Here’s a timeline of the day…
I woke up, ate a light breakfast, the hit the gym for a shoulder workout (hello strapless!) the hopped into the shower.
My dress was really wrinkled and I dropped it off at the cleaners the day before to be pressed. When I got back from the gym, the wrinkles never came out, so I did what any desperate bride-to-be would do. I did something pretty ballsy. I ironed my dress (inside out just in case) and it didn’t really work. I took a deep breath and told myself “It is not the end of the world. Relax. One small thing will not ruin the day. DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF!
I grabbed my veil and jumped into my car and got my hair did 😉
I drove home and did my makeup myself. My trial didn’t go so well, I looked more like this:
.Mmmm, yeah. Not so bride-y.
So I stuck with what makeup I’d normally wear, except I added false eyelashes to kick it up a notch and added a bit more bronzer because I tend to look washed out in photos.
I had my best girls to help me get into my dress! It took a long time to get the corset just right!
I love the back of this dress!
And they helped me put my garters & shoes on too…
Rocco had his own mini photo shoot! He was unbelievable that day. He was following me around (like hopping at me) all day while I got ready! I swear he didn’t take his eyes off of me.
We all got onto the party bus to the church!
My dad helped me off, and we headed in for the ceremony…
Then the ceremony took place. A funny thing happened at the altar after we put the rings on each other.
The priest didn’t say “You may kiss the bride”. He just kept on with the ceremony. Of course Dum Dum (me) had to open her trap! I loud whispered “Father!” and motioned for him to come over. I asked him ” When do we kiss?! You didn’t say kiss the bride”. He started laughing and said “Listen. I’ve been doing this for 40 years, just trust me on this one” and he laughed his way back to the throne-like chair. Mr. FSL couldn’t believe I did that!
And my maid & matron of honor couldn’t either!
The big smooch!
We snapped some shots after the ceremony with our massive bridal party.
Since this post is already the longest, I’ll post the 2nd half of the day tomorrow!