Dog Wearing Bow Tie for Wedding
All photos in this post come from PMG Image unless otherwise stated.
I’d like to say that Mr. Horseshoe and I enjoyed a good night’s sleep before our wedding, but we were both too jittery to really get some rest. It was good excitement, though.
Bleary eyed and not at all bushy tailed, I dragged myself out of bed in order to shower, scarf down some breakfast, and get to the salon pronto. Mr. Horseshoe’s morning wasn’t quite as harried—he had a few hours to relax before he started getting ready.
I met my bridesmaids, henceforth known as “Team Awesome,” at the salon. I’d like to say that I was cool and collected, but I was a bundle of raw nerves. Thanks go out to Team Awesome for helping me feel a lot more grounded. Bridesmaid S pressed a card into my hands in which she expressed how thankful she was for our friendship, and how honoured she was to be standing beside me on my wedding day. Bees, I’ve got some extraordinary friends.
An hour and a half later (and right on schedule!), we were all done with our hair and on our way to get dressed and apply our makeup. We all decided to go the DIY route and everyone looked amazing—no regrets there. All told, it took us all about an hour to put on our makeup. Perfect timing as our photographer arrived and it was time for me to put on my dress.
Hayley Paige’s Guindon in all her ruffled glory
I haven’t written a lot about how I came to find my dress. I will say that I suffered from liking too many dresses and having too many choices. I decided to go with my gut and go for one of two dresses that gave me “the feels” when I tried them on.
Getting zipped up and showing off my specialty pose of crab hands (I did remember to eventually take my Fitbit off!)
One somewhat silly tip I have for brides? Wear, if you can, yoga shorts underneath your dress. They were very comfortable and I didn’t suffer from, ahem, my thighs rubbing together all day.
I didn’t wear a garter, so we did a yoga shorts shot.
I put on my “somethings” and was ready to go. After four somewhat hectic hours, I was finally a bride and ready to get married.
Mr. Horseshoe, meanwhile, got ready with his groomsmen. They had some lunch, shared some Scotch, and essentially joked around until their ride arrived.
Looking spiffy, Mr. H! His bow tie is by Ted Baker.
We also dressed up our dog for a few pictures with Mr. Horseshoe, but he wasn’t too thrilled.
I’m pretty sure this look says, “I don’t do bow ties.”
With everyone dressed and ready to go, the Horseshoes made their way to Heritage Park for some pre-ceremony portraits and fun.