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Wedding Recap: Morning Of

I woke up on Saturday bright and early to get the party started!

Us girls got ready in the bridal suite. We packed snacks like hummus, veggies, fruit, and nuts, so of course the guys dropped in. Wait, isn’t that not allowed?

Don’t worry, they left WAY before I got ready 😉

After my sister, two bffs, and mom got prettified, it was finally my turn to get gorgeous and bridal-like!

My something old and something new: my late grandma’s pearl necklace and Kate Spade turtle earrings

My best $10 Ebay purchase to date: a great hair accessory

My something borrowed: my moh’s mother’s amethyst ring. Apparently your something borrowed should be from a married person. I did not know that! Did you?

My something blue: 4″  BCBG navy blue peep toe heels:

My modified sweetheart neckline dress:

Classic hairdo: french twist

And then before I knew it, I was in the world’s most comfortable wedding dress that I did not tug or pull at ALL DAY, and boom! I was a bride!

Afterwards, it was time for bridal party portraits which was pretty much my favorite part of the day. I’ll be sharing those fun pics next time!

Hope you are liking the recaps so far!

*All the beautiful images by Natalie Franke Photography*

Wedding Wednesday: Days Before

Oh hey there friends! Remember that one time I got married? That was almost two months ago! Time flies! So the last time I discussed the wedding, it was the Monday before. I had had a productive day with Ags, during errands and getting a workout in. That would be the last time I stepped foot in a gym for a LONG time, haha.

So I took the week off before the wedding and it was the best thing I ever did! It gave me just the right amount of time to get any DIYs done without feeling a time crunch. I had time to run errands and make phone calls without worrying about not having enough hours in the day after a long day at work. And having a personal assistant in my friend Ags was also fantastic as she kept me on a schedule and helped me feel calm. So lesson learned: take at LEAST three days off before the wedding, and if you have a friend who can afford to take time off WITH you, you will be GOLDEN.

In the days leading up to the big day, we made ceremony programs, centerpieces, escort cards, favors, but best of all, we got through my makeup and hair trial! Another tip: if you can swing it, get a hair and makeup trial the week of the wedding because you’ll be fresh in your MUA’s mind as far as your complexion and hair goes.

Before I knew it, it was Friday at 4pm and I was done wedding planning. I had nothing left to do but rehearse!

During the rehearsal, we had some woodland creatures come out and play which made me feel like a Disney princess when they surround her in a forest:

Can you spot the deer?

Or maybe it’s because I was wearing bridal mouse ears:

Oh yes I did.

In any case, after practicing a few times in the muggy, swamp-like conditions, everyone retreated for the cool indoors and got drunk enjoyed the rest of the evening.

This was only the beginning of the night

Mind you, I did NOT consume but one beer and spent the rest of the night hydrating!

And so went the days before my wedding! And hopefully this will be the beginning of a successful wedding recap!




Pre-Wedding Festivities: Weekend Edition

This past Saturday marked the start of the 1 week countdown to an event 700 some days in the making. That’s a whole lotta waiting folks. GLAD IT’S FINALLY OVER!!

I kicked things off on Friday by meeting up with my bff L for dinner and drinks after my first encounter with air brush tanning, courtesy of a really awesome 2-for-1 deal I found online.

Airbrush tanning is the shiz, you get instant summer vacation glow in one session:

Look ma, no streaks!

On Saturday and Sunday, A and I hung out with his family who flew in from Italy for the wedding.

Sunday’s activities included a nice walk along the C&O canal

and a delicious dinner La Forchetta. While everyone else chowed down typical Italian style, with a first course and entree, I skipped first course, ate only half my entree and saved all my room for dessert because this beautiful thing was calling my name:

Fried sweet dough cannoli

On Monday, my other bff Ags came in town from Tennessee to help me finish last minute wedding nonsense as well as help me relax by partaking in some terrible television and impromptu dance parties.

I think I’m doing all right as far as having a good pre-wedding week! Hoping this happy go-lucky, easy-going trend continues!

How was your weekend??