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The earlier part of my wedding day was the most stressful morning/afternoon I can remember. Between setting up all the decorations and having a super tight schedule that would have been plenty. Of course there were even worse moments. (The hair dresser was a fiasco and I cried in the middle of the salon. I was mortified. I only cry when I'm angry and I was sooo angry. The hairdresser pretty much refused to listen to what I wanted him to do.) My mistake, lesson learned. Do your own hair! I was an HOUR late to pictures because I was trying to fix my hair and put my makeup and dress on. By the time I stuffed myself (in my dress!) into my car and drove some of the bridesmaids to the park I was ready to get to the good part of the day.
I was so focused on the moment of our "first look" that I didn't even notice this guy climbing the side of tower! Imagine my surprise when I got the photos back!
The first time the boy saw me in my dress was perfect. Even though both our families and the entire wedding party was there too it was a secluded moment and it gave me enough time to relax and focus on just getting married!
This last photo is probably my favorite out of all of them!
My dress was a Maggie Sottero. My dad came with me when I picked it out in February, and it was the second one I tried on. We both had that reaction when I put it on, and although I altered it a little I was happy with the simple style of dress I picked. It fit comfortably and the striped fabric I added in place of the bow and studded brooch made it feel much more "me."
I definitely recommend taking photos before the ceremony, so that after you can just enjoy the guests, eachother and the whole experience.
Photos taken by: James Moes
Dress: Maggie Sottero from I Do Bridal
Accessories: tulle/beaded necklaces and matching bracelets for the bride made by Michal
Bridesmaid dresses: Macy's and Funnel Cake Weddings (my dad picked them out! Don't laugh, it's true!)
Groomsmen vests: Mens Warehouse *note-these were suit vests, not tux vests
Groomsmen attire: Tie-Amazon, shirt and pants were whatever they already owned
Grooms outfit: shirt, pants and tie from Express
Flowers: Pikes Place Market
Button stems and boutonnieres: Made by me with the helping hands of friends