My Destination Wedding: Part 2

 

I have so many favorite memories from my wedding, and a lot of those moments were with Dave.  But one of the highlights was getting to spend the morning with my girlfriends.  None of my honorary bridesmaids actually live in New York.  I do see most of them at least a few times a year, but it's rare to get them all together at once. Not only did we have a fun (and a bit tipsy) morning, they all took such good care of me and made me feel like a true princess all day long. 

 
 

Dave and I did not go the traditional route of not seeing each other before the wedding, though we did not see that much of each other.  I spent most of the morning running around doing last minute things, got in a BBG workout, and relaxed by the pool with our friends. 

Dave spent the morning sleeping in and went for a long run.  He joined me at the pool for a few last kisses as an engaged couple and then it was time to get ready.

I will admit: I started writing my vows the day after Dave and I got engaged, but they needed some final touches.  I took a bath to try and relax while I finished them. 

All of my girls helped each other get ready.  We had the best time drinking prosecco and dancing around to music.

Being the type A person that I am, I chose to do my own makeup and hair

This stud got ready down the hall from me, but we didn't see each other dressed up until I walked down the aisle.

I was feeling calm and collected all morning and suprised myself at how well I was keeping it together.  But once it was time to put my dress on I started to get very nervous (as you might be able to tell by the look on my face).

45 minutes after we were supposed to get started with the ceremony I was finally ready.  Normally I hate to be late, but I think the one time it's ok, is to your own wedding.  This shot was taken as my girls walked me downstairs to walk down the aisle. I love this shot because it captures all of their different personalities so perfectly (including how one of them is totally hidden in the shot).