Thursday, June 21, 2012

Wedding week: Getting ready

The night before the wedding, the Mister stayed at his parent's house, and I stayed at home. I have been in weddings where all the bridesmaids and the bride stayed together, but I decided just to stay by myself (with Allison Kitty of course). I got up fairly early, checked Facebook, watched a little soccer (the World Cup was on) and then I packed up my to-go bag. My bridesmaid Kim picked me up and we were on our way to the farm. (We did make one stop so I could get a burrito. It was delicious.)

Since we got married on the farm that the Mister's dad grew up on (and his uncle still lives there), the girls all got ready in the house. One of my old cheerleaders (who had just finished beauty school) came and did hair, and a friend of a friend came and airbrushed on our make up.

Then I put on my dress :)

The guys got ready in the shop where we were going to have part of reception.
I always knew I didn't want a "first look." I totally understand why some people would want it, and the Mister was all for it. But my mom and I both believe its bad luck to see the bride before the wedding. I did however, want one picture of us before the wedding. I had read about a picture like this years ago in People or Us Weekly, and I always wanted a picture of us holding hands around a corner.
I loved how they turned out. 

What do you think about the "first look?"


Ash the Bash said...

I hadn't heard about first look shots until I started to read wedding blogs, they are not at all common in the UK. Here we have most of the photos taken between the ceremony and reception. Thats what we will be doing, although i am working on R to let us stay together the night before then head off to get ready seperatly. He's not keen xox

Michelle said...

Those pictures are so pretty!

I was totally against first looks. I don't believe it's bad luck, but I wanted the first time my husband saw me to be when I walked down the aisle. My photog was all about first looks and talked me into it. I'm SO glad we did it. It really calmed my nerves and I didn't realize how much I would need that time with him before the ceremony.