Pretty sure like every bride and groom – I had horrid sleep the night before our wedding day. I was worried about things not going the way I wanted them to go or planned. Nope. I was just sooo excited!!! If the rehearsal dinner was any indication on how the wedding would go, I knew it was going to be the best day of my life.
So like any best day ever, it started off with champs.
Dad + Champs = goooooood times.
One of the things I didn’t do so well was planning with hair and make-up. Had I known when I booked my people that they would want the first people to sit for hair and make-up would have been 6am I would have found someone else. We weren’t taking photos until 2pm, but asked if they would finish by 12 noon to be safe and allow some time for us to chill before the photo frenzy began. Unfortunately for my mom and Nick’s mom, they got greeted with dawn and hairspray very early in the morning.
Emotionally I was all over the place. I was happy. I was excited. I wanted to puke. I wanted to eat everything. I wanted to eat nothing. I was worried the dudes wouldn’t be organized or adults that day. I was worried all of my family and friends would hate me fore getting them up so early for hair and make-up. I wanted mimosas. I didn’t want mimosas.
Basically I was a ton of fun. But really I just needed coffee, which Mark & Ashlie came to my rescue with the rest of the bridal party.It’s super hard to read but it says “Bride” and “Congratulations – Marriage is a great thing” on the cup. I thought it was super cute of the barista to do that! Megan was the best Maid of Honor I could have asked for – between my racing mind, my family and some very quick meltdowns, she knew exactly what to do in order to keep me focused and super happy on my wedding day. It mainly involved champagne. Words can’t even express how amazing she was that whole weekend.
I wanted to get myself a robe for the wedding day so I decided, let’s all match.
It was the hottest day of the year that day. We originally picked a wedding date in September because we knew it was going to be temperate enough for an outdoor wedding. Now we all know there is a risk in doing an outdoor wedding, so I was still so happy that it wasn’t pelting rain. I will take heat over a rained out wedding.Back at camp bride, everyone was all gussied up and ready to eat some lunch. Everyone was super concerned with me eating all day. I was tired of people telling me to eat. GUYS NO ONE HAS TO REMIND ME TO EAT EVER.
But after the dudes were all gone and on their bus, we headed up to the site before putting all of our dresses!
Before I knew it, I would be putting on my dress and doing my first look with Nick!!