Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Wedding Wednesday: Getting Ready

I mentioned last week that we got our professional wedding photos back and I'm so excited to start sharing them today! I told my MOH early on that I really wanted to have my bridesmaids stay with me the night before our wedding and it didn't take her long to find a really cute house in Winter Park, just miles from our wedding venue, to rent for a few days. We planned to have all the bridesmaids and our flower girl stay there with me the night before the wedding and I'm so so glad we planned it this way!

After our rehearsal dinner, Jonathan and a few of his groomsmen escorted me and the girls to the house and after slamming back a shot of Patron with all of us, they headed back to our home to continue their party.Things didn't get too crazy at our place since I was concerned about making sure we were all up and ready for hair and make up to begin at 7:30 a.m. We sat around chatting for a bit, I read the girls my vows and we attempted to play cards before we all decided it was time for bed. Waking up with all my favorite girls with me on our wedding day was the best feeling and it wasn't too long before my parents joined us. My dad prepared breakfast for us and hung around to work on his speech while the hair and make up fun began. 

I'm so glad we planned for our photographer to get there so early because she got some really great shots of us getting ready. Here are a few of my favorites!

All of these amaaaaaazing photos are by our dear photographer, Lora Rodgers Photography. Are you planning on or did you have a bridal party sleepover the night before your wedding? I'm so glad I did...nothing like waking up surrounded by your favorite girls on your big day! Next week I'll be back sharing our first look photos!

Linking up for Wedding Wednesday


  1. These are gorgeous! I love all these pictures. You were a beautiful bride! I can't wait to see more pictures from your big day.

    Thanks for linking up!

  2. Stopping over from the link up!

    I love all of these pictures! Your dress and shoes are gorgeous btw!

  3. Gorgeous horheous pictures!!!!! I found you because you commented on someone's blog. Loving your blog so far :)

  4. Ummmm....typo up there. Gorgeous* oopppsies

  5. Wow you're so beautiful! I love the photos, especially the flower girl looking at the dress - how special! Is she a niece or relative?

    I think it's incredible that you had your maids stay with you the night before - what special memories for everyone! I stayed with one of my friends the night before her wedding and it was a blast!