Married Melodies: Feeling Very Bridal

The morning of our wedding day, I woke up early and checked the weather. Clear as a bell! Then it hit me: after fifteen months of planning, our wedding day was finally here! I was finally going to get to see all of my planning come to fruition. All of a sudden I couldn’t wait and I wanted to get married immediately. Too bad it was only 5:00AM!

After eating a light breakfast, jumping up and down on my bed, showering and finishing up my vows I made my rounds to wake up the bridal party. Most of us had rooms on the same floor, so I went door to door demanding that everyone get showered and head over to my room to get ready. I was kind of a brat, but my family has a reputation for being a wee bit tardy. Thankfully, everybody got a move on and before I knew it, my make-up artist and videographer had arrived! I only had to wait a little longer before I could get fancied up with these little things:






After our makeup was done, my big Sis (BM Gemini) went to work on our hair. The photographer arrived after this, so there’s no photos, but if you want to watch me get all done up, check out our wedding video! I was so anxious to get into my dress and get over to the venue for the first look that I took out my curlers early, which ended up coming back to bite me in the ass, because my curls completely fell out by the end of the night. But, I was determined not to keep my man waiting!







Yup. They’re LAUGHING at me.


Once I was finally in my dress and saw everyone’s reaction, I started to get a little misty eyed. These were the people who had watched me grow from a little girl into an almost married woman in the blink of an eye. I looked around the room and tried to imagine myself in their eyes. Thankfully, my niece started making jokes and reminded me that I’m a rock, I don’t cry!




Mama Warbler getting fresh with that garter!








Let me tell you something. No matter how prepared and “ready” you think you are to get married, you will still probably have a mini freak out. None of my wedding planning prepared me for the enormity that was my wedding day. Before I knew it, it was time to head to the venue to see my fiancé one last time! After I finished getting ready, I flitted around the room making sure that I didn’t forget anything.

Up next: The guys get ready and…I forgot something.


Catch Up!

All photos by Nataly Lemus Photography


Mrs. Warbler

Long Beach/Malibu
Wedding Date:
April 2012
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  1. dumpling Member
    dumpling 750 posts, Busy bee @ 3:50 pm

    You look gorgeous, Mrs. Warbler! Love your dress and your hair is perfection!

  2. otter Member
    otter 1321 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:48 pm

    Warbler! WOW! You look stunning. :)

  3. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 5:52 pm

    You look absolutely beautiful! And, of course, I love your shoes since I wore the same ones :)

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    bridesmomma 474 posts, Helper bee @ 7:36 pm

    You were a gorgeous bride!

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    Almost Mrs.P 2056 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:54 pm

    You look so gorgeous– and I love your dress! Did you wear two different pairs of shoes?

  6. bracelet Member
    Mrs. Bracelet 278 posts, Helper bee @ 9:42 pm

    Oooooh… pretty!

  7. bluewhale Member
    bluewhale 638 posts, Busy bee @ 3:04 pm

    OMG the Kate Spade shoes!!! I’ve had my eye on those for months. I totally can’t afford them, but they are the most beautiful shoes I’ve ever seen.

    I hope there’s a picture of them when they’re on your feet!

  8. mstoadstool Member
    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 4:22 pm

    I love your dress!

  9. msarmadillo Member
    msarmadillo 497 posts, Helper bee @ 5:26 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE these detail shots! And that dress looks stinkin’ amazing on you. Beautiful, Warbler!!

  10. warbler Member
    warbler 249 posts, Helper bee @ 9:48 am

    @Mrs. Pony: yay shoe twins! I was really surprised at how comfortable they were haha
    @Almost Mrs.P: Yes, for the ceremony I wore the red Stuart Weitzman ‘Turalu’. For the reception, I wore the Kate Spade Charm shoes.
    @Miss Blue Whale: Yes, more photos to come :) I was able to get these babies during a Friends & Family sale for 20% off!

  11. gloves Member
    gloves 190 posts, Blushing bee @ 6:35 am

    Gorgeous!! Please tell me more about that bracelet- I’ve been searching for one exactly like it!

  12. warbler Member
    warbler 249 posts, Helper bee @ 7:47 am

    @Miss Gloves: it’s from Tejani Jewelry. I got the bracelet and the earrings during one of their sales.

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:34 am

    Oh Mrs Warbler! You are so beautiful! Why were they laughing at you? My mum put my garter on too! It was kind of a funny sort of moment haha!

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