This is my usual post day, but as I wrote in yesterday’s post, I’ll be doing it a bit differently this week- wedding week! Each day I’ll share another special part of our wedding. Scroll through, if you’d like to see…
Originally, I had thought about going to a hotel to get ready… It seemed that was what one does. However, I looked up rooms, and for a super expensive rate, you could only get a small room that I thought would be an absolute pain to get around in in such a large dress! When we moved, I realized our home could be lovely. I’m so happy with it already, and even if it’s not completely perfect, it shows what it looks like for us now. More authentic. More us, which is one of my main wedding goals to begin with.
My wonderful hairstylist, whom I’ve been going to for years, said the photos look like a studio. Love her! (If you live in the Vancouver area and are looking for a wedding stylist, feel free to leave a comment below and we can get in touch. She’s fantastic.)
The surprising part about having it at home was that it made everything feel comfortable and relaxed. Time seemed to slow down… I could really just enjoy being surrounded by the closest women in my life. Plus, there were so many of us (11 including myself, my photographer, my hairstylist and our mums!) so I can’t imagine how we would have squished into one hotel room.
Everything felt so natural and easy. My lovely friend flew in all the way from her new home in Dubai for my wedding, and did ALL our makeup. My makeup looks flawless in every photo thanks to her! It was so special to have someone I love and trust to do it. I’m incredibly grateful!
The bridesmaid dresses… How I stressed over these! I was 100% sure about my own dress, but finding dresses that worked together for the girls was a challenge. I wanted them all to be in shades of blush pink, but in their own dress that suited their own style, budget and baby bump! I didn’t see them all together until the day of, but they ended up being perfect together.
Something old: My clutch and pearls were my grandmother’s
Something new: My dress and earrings
Something borrowed: I had a dress change for a surprise during our first dance, so I borrowed my bridemaid’s white shorts (and another’s bra when I realized I had forgotten mine!)
Something blue: The bottom of my Betsey Johnson Something Blue heels
If you’re Canadian, especially if you’re from Vancouver, you’ll know just how popular Lululemon is for us. They were the perfect gift for all six of my bridesmaids because I could find a specific top that each girl would like. I even secretly scoped out their tastes by bringing them to Lulu in Whistler over the bachelorette weekend…
A few last minute details…
…before I was stuffed into the car on the way to our venue! (Again, I realized I didn’t care about limos, so it was one of the spots where we saved and took our usual cars).
I had to include a couple of the boys across town too…
They were clearly very busy.
Thanks for reading :) Check back tomorrow to see the ceremony!
Photos courtesy of Brandie Coe Photography