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Micro Wedding Coronavirus Personal Essay

I didn’t grow up imagining what my wedding would look like. But I did always assume I would get married.

I was lucky enough to have had a happy, fairly conventional childhood. I grew up in a small town in upstate New York in a traditional family of four, with parents who’ve now been married for 36 years. From my limited perspective, that’s just what adults did: they got married.

When I met Tom, or rather met him again, I was nearing 30 and starting to lose faith in my assumption about getting married. After four years of many, many failed attempts at forming a romantic relationship out of the desperate game that is dating in New York City, I was starting to feel like I was never going to find a boyfriend, much less a husband.

Tom and I had worked together for three years at Scientific American

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Chanel’s SS21 Show Took Micro Accessories to the Next Level

On October 6, Chanel kicked off the last day of this season’s Paris Fashion Week by reminding that big things can come in small, chic packages.

During Chanel’s Spring/Summer 21 show, which was held at the Grand Palais des Champs-Élysées as it’s tradition, micro accessories caught our attention in a big way. Tiny bags ruled the show, seen both in the physical micro bags hanging off models’ shoulders and the small bags reimagined in the models’ jewelry. Some were big enough to still seem fairly usable while others called to mind Lizzo’s look from last year’s AMAs. Regardless of practicality, their stylishly eye-catching nature simply couldn’t be denied.



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a woman wearing a necklace


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In case it wasn’t clear from the Hollywood-style

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What Should You Wear for Your Micro Wedding?

The coronavirus has forced many couples to abandon their 200-plus guest lists and opt instead for a virtual wedding ceremony or micro wedding. And with these changes also comes a shift in attire — somehow that elaborate ball gown you envisioned wearing before the pandemic seems out of context.

So what would be more appropriate for an intimate setting? Here are some of our favorite options, plus tips from bridal designers on how to choose a wedding-day look that’s perfect for a smaller celebration.

With so many micro weddings taking place outdoors, airy, romantic gowns are a popular choice. “Dresses made of fabric with movement and flow create a stunning juxtaposition against nature’s setting,” said the designer Claire Pettibone. “Surface textures like delicate lace, subtle beading and dainty embroidery stand out in natural light and photograph beautifully.”

Look for easy silhouettes that play up the detailed, ethereal fabric

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