the star of sandy liang's wedding was an ornamental onion
garden variety allium receives coquette makeover
sandy liang got married quietly in june without any splashy internet fanfare. the only photos i could find of the wedding were off twitter and tiktok; the whole affair was kept quite private. of course, as an admirer of sandy and her brand, i was dying to get a glimpse of the wedding aesthetic.
she wore a cream dress (presumably designed by herself), with 3/4 sleeves and a full skirt. her hair is styled with the brand’s classic mini bows, covered with a simple long veil.
my favorite detail is the single puffy ornamental onion stem (that’s what these alliums are called) with the black ribbon, a brilliant subversion of the typical bridal bouquet. i can’t get over it. sandy is genius for this. i have a planter of these exact onion plants in my yard, and never thought of them in this way. styled as a bridal accessory, the humble allium transforms into a fairy’s magic wand or a sailor moon scepter. the black ribbon also makes it a touch gothic. it is really the perfect choice and so on-brand for sandy.
donning signature sandy schoolgirl outfits, the bartenders are serving ironic handsomeness. the footwear looks sensible, the hairstyles seem like what they would normally wear. i really love this twist on the “matching bridesmaids outfit” tradition. it’s unexpected and refreshing.
the “something blue”
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