~Our Renewals~ Hey my WBC family! I've been a little hush- hush lately. Our 14th wedding ann...
Jay doing Mel's hair
I loved the view from our hotel room- you could see for forever!
just a fraction of the makeup I took to the hotel room with me- all of mine was on the otherside of the room. I decided to bring a bunch of stuff for the bridesmaids to use in case they forgot theirs.
parts of the survival kit, & the agenda
agenda for the day.... which we totally didn't stick to.
the bridesmaids flowers
Emily getting her hair done
I *REALLY* wish I'd thought to buy a nice hanger for my dress instead of the ugly plastic one.
helping my mum with her makeup
mum and I doing our makeup
Emily getting her hair done
one of my favourite photos from that morning
my dad getting ready... he pointed out the tie to my mum and said something along the lines of "I have no idea why she'd pick something like this for me..." and my mother's response was "she didn't. I did. it looks nice." and he just scowled like she was playing some mean joke on him.
mum doing her makeup
my turn!! I remember saying something along the lines of- "I want big, huge, over the top, pageant hair... pageant hair remember! the bigger the hair, the closer to god! Jay, you're a southern boy... you KNOW this is true!"
"and remember, wide pomp- i don't want to look like I have a mohawk."
my dad disapprovingly looking on- he HATED my hairstyle. he can't stand unnatural looking hairstyles & thinks women look best with loose, flowy styles.
on the phone to chris at the time- that's my "you did WHAAAAAAT?!" look
i sorta love this photo
my dad being his typical self.
geez my hair was long!
my current facebook profile picture lmao!
Emily getting ready to leave to go get the kegs for the reception (and to rip me off at the same time...)
Melissa & Becca
Becca- my wonderwoman who saved the day!!
hm... is my dad trying to be seductive there?
my sister arriving in her usual way- "fashionably late" and with an obscene gesture.
when you see them act like that, it's hard to believe they've been divorced since august, and separated for nearly 5 years.
mum getting her hair done
I got told I had to eat something, so they called room service for me.
the only thing I could stomach at the time was scrambled eggs on toast... instead they gave me rubber eggs with toast.
hmm... thinking perhaps?
hey look! it's the bank of daddy!!
FIL fixing Chris' tie
The boy's jackets
Chris looks rather worried... pre wedding jitters?
my mum's fabulous hairstyle
about to get into my gown
half way in...
and fluffing some more- we've even got the hairdresser & his assistant/partner involved in it now too!
and still more fluffing!
Chris' cousin, Joshua who was one of our groomsmen & his step-dad.
becca helping me with my earrings
she couldn't find the piercing, so I ended up doing it.
and my necklace- I can't do anything with acrylic nails!
good idea #18878348972387238: put your shoes on BEFORE your dress. Or, sit down while someone else puts them on you.
my all time favourite photo of my mum and I, ever!!
FIL tying one of the groomsmen's ties
getting ready to head out to the venue
dad loaded down with as much stuff as he could carry
"oh shit! I forgot to brush my teeth after having that meal! Quick- hand me a wisp!"
trying to figure out who was riding with who up to the venue.
um, okay dad...
what, you mean your car's all the way over there and it's blocked in?!
uh huh. alright.
fine, I'll walk!
omfg... you didn't wash the car earlier?! (and he hadn't... i ended up with a huge dirt mark across the front of my skirt from trying to get into the car. REMEMBER TO WASH YOUR CAR BEFOREHAND!)
my sister's such a poseur.
the girls heading off to the venue.
we had a pretty quick turn around time on our pics- the wedding was Oct 3rd, and the dvd with our photos arrived on Saturday. They're not *all* as amazing as I hoped, but our photographer was so fantastic- apparently they got nearly 10,000 snaps of our day between the 3 of them, and they narrowed it down to 800 of their favourites for us.
Anyway, these are the photos of the bridesmaids and I getting ready in the morning- I was running an hour late getting to the hotel which put us behind by 2 hours in the end. lol. We all had our hair professionally done, but I did my own makeup, as did the girls- we didn't see any point in paying out a ton of money for someone to come in and do it for us, when I wanted to look like me, and I wanted the girls to look like themselves too. It was actually, surprisingly relaxed in the hotel room while we got ready. I frantically jumped in the shower when we got there, and the girls kind of just got on with what they were supposed to be doing. The hairdresser was fantastic- even though the girls hair wasn't what I had been imagining it was really pretty. My mum got ready in the room with us too, and my sister came and hung out before we all headed down to the venue. Surprisingly however, my dad got ready in our room too. No one minded and he didn't get in the way, but I expected him to get ready with the boys- then again, he has 3 sisters and he's more comfortable in the presence of ladies- he's not much of a manly man type. I think the other part of it, while he didn't want to admit it, was that he wanted to spend as much time with me beforehand which is really sweet.
We didn't actually get many photos of the boys getting ready- they were supposed to have a hotel room to get ready in, but they ended up canceling that and spending the whole day at the venue setting everything up. They actually got ready in the men's bathrooms of the venue, and by the time 2 of the photographers got to the venue the boys were already pretty much done getting ready. I'm a little disappointed that there aren't more photos of them, but the day was totally chaotic anyway.
Sorry there's nearly 200 photos... I just wanted to hopefully provide some inspiration for someone out there! lol.
there are so many that I'll have to upload them in separate sets... it makes life easier. lol
(all photos by organicexposurephoto.com)