We Start Today: Three Generations

After I finished with the bridesmaids I took some photos with my Mom. I was determined not to turn into a sobbing mess. My Mom and I have always been very close but we had a lot of ups and downs during the planning process. There were a couple times when I thought my Mom might up and tell me she wasn’t coming. Needless to say, I was extremely happy to have this moment with my Mom on my wedding day.

Photography by Palos Studio


Doesn’t she look pretty?? No joke, she bought her dress the week of the wedding. Good thing she didn’t need alterations!


When they asked us to look at each other I knew it could turn bad fast, so instead of crying I made faces.


You’ll see that open mouth smile a lot coming up. It was my go to for stopping tears.



I made it through without any tears! As my Mother and I finished with photos, my Grandmother, Nannie, was just arriving. We helped her out of her wheelchair and decided to get some photos right then and there.




Nannie just celebrated her 91st Birthday! Let me just say, the only other person allowed to wear white to a wedding besides the bride is your 90 year old grandmother. I think she looked amazing, and as far as I was concerned, she could wear whatever she wanted!


My Mom came in and we got a three generations shot. A very emotional moment again, but I kept my cool.



I can tell in this last shot that we were all on there verge of tears. I was so happy my grandmother was there. Don’t be fooled…she might be 91, but she knows how to party! You’ll see more of that later 😉

After this, I was taken back to the bridal suite and did not emerge again until it was time to walk down the aisle! Our guests were arriving and it was almost time!!!


Miss a recap? Check it out below!

We start at the end with a surprise wedding video!

We rehearse

Our rehearsal luncheon

We start the day with singing, dancing, and an earthquake

I get my hair and makeup done

We arrive at our venue and Mr. Castle asks for some makeup

With the help of my Mom and bridesmaids I get into my dress!

I take some solo shots of me as a bride

My handsome groom and his men

Some family shots and first look regret

Photos with my Bridesmaids!


Mrs. Castle

NYC/Southern California
Wedding Date:
April 2012
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  1. mstoadstool Member
    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:23 am

    I love the three generation shot, so sweet and meaningful.

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    debeachgirl 543 posts, Busy bee @ 11:18 am

    The photos are great. How great is it to have your 91 year old Nannie there?

    PS – I am pretty sure your mom’s dress is the one my FMIL just bought.

  3. mstreasure Member
    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:39 am

    Now I’m mad I didn’t get a 3 generations shot. :-(

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    lmc09d 36 posts, Newbee @ 12:15 pm

    Totally unrelated but where did your mother get her dress? It’s absolutely fab and I’ve been looking for something similar for my mom for months!!

    Also, I’m glad that everything worked itself out and you both were able to enjoy the day :)

  5. castle Member
    castle 1191 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:33 pm

    @DEBeachGirl: It’s a great dress!

    @lmc09d: My Mom got it at Nordstrom. It comes in a lot of different colors too!

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    Highness 82 posts, Worker bee @ 12:42 pm

    @lmc09d: I’m with you! Your mom’s dress is awesome for a last min buy.

    You look stunning as well. <3

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    lmc09d 36 posts, Newbee @ 1:25 pm

    Thank you!! :)

  8. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 1:28 pm

    Such a great shot with your mom and grandma!

  9. sword Member
    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:54 pm

    so glad you and your mom ended up having a wonderful day! Great photos

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    potion 223 posts, Helper bee @ 6:37 pm

    Note to self: put a generations shot on the ‘must-shoot’ list…

  11. painauchocolat Member
    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:44 pm

    This is such a great series of shots! The generation one is one you’re sure to treasure for years to come. I could totally tell you ladies were fighting back emotions and it’s so sweet.

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    ChicagoDreamer 509 posts, Busy bee @ 8:14 pm

    I love that last photo! I think you will cherish and treasure these forever.

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    Red Poppy 31 posts, Newbee @ 8:00 am

    Beautiful family photos! By the way your hair and makeup look amazing!

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