Our Wedding: Getting Ready

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Well, they're finally here! They've technically been with me for quite some time now, but it took me a while to go through all of them, and it was even harder to pick just a few to put up here. Our photographers, Tim and Bethany Tabailloux, did an absolutely amazing job of capturing the most special moments and emotions over the weekend. They are truly two of the most talented people I've ever met. We were drawn to them because of the way they capture moments in time that you'll never get back. Every photo is more special than the last, and having them by our side on our wedding day was a dream.

This day will forever be one of the most amazing days of my life. It's so hard to look back on these photos without tears of joy streaming down my face, while still trying to hold onto the memory of each little moment. I'll be sharing a few more posts over the next couple of days of different parts of the wedding, but today, it's all about getting ready.

Both Brian and I prepped at our childhood homes, where our parents still live. This was hands down the best decision we made during the entire wedding planning process, and it shaped everything else and the general mood of our wedding. It was so special to wake up in such a familiar place, that has held so many other memories, knowing the biggest was about to take place.

A few of my favorite moments of the day (some that you'll notice above) were: getting ready with my bridesmaids, my mom, aunts and grandmas; reading Brian's card; putting on my dress; seeing my Dad for the first time; seeing Brian for the first time. It was such a beautiful day. I had never been happier.

Wedding Vendors 
Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Monte Bello Estate 
Photographer: Tim Tab Studios
Videographer: Brian Bass 
Wedding Dress: Bijou Bridal (private label)
Wedding Shoes: BHLDN
Wedding Earrings: J.Crew 
Groom's Suit: Banana Republic
Groom's and Groomsmen's Ties: Tie Bar 
Groom's Cuff Links and Tie Clip: Tie Bar
Groomsmen's Cuff Links: styledgents (Arsenal)
Bridesmaids' Dresses: J.Crew (in dusty thistle)
Maid of Honor's Belt: Jill's Boutique 
Flowers/Decor: Kio Kreations 
Hair/Makeup: Patty McGuire Hair & Makeup Artists  
Wooden Sign: Greenstar Paperie 
Favors: Matchbooks by dippylulu
Cake Toppers: Lil Cake Toppers 

* Other details: The bridesmaids' robes, my veil and hair piece were custom made during a recent trip to Iran. My mom was the mastermind behind the Iranian sweets and ceremony spread. We designed all paper goods with Brian's sister and printed them ourselves. 


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