Thursday, May 7, 2009

Wedding (Part Two)

The day and night before the wedding I was stressed. I even had a mini-freak out session at the salon where we were getting our pedicures and snapped at my mom and bridesmaids (oops! bridezilla moment!) I was rushed getting ready for the rehearsal at the church and stressed because Peter was running late. I was starting to freak out all together and thinking that this was how the whole weekend was going to be. I don't know if any of you other brides can agree but the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner were my least favorite parts of the whole weekend. Everyone's asking you a million questions and you're ready to crash because you've been stressed for weeks!

Finally when the rehearsal dinner ended I was able to go back to my hotel room and chill with my family one last time as a single woman. I went to bed early and slept perfectly through the night! It was so relaxing and I was so happy I was able to get a good night's sleep. The next morning I was up and off, but completely not stressed out. I feel like I floated through the whole day happily. I don't even exactly remember what all I did but I remember sitting in my hotel room with most important women in my life and feeling like things were pretty darn good for me.

Below are three of my favorite details about our wedding. The beautiful old church we were married in, a sentimental heirloom, and of course.. the dress!

This is the church we were married at. It was not our church or one that we had ever attended, but it was beautiful, old fashioned, and just what I wanted. It made for some beautiful pictures!

This is a small detail from the wedding that only a few people know existed. Do you see that small gold and pearl charm. Well, my Gramma (yes, that's how I spell it) wore those earrings for her wedding to my Pa many years ago. After that all the women in my family wore the same earrings in their weddings. My cousin and I decided we wouldn't be wearing the earrings on our ears, they didn't quite match our styles, but we would each incorporate them into our wedding (we both got married in 2008!). So my earring was pinned to my bouquet as I walked down the aisle. It was a very special touch.

This is my beautiful dress. It was perfect for me; simple, fitted, elegant, beautiful beading, and comfortable. I love this shot and the way the dress is hung in the window with the amazing yellow vintage wallpaper.

These are only a few of my favorite details! More posts to come!

All professional images were taken by our amazing photographer Benjamin Derkin who is based in Ohio. You can check out his website here and he blogs too! You'll be impressed, trust me. I wish I could show you the amazing blurb books he made us. You would hire him immediately, I promise.


  1. You forgot to mention that the first thing you said when you woke up the day of was, "I need to go to Walgreen's right now!" And we did! Although I can't remember at all what you needed so urgently.

  2. The earring on the bouquet is such a great touch!!! I wish we had some kind of tradition like that... hmmm, maybe when I get married I'll start one!
    Love the wedding dress too!