Journey of a Thousand Miles: Time to Put the Dress On


While Stacey the Hair Fairy was finishing up with my makeup, Sol took the opportunity to snap a few photos of my dress hanging out on the patio. Let me just say for the millionth time how much I love my dress. It was WAY more than I was hoping to spend but worth every, single penny.


Del Sol Photography


Del Sol Photography


Del Sol Photography

Finally the moment came to put my dress on. Sister-In-Law Meerkat shut the door and gave me the thumbs up that I could start stripping out of my clothes.


Del Sol Photography

After I stripped down, Mama-In-Law Meerkat helped me get into my dress and lace it up.


Del Sol Photography


Del Sol Photography

Then we called in Mama Meerkat who had been resting her poor blistered feet up on the end table in the other room.


Del Sol Photography

As you can tell by her face she was happily surprised. To be honest I think she was mostly surprised that I was actually wearing a dress. *grin*

Next it was time for Sister-In-Law Meerkat to help me get my jewelry and shoes on.


Del Sol Photography



Del Sol Photography

Now that we were all dressed and ready, Sol took some quick portraits of me in the bedroom.


Del Sol Photography

I just love the way my bright orange shoes peeked out from under my dress.


Del Sol Photography

And just for Mama-In-Law Meerkat I will show you her favorite photo of me. She says that is shows the pure joy she saw in my face that day.


Del Sol Photography

Then it was time to head outside for some photos with my girls, so I put my “I’m the boss” hat back on and let everyone know what to do next.


Sister-In-Law Meerkat was the one who I gave the most important instructions to. See that box in her hands? It was a special surprise I got for Mr. Meerkat. Her job was to make sure he got it before the ceremony. Don’t worry, I will show you what was in there…eventually. 😛

Up Next: The Guys Get Dressed



Mrs. Meerkat

Kalamazoo, MI/Riviera Maya
Wedding Date:
December 2010
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  1. carousel Bee
    carousel 590 posts, Busy bee @ 6:53 am

    Beautiful dress and I really love the first portrait of you – you have a beautiful, elegant yet playful expression! And the shoes are fantastic 🙂

  2. mssocks Bee
    mssocks 1336 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:49 am

    You look absolutely beautiful, Meerkat!! And I adore the dress floating in the wind! And your shoes!! Amazing.

  3. knitting Bee
    knitting 1072 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:34 am

    Haha your mom is so cute! You (and your shoes!) look so gorgeous.

  4. Member
    eeper 129 posts, Blushing bee @ 9:38 am

    Gorgeous pics – those dress pictures are to die for!

  5. Guest Icon Guest
    Robert London, Guest @ 12:25 pm

    Love the shoes!

  6. taffy Bee
    taffy 3081 posts, Sugar bee @ 9:10 am

    I love the photo of you on the bed!!!! You look amazing. 🙂

  7. Guest Icon Guest
    Teresa Mo, Guest @ 11:57 pm

    What cool shoes!!!

  8. msbordercollie Bee
    Mrs. Border Collie 102 posts, Blushing bee @ 3:53 pm

    You are a stunning, stunning bride! It’s just hilarious (you know what I mean) to remember you worry about not being pretty. AS IF! 😉 I love how your shoes turned out!

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