I’m officially writing my recaps! AHH! I can’t believe time has gone so fast, and I’m thrilled to be able to relive the day a little bit through pictures with you.
After such a crazy wedding week culminating in an awesome but tiring welcome dinner, you would think I would fall asleep immediately. After writing a few thank you notes and making sure I was all organized for the next day, I crawled into bed at my aunt’s house in a room with my two sisters expecting to be out like a light. Instead, I laid awake…and awake some more…and awake some more.
I don’t think I mentioned this, but I had woken up Friday morning with an awful cold. With the help of tons of Sudafed, Advil, and Vitamin C, I made it through the day, but I was definitely congested. That plus stress plus anticipation of the next day led to a tough night of sleep. After I FINALLY fell asleep, I woke up every twenty minutes, anxiously checking my phone to see if I could get up yet…
At 5:30am my alarm went off and I got up and got in the shower. A friend of ours who was doing my hair arrived around 6:30am and my sisters began to stir and get ready themselves. My aunt brought me fruit and orange juice for breakfast and K curled…and curled…and curled my hair.
I have a lot of hair. Generally, when I curl it the effects of the curl wear off after about an hour—less if it’s humid. Spoiler alert though: My hair for the wedding was magical. It was seriously my dream hair. K was a wonder worker!
When my hair was curled and pinned, it was time to head out to the venue. But first…
Seriously, would any girl’s wedding photos be complete without a documented stop at Starbucks? Grande non-fat Chai to go, please.
Once at the venue, Niki arrived and began taking pictures while K touched up my hair. Gah, looking back on these pictures makes me wish I could have someone do my hair every day!
*** All photos after this point by Niki Marie Photography ***
Pinned, hairsprayed, and teased within an inch of my life. But it worked. Rain, humidity, and all—my hair didn’t fall throughout the entire day. Also, I don’t know why I looked miserable in these pictures! Note to brides: If you want good-looking getting ready pictures, smile the whole time! I was stressed and wanted everything to go perfectly, but I was in no way unhappy, despite the look on my face.
K moved to curling Sister E’s hair while I did…I don’t actually remember. This time is all somewhat of a blur. I remember touching up my makeup way more times than I needed to and pacing back and forth, waiting for my mom to arrive so I could get dressed.
Oh, can you tell how cold it is by how warmly all of us are dressed? It was freezing! The girls did their makeup and I snuck out to say hi to Mr. Lemur—which was far and away the most comforting thing I did all morning.
I was still waiting for my mom to arrive to get dressed, but my parents were running a little bit late. Not a problem—we were still on time for the 9:30am start of couples pictures!
How early did you get up on your wedding day? Did you sleep well the night before?