It has been way too long since I have posted a wedding related post. I emailed my photographer a couple weeks ago and she said it usually takes around eight weeks to get them back. Since we weren’t able to have my photographer there while I was actually getting ready for the wedding, I thought I would start with this post since it will be iPhone pictures anyway.
Getting ready –
I spent the night at my moms with my sisters, and we had a day of last minute errands and of course – getting pedicures. After our nail appointment, it was girls night. My mom is the best and made us drinks, we did face masks, and stayed up way too late.
My mom made coffee and french toast, because it’s my favorite and she’s the best. We all had some time before we had to go set up at the venue so we ate, and all had time to shower. I know a lot of brides choose to relax the morning of their wedding, but I just wanted to go be busy and set up the reception. It kept my mind busy, and I loved being able to make everything just the way I wanted it. It was truly, a beautiful day to get married.
(The only photo I took prior to the ceremony)
My sisters strung blush pink lanterns along the exposed beams in the reception area that took a couple hours. I cannot tell you how amazing they looked. My family was a life saver setting everything up.
A couple of hours later, it was time to go get hair and makeup done. It seemed like the morning flew by, and everything was moving so fast. My normal hair dresser was not available the day of the wedding, so I had to find someone a few months prior. Although I did a trial with this lady, I will say that I wish I would have been able to find someone I knew better to do the hair and makeup. She didn’t quite listen to what I wanted. But, that was okay. I didn’t wear a veil, instead I wore a really pretty headband and it matched my bridesmaids dresses.
Joe and I opted not to see each other before the wedding. I knew it would have been easier to take pictures before, but I also knew since the beginning that I wanted to wait and see Joe as I was walking down the aisle. Stick to what you want, ladies.
After we we’re done getting ready, it was time to head back to the venue and get married!