Tuesday, April 12

pre-ceremony.

Ready for another part of mine & B's wedding story? 

Bryan and I had a big wedding party ... 9 bridesmaids and 9 groomsmen ... I loved it though! A huge party for our entire 7 month engagement! :) 

I made hair appointments for all of my bridesmaids, mom, stepmama, and me! You can imagine with 12 of us it was a LONG day at the salon ... 
As you can tell it was so much fun though! 
{well, for us ... I'm not sure what the rest of the patrons thought!}

After the salon, we all headed to the church to get our dresses on ... 
{one of my fave pics of the whole day is both my sisters crying when my Daddy saw me for the first time}
The fellas were across the church 
{so we wouldn't risk B seeing me before the ceremony!}
goofing off ... 
So on our wedding day it was POURING down rain ... {causing serious anxiety for this girl} 
At my church in order for the bride to get to the back of sanctuary with nobody seeing her, she has to either walk outside or down the aisle to the balcony ... Obviously the outside path was NOT an option ... So me and my 9 bridesmaids plus my mom, stepmom, Daddy, and MIL marched down the aisle and up to the balcony .... 
At the time, I didn't realize how cool this would be ... 
I got to watch the entire church fill with our family and friends ... 
I even got to watch B walk to the front of the church. 
{cue swelling of the heart! :)}
{right before Daddy walked me down the aisle}
So next up ... the ceremony and LOTS of pictures ... 
{you like how I'm dragging this out as much as possible?!}

For you married ladies, what was your day pre-ceremony like? 
For all your other lovely ladies, what do you imagine your day will be like before your ceremony? 

Happy Tuesday Y'all! 


13 comments:

Kendall said...

You were such a gorgeous bride! And that church looks amazing!! Can't wait to see the rest of the pics!

Me and my bridesmaid got ready at the church and they forgot to turn the a/c on! Well trying to get ready in June in Texas in a 100 year old church with no a/c was HOT! There are soooo many pictures of me and my bridesmaids in our floor length dresses standing over fans trying to cool down! Uncomfortable in the moment, but I have so many great marilyn monroe-esque pictures from that day! ha!

ben+alex said...

this looks like such an amazing wedding!
your dress is absolutely gorgeous:)
i love looking through wedding photos.
and 12 girls in a salon sounds like so much fun!
new to your blog and loving it!

ben-and-alex.blogspot.com

Marian said...

Ah, I had 9 bridesmaids as well. And we all went to a salon to get our hair and makeup done before the ceremony. It was a blast...we enjoyed mimosas and muffins. I had one breakdown...but that was before the makeup:) Time didn't start flying by until we got back to my parents house to change...then it seemed like everything was in fast forward.
And your whole wedding looks amazing!!

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

aww SO exciting! i love these photos :) you are such a pretty bride. im hoping the day of my wedding things will be relaxed and fun! xoxo jcd :: cornflake dreams

Ashley said...

gahhhh i LOVE these pictures! youre a babe!!! dont you LOVE reliving your wedding day?! ahhh so much fun!

Nikki said...

So much fun! Isn't funny how those are the memories that stick? I laughed when I read the first paragraph because my Husband's name is Bryan and sometimes I call him B.

Love your dress, LOVE it! Who is it?

Katie said...

Oh this looks like SO much fun!! You were an absolutely stunning bride! I love your dress.

Michelle said...

I love seeing pictures from your wedding! You looked stunning! LOVE these collages! It truly looks like a wonderful day! XOXO

natasha {schue love} said...

Awww that picture of you and your dad is precious! Just love that moment! :)

You look stunning, of course! Can't wait to see all the ceremony and then reception photos! :

Kelley @ Kelley Maria said...

So much fun to spend your pre-ceremony time bonding and getting ready with the girls!

Miss Lindsay said...

I love all of your posts about your big day!! SO FUN! I envision a morning at the salon with all the ladies too :)
That is a great picture of you and your dad.

Dirt On The Rocks said...

i love weddings and you look amazing :) best wishes to you! i'm a new follower and i cant wait to see more pictures@

Megan said...

I love wedding posts!! You were such a gorgeous bride!! I loved getting my hair done with all my bridesmaids. It was probably one of the greatest moments ever...so much fun.