Journey of a Thousand Miles: Time to Put the Dress On


While Stacey the Hair Fairy was finishing up with my makeup, Sol took the opportunity to snap a few photos of my dress hanging out on the patio. Let me just say for the millionth time how much I love my dress. It was WAY more than I was hoping to spend but worth every, single penny.


Del Sol Photography


Del Sol Photography


Del Sol Photography

Finally the moment came to put my dress on. Sister-In-Law Meerkat shut the door and gave me the thumbs up that I could start stripping out of my clothes.


Del Sol Photography

After I stripped down, Mama-In-Law Meerkat helped me get into my dress and lace it up.


Del Sol Photography


Del Sol Photography

Then we called in Mama Meerkat who had been resting her poor blistered feet up on the end table in the other room.


Del Sol Photography

As you can tell by her face she was happily surprised. To be honest I think she was mostly surprised that I was actually wearing a dress. *grin*

Next it was time for Sister-In-Law Meerkat to help me get my jewelry and shoes on.


Del Sol Photography



Del Sol Photography

Now that we were all dressed and ready, Sol took some quick portraits of me in the bedroom.


Del Sol Photography

I just love the way my bright orange shoes peeked out from under my dress.


Del Sol Photography

And just for Mama-In-Law Meerkat I will show you her favorite photo of me. She says that is shows the pure joy she saw in my face that day.


Del Sol Photography

Then it was time to head outside for some photos with my girls, so I put my “I’m the boss” hat back on and let everyone know what to do next.


Sister-In-Law Meerkat was the one who I gave the most important instructions to. See that box in her hands? It was a special surprise I got for Mr. Meerkat. Her job was to make sure he got it before the ceremony. Don’t worry, I will show you what was in there…eventually. 😛

Up Next: The Guys Get Dressed



Mrs. Meerkat

Kalamazoo, MI/Riviera Maya
Wedding Date:
December 2010
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  1. elephant Member
    elephant 6339 posts, Bee Keeper @ 2:56 pm

    You look so gorgeous Meerkat! That dress is beautiful!

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    Jax, Guest @ 3:03 pm

    What a beautiful Princess BOSS!

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    Denali 296 posts, Helper bee @ 3:04 pm

    Yeah!! So pretty!! :) And I am totally digging your shoes.

  4. panther Member
    panther 1112 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:05 pm

    You look absolutely BEAUTIFUL! That dress is amazing.

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    PitBulLover 8411 posts, Bumble Beekeeper @ 3:06 pm

    You look gorgeous! I love the look on your mom’s face when she first sees you!

  6. tartlet Member
    tartlet 3227 posts, Sugar bee @ 4:01 pm

    You look so beautiful! I love your Mom’s reaction to seeing you in your wedding dress. :)

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    Miss Ravioli 49 posts, Newbee @ 4:25 pm

    The picture with your mom is just so awesome! And sister in law meerkat’s face is so joyful too! And you just look fab!

  8. eggsbenedict Member
    eggsbenedict 347 posts, Helper bee @ 4:48 pm

    I love that picture of you smiling so big! What a great way to remember how you felt!

  9. earrings Member
    earrings 2611 posts, Sugar bee @ 5:50 pm

    You are such a gorgeous bride :) I love the look on your mum’s face!

  10. Pincushion Member
    Pincushion 1074 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:51 pm

    The two favorite photos (of you and of your mom) are priceless. Pure emotion!

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    Kcoleybear 683 posts, Busy bee @ 5:52 pm

    I agree with MIL Meerkat that picture of you is incredible and defines what a wedding day should be, undulated joy. I love your shoes. They are an incredible accessory choice.

  12. barrettes Member
    barrettes 913 posts, Busy bee @ 6:15 pm

    So gorgeous! That dress looks amazing on you, M. I’m also swooning over your necklace and your awesome shoes!!!

  13. lox Member
    lox 1465 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:29 pm

    I love the picture of your mother seeing you in your dress! :)

  14. cardigan Member
    cardigan 8645 posts, Bumble Beekeeper @ 6:42 pm

    You look so, so beautiful!

  15. painauchocolat Member
    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:00 pm

    No wonder you fell in love with your dress. The details are amazing. I giggled just a little bit at the photo of you going back into boss mode; I’m sure there will be one or two of those from our wedding.

    Agree with your MIL – that is a great photo!

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    Crown 578 posts, Busy bee @ 7:10 pm

    Mama-in-Law was right…joy IS written all over your face! Now, can I tell ya how much I’m jones’n over your shoes??????????? 😉

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    HoneyBear 3486 posts, Sugar bee @ 8:02 pm

    You look amazing! And for the record, I think you look better than those fake brides on SMP 😛 heheh

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    meerkat 3257 posts, Sugar bee @ 8:32 pm

    @Miss Pain au Chocolat: ROFL! I think that was the only time I really kicked into boss mode. After that I just went with the flow.

    @Crown: LOL I had a lady on etsy custom paint them for me. 😛

    @HoneyBear: Aww Honeybear!

  19. biscuit Member
    biscuit 627 posts, Busy bee @ 8:38 pm

    You look beautiful! And your Mom’s right…that picture is just pure happiness.

  20. hyena Member
    hyena 2537 posts, Sugar bee @ 11:29 pm

    Ohhh your dress is so gorgeous!!!

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    carousel 590 posts, Busy bee @ 6:53 am

    Beautiful dress and I really love the first portrait of you – you have a beautiful, elegant yet playful expression! And the shoes are fantastic :-)

  22. mssocks Member
    mssocks 1336 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:49 am

    You look absolutely beautiful, Meerkat!! And I adore the dress floating in the wind! And your shoes!! Amazing.

  23. knitting Member
    knitting 1072 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:34 am

    Haha your mom is so cute! You (and your shoes!) look so gorgeous.

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    eeper 129 posts, Blushing bee @ 9:38 am

    Gorgeous pics – those dress pictures are to die for!

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    Robert London, Guest @ 12:25 pm

    Love the shoes!

  26. taffy Member
    taffy 3081 posts, Sugar bee @ 9:10 am

    I love the photo of you on the bed!!!! You look amazing. :)

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    Teresa Mo, Guest @ 11:57 pm

    What cool shoes!!!

  28. msbordercollie Member
    Mrs. Border Collie 102 posts, Blushing bee @ 3:53 pm

    You are a stunning, stunning bride! It’s just hilarious (you know what I mean) to remember you worry about not being pretty. AS IF! 😉 I love how your shoes turned out!

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