Planning our wedding, I was so excited about spending the day getting ready in the cute little cottage on the land we were being married on. Picture salon mirrors, mimosas, dancing & singing.. It was truly a perfect setting for being pampered with my best friends.
While weighing different gift options for my girls, I knew it was important that I give them something that we would all wear to get ready in. Of course, Pinterest is full of ideas, but I couldnāt stay way from Plum Pretty Sugar robes. They are absolutely flawless and I was so excited to gift them! They were dainty and simple.
As the day went on, I remained cool and collected. I remember so many vendors making comments about how I was the most relaxed bride that they had ever worked with. I remember joking, āmaybe itās the mimosasā. But in reality, by the day of your wedding, thereās nothing you can change so you may as well kick up your feet and roll with it.
One of the things I decided I wanted to do with my bridesmaids was a first look. I kept our moms, sisters, and my MOH in the room to help me put on my dress. My mom zipped me up and each girl took a turn buttoning the back of my gown. It was perfect.
My sweet mom got me a few gifts and one of the best memories of my wedding day was my āsomething oldā. I had bought fabric and had hankies made for my bridesmaids, moms, grandmas and myself. I already had mine with all my stuff so when I opened a box that had another in it, I looked up at my mom and laughed, having no clue what was on the other side. She had a part of her wedding dress sewed on to it with my new name embroidered. It will forever be my most cherished gift from her.
The āfirst lookā with my bridesmaids was so fun and sweet- no one had seen my gown before our wedding day so the reactions from them were so fun and totally worth the wait. The rest of the time we had before the ceremony we spent getting our pictures done. (Post coming soon)
Another favorite moment of getting ready was right before the ceremony, we turned up the music as loud as it went and had a little dance party. My best friends surrounded me and it was one of the most fun times Iāve ever had. Not to mention our cute little grandmas right there with us!
Another moment I will never forget is when my closest ladies in my life surrounded me with prayer. I have never felt God more in my life. I will remember everything that was said in those few moments and the presence that was in the room. I believe because we were seeking God the day of our wedding is one of the only reasons why everything was so amazing.
If thereās any wedding advice I have, itās to sit back and relax, take it all in and enjoy every second! So many people will tell you that they hardly remember anything, but I can tell you what happened every moment of our big day because I just took it all in and enjoyed the moment. Itās time like these that you will never get back!
PHOTOGRAPHY: Stephanie Nachtrab
HAIR: Sierra Shriver-Roberts
MAKEUP: Hillary Brinker