I hope you are all having a great week! Its been a cooler week here in Chicagoland and I am ready for it to heat up and feel like summer…
Can you believe that it has almost already been a month since Brent & I got married. It seems like the whole wedding week and everything leading up to the wedding was just yesterday! We received our wedding photos a couple weeks ago via the internet & then the USB last week and it has been really fun to relive the night through the pictures and talking with some of our friends & families.
I am so excited to share some of the photos here on the blog and decided that I am going to break the posts into mini-recaps of the day. I have been having the hardest time choosing which pictures to use for everything so bare with me these posts will likely be long and ultimately a photo dump!
For the first installment of #TBT Wedding Edition we are going to take a peak into when we were Getting Ready.
The morning of our wedding I got up bright & early to get showered and ready before the hair & make up girls made it to the house. All the girls & my step mom got their hair & make up done by the amazing ladies from Primp Beauty Concierge, if you live or are getting married in the Ann Arbor area hit them up. It was a fun morning of relaxing, drinking mimosas, snacking on breakfast food & getting pampered. I loved getting to spend some down time with my bridesmaids before the wedding started & being able to all get ready at the house made it even cozier!
My step mom had really gone all out in getting the house ready for the wedding, she even put cute signs on the doors, labels on the water bottles & decorated my bedroom with signs & photos from our engagement pictures. It was great!
Once we were all glammed up we started to get ready, Chelsea got to the house & got to work taking pictures of all the little details which I absolutely love looking back on. Its nice to have pictures of the little things that you think no one will look at but you have to have, like bracelets, veil details & the belt that adds just a little bling!
Then it was time to get the dresses on! The girls got dressed first & I helped with a few necklaces before it was my turn to get ready! I had shown the picture of my dress to most of my bridesmaids but my friend Amalia couldn’t decide if she wanted to see it or not, she honestly kept saying,”OK show me!… NO wait don’t!!!” the whole morning so it was fun to have someone (other than Brent) surprised with my dress selection too!
My sister Stephannie helped me get into the dress, zip it, throw the garter on (which honestly was just for this picture, it came off the rest of the night until we did the garter toss, those things are not comfortable), belt & all the accessories. It was a pretty cool moment to be finally putting on the dress that I kept telling everyone about and seeing the whole day start to come together!
While we were finishing getting ready & heading to the church Dayna (Chelsea’s second shooter for the day) met up with the boys as they were getting ready at the church. I love these pictures of Brent tightening his tie & Shane helping him with his boutonnière. Apparently the guys had a bit of difficulty figuring out how to fold the pocket squares and I love that we have photographic evidence of that!
I gave Brent this pocket watch at the rehearsal dinner, it was something that he always has wanted and a fun gift to give him for our wedding. I got it engraved and monogrammed for him so its a nice moment of our wedding, especially since I got to buy so many things for the day!
Once we all got to the church we met up with the flower girls & ring bearer than Brent & I had a moment together, that will be on next weeks #TBT Wedding Edition!
Linking up with Amanda for all of my thinking out loud done on this wedding post, make sure you go see what other people are thinking today!