Saturday, January 21, 2012

Wedding Pics Part 1: The Ceremony

We got our pictures back this week. I will say this to any future brides. Make a list of ALL the pictures you want your photographer to take. I don't care how you think your photog will know to take might not happen. I don't have a picture of just me in front of the altar at my church. You know the typical "bridal" portrait your mother hangs in her house of you for ever. Yeah, my mom is NOT happy with me about that. Also, I'm not sure whether or not my photog got a picture of the guestbook table with the candelabra that had cherry brandy roses in it. The thing is the pictures are great. How is she supposed to know EVERY picture I want unless I tell her. So, that's my advice to any future brides. Make a list and give it to your photographer. That way you know for sure you'll get the pictures you want. I think ours came out great, and I can't wait to make a collage of different size frames for our hall. Def getting ideas from Pinterest. Anyway, here are some of my faves:

 This detail of the ceiling at my church.

 The pews at my church are original from the 1800s. They were refinished a few years back.
Hydrangeas for the reserved pews.
 Altar arrangements at the church. I love the container. These are much prettier than I remembered.
These are my bridesmaids' bouquets. I spy something wrong with this picture. It's the tacky leaves on the bottom of the bouquets. It's like a craft project gone bad. Ugh. I was so upset as soon as I saw this. Luckily, my girls helped me pull these out from the bottom, and they looked TONS better. I have no idea why she just didn't use magnolia leaves like she did in my bouquet or no leaves at all.  My florist was Holliday's Flowers, and I do NOT recommend by the way for various reasons.
 This is my bouquet. I loved, LOVED, loved my bouquet. It was perfect:)
During our first look:)
This is about as bridal portrait as my Mum is going to get. Sorry, Mummy!!!!
 Detail upclose of the lace and the buttons on the back of the dress.
 Me and the flower girl outside in the church courtyard. Isn't she adorable?!?!?!?

This is how the bridesmaids' dresses ended up turning out. They were Bill Levkoff; I was very pleased!
Btw, my college bff ordered her dress without even knowing at the time she was pregnant. She ordered one size down from what the shop recommended. Ended up freaking out this summer when she found out, and yet, she still was able to fit into around the six month mark. She's the blonde on the far right. Amazing, right?
My bouquet with the locket open to show my grandmothers' pictures. 
 Here you can see my veil. I chose a fingertip length that had very similar beading to my dress. The fact that it was scalloped seemed more traditional, antique-y to me. I thought it was timeless!
 Here are the moss letters I almost didn't get! I was on the fence but went with it anyways. I think it added a nice touch. I figured my florist would have dressed them up with some ribbon or something. I was kind of upset that this is all it was. I didn't even bother to go back through my email to see if we discussed this. I digress...
These are the programs. I didn't put ribbon through them like I had originally planned. It was just going to be sooooo time consuming. The cross on the front is hand stamped, and there was a hand stamped fleur de lis inside as well. Me and my two bffs/bridesmaids put these together one night along with LC's help. The programs have a quote from the Song of Solomon on the inside as well a quote from Emily Bronte. You know I had to throw something English Lit in there:) By the way, everyone I know including the music director at my church said they were the nicest programs. It was a full Mass so if you're Catholic and would like the template just email me:) It took a lot of time, and I'd love to save you some by sending it to you!
I LOVE THIS PIC! I can't wait to send it to their mommies!
 Now, you may kiss the bride. XOXOXOXO

Hope you enjoyed Part 1: The Ceremony!

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Jennifer said...

Love your photos!!
Your photog managed to capture moments that mine didn't. I didn't even think about a shot with my flower girl :(

Beautiful photos though and I can't wait to see more!

REBrown said...

Your flowers and dress were so beautiful! I can't wait to see more.

Erin said...

You were a gorgeous bride- great pictures! I'm not engaged yet (hopefully soon) but I am Catholic and would love your template to save for when the time comes. Thanks in advance!

Classy Fab Sarah said...

Oh my gosh, these are so absolutely stunning!! That's a great idea about making a list of must-have photos... I'm definitely starting a list now.

I want the program template!

Megan said...

I love the detailed picture of the ceiling of your church! I wish I had thought to that!

Even if you did not get all of the pictures that you wanted, the ones you have are beautiful!

Raquel said...

I love the pictures! You look beautiful!

angsamp said...

Great photos!! Your church is absolutely beautiful! I have a friend who also recently recommended making a list of desired photos, and I even found a list of "must haves" on Pinterest. You'd think the photographer would know the essentials, but I think every bride is different, so that would be very helpful.

Sonya said...

Your pictures are beautiful! I think the bridal portrait that you have is great! I like that it's not traditional. I had a list of pictures, but then I still thought of stuff afterward that I wish I had listed. My photographer did a great job of using the list that I gave her.

Whitney said...

Love the photos! You looked beautiful!

Stephanie said...

Love your photos and I can't agree more about giving your photographer a list of shots you want!! We ended up having to re-take wedding pictures 2 months after our wedding so we could get some of the shots. That church is beautiful, by the way!!

Leslie said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Your pictures are so timeless and everyone looks lovely. :)


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