I planned my wedding in six weeks, so you beat me by a couple of weeks!! ;)

    Catherine x

    1. This is great news!! Thanks so much for featuring me in your blog! I'm excited about this :-)
      I bet your wedding was beautiful! You are a very talented lady.

  6. Dear Carelia, I am so happy for you both!!! You look gorgeous and very happy! The flowers are beautiful. Congratulations and happy honey moon to you and your husband! :)

    1. Thanks so much, Natalia for your sweet words!

  7. Big congratulations Carelia! You both look wonderfully happy. And I think you did very well with the bouquet!

    1. Thanks so much Tanith!! I had fun making it.

  8. Me encanto la originalidad ♡

  9. Me encanto la originalidad ♡


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