All posts filed under: Our Wedding

The First Look

I’m back!! Blogging has been really difficult to fit into our crazy schedules between Carson’s work (seriously, he got home from work at 5am the other day and was up at 9am again) and my classes and graduate assistantship but I’m here and I want to share all about our first look today. We chose to do something slightly different for our first look because before I saw Carson I had a first look with my dad. This was something that was really important to me because I feel like I’m equal parts a daddy’s girl and a momma’s girl. I even considered having both of my parents walk me down the aisle but in the end I decided that the aisle would be too squished and that we didn’t walk to take away the importance of the moment from pop.   And it was time for first look round number 2! I’m so glad that we were able to do a first look because it was nice to get that first moment alone together …

A Wedding Gift

We’re back to talking about our wedding – one of my favorite days of the week!! Before we move on to our First Look, let’s talk about gifts. Previously I talked about the gifts that I gave to my bridesmaids and matron of honor here but my gift to Carson took just as much time and thought, if not more. Of course I scoured the internet first for ideas first and it took me a long time to narrow down my options. In the end I decided that I wanted to get him something that he could have with him on our wedding day and that incorporated something that he loved. Of course it had to be Star Wars cufflinks!! I had them hidden under my dresser for 3 months and I was dying to give them to Carson, but managed to wait 😉 Can we talk for a second about how hard it is to keep gifts a secret when you share an Amazon Prime account?! It is beyond ridiculous. I had to tell …

My Wedding Dress

It’s finally time to talk about the dress!! I had several people ask me before the wedding what they should wear and my response was, “I’ll be wearing a long white dress so it’s up to you.” I’ve actually never been good at finding dresses to wear for weddings, except, obviously, for this one. So let’s go back to the beginning. I went to several bridal salons to try on dresses, I went with my mom, I went with my aunt and I went with my bridesmaids. For some reason, I was totally expecting more vocal opinions from everyone…but in the end it really worked better that everyone let me decide because I’m such a people pleaser that it could have ended in disaster. I eventually decided that this dress was the one. I loved it. It was a perfect mixture of romantic and elegant. It even arrived right around my birthday which was a perfect gift! I got super lucky because the only alterations I had to get done were hemming the bottom and …

Something Old, New, Borrowed and Blue

We’re just 2 days away from our two month anniversary and I’m linking up again for Wedding Wednesday! Time really does fly and we are loving every minute of it. Before we jump into the rest of the wedding festivities I thought I’d share a little bit about some of the details. My something old was originally supposed to be my veil which a cousin had found in a vintage shop. It looks similar to the one pictured above. Long story short, due to a mistake I ended up walking down the aisle without my veil which actually was probably for the best considering how windy it ended up being. The last thing we needed was for my veil to fly away into the water!! Luckily, I was also wearing my mom’s necklace that my dad had given to her on their wedding day so I’d say 25 years of a happy marriage definitely counts for my something old. I loved having a part of them with me as I started this new part of …

The Guys Get Ready

Before I jump into todays post I wanted to share my excitement with you all about the fact that one of my sisters got engaged while on her trip to Thailand!! I am so incredibly happy for her and can’t wait to see what the future holds for their family. I feel like this also means that I now definitely have to go to Cali to visit ASAP, right?! It seems like the second round of wedding season is almost upon us because we have a lot of friends and family getting married in just a few short months which makes me even more excited to share about our wedding day. Since last week I talked about the girls, it’s only fair that this week I talk about the guys! It’s amazing how much more time the guys had than the gals when it came to this whole wedding thing. All they had to do was show up at the venue dressed and ready to go about two hours beforehand. Lucky ducks. Due to the …

The Girls Get Ready

Does anyone else feel like the days just fly by?! Where does the time go? We have almost been married for two entire months and that’s pretty crazy! Today I thought that I would share some of my thoughts about the getting ready process and some photos. The night before my wedding I wasn’t able to go to bed until around 1:30pm which I know is a big no-no, oops. Usually I need a solid 9 hours to not be a savage beast in the morning but I ended up waking up at 7am unable to go back to sleep because of nerves. The nerves were all due to the fact that I’m not very good in front of large crowds (elopment never looked so good…kidding!). Getting up so early had it’s perks – I was able to swing by Starbucks and embarrass myself by asking for a cup that said “Bride” and get to the hair salon to keep track of the hair schedule and send the girls on their way to the venue. …

The Photobooth

Happy Wedding Wednesday! We have now gotten our wedding photos and our video so we’re only waiting on the albums and raw footage which is super exciting. The first time I saw a photobooth at a wedding was 3 years ago at a friends wedding and I thought it was the cutest idea ever so of course we had to have one! Our photographer designed the photostrips for us which turned out amazing! We also opted to not get a physical copy of the photostrips so there would be more for our guests..and really, it’s much more space efficient to have digital files! Because of all of the craziness, Carson and I only were able to use it once but our guests did really enjoy it which was the entire point! Below you will find some of my favorites from the night.