Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Wedding Recap - Girl Time!

I don't know about you - but my favorite part about being in my friend's and family's weddings is all the fun girl time! My girlfriends and I have made it a tradition to all spend the night together before the wedding, and I am so glad we started this! It's so fun to wind down the rehearsal night with your best friends, and wake up and get ready together the day of the wedding. My house was LITERALLY covered in girls all over the living room floor - it felt just like a sleep over in college :)
 My mom, sister and I went and got manicures and pedicures on Friday afternoon - which was much needed regardless of the wedding. You saw this if you follow my instagram. If you haven't tried the mango Panera Bread smoothie - you must!!

Saturday morning we all woke up and started our morning at 7am. A little early, but most of us worked night shift and were a little off schedule so we were awake anyway. Hair and makeup pampered us! I wish I could get ready like this every day - who doesn't?!
Please ignore the shredded green neon lamb in the pictures. It's Ollie's goal in life to make my clean house a mess. He was sooo good though with all the people around, I was impressed with him :)
 
 Sister time with mimosas and bagels! We all had matching pink robes which were so stinking cute. I may be biased, but my friends are just the prettiest girls!
 I don't have a ton of wedding shots because I was so busy that day and so nervous about my speech, and helping my husband be the unofficial videographer (is that a word?). But here are some of the shots I did get! Excuse the iphone photos - it was all we had the day of!
 They chose to do the first look - which I am a huge fan of. It makes the say so much more relaxing. Plus, we got a lot of the pictures out of the way before the ceremony and the reception was longer!
 
 The last two photos are courtesy of our photographer - Josh from Sunlit Images. We both used him for our weddings and he is phenomenal. He emailed these to me right at the reception! Some of the best ones! 
One of my favorite photos is the one below - it's so much like one from mine, I really want to edit these and frame them side by side in my bathroom where I get ready. I'll let you know how that DIY turns out :)
 
 The weekend was so much fun and part of me is so sad it's over and my friends have all gone back home. No more weddings for this family - we were the only two! Not sure what we'll be busy with planning next, but we'll see! I think it's time to plan a much needed vacation now :)

Happy Tuesday lovelies!

40 comments:

  1. Such pretty pictures and I love your one shoulder dress - very pretty color!! The shot of you giving your speech - you could see your sister crying - love it! Can't wait to see more!

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  2. loved seeing all of these pics! you look gorgeous!! that color is just stunning on you!!

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  3. Congratulations to your sister!!! It looks like such a beautiful wedding- her dress is beautiful! Love the bridesmaids dresses as well- I don't think I've ever seen that color green before & it's such a pretty contrast with everything else!

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  4. Oh how fun!! Ya'll look absolutely stunning!! xoxo

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  5. super cute! this makes me excited for my friend's wedding in a few weeks :)

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  6. The wedding looks amazing and you look gorgeous! Love that color green! So sweet!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  7. Looks like everything came out beautiful!! Love her dress!!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  8. My dog does the same thing, I put her toys away and she puts them right back on display. It looks like the wedding was so lovely!

    prosecco in the park

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  9. These photos are gorgeous! I love the matching robes!

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  10. Beautiful pictures! You look lovely :) Those green dresses are stunning!

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  11. It looks like you had a great weekend and that your sister had a beautiful wedding - you all looked stunning! Your dresses were on another level, including your sister's. Their first kiss is adorable - I'm a big fan of the unique first kiss. My husband dipped me in front of the entire congregation in church and fist pumped his arm in the air in victory. Ha!

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  12. the emerald green dress is gorgeous! and i love that photo of him picking her up!

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  13. Such an amazing moment! Lovely pictures! =)
    Please, check out my blog!

    http://whattostyle.blogspot.com/

    xoxo,
    Jess

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  14. Beautiful wedding, love the green! You two are so pretty!

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  15. Beautiful! You all look spectacular and like you had an ahmazing time :) The first look is always sooo romantic--swoon!

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  16. gorgeous photos - this looks like it was a beautiful wedding!

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  17. Love all these pictures! It looks like it was a gorgeous wedding!

    xo Kylie
    www.dressinsparkles.com

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  18. Looks like everything went off amazingly! Love that the photographer caught a similar photo from your own wedding, I think that will look great as a side by side! You girls all look gorgeous!

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  19. the wedding looks so beautiful! i love the wedding gown and bridesmaids' dresses!!

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  20. Oh this looks like so much fun and the bridesmaid dresses are stunning - love the color! I miss these days(: My friends are all busy raising tweens and teens and we never see each other. Cherish this time(: Susan

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  21. Wait, are you a twin? Your sister and you are so pretty - and similar looking! I love the shelf-like portion over the door in your house - so unique!

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  22. love the idea of spending the night with all your best friends after the rehearsal dinner! So sex and the city the movie :) looks like a beautiful wedding!

    xo
    Brittani and Katie
    www.pleasantlypetite.com

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  23. Awwwww I loved this post! Seriously isn't girl time and getting all fancied up the best part? Those pictures came out stunning love y'alls photographer!

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  24. Y'all look BEAUTIFUL!! This makes me nostalgic for my own wedding! I love the side by side picture idea, that's so special :)

    Jessie at www.BlushandBlonde.com

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  25. great photos!
    Great blog, so I'm a new follower :)
    would you like to follow each other?

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  26. Looks like such a gorgeous wedding! I'm loving those bridesmaid dresses!

    xo,
    Angela

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  27. Those bridesmaid dresses are such a beautiful color! Also the shredded stuffed animals in the picture makes me LOL, I'm currently staring at a half eaten blue bird stuffed animal on my floor that Misa left behind!
    -Alex
    www.monstermisa.blogspot.com

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  28. Such great pictures -- y'all look gorgeous! And loving the bridesmaid dresses! xo

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  29. Gorgeous pictures! :) I love the idea of a sleepover with the bridesmaids the night before the wedding :) So sweet! Such a lovely blog girl, I'm your newest follower. Also read that you are a nurse; I'm in nursing school and graduate next May! :) Looking forward to keeping in touch!

    XOXO
    Ashley
    ashleyspassionforfashion.blogspot.com

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  30. Love all of these pictures! Getting ready is one of the best parts!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    stylininstlouis.com

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  31. How fun! I love the bridesmaids dresses! And I love all you ladies robes while getting ready! :)

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  32. I'm glad everything went so awesome! You all look gorgeous and I looove those bridesmaids dresses - so unique!

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  33. Oh gosh the photo of them kissing! woo woo!

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  34. Oh I just love reading about and seeing wedding photos! It's such an amazingly happy time and you looked stunning! Loved the color of the bridesmaid dresses! The photo of you and your husband kissing is gorg!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Marianne
    www.goodgirlgoneglam.com

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  35. Looks like a great time! And everyone looks LOVELY!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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  36. You and your sister are gorgeous!!! Loved the bridesmaid dresses... Looks like it was a lovely, lovely day :) :)

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  37. So glad your sister had a good wedding day! I know how hard yall had worked! And I love the pictures! Definitely show us when you get them side by side! :)

    Love Always,
    Elizabeth
    http://thejourneycreatingme.blogspot.com/

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