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We've had an obsession with the J.Crew wedding collection for years now. At first, it was just exciting to flip through the catalog until we reached the page with the lady in white. She's always been the anti-ball-gown, anti-over-the-top bride, surrounded by her gorgeous girlfriends in non-nightmare bridesmaid dresses. But, the story ahead is the tale of a true J.Crew — not J.Crew Wedding — bride.
Sporting the classic mall brand's pieces from head to toe, Karley Mackler and her now-husband, Mattias, ditched what may be considered wedding-day "norms" and chose to elope, opting instead for an intimate service at City Hall. Two months later, when it was time to throw the big celebration with family and friends, the Brooklyn couple once again chose J.Crew to outfit the affair. You could say they're partial to the company — the bride does work at the corporate office. But, overall, the final looks are nothing short of inspiring — the brand makes some killer menswear, and Karley's outfits were perfectly casual yet elegant, effortless yet special. In short: These two are as picture-perfect as the catalogs we love so much — except their story's much better. Click on for all the seriously sweet snaps from the two-day, all-J.Crew affair.