- Ms Mini
- 7 years ago
- Wedding: July 2010
(I picked up our wedding photos on friday, and found a few to post for you guys. I wrote the text for the recaps the week after the wedding, while it was all fresh in my mind. All pictures in this post were taken by Rachel Schultz of Madchen Studios)
I had a pretty good sleep the night before the wedding, I fell asleep right away, and other than waking up once because DH texted me, I slept through the night until 9am. I woke up, and jumped in the shower to shave my legs and such. Then I laid out all of my wedding day gear (wedding bands, accesories, bouquets, and corsages etc) on the desk, and coffee table in my room.
My dress and veil had been hanging off of the french doors in my suite overnight – it was wierd waking up to see my dress and veil all laid out.
My mom and sisters arrived at my suite at 10 am, and we headed down for breakfast. We had a relaxed breakfast, then ran upstairs to pick up my hair flower, and the veil and went to out hair and makeup appointment for 11:30 am.
We arrived to the salon at 11:30, and they got right to work on us – I got my hair done first, along with one of my sisters and my other sister went to makeup – the girls got a darker smokey eye with pink/nude shades everywhere else. My hair was perfect – we made a couple changes that we discusses at the trial and I was so happy with it. I then went for makeup and got a grey/brown smokey eye with pink/nude shades everywhere else similar to my sisters/bridesmaids.
Hair and makeup was crazy – there was 1 makeup artist and 2 stylists, and I was told we would be done by 1:30 – we were supposed to meet the photographer at the hotel at 2pm. We ran an hour over – not leaving the salon until almost 2:30!! Luckily – my photographer and DH arranged for the photographer to get a room key – so she took pictures of my dress and accessories and such while we were running behind.
We arrived back at the hotel just after 2:30 – really tight, because we needed the getting ready pics, and then wanted to be leaving for the first look at 3:00 – my sisters ran into the bathroom to dressed, while I touched up my powder, and then I gave them their bridesmaids gifts (clutches and custom jewellery).
Then it was time for me to get going – I wedged myself into the spanx – and then got into my dress – my mom and sister ended up lacing me into the dress together – which went pretty well – then we slipped on my jewellery then headed out to the car.
Meanwhile the boys were also getting ready:
Once we got to the car realized we forgot my car keys in the suite (LOL). My mom raced up and got them and then drove us to the first look location to drop us off (the boys had our big rental SUV). We got a bit lost on the way to the first look, and I was fairly stressed. But was able to relax once we got there!
We ended up being 15 minutes late to the first look – which was probably for the best, because right after DH and the other photog arrived and got set up between 2 buildings, a huge deer got spooked and charged down the corrodor between the buildings and almost ran them over!
The first look was awesome, we pretty much forgot anyone else was there, it was really nice to have that semi-private moment together. All the stress of being late really melted away once we were together! After the first look we put on our wedding bands – it was crazy seeing a ring on his finger for the first time!
More to be continued!