We woke up the morning of August 26th fairly early. There was a lot to do! Mr. CA and I walked down to Madison Park to grab coffee and take out cash to tip vendors. It was a lovely morning, we were the only ones that seemed to be up and about, and I felt very relaxed and happy. I was getting married! So surreal. It was like in those Disney movies when the sun is out, the birds are chirping, and the princess is dancing around singing to the wildlife. Except I was in jeans and a T-shirt, I hadn’t washed my hair that morning, and the only wildlife around was an old, grouchy raccoon that most certainly could not talk. And I’m not a princess. Whatever.
We got home, we stuffed our cash into envelopes, I took a shower, and then I headed over to the Seattle Tennis Club. Time to get ready!
I ended up getting to the Club super early. I had told the ladies to be there around 11:30, since they would all be in charge of their own hair and makeup and I imagined they would want time to either go somewhere or just do it themselves. I can’t remember what time I got there, but I think it was around 10:00 AM. There wasn’t really anyone around when I arrived, just some old people in their workout clothes wandering around the Club, so I settled into the changing room and tried to relax, double- and triple-checking to make sure I had everything (like the ring!). It was sort of nice, being there by myself before everything got super hectic.
The ladies (and gentlemen, I am told) began to arrive, and we had lunch served to both the bridesmaids and groomsmen in their respective rooms. The ladies all hung out for a while and chatted, and when my lovely soon-to-be-auntie arrived, the bridal prep started!
Someone tried to get me to eat some fruit (probably my mom). It didn’t really happen—I wasn’t hungry at all that morning.
My mother-in-law. Isn’t she the cutest??
I wore a robe that was gifted to me at a “lingerie” shower. It is SO comfortable. I love it.
Me: keep the food away from my dress!
The ladies arrived all dolled up and ready to go! As I was getting my hair and makeup done, they changed into their dresses.
Vogue. Or, falling asleep. Either one.
Nothing too exciting—just lots of chatting and eating and drinking champagne. I think my sister practiced her MOH speech, and I tried not to stress about keeping us on schedule. As Auntie was finishing up my makeup, Sarah arrived to start with pictures, and I was getting closer and closer to saying “I do.”
Did you have some time to yourself the morning of your wedding? Were you able to eat more than a bite of pineapple?
- Recaps commenced. Sort of.
- I got over my dress regret.
- We made it official. Legally.
- I stressed out big time.
- We did some last-minute prep.
- We rehearsed.
All photos are personal or guest photos.