This post has been a LONG time coming, and I apologize for that. When I set about revamping my blog, it completely slipped my mind until last week. I hope you will still find this post interesting and enjoyable, even though it’s coming to you nearly 5 months after my wedding day.
So let’s just dive right in. Since my wedding wasn’t any different than a typical wedding, this post will be mainly pictures. I’ll start in order of how this unfolded on my wedding.
For those who weren’t following me at that time, I got married to the man of my dreams on April 26th of this year, 2014. The ceremony started at 2pm, followed directly afterwards with a reception. Because my husband is in the Navy, I was able to get married on base at the chapel and we used the Atrium next door to host the reception in. Everything was so lovely — I’m blessed to know some very talented ladies who did all the decorating for the ceremony and reception. It was beautiful!
And now, to the pictures!
So, the morning of April 26th we started at about 7 o’clock (if I remember correctly) curling hair.
I had 6 bridesmaids, 3 flowergirls, my mom, and myself to get hair and makeup done by noon. Some of the bridesmaids helped do hair and I also had four friends come over that morning to help out. (My friends are amazing!)
If you are curious on what hairstyle I did on my bridesmaids, I have a tutorial on it HERE. I call it Boho Braids with Curls.
I know this might seem unusual, but I decided to do my own hair for my wedding. So after I finished my mom’s hairstyle, I started on my own. I also did a tutorial on it, if you’re curious. I kind of made it up as I went along, but I really liked the end results! You can find the tutorial HERE.
Now we skip over to the reception room. This is the seating for the wedding party.
The centerpeices for each table. I was blessed to know VERY talented ladies!
My cake topper. Which was also my mom’s cake topper and my mom’s mom’s cake topper. 🙂
I thought this was SO cute! It was placed at the beginning of the food table and also on either side of the doors where the ceremony was held.
Picture time for the guys! What a good-looking bunch 🙂
And they can do pretty epic jumps in-synch with each other!
And, of course, they had to do the traditional guy-getting-cold-feet picture. (Though why it’s tradition I have no idea…)
Then it was the girl’s turn for pictures. The wedding gown I am wearing is my mom’s — just a few days shy of 26 years old. 🙂
My beautiful braidesmaids!!
In case you were wondering, four of the bridesmaids are my sisters. One is my husbands sister. And one is my older brother’s fiance (now wife). I’m sure you can guess who is who. 😉
And my three flower girls were my sisters as well!
This is my family! At the time of this picture my older brother (on the right) was engaged and my older sister (on the left) is married with a little daughter of her own now. 🙂
Then we swapped things up and got some pictures with the bride and groomsmen…
…and groom and bridesmaids. 🙂
After that it was show time! After all the guests were inside we shut the doors and my wedding party waited outside. To make sure I wasn’t seen, I waited with my dad around the corner of the building. 🙂
My youngest sister and little nephew made an adorable couple!
Me and my handsome father doing the most important walk in my life!
My photographer got some really neat shots during the wedding!
The first time we ever kissed! For a girl’s first kiss…it was pretty epic 😉
Our wedding bands. 🙂
Got to have a few funny poses thrown in. 🙂
For those who are interested: My mom and dad — and my mom’s mom and dad — did this exact same post on their wedding day. I wanted to carry on the tradition and get a picture as well. And in her dress, too! 🙂
Because of our schedule, we decided to do the ‘fairwell’ after the ceremony and before the reception. So here we are getting into our ride.
After a (very quick) ride around the base we walked around with the photographer to get some couple pictures.
A picture outside of the chapel we were married in. It was a beautiful day!
Our first dance together as a married couple.
I LOVE the harp and it was always a ‘dream’ to have it at my wedding. What do you know — my husband had a friend who played and she graciously offered to bring it to the wedding. It was SO special!
Father/Daughter dance. Such an emotional dance — I love my daddy! It was the only time I cried that day…
Mother/Son dance 🙂
We also did a Marriage Appreciation dance. My mom’s parent’s were the longest married couple there that day — 50 years!
Time to cut the cake! According to our guests, we were WAY too polite to each other 😛
And, of course, I could not end the day without a picture with the two closest people in my life. My husband and sister 🙂
And that was the end of my wedding day!
We spent our honeymoon in both Destin, FL and Boston, MA before flying to our new home in California.
We’re only a week or so shy of celebrating 5 months married. My husband is so amazing and we’ve quickly bonded and grown as a couple. Not to say that we haven’t had bumps in the road — that comes with life — but we learn how to ride them together, as a couple, and we get stronger each time. 🙂
I hope you all enjoyed that. If you have any other requests or questions — you know you just have to leave them in the comments below! Thanks for taking time to look at a special day in my life!