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Laura Serino

After visiting Maine only a handful of times, Laura Serino packed up her studio apartment in New York City and headed north for "the way life should be." After a summer on North Haven island, she and her boyfriend, a Maine native, settled in Portland, Maine. Serino is a former magazine editor who has been published in national and regional publications. When she isn't blogging, she spends her time antiquing, scouring thrift shops, exploring new places in Maine and cozying up to her cat Jasper. She recently completed her first book, "Twentysomething Girl, 1001 Quick Tips and Tricks to Make Your Life Easier." Reach her at Follow her: @ForeFrontFash

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Fore Front Fashion with Laura Serino
Posted: November 6, 2014

I wore my Mom’s underwear and other wedding mishaps

I know you’ve all been waiting to see the reveal of my wedding dress and for months I’ve been excited to share it with you. But now when I look back at my wedding day, it’s all the weird fashion choices that I made that stand out for me.

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Weird Wedding Fact #1: I Wore My Mom’s Underwear

As I was getting dressed for the big day, I yelled downstairs asking my Mom where my fancy white bridal-y thong was. She claimed it was upstairs. I couldn’t find it. In fact, the only pair of underwear I had with me was the pair I was wearing: pink and gingham. Decidedly unsexy and perhaps not the best style to wear with a wedding gown.

What did I do? I wore a pair of white high-waisted briefs from my Moms drawer.

And I didn’t stress over it.

Weird Wedding Fact #2: I Wore A Giant Temporary Back Tattoo of Me and My Groom

Yes. You read that right. Exhibit a.


And the final product.

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The back tattoos were made by a friend to hand out at our rehearsal dinner, designed from our save-the-date postcards. She made one very special GIANT version for me to wear on my wedding day. Just keeping it real, folks.

Weird Wedding Fact #3: I Bought A New Pair of My Favorite Sandals

Rather than spend a ton of money on wedding shoes or buy a designer pair of heels, I realized walking down the aisle in my favorite pair of Pons would be the best thing I could do.

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But I bought them in gold – since they had to be party shoes after all.

Weird Wedding Fact #4: I Spent All Day In My Future Husband’s Shirt

My sweet Mother bought me a beautiful robe to wear while I got my makeup done, but in the end, I slipped into yoga pants and a shirt from my husband’s closet. And my sister did too. It was like having a little piece of him with me while I anticipated walking down the aisle.

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Did you have any wedding mishaps? Please share so I don’t feel so bad about myself!


Photos by Matt Cosby

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