Friday, March 23, 2012

Wedding Week Link-Up: Pre-Ceremony

Next up on this wedding week link-up is all the pre-ceremony goodness! Check out the original link-up over at along the way with V and J

We were pretty fortunate on our big day to have nothing go terribly wrong. In fact, I was just so pumped for the day to be here that I really wasn't stressing out about anything. Our vendors were great, everything and everyone arrived on time, clothing fit and was in place...however, I will say that one of Nate's buttons fell off of his tux, but my mom had a wedding day emergency kit and was able to sew it back on.

Mom to the rescue

My dear friend and bridesmaid Kristy did my makeup for me for the big day, and helped me fix my hair that the stylist, ahem, messed up a bit on. So we started out at my house and where she made me pretty for the day! =)

We then headed over to the Shenandoah Mill in Gilbert, AZ to meet up with the rest of the ladies and put the finishing touches on things!

As soon as I arrived at the Mill, there is an upstairs loft where we were getting ready, and I started hearing my Maid of Honor, Charlene start yelling from below,

"POOK?! Is Pookie finally here?! Where's Pookie?!"

And as soon as she came upstairs, the photographer was able to catch our first meeting on my big day and it looked a little like this:
Presh. Right?!

After we settled in it was dress up time!

After the dress comes the garter!

Our parents were looking quite dapper as well, if I do say so myself!

Nate and I didn't see each other before the ceremony...cause I'm a little old fashioned like the bridesmaids and groomsmen took pictures separately before the show got started!
Here are a few of my favorites!

The dashing groom

 I'm pretty sure I could go on and on with the pictures but I'll spare you the time, since I think I just posted enough photos to fill a children's book...

You can check out the two previous wedding week posts here and here!

Stay tuned for the next installments of this wedding week link up!


  1. oh these are just pristine! So wonderfully full of color and happiness!! The dress shot of you on the stairs is absolutely my favorite! That dress was unbelievable!

  2. wow! You look stunning! I love the sunflowers! Soooo pretty. And yes, moms are the best! What would we do without them :)

    Hope you're having a great weekend!


    1. Thanks Bailey!! SO nice of you to say!! ...hope your weekend is also fabulous! =)

  3. Oh my goodness, I love your dress, and those flowers are breathtaking! Gorgeous!

    1. Thank you Katie!! The dress and flowers were prob my favorite thing of the day...besides the husband of course!! =)

  4. If I were to duplicate any wedding that I’ve seen so far, yours would probably be it. I love everything that I’ve seen so far. Your flowers are adorable, your location (what I can see) looks so pretty and you looked gorgeous!!



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