Hello again readers! I'm back from our honeymoon, back to reality and ready to deliver all the glorious details of our special day.
To sum it all up: It was beyond perfect. Every detail came together better than I imagined it would and I have my wonderful family, friends and out of this world vendors to thank for it.
Here's a collection of some photos my mom and bridesmaids took:
I didn't sleep much the night before and I was up and at 'em when the alarm went off at 5:40! The girls met me at the New Haven Lawn Club and we started hair and makeup right away. My biggest compliments go out to Amy and Caty of Dana Bartone in Cheshire, CT. I'll let the "before" and "after" shots speak for themselves.
Meanwhile, my Anne Barge gown spent the morning "breathing" in the other room. I kept this detail a secret because I was really looking forward to a big reveal. And it was worth the wait. One friend told me she was shocked when she saw it!
Um, I'm still shocked when I look at it!
Then the flowers arrived and we all gasped and signed some more. I worked with Elisabeth at Blush Floral Design in Madison, CT. I think it's safe to say she's the best of the best.
I wouldn't let anyone change until we snapped a picture in our new robes. Mine was a present from the bridal party and I gifted them these robes from Pretty Plum Sugar.
Getting into the dress required the efforts of every bridesmaid, each one having to push, pull, clasp, snap and finally tie me in. I also needed help finding my feet under all those layers so I could slip my shoes on.
Remember those super cute designer shoes I found a while back? Well they hurt real bad so I returned them and was lucky enough to find these to replace them.
All gussied up we made our way downstairs for a few formal portraits before hopping into our super comfy and extra lux party bus! Woohoo!
The best part is yet to come! I'll follow up later this week with the ceremony story.