Bridesmaid First Look
My makeup was pristine, so it was time to step into that gorgeous hanging ensemble calling my name! Despite it causing a great deal of stress, I was beyond ready to get that sucker on. Mostly because I was terrified it wouldn’t zip, eep. I’m pretty shy when it comes to modesty, so I kicked everyone out of the room, stepped out of my adorable bridal PJs gifted to me by Bridesmaid Source4, and stepped into my dazzling pile of ruffles. Mama Dreamcatcher came back in and brought the photographers to capture her zipping me in.
The face of relief!
It was another really special moment with Mama Dreamcatcher, which was followed by an impromptu special “first look” type moment with all my bridesmaids as they came back in the room! Thanks to Laurel Mountain Photography for capturing this, and all these wonderful photos!
After a brief celebration due to the dress actually zipping, I proceeded to get glam with accessories. Because I suck at being a girl, I struggled for a ridiculously long time to find the right ones. Then I hit the IDGAF wall and no longer cared enough to keep searching. Bridesmaid Source4 to the rescue, by loaning me my something borrowed!
We agree we totally look like we’re about to make out in this photo. 😛
The other bridesmaids thought this was such a cute photo-op, so they decided to each help me into a piece! Next, Bridesmaid Meyer gives me an earring, which I got at Kleinfeld for an amazing deal the same day I got my dress! (Something new!)
Bridesmaid Pokeball does the other!
Bridesmaid Cue makes me LOL as she helps me into my bracelet! I got it from Kohl;s for a mere $12. Shhh, don’t tell anyone they weren’t real pearls.
My garter was a gift from Bridesmaid Fresnel, so she volunteered for this lovely job. Thankfully, we have this gem to remember that hilarious moment by.
Finally, Meyer used a crochet hook to do the adorable buttons on the back of my dress.
And there you have it—I’m officially a bride! I adore these photos because everyone is so genuinely smiley and happy. I didn’t even have time to be nervous because I was just so darn excited!
Dreamcatcher Tip #7: Don’t wait until the last minute for accessories. I stressed about them more than I should have, to the point where I just gave up. Thankfully Source4 is a style queen and knew the pearls would look amazing. She also helped me find the bracelet! It worked out for me, but I could have avoided that stress if I’d just made a decision early on and stuck with it.
- My dress almost doesn’t happen.
- I get by with a little help from my friends.
- We stumble through a rehearsal.
- We give some awesome gifts.
- Flow it, show it, hair, hair, hair, hair.
- Stuff gets sprayed on my face and makes me pretty.