Now that I was in full bride form, there was some very important business to get down to. Do you remember me saying how Mr. D and I were going to write letters for each other? If not, Mr. D and I decided to write each other letters instead of buying each other gifts. We wrote three letters: one for the morning of our wedding, one for our five-year anniversary, and one to read in the case of an emergency.
Our photographer, Jenn, was setting up the stuff needed for our formals, so (stupidly) I sent MOH A to go give the letter to Mr. D. Once again, there are no pictures of this event due to the silly flutters in my stomach. After Jenn was done she went to see what the men were doing, and she got one of my favorite shots of the day:
I love this shot because they were all so relaxed and because they looked so handsome! Don’t you love their kicks?
Back on my end, there were still a few things that I needed to get done before the first look, the first of which was to ensure that my girls got ready. Luckily that only took a few minutes. Once that was done, MOH A and Jenn made their way back to the room and it was time for me to read the letter that Mr. D sent me.
Yeah, it turned out that Mr. D forgot the letter he wrote at home and so he waited for me to send mine to him and then reused the envelope.
Even though the letter was hastily written, it was still filled with love and it made my heart soar (and maybe I teared up just a smidge). Also, you may or may not have noticed that in this picture I had taken off the veil. Turned out, it needed to be steamed a little bit more. It was soon back on my head, though.
The next thing I needed to do was give the grandmothers and moms the personalized pins that I had made:
I started with my grandmother. She is the most amazing woman ever. See that beautiful lace dress she is wearing? Well, that is a vintage dress from the 1920s that she had worn to several other big events in the family. It was only natural she would wear it to our wedding as well. She was pretty impressed with my craftiness, which is what she was commenting on in this photo.
I also had pinned one on Mr. D’s grandmother. It’s kinda hard to see, but each of the pins had a picture of the guest of honor and either me or Mr. D (depending on the person). I liked it better than the traditional corsages.
While Mr. D’s mom doesn’t look overly enthused in this photo, I promise that she was thrilled about us getting married and loved the pin!
I saved my mother for last. I wanted to make sure that I had a special moment with her. She is my last living parent, and it was like I was saving the moment for my father as well. Pinning that on her and hugging her made it alarmingly clear that my father was not going to be there in person. It made the love for my mother swell even more in that moment, and made me reflect on how thankful I was to still have her.
I almost cried when pinning it on her, as did she, but we managed to keep it together. Which was good because it was time for Mr. D’ and my first look!!
All photos are from An Unforgettable Memory Photography.
Up Next: Mr. D gets to see me for the first time that day!!
- We set up the hall and baked some cupcakes
- We rehearsed and had some tacos!
- We got ready and I became a bride