Posts tagged ‘First Look’

April 18, 2012

Wedding: Bridal Party

Being surrounded by our closest friends and family in the bridal party made our wedding day even more special. Each and every person means the world to us in the below photos that I could not have imagined it any other way. The blues, yellow, and Dundee tartan all compliment each other so well with the flowers adding another layer to wrap it all together. 

Dawn from AppleBlossom Flowers did an exquisite job. Let’s take a look back at what she had to work with, growing wedding flowers. A few days before  the big day, we walked my little baby succulents I had been growing for over a year to her studio, this was their day to shine too!  She is truly a genius when it comes to floral design and the photos depict it clearly. I even took my bouquet on our honeymoon because I could not stand the thought of leaving the beauty behind for a whole week.

Ensuring the bridal party could take away a piece of this day and carry that memory with them when tieing the knot in the tie they wear to work or clipping the fabric flower onto a bag or belt was really my vision. The second to last photo truly captures our personalities. Your wedding day should be fun and carefree and Jaime captures us perfectly.

Bridal Dress: Amy Michelson

Bridal Accessories: Designed by me, the bride: CornerBungalow

Grooms Accessories: Designed by me, the bride: CornerBungalow

Flowers: Appleblossom Floral

Grooms Suit: Saavi Formal Wear

Photographer: J. Rau Photography

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March 30, 2012

Wedding: Bride and Groom First Look

The time was finally here…I was about to see Nick all handsome and groomed-out. Jaime, our photographer, had him facing the wall so on a count of three he could turn around and see me for the first time as a bride. I just wanted to run right over to him and say ‘look at me’ !! I was beyond excited for this moment.

I felt absolutely beautiful and knew my soon to be husband would think so too! My dress was a stunning design by Amy Michelson in silk charmeuse. It felt like butter and was über comfortable! I could not wait for Nick to see me. He knew I found my dress at a sample sale for a fraction of the cost, which is insane because you cannot even buy the amount of silk charmeause to make my dress for the cost I paid! I kept telling him it was a big puffy ball gown dress…when it was quite the opposite.

Quick description of my sample sale experience…while we were in a scramble trying on dress after dress at the sale with no success, I was about to call it a day…when all of a sudden, I saw my mom out of the corner of my eye swiftly snatch a gown from a rack a soon-to-be bride just discarded. As soon as I put it on, that was it, no questions asked, everyone around agreed my mom was about to buy her little girl’s wedding dress. This dress was MADE for me, after getting it all cleaned, the only alteration needed was a hem, which for a bridal  gown is unheard of!  

Back to the actual moment…The photos below are one of my favorite sequences of the entire day. Just noticed there was a bee or a bug right in front of my face, look closely at the photo below of me looking at him. Glad that did not interfere with the action!

I LOVE the expression on Nick’s face when he first saw me! I think most bride and groom’s in the scenario probably start to cry, but it is quite apparent we are both fun and light-hearted and started to laugh in happiness…reference bottom right photo. I could not stop myself from admiring what a stud Nick looked like in his attire, which he also felt the same way checking out my steal of deal gorgeous dress.

From this moment on, my life just became that much sweeter…

Bridal Dress: Amy Michelson

Bridal Accessories: Designed by me, the bride: CornerBungalow

Grooms Accessories: Designed by me, the bride: CornerBungalow

Flowers: Appleblossom Floral

Grooms Suit: Saavi Formal Wear

Photographer: J. Rau Photography

March 22, 2012

Wedding: Seeing dad for the first time as a bride

After getting ready, we strolled downstairs for my dad to see me for the first time as a bride. I think it is just so special when you have this moment as a bride. You have been daddies little girl for your entire life and all of a sudden you become all grown up. I am the youngest of three and have seen both my brother and sister get married and always wondered what that feeling would be like. Well here it was upon me! I think my dad got a little glance at me in the lobby, while I believe my mom or brother quickly ushered him outside to make sure we had the official moment.

My dad and I have shared many amazing moments together, our annual dill pickle canning, gardening at the ‘farm’, taking a honeybee class (thinking we could actually have hives in our cities backyards….didn’t happen), and many more moments. I think the below moment will always stay at the top of the list. I was just so happy that entire day and I knew he felt the same way.

We then made our journey across the street to the James J Hill Reference Library where my soon to be husband was standing waiting for our ‘first look.’

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