Monday, September 23, 2013

"The Limos Here"

Ah, where were we?  My lovely sister, mom and I were chillen at home getting our hair done by my dear hair stylist Anton. I was so relaxed. Seriously. I was just in my own little world knowing that the day was already turning out perfect. The weather was on our side, everyone was happy, and it was MY WEDDING Day. While we were doing the final touches my gorgeous bridesmaids walked in from their hair appointment at Illusions looking fly as ever.
Later on in the day
Everyone completed their final touches, and I had the chance to finally see my hair. It was exactly what I imagined. Anton curled all my hair and then pinned half it up. I never imagined my hair being in a full updo for my wedding so this was perfect.

Let me mention, that during this time my amazing mother was completing the crudite & cheese platters. My mom prepared so many vegetables, delicious cheeses and crackers so that I wouldnt have to spend over $1000 on a cheese platter.

Soooo, during this wonderful time of getting ready, I had a surprise in store for me...
I had been under the impression we were all going to drive over to the venue in our own cars which was completely fine with me. About 25 minutes before we planned to leave I heard my dad, who had gotten home from golfing, ask my mom "When is the driver going to be here". My mom shh'd him right away.  Ooh, limo huh? Several minutes later, when I asked my mom who my wedding dress would go with - she replied back with "the limo." and looked rather disgusted with herself thinking she had let the cat out of the bag.
  About five minutes after that, my bridesmaid Megan also dropped the ball on the limo. It was a pretty hilarious sequence of events.
Fake Surprised!!
While us girls were getting in the limo, the guys were having their own fun back home. 
Clyde perplexed by that marriage thing.

To be continued..



Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Pre Wedding Fun!

Alright, so setting up at the barn went extremely well! I received feedback prior to the wedding from people saying I would have too much to do the day of the wedding and needed to delegate the task to someone else. I honestly had plenty of time for it, thank goodness! Andrew and I had done a lot of DIY stuff and I didnt really have an option not to be there. Most of my bridesmaids had an idea where everything needed to go but I am sort of a control freak or some would say bridezilla and needed to have the final say.

My amazing mother in law Donnie and my new sister (!!) Mckenzie greeted us at the farm since they were there creating the bouquets and boutineers. Stacy at Broadturn supplied the flowers and Donnie and Mckenzie did the most amazing job with them. My only request was that they tried to use green and cream colored flowers for the girls bouquets. My bridesmaids dresses were a poppy red color so they didnt need much more!
We had been there for about an hour, when some of my bridesmaids started getting a little bit antsy to leave. I didnt blame them since their hair appointment was about 45 minutes away and they needed time to showah! Elyse, Greta, Kar, and Kristina hopped in a car and headed home while the rest of us stayed for a little bit to finish up.
 Around 9:00 AM we left to head home after set up. Everything at the barn looked amazing and I left excited to go get my hair and make up done. At this point, I will also say that all of the photography going forward will be from my amazing photographer Love Shutter Photography .. I cannot say enough good things about working with them.

Anyways, getting back to the day, Emily did my make up for me once her updo was complete. I knew that she would do a great job and I put 100% of my trust behind her. I asked for her to do a natural look and thats what she went with!

After Emily finished my hair, Anton my hair dresser was ready to do my hair. He seemed a little anxious since it was nearing 1 P.M. and he hadnt started on my hair. I knew it would all work out fine.
As you can see in the picture, my bridesmaids grabbed me an Amato's sandwich for lunch. I probably took about 2 bites of it. Thankfully, I had also had some handsful of popcorn because I didnt end up eating again for a long time! Haha.

While the girls got all dolled up, the guys were busy golfing. There were 17 guys in all that went including the wedding party, close friends and family. I couldnt tell you who won since 3 of them told me they were the winner.. 

Alrighty, this love story is to be continued..