Hoppily Ever After: Oh Hii!

I closed my eyes for a few moments. Everything was already happening way too fast. I wish I could’ve frozen that moment in time, feeling surrounded by the love of all of the women who matter most to me. Mega girl power.


Downstairs, Mr. W and the guys were pacing around, probably a little bored. The bar hadn’t opened yet, and there weren’t any college football games on for another hour—so I’m not sure what all went on downstairs. Manly stuff. Probably a lot of making fun of each other and talking about chicks.

When it was finally time for our first look, the photographers signaled for Mr. W to stand by the entry of Oak Tree Manor. He straightened his tie, adjusted his cuffs, and stood around looking handsome. Hive, isn’t he the sexiest?




When we talk about the wedding now, he says he was really, really nervous. The photos are proof—he looks like he’s about to barf.


And then, finally, it was time. I missed this guy a lot. I walked through the front door, and down the steps, and into the arms of my favorite person ever.







These photos make my heart melt. You can see so much emotion in Mr. W’s face. Here’s another gem:


And then, we did what all couples do during their first looks: check each other out. This is Mr. W’s “dayyyumm, you look good!” face:


And I got a look at my modern-day Carey Grant. The guy’s got it goin’ on.


We had an audience the whole time. Bees planning on a first look—don’t think that your doting mothers or bridesmaids will let you off that easy.


My parents teared up watching us. The look in my dad’s eyes rips my heart apart. (Daddy’s girl much?)


A little shy to unleash the PDA on our best friends and family, Mr. W gave me a little peck on the cheek.


And that’s a wrap, people! Next up, we cozy up for some couple’s portraits.

*All photos by my favorite shutterbugs, Mustard Seed Photography.


Miss a recap? Previously:


Mrs. Wallaby

Wedding Date:
November 2012
Hair and Makeup Score
Bridesmaids' Dresses - The Reveal
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  1. genie Member
    genie 723 posts, Busy bee @ 11:52 am

    All of these photos are so sweet. Our photographer kept the audience at bay, but I think it’s so sweet that you have photos of everyone’s reactions!

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    ecjohnson 157 posts, Blushing bee @ 12:10 pm

    i’m so excited to see pictures of the back of your hair because, omg, it looks fantastic! i think it looks better than your inspiration pic :) :)

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    msmongoose 264 posts, Helper bee @ 12:33 pm

    These shots are so romantic!! Mr. W looks so dashing and you of course look stunning. I think we’re 99% sure we are also going to do the first look :)

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    LaughLines 346 posts, Helper bee @ 12:37 pm

    Beautiful photos – love how it caught your emotions. And oh yes, your hair – perfect!

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    lealorali 4827 posts, Honey bee @ 12:46 pm

    He seriously looks like a MODEL. yum!!!!

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    courtoni 177 posts, Blushing bee @ 1:02 pm

    I can only see about 4 of the pictures!! Have to try when I get home.

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    von1976, Guest @ 1:23 pm

    I can’t wait to see more of your photos–that’s my dress!

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    mswallaby 2070 posts, Buzzing bee @ 1:33 pm

    @Mrs. Genie: Haha like I said, our moms wouldn’t take no for an answer. You must’ve enjoyed some actual privacy during your first look :)
    @ecjohnson: Aw that’s so sweet! Thanks!! I was so relieved that the hairstyle worked out okay, after not doing a trial to test it out!
    @Miss Mongoose: DO IT!
    @lealorali: TOTALLY just told Mr. W that you said that. It might’ve been a mistake, he already has a big enough ego haha.
    @LaughLines: That’s so sweet :) I’m glad we have so many still photos of the first look – it happened so quickly, I can’t believe we have a few great photos to recall those moments.
    @courtoni: Ah I’m not a techie so I’m not sure what’s up, I hope it works if you try again!
    @von1976: Yay for dress twins!! I’d love to read your recaps, it’s so much fun to see other girls wearing your same dress.

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    msfox 1635 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:06 pm

    You guys are such a beautiful couple – these shots are gorgeous!!

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    Mrs. Beanstalk 770 posts, Busy bee @ 2:38 pm

    these came out so beautiful. What a touching first look.

  11. msarmadillo Member
    msarmadillo 497 posts, Helper bee @ 2:49 pm

    Such dreamy photos! You’re really making me want to do a first-look, now. 😉 Is Mr. Wallaby wearing the Black by Vera Wang tux? He looks so dapper!

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    MrsF13 185 posts, Blushing bee @ 3:00 pm

    Now that is a first look!! So beautiful!!

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    Almost Mrs.P 2056 posts, Buzzing bee @ 3:05 pm

    These are adorable! And I love how your hair came out.

  14. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 3:37 pm

    This is such a great first look, so sweet!

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    mink 2178 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:15 pm


    Your pictures are so stunning. I’m loving your recaps! :)

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    Mrs. Panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:38 pm

    you two are just so cute. I love your audience and how it just doesn’t seem to matter at all

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    annarborette 27 posts, Newbee @ 5:47 pm

    Wow, you both look like models! Those pictures made me tear up – it’s wonderful how happy you look!!

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    shaynapunim 654 posts, Busy bee @ 6:32 pm

    Your photos make me want to do a first look, ha ha!! 😉

  19. bluewhale Member
    bluewhale 638 posts, Busy bee @ 7:43 pm

    So I’m generally not a fan of first look pictures, but I really like these. I don’t think I’ve seen any that I like any better. You all just look so in love.

  20. sword Member
    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:44 pm

    what an awesome first look!! you both look amazing. :)

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    ChicagoDreamer 509 posts, Busy bee @ 8:17 pm

    You both make a gorgeous couple and these photos document that moment so perfectly!

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