September 7, 2013

The Wedding: Getting Ready Part 1

    The night before the wedding my sister and I stayed in the hotel that we would be getting ready in the next day. We arrived to the hotel after our rehearsal dinner, which was perfect and perfectly "us"... family, fun, and food! I am so glad I had this extra alone time to spend with my little sister.

The morning of the wedding was just as I had wanted it. I slept in and listened to the sound of the rain hitting the windows... Yes, it was raining in July in Texas! Crazy... not expected... totally turned out just fine! Kennedy brought me breakfast in bed, which was of course my most favorite Fruit Loops. :) 

We then were able to take cold and hot showers... some how the hot water ran out in the hotel while Kenn was in the shower. She was not amused. I thought I would have been so nervous and anxious this morning that I would not be able to sit still or eat, but to my surprise I was completely calm.

Around lunch time all my girls started showing up! Kennedy and I had their "getting ready" shirts hung with their personalized hangers ready for them. My mother-in-law and sister-in-laws were sweet enough to pick up Panera bread for us all... another one of my favorite foods :)

Nancy had asked me if she could do my make up for my wedding about two years ago while we were walking in the Susan G. Komen 3-day.... She was a little a head of herself, but I was so honored that she wanted to do such a big thing for me! She arrived and worked her magic :). 

Morgan did my hair for my bridal pictures and I absolutely loved it so I of course had her come to the hotel and do my hair and the others girls hair as well! I cheered in high school with Morgan so it was fun to catch up and be together on this big day. 

I can not say enough good things about my sweet friends and sisters... I somehow was blessed with the world's best family and friends! I am so happy that I was able to share those sweet moments with them while we all got pretty. My bridesmaids were so thoughtful that they made me a book entitled "Letters to the Bride". It was so sweet and sentimental filled with memories and well wishes. We read them aloud and this is when the crying for the day started... Happy tears of course. 

My gram came to the room to sew in a piece of my Papa's shirt with our wedding date embroidered on it... This was my something borrowed :)

The boys were getting ready in the room down the hall... I had a beer cake tower in there as a surprise for them and I got the sweetest text from the best men saying they loved it.

Cam's gift to me was an initial necklace from James Avery! I loved it and I loved the messengers as well!

Anyways... enough with words. Here are the pictures! These were taken by George Street Photo and Video or my lovely family! :) 

 Camden made Cam and I the cutest picture... it was complete with our little family Deuce, Cam, Bailee and Camden! Love that girl!

I think it is safe to say I have THE cutest and sweetest flower girls and ring bearer!

Part 2: coming up soon!


  1. LOVE reliving the wedding through pictures!

  2. LOVE THIS! The picture of your Papa's shirt piece sewn into your dress?! So sweet! Looks like a wonderful day and you look absolutely gorgeous! <3

    1. Thank you Tisse! :) It was a perfect, perfect day!