Saturday, November 7, 2009

Wedding Day!

On the wedding day, I woke up around 5:30. I didn't have to be up until 7 so I tried going back to sleep. After a few minutes I realized I was completely kidding myself. I was pretty nervous so I decided to get up and go for a run. I felt a TON better after the run. I got back home and took a shower and made sure everything was packed and ready to go. My mom, sister and cousin arrived at my house around 8:30 and we headed off to your hair and makeup appointments.

I got started with my hair first. I am not sure if it was because I was just sitting and let my mind wander but I started to get sick again. I got my hair washed and blow dried and my stylist started pinning it up. As she was doing that, she was talking to me and everyone was helping me get my mind off of the wedding and relax. I started to feel much better. After that, I wasn't nervous or sick the rest of the day and I was so greatful for that! Me and my mom had our hair done and then everyone got their makeup done. We were running a little behind so we headed straight to the church. We were supposed to start the pictures at noon and we arrived around 12:05 and still had to get ready.

The girls helped me get my shoes, garter, jewelry and dress on. Unfortunately, because we were late, we didn't get any pictures of us getting ready. As soon as we were ready, we headed into the church to start our pictures. JJ and I decided to see each other before the ceremony and I am really glad we did. We were both so much more relaxed and had so much fun!

We spent about an hour and a half getting most of the pictures done. Our photographer was so amazing and he made the entire process a blast! After we finished the pictures, we had about 20 minutes to head back to the dressing rooms while all the guests arrived. I managed to have a little snack and sit down for a few minutes. Then the wedding coordinator came in and said, "Last call for the bathroom!" My sister helped me go to the bathroom and it was a pretty funny experience. The lace from my dress kept getting stuck on the beading on her dress. We kept cracking up and it was such a fun sister bonding moment. Who would have thought we would have a bonding moment in a bathroom stall?

After we were all fixed up and ready again, it was time to head into the church for the ceremony. I will save the ceremony for the next post.

Here are some of my favorite pictures from before the ceremony (click to enlarge). I am not including any pictures of anyone besides me and JJ. I am sure some people wouldn't care but I don't feel right about it.
Flower's girl's basket

Me and my dad walking into the church






LOVE this picture!

So handsome!

8 comments:

Gilsner said...

Absolutely stunning, Becs!

I was in a wedding party once where we did photos before the ceremony and it was so nice! Such a fun, relaxed atmosphere, it definitely set the tone for the whole day.

Good for you and congratulations!

Gooseberried said...

Love all those photos! Very pretty dress and I love the veil style!

J.BRIDE said...

Hey Becs! Thanks for your input on the garter removal issue...you looked amazing on your wedding day - I can't wait to see more :)

Born to be Mrs. Beever said...

Ok, so your pics are amazing...you looked gorgeous on your wedding day and I love that you did photos beforehand (we are, too)! So glad you commented over on my site so that I could 'find' you. I'll definitely be catching up on your past posts. Congrats on the marriage!

Becs said...

Thanks guys! I should be posting the ceremony pics in the next couple of days!

P said...

Oh I absolutely LOVE your dress!!!

Miss T said...

WOW your dress is amazing! You guys make such a cute couple.

I normally hate getting up in the morning, but I think I will be up extra early unable to sleep on my wedding day too.

That story about your sister in the toilet is a crack up!

Mr B and I are planning on seeing each other before our ceremony. Glad to hear you enjoyed it and have no regrets.

Can I ask - did you wear your wedding rings for your photos before the ceremony?

JenniferBirge said...

Your wedding pics are lovely!