One Treasured Day: Moments Before

We arrived at the chapel with a few moments to spare. The boys were hiding out in the back hallway, so I went into the bridal room with my parents and bridesmaids.


My nerves had returned, so I drank a glass of water and just tried to breathe. The moments before the ceremony began are a bit of a blur because I had so much rushing through my head. My inner monologue went something like this:

Don’t cry. You’re about to get married. Married! That’s so crazy! Are you so excited? You should be excited. Why aren’t you excited? What’s wrong with you? Every bride is exuberantly joyful on her wedding day. No, it’s OK. Don’t cry. Just breathe.

We took the elevator upstairs to the chapel…


…where I saw my godson and ring-bearer for the first time.


As we lined up in the hallway…


…I could hear my friend, A, singing the music we’d carefully chosen.


I couldn’t believe that it was my wedding day. Just around the corner were all our family members and friends. Today was the day we had planned for 14 months, and it was all happening.


I heard the music change and knew that it was time to walk down the aisle.

All photos by Andrew Collings Photography

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Practice Makes Perfect – Our rehearsal

Hitting Rock Bottom – Our rehearsal dinner and too many butterflies

Hair, Makeup, and Broken Mirrors – I get ready with my girl friends

All Dressed Up – I become a bride

The Somethings – Old, new, borrowed, blue

The Guys Get Ready – Mr. T and the rest of the guys get dressed and head to the church

Goin’ to the Chapel – We head to the chapel and fix a wardrobe malfunction on the way


Mrs. Treasure

Wedding Date:
September 2012
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  1. mswallaby Bee
    mswallaby 2070 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:18 am

    You look absolutely stunning – I’m dying to see the ceremony photos!

    It’s so hard to imagine ahead of time how you’ll feel right before you walk down the aisle. I thought I would be a nervous wreck, but instead I was just calm. Honestly, I wasn’t even excited – just frozen in time. Such an odd feeling. My dad distracted me with his dad jokes, so I forgot I was about to walk down the aisle until I heard Canon in D.

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    shaynapunim 654 posts, Busy bee @ 9:42 am

    Lovely photos!! I can’t wait to see the ceremony!!

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    MrsPadlock2B 488 posts, Helper bee @ 11:55 am

    Love the inner monologue, I know I’ll have one going the morning of my wedding

  4. mspony Bee
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 7:34 pm

    You can’t tell you are nervous at all, you just look stunning!

  5. panda Bee
    Mrs. Panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:35 pm

    oh you look gorgeous. I agree with Mrs. Pony, you can’t tell that you’re nervous at all!

  6. graywolf Bee
    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 6:06 am

    ahhh im getting goosebumps

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