Saturday, January 4, 2014

The Tale Of A Wedding: The Wedding Day - Preparation

I'm finally getting around to going thru the hundreds of pictures from my big sis' wedding. I tried to just choose a few, but there is *so* many I love so I decided I'll just go a head and do multiple posts. :D
 Since it was an outdoor wedding. We choose a historical - 1840's - house in Delavan to get ready in. Its really a darling little place, but wasn't quite big enough for the ladies and the men to get ready in at the same time. So the guys got ready first and then we shipped them off to the ceremony location so we could bring in the lady of honor. lol ;)
All us bridesmaids and my mom started meeting up at our salon at 7:30 to get our hairstyled. We were there till like 11:30...Gave me plenty of time to get my own makeup done so later I could focus on Michelle. :p She wanted a very subdued natural look. We practised it once. I only started doing makeup last year so I am always a bit nervous when it comes to delivering a professional look for special occasions. lol 
The gown!!! We looked at wedding gowns for several week. She tried on at least 60 gowns I'd say. She just wasn't happy with any of them. There was one she liked, but it was over budget and we were too short on time to order it anyhow. When we hit 3-ish months - we had one more dress for her to try on. And if that wasn't the one we finally decided we'd just have to make one. She'd found pictures of a gorgeous one online she loved - so I started locating the materials. Let me just say $200 a yard lace is majorly intimidating to me, but..... 
Alas, she tried on this dress, which an acquaintance of ours had. And she decided to bring it home to give it a closer look. The more she tried it on the more she liked it. And so the story of the dress.

Finishing touches. 
As you've probably noticed from previous pictures. The entire wedding party went barefoot.  And Michelle gave all us females matching anklets and toe rings. SO pretty! ^-^
And lastly the flowers....purple roses for the bride.
White roses for the bridesmaids. And a mixture of purple and white for the boutineers. 
Josiah's mom made all the flowers (yes, you'll find that almost everything for this wedding was homemade... ;) She did such a lovely job!!
Vows. Last minute people we are. ;)
And then we waited...

Ceremony coming soon....



Michaela said...

Lovely! I think the barefoot idea was so unique! Can't wait to see more and congratulations again Michelle!

-The Farming Daughter

Brooke said...

Wasn't it tho!! :D