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.
All photos by Nataly Lemus Photography