We had such a great time together throughout our wedding weekend, laughing and reminiscing about fun times we shared in the past, and wondering how the time went by so quickly that one of us was actually old enough to get married. My bridesmaids wore cashmere-colored one-shoulder chiffon dressed by Jim Hjelm. My vision for our wedding day was one of elegance, romance and classic beauty.
I’ve always dreamt of champagne-colored bridesmaids dresses, as I think the soft color allows the true beauty of the woman wearing the dress to shine. My bridesmaids are all so breathtaking and looked unbelievably gorgeous.
I told my bridesmaids they could wear their hair and do their makeup however they pleased, and I loved the mix of tousled up-dos with long, wavy locks. My only request for my bridesmaids’ shoes was that they be strappy and a soft, gold metallic color. After my mom found an incredible deal on a beautiful pair of strappy, gold Nine West sandals, everyone jumped on board and ended up in the same gorgeous pair of shoes. By total coincidence, a few of my bridesmaids and I had clutches in creamy white and beige, which our photographer noticed and immediately rounded up into a beautiful photograph of our purses.
You may remember my white clutch from a previous post! I know people say don’t waste money on a clutch, but I used mine! I kept a little mirror, a tube of Bonne Bell Dr. Pepper lip smackers, tissues and my camera (which went untouched) in my clutch and was very grateful for the tissues! As you may already know, my sister served as my maid of honor. Throughout the entire planning process, Leslie was there for me and was on top of everything. From my bachelorette party to my bridal shower to crafting for hours on end, she was excited, enthusiastic, loving, considerate, kind and unbelievably thoughtful.
I was blessed with the most amazing maid of honor.
There are so many moments from our wedding day that I will cherish always.
One that vividly stands out in my mind is lining up in the hallway with my father and all of my bridesmaids before our ceremony.
It was at that moment that I remember feeling so unbelievably overwhelmed with excitement. My best friends and my sister were lined up with the biggest smiles on their faces, all of us practically bursting with joy. My father was by my side, holding back tears.
I told them all how beautiful they looked, and they walked down the aisle to Canon in D, smiling at me with the most radiant smiles as I took my first step down the aisle.
To be continued…
(All photos courtesy of the amazing Gina Leigh.)