Ok, so at this point in the wedding day it was finally time to put our pretty faces on! The great thing about getting ready in the VIP Suite at The Georgia Club was the number of mirrors and amount of spaaaace. No boxin' each other out (LB that's for you!) to get mirror time. Or accidentally knocking a fellow bridesmaid's arm while she's carefully applying mascara. Or if any of that went down I just didn't see it, because I was too busy chillin' in here with my personal makeup assistant (aka my amazing sister/MOH):
My soon-to-be sister-in-law, Jenny, also pitched in her eye makeup expertise. My two sisters did a marvelous job helping me to feel like a pretty pretty princess!
And here are a few snippets of the other lovely ladies primpin'. I don't know about you, but I really love looking at people's getting ready photos. You can always sense the excitement and anticipation of the day's events!
The moral of the next 14 photos or so: It really does take a village to dress a bride and get her to the church on time! :)
One of my favorite photographers once said, "Without exception there is a time on every bride’s wedding day when she just needs a moment. To think. To pray. To be scared. To be brave." The next three images represent that moment for me:
We finally arrived at the church (complete with a close-call near sighting of the groom on the highway), took some family and wedding party photos, and then sat in the bridal room and semi-patiently awaited the clock to strike three.
Meanwhile, we can't forget about the guys, they had to get spiffed up too! They got ready in the chapel at the church, and it took them all of five minutes to get ready so we only have shots of them pinning on their boutonnieres and checking their iPhones and such. Gotta love 'em though!
I love the image below, because of how it mirrors the one taken two years earlier at Ashley & Alan's wedding (shown right below it). I love how our husbands get along so well, and it's just another reminder of how a marriage is more than just a union between two people. So about that union...details on our ceremony coming up in the next post! Pinky promise.