I walked down the aisle to the theme from "The Inner Light", which is a Star Trek: The Next Generation episode. We didn't go into debt for our wedding, and I bought my dress for $100 at the JC Penney outlet in Atlanta.
A wedding is what you make it, regardless of straps and sleeves, or type of ceremony.
I am a huge fan of Star Trek.. I loved every episode of it. the dress of yours if very beautiful.
I love that episode also. It's the only Star Trek one to make me cry. Absolutely beautiful, and very appropriate to a celebration of choosing to spend your life with someone. I bought a DVD of the entire TNG fifth season just to be able to watch that one episode. If the music and that photo are any clue, your wedding must have been really lovely.
And yes, a wedding really is what you make it. If you want to wear a bikini and get married on the beach while doing the chicken dance, go for it. Obviously, wear clothes that are appropriate to the venue, so maybe not a bikini in a church (unless it's a very singular church), but if it's at the same standard as your Sunday best, then you're fine. You don't have to wear white, or have a diamond, or have a priest, or spend twenty thousand dollars. It's a celebration, so do it in a way that is celebratory to you.
The most expensive part of DH and my wedding was the booking fee for the registry office. DH wore his suit and I wore a white sun dress (I think it was about $30). We had two close friends as our witnesses, and that was it. We just wanted to be married, we didn't really want to spend money on a big embarrassing event. We both felt it was a rather intimate occasion and didn't feel comfortable with dozens of people watching. So there were only 5 people (minimum to make it legal) in the room. The lady who married us was really nice throughout the whole thing, which really added to the pleasant mood. Then we went out to our favourite place to eat afterwards--cheap and with hilariously bad service, but the food is fantastic. We looked quite odd, sitting in the middle of a dingy eatery wearing our suits and everything. All the other patrons had flip-flops and jeans. It was lots of fun.