Monday, January 21, 2013

Tying the Knot: Getting Ready

One of the things we loved most about our wedding venue, Villa Parker, was that they are a "single event" venue. Meaning that there is only one wedding each day and you get full-run of the place for 12 hours. None of the quick shuffling because someone's coming in the afternoon or lingering guests from a morning event.

My bridesmaids, moms and I headed to the salon for hair and make-up around 9am and were there for most of the morning, laughing, talking with other curious patrons about the wedding, showing off to the cutest little girl, "yep, she's the bride!" and of course, sipping on lots and lots of Starbucks! I don't have any pictures from that time but don't feel like I'm really missing anything by not having them. Around noon we headed to the venue, with a quick stop at the hotel on the way to check in, and enjoyed lunch/snacks that my mom brought for us. The guys all went out to a nice lunch, stopped by the salon after we left for a quick touch up of a bachelor party mishap on J's face (I was not pleased!) and arrived at the venue shortly after we did.

The rest of the morning seemed to fly by. The girls were busy touching up make-up, putting on dresses and tights and running around the venue before the boys arrived. The boys kept up on their football scores, had a few beers and relaxed before everything was underway. Then it was time to finally get the last touches of attire completed and head to take pictures!

All photos courtesy of Ignite Images.

Next up: The Bride Gets Ready!


  1. Congratulations! I found you on the blog hop and am your newest follower. I was hopin' that you'd pop on by my blog, stay a while, and follow back if you like what ya see!

    Have a lovely day,

  2. I was very excited to be your 100 follower :-)
    Love e blog it's just gorgeous!
    The wedding photos look gorgeous so far! Can't wait to see more!

  3. I just love your pictures!! And I love love that Ollie was there! Makes me a little jealous...



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