I will start this rehash of wedding events with the day before the wedding. Brad had come in from Pennsylvania the night before, and we were meeting our officiant for breakfast at Denny's. This was followed by suit fittings and a plethora of decorating. (Thanks again for everyone who helped make my vision come true! I have some amazing family and friends who worked their booty off for us).
After rehearsing at the church a few times, we went out to eat at Pietro's. Wow was it delicious! We had salads, bread sticks, pasta, pizza and ice cream. Thanks in-laws!
Then, the man and I parted for our last time as single folk.
|The man and I's last single good-bye|
|My A Team with our face masks|
Waking up at a bright and early 6:45am, us girls washed our faces and got ready for the salon. My wonderful A-Team of bridesmaids took me for a morning surprise.
|Mmmm, caramel mocha|
We arrived at the salon, sleepy eyed and excited. My bridesmaids, myself, and the mothers all got their hair done and looked gorgeous. And this girl got some fake eyelashes and her makeup done. Holla!
Legit, I told the makeup girl to make me "look like a classy crack whore. Like for presidents and basketball players. I really like a lot of makeup, but somewhat classy too." And she nailed it!
After lots of brushing, curling, prodding and poking, I came out looking like a princess.
The we went off to the church, where I was tied, buttoned, and shoved into my huge Cinderella dress. And holy crap was that an ordeal! But my A Team was wonderful. (Following photos are courtesy of my brother)
|Go big or go home, right? That was my motto for my look as you can tell.|
|My cousin and Aunt getting a look at me pre-ceremony|
Part 2 will be up tomorrow!
Love and Blessings,