We Start Today: Me and My Girls

Once I was finally able to break free from the bridal suite, it was time take some photos with my favorite girls in the world!

All Photos by Palos Studio


So happy to finally be outside!


This photo is such perfection. The girls’ orange dresses really pop against the greenery.


I love this picture even though MOH N’s eyes are closed…


When you tell a group of girls who majored in theater to look at each other and laugh you know they will deliver.


Then tell them to strike a pose, and this is what you get:



Notice Bridesmaid L on the left peeking through her flowers….


In this photo she is trying to hide all but one eye.


Apparently, when we were looking at bridesmaid dresses at David’s Bridal, there was a girl doing this in one of the catalogues. Bridesmaid L thought it must be the “thing” now.


Then I was encouraged to do my “thing.” I can close one eye fully while keeping the other eye completely open. Mr. Castle calls it my broken doll look, or my owl eye. It usually comes out when I’m annoyed. It’s what I do instead of rolling my eyes.


Close up of my owl eye look. Being able to do this makes putting on eye makeup a breeze!

Next, I took some individual photos with each of my girls starting with MOH N. They told us to look at each other and we both immediately started tearing up. This amazing woman and I met when we were ten. I was her Maid of Honor eight years earlier, and here we were on my wedding day. It didn’t take much for us to get emotional.


After we looked at each other for like a second, I laughed and said, “Yeah not a good idea.” You can see MOH N in the final photo fighting back tears. I had to keep it together because I still had to take photos with all my other ladies.



After each gal took a photo with me, they moved over a bit and got some individual shots.


Look at these beautiful ladies! Each girl wore their own unique necklace and accessories. They were complemented on their choices all day!


My gorgeous MOH looking totally flawless after her emotion moment. Can you believe this women has three children???


Before we went back into hiding the bridal suite, I needed to get a shoe picture! I let the ladies work out what they wanted to wear shoe wise. I didn’t really care if they matched or not. MOH N rocked the leopard shoes. It was a nice way for her to stand out a bit. The other ladies decided to go with a neutral tone. I loved all their choices of accessories and foot wear.

Did you choose your bridesmaids’ accessories or did you let them do their own thing?


Miss a recap? Check it out below!

We start at the end with a surprise wedding video!

We rehearse

Our rehearsal luncheon

We start the day with singing, dancing, and an earthquake

I get my hair and makeup done

We arrive at our venue and Mr. Castle asks for some makeup

With the help of my Mom and bridesmaids I get into my dress!

I take some solo shots of me as a bride

My handsome groom and his men

Some family shots and first look regret


Mrs. Castle

NYC/Southern California
Wedding Date:
April 2012
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  1. Member
    steph01924 308 posts, Helper bee @ 12:26 pm

    You all look beautiful! I love the mismatched accessories/shoes on your BMs.

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    hyena 2537 posts, Sugar bee @ 4:21 pm

    I love the dresses the bridesmaids wore!

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:44 am

    Awwww Mrs Castle these photos are glorious! I love how the light hits your hair! And the owl photo cracked me up! Of course I was then winking at my computer trying to do the same thing lol!

  4. castle Bee
    castle 1191 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:28 am

    @StephK527: Yes! Not that many people can do it with out squinting their open eye. Next time you get teased ask them if they can do it! Then tell them it makes you special 🙂

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    cicijapan 263 posts, Helper bee @ 2:46 am

    LOVE your pictures! That orange is gorgeous

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    shelby, Guest @ 7:25 am

    What is this color of bridesmaid dress called?

  7. castle Bee
    castle 1191 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:53 am

    They were Alfred Angelo dresses and I believe the color was called Orange Sunset

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