We Start Today: We Rehearse!

The morning of our rehearsal my mother, bridesmaids, our singer/good friend J, and I, all went to get our nails done!

Our rehearsal was at noon, so we had to get there right when they opened at 9 AM! Bridesmaid J had been in contact with the owner of Lacquered Up in Claremont to make the arrangements. He was so nice and brought in two more ladies to accommodate our large group. We lounged in their very comfortable chairs and drank champagne as we got our nails done.


A portrait of me and some of my bridesmaids


Bridesmaid S and Singer J hamming it up for the camera

The morning flew by, and before I knew it we had to leave and go to the rehearsal!

Mr. Castle and I arrived at the rehearsal early to bring all our “stuff.” The staff at the Padua Hills Theater made everything so easy for us. I gave them everything—escort cards, place cards, guestbook, card box, flower poms, programs, decorations, etc. I’m sure I am forgetting something…but my point is, I gave them everything with instructions on where they go/what they were for, and they took care of setting them all up for our wedding the next day. After I handed over those things I didn’t have to worry about a thing!

The rehearsal was a breeze. Our processional started with our grandmothers ushered in by my brothers and Mr. Castle’s nephew. Mr. Castle’s parents came next, followed by my mother escorted by my youngest brother. Next, our officiant led Mr. Castle and three of his groomsmen in. His other two groomsmen were playing guitar for our vocalist, Singer J. After they played my processional music they joined the other groomsmen behind Mr. Castle.


Mr. Castle’s talented groomsmen who accompanied Singer J

Since two of our groomsmen were also our musicians, my bridesmaids walked in unescorted. After the bridesmaids my adorable ring bearers came down the aisle. Next, it was my turn to practice my walk with my dad!


Our “tough” ring bearers. Their T-shirts said, “Ring Security.” I have a better picture of their shirts coming up next at our rehearsal luncheon!


Me and Dad! And my awesome bouquet made by MOH N


Our bridal party all lined up getting instructions


“Shall we pretend to be married and walk down the aisle?”

We ran through everything about three times, and when they asked if I wanted to run through it once more I immediately said, “No! We’re good!” With performers making up most of our bridal party, I knew we all didn’t need to run through it again. Plus, I was ready to eat!

Next up, our rehearsal luncheon!

Was your rehearsal a breeze? How many time did you “rehearse” everything?

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Miss a recap!? Check it out below!

We start at the end with a surprise wedding video!


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Wedding Date:
April 2012
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  1. sword Member
    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:20 pm

    Sounds like a lovely morning and a great rehearsal!

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    sunhat 1453 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:36 pm

    What a fun morning and rehearsal! Super cute ring bearer shirts and love your colorful bouquet.

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    parasol 2955 posts, Sugar bee @ 5:52 pm

    I’m already so in love with your venue! Everything is so gorgeous. Our rehearsal was pretty laid back – my dad just kind of walked through the ceremony with us, then we practiced the processional/recessional and that was it!

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    purpeley 84 posts, Worker bee @ 7:32 pm

    My fiance won’t be able to resist those ring-bearer shirts when I tell him about them! Where on earth did you get them?

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    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:40 pm

    I’m inlove with your ring bearers, they’re so cute!

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    castle 1191 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:59 am

    @purpeley: I’m pretty sure she got the shirts at Michaels :)

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:54 pm

    awww such cute little ring bearers! And I love the dress you are wearing!

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    Evascott 2 posts, Wannabee @ 4:32 am

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    Miss ABC 208 posts, Helper bee @ 7:05 am

    I wish that mine had been a breeze. There was a mix-up and the entire bridal party arrived 45 minutes late! The only ones there were the bride, groom, and priest.

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 3:04 pm

    This sounds like the perfect way to start your wedding weekend!

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    msfairy 976 posts, Busy bee @ 5:36 am

    Looks like a perfect day!

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    coyote 1963 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:44 am

    Your rehearsal dress is so cute Castle!! Our rehearsal was super easy too — I was surprised at how quickly we flew through it!

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