Yes, hive, it’s that time! Recap time, to be exact! I’m more than aware that’s it’s been a loooong time since my big day, and you might not even know who I am. For that I am sorry, and let me catch you up!
I became a bee quite a while ago and said “you’re not giving me a lot of options” when Mr. Giraffe proposed (but I meant yes!). After that ring was on my finger, I was in planning mode for our blue and brown wedding! E-Pics were taken and turned into Save The Dates. Then I found out we’d be having fireworks at our reception, DIYed some cake flags, mentioned my wedding crush, got a tattoo, designed a cake, DIYed a ‘Years We Met’ Poster, and told everyone that they need a Videographer. Oh yeah, and we had DIY Invites, too.
Now that you have the highlights and are caught up, let’s move on!!
I stayed up until midnight the night before. Yes, I should’ve been sleeping, but I was too excited and I just wanted to stay up until my wedding day “just because.” I really could’ve used more than six hours of sleep. Oy.
I also took a photo of my watch to document this. What was I thinking?! (Sorry for the blurry photo, but in my defense, maybe I just thought it was clear because my vision was blurry at the time. Hey, a week of DIY finishing and relatives will do that to a girl!)
Anyway, the day started with Mama Giraffe waking up me & BM Mang (who stayed over the night before), and having us pose with my favorite book. (*All are personal photos by either myself, my mom or my bridesmaids)
Then, obviously most importantly, Murphy Joe put on his tuxedo bandana Mama G purchased especially for the occasion.
Here’s where I have to tell you a story.
What happened next was the BMs that weren’t doing their own hair headed to Fantastic Sam’s with me. I had been set on an up-do, had it picked out and everything, but this occurred at my rehearsal dinner the night before.
BM Mang: So, how are you wearing your hair tomorrow?
(At the same time) Mr. G: Down.
HA. Apparently, this whole time, Mr. G had been picturing a down-hair bride, because he thought it’d make me all beautiful or something. Whatever. Thank goodness I didn’t waste money on a hair trial when my ‘do would’ve been different!
BM Mang and I scrambled to find a hair style that morning (thank you, new thing called Pinterest) so I could have down hair. Luckily it all worked out, but it was crazy for a little bit there!
Anyway! At the hair salon!
For my hair, we decided to do something with lots of long curls and something sweep-y with the long bangs in the front.
You can tell by my face that I was totally happy with it. The whole time I was just giggly and nuts. I seriously could NOT believe the day was finally here.
I love that in the next one, you can see BM Mang, with her Pippa inspired Hair, taking the photo in the mirror.
The stylist also popped my veil in for me and told the BMs how to pull it straight up, and to take it out without messing up my curls.
Oh, and then I forgot my wallet, and they don’t do tips on cards, so my sister had to tip my stylist for me. Thanks, big sis!
This picture shows BM O’Kelly getting the up-do I had originally planned. It worked out great because I already had the picture printed out and brought it with me.
BM Mar also had some curls.
The MOH getting her blonde hair did.
And that was it! Lots of giggles and happiness, because, hey, it was my wedding day!
We headed back to Mama G’s house for lunch! (Hello Jimmy John’s!!) For those of you that are interested, I called every sandwich place/grocery store/deli in the area to get their prices on sandwich party platters, and J.J.s had the best prices. I ordered it, but to this day I have no idea who went to pick the tray up for me (and paid for it?!), sooo ummmm thanks, random relative!
And then the photographers showed up! Stayed tuned for some equally as fun, but much better looking photos.
How did you start your big day!