I've been quite a tease with our wedding photos, so thanks for hangin' in there. I think logically, it makes sense to do my Wedding Wednesdays in chronological order, but I haven't even shared my bridal shower or bachelorette party yet...So I'm going to do what I want, and post my wedding photos first, and then go back and do some of the pre-wedding posts. Because. 🙂
For this week's Wedding Wednesday, I'm sharing morning-of-the-wedding photos taken by the talented Emily of Anna Delores Photography. Our ceremony was at 11:30 am so the ladies had an early morning wake up call.
Fact: Sometimes I still fantasize about putting my dress on again just for fun. I loved it.
It took a small army to hook all the buttons on my dress. What you don't see under my piles of hair is a sunburn of an "x" on my back from a shirt I had worn the day before, during set up. Lol Ah memories.
Despite what a shoe fanatic I can be, I bought these no-name bad boys on Amazon. They matched the David's Bridal bridesmaid color "Oasis" perfectly!
Rob and I wrote letters to each other to open on the morning of. Of course, I cried.
I just love this one.
As you can see, there are no full group pictures of the bridesmaids in the robes I got for us from Etsy. Why? Because our morning was pure CHAOS. 8 women rotating in and out of 3 different hotel rooms, simultaneously doing hair and makeup in a rush. I'll be honest and say it wasn't my favorite part of our wedding day (by a long shot). I still cry a little thinking about how I never got a picture with all of my best friends in our robes, but in the end making it to the church on time was much more important. [Note to future brides: Make extra time for getting-ready pictures if they are important to you. I will forever mourn this.]
Meanwhile, let's get a peek at the men's morning:
Yup, definitely off to an infinitely better start than our morning.
These really are Rob's best friends, I adore these guys.
I love that Rob owns this suit and I can make him put it on any time. 🙂
A disclaimer on future wedding posts:
Don't get me wrong, I absolutely loved our wedding. The details, the people, the feelings, the photographs, all of it was exactly how I imagined it. What I didn't plan on was the intense amount of emotions I felt ALL DAY. I woke up the day of my wedding and cried for a good 20 minutes. Why? I don't know honestly. Maybe it was the overwhelming feeling of months of planning, coming to a head. Or the fact that I knew everyone we loved had traveled to be part of our day, just to see us. The pressure of having planned the entire day without being in control of all the moving parts was always in the back in the mind too, I think. And I'm sure most of the emotion was joy in finally getting to marry Rob and pure happiness at having all the people we loved in one room. But overall, the emotions of the day were utterly overwhelming (most of the time).
A good overwhelming though, the kind when only good things are about to happen. I mean, I cry when I see a sappy jewelry commercial, I should've know my wedding day was going to make me an emotional wreck. But nothing really prepares you for that either.
So don't be surprised, I'm crying in so many more photos to come. But they are happy tears.
Please feel free to comment (especially if you tell me that you too, were a blubbering mess on your wedding day or that you plan to be someday). Also, don't be shy about praising Emily's photography skills, she truly has an incredible gift of showing the best sides of people.