- 7 years ago
So I am FINALLY starting my recaps!!!! I just spent a sh*t load of time organzing my pro and non-pro pics into categories and then trying to eliminate them down to the best of the best! I have so many photos, so its hard!!!!! So far I have decided I will do my recaps in six threads, with this first one being about getting ready!
So, first let me introduce my wedding with this pic – I got married at Sunset Beach Resort and Spa in Montego Bay, Jamaica. It has been my dream for years to get married on a beach by the ocean and my husband wanted a small wedding, so this plan fit both our needs perfectly!
My day started by waking up after the most horrible wedding nightmare I had in all the months of planning! Let me actually tell you that both my Darling Husband and best friend told me I was unrecognizable in the two days before my wedding. I was a MAJOR stress ball, i was so afraid of everything not working out. Before i left, i had barely gotten sleep for days. Basically, i let the stress get to me and take over. I wish it hadn’t but it had. The DAY BEFORE my wedding, i woke up and had NO VOICE! This has never happened to me in my whole life where I literally could not speak! And so I was freaking out since I WROTE MY VOWS. People kept telling me all i had to do was say “I do” and i was like, “no, i have to say my vows”!!! That day before my wedding a bunch of us went on an excursion to Dunns River Falls. It really is funny to look back and remember how i had to carry a note pad all day to communicate. By that night, my voice was raspy, but starting to come back!
So the next day, i wake up and am still feeling extreme anxiety so i went to the gym and did a 20 minute work out, which sort of helped. I had breakfast with my family. I refused to speak to anyone because my voice was still not completely there. I went to get my hair, nails and make up done. Oh, i was supposed to get a manicure and pedicure the day before, but the excursion tour we went on brought us back to the resort two hours later than they told me and so i missed my nail appts! Just a little something to increase my stress! I was able to rearrange things so my Maid/Matron of Honor got her hair done while I got my nails done. Once I got to the spa, i started to relax as i realized all i could do at this point was let other people take care of me. and it was fun getting pampered. the lady who did my makeup was a sweetheart who kept making me eat fruit for my throat and would not let me eat cheese!! Here are some pics:
Here is something I thought was pretty funny. I slept in our room with Darling Husband the night before. But I told him once I leave for the spa, he has to be gone and take his stuff to get ready in his parents room. I did not want him to see me once I started getting ready until our First Look. So he complied and took everything he needed…..but he missed the point! As I walking back to my room with my Maid/Matron of Honor after getting my hair, makeup and nails done, and veil put in, my Maid/Matron of Honor starts telling me “There’s Mr. Unicorn!” And she is pointing to the balcony of his parents room (which is 2 doors down from our room). So he is on the balcony, not only seeing me, but he was TAKING PICTURES!!!!!! I couldn’t believe it! My Maid/Matron of Honor yelled at him to go back in (I couldn’t yell of course!). I didn’t know about the pictures until after, but now that its all said and done, I thought it was pretty funny that instead of not seeing me before the First Look, he is out on the balcony taking pics of me half ready. And for the life of him, he could not understand why this was not okay!!!! Here are the pics he took:
Last, here we are in my room getting ready. Since my best friend Maid/Matron of Honor was the first to get her hair and makeup done with me, she was the one helping me into my dress and tying up the corset. Since I am currently away on internship, I had no one with at my dress fittings that actually came to Jamaica. So I made a video of my seamstress doing up the corset back. My Maid/Matron of Honor learned quickly from it and did a good job!
I also put my fave hanging dress pics below. You will see I am smiling in the “putting on earrings pic” because I was in the midst of putting on my earring and then all of a sudden I had a camera in my face and I remembered seeing so many “getting ready” pics of this shot before, so I thought it cool and cliché!