Our Wedding Day – Part 2: Pre-Ceremony…

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Photography: The Bird & The Bear


I can’t believe tomorrow already marks 2 months of marriage for us! It seems like it was just yesterday! Every time I look at all of our photos and watch our video, I start crying all over again. The day went by SO fast, and it’s all one big blur of emotion…I’m so glad I have these photos to look back on! I was surprisingly pretty relaxed the entire day. I think I was most nervous about seeing the ceremony space actually than the actual marriage part! Haha! I was SO worried it wouldn’t turn out how I envisioned, because I had a very set vision for my ceremony space and floral. I’m a HUGE control freak (especially when it comes to creative aspects of life), so sitting in the bridal suite getting ready and not being able to direct everyone setting up making sure everything was perfectly set was hard for me! This is also why I chose to plan every detail of our wedding day by myself without a wedding planner…I wanted 100% control the entire process! Lol! When I finally walked outside and saw everything, I seriously wanted to cry. It was beautiful and even better than I could have ever envisioned.

My mom put together the Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue box for me to open. My “something old” was my late grandmother’s ring she would always wear. She was all about jewelry – I guess the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree. My lace garter set was my “something new.” The ring bearer’s pillow was my “something borrowed.” My grandmother handmade it, and it’s the same pillow that held my mom’s ring when she married my dad. I hope that one day my own daughter will continue the tradition and use it in her wedding also. Lastly, she gifted me my “something blue” – a handkerchief embroidered in blue thread with my parent’s names + wedding date, and mine and dylan’s names + wedding date with the idea to someday give my daughter on her wedding day as her “something blue” with her and her future husband’s name added to the handkerchief. Everything was so special and sentimental!

My bridesmaids and I had {lots} of pre-ceremony mimosas and such good quality girl time hanging out in our robes getting our hair/makeup done before I slipped into my dress. It was one of my favorite moments of the morning! We had them all leave the bridal suite so that my mom could be the one to help me get into my dress. She’s my best friend in the entire world, and we had been dreaming about this day since I was a little girl, so it was so special having her help me into my dress on the biggest day of my life. I remember all the days we would spend watching Say Yes to the Dress marathons talking about which dresses we loved and hated, and now it was her little girl that was stepping into her wedding dress on the day she and my dad would give me away.

I opted out of doing a first look with Dylan, but I did want to do a first look with my dad and twin brothers. After, I gave my mom and dad personalized handkerchiefs that had a little note on them for the wedding day. I lost count of how many times my mom cried that day! Lol! I can’t say I was much better though… Dylan and I had written each other letters to read before walking down the aisle. He wrote me the sweetest letter…I was just so ready to go see him at this point!

Another one of my favorite moments from our wedding day was praying with my bridesmaids right before I walked down the aisle. My bridesmaid, Lisa, prayed the most beautiful and heartfelt prayer over mine and Dylan’s marriage and the promises we were about to make each other. It gave me so much peace as my bridesmaids left the bridal suite to line up, and I was left alone waiting in the bridal suite for the processional to end and to finally walk down the aisle to my best friend.

Other Wedding Posts:
Engagement Photos
Our Save the Dates
Our Wedding Invitations
Bridal Portraits
Our Engagement Story & How We Met
Our Rehearsal Dinner & Bridal Brunch

Wedding Dress: Mori Lee via Amour Bridal in Cedar Park, TX
Veil: Amour Bridal in Cedar Park, TX
Wedding Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Bridesmaid Dresses: Adrianna Papell
Gold Wire Bridal Hanger: Whiskey N Wedding Bells
Garter Set: The Honey Bee Shop
Robes: Love and Peony
Invitations & Save the Dates: Minted
Floral: Wild Bunches
Monogrammed Champagne Glasses: Southern State of Vinyl
Personalized Handkerchiefs: Exit 17
Groomsman Liquor Labels: Studio B Labels
Monogrammed Aisle Runner: Certainly Chic
Groom’s Gift: Bulova

*Stay tuned for reviews of all my wedding vendors at the end of my wedding series

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  • Reply Kara December 28, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    I’M FAMOUS! it was such a beautiful day! Love you lots

  • Reply Annaliese December 28, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    So beautiful Katlyn! Can’t wait to see the rest of your Big Day.

    xoxo A
    http://www.southernbelleintraining.com

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