8.23.2010

A Look Back: Bride Getting Ready

[July 10, 2010] So, it's taken me quite awhile to finally get to pro pic posting. First it was because we didn't get the disc as quickly as we were supposed to and then it was because I was simply overwhelmed. Our photographers took over 1300 pics and I didn't know where to start! We had to find the time to go through them together to weed them out a bit. Then from there it was up to me to get them organized and sorted into something manageable so we could decide which ones to order. We get 10 5 X 7 and 4 8 X 10 prints. I had all of these sheets of papers full of numbers scribbled all over the place.  It was a mess.  I finally was able to translate that madness into organized folders on my flash drive. Jeez...who thought organizing pics would be so darn complicated?  Then, after all of that it took me a while to get to posting.

It would have been nice to get some of those nice classic getting ready shots taken by our photographer.  The dress hanging beautifully in the window with the light filtering through and all that.  But, we wanted shots pre ceremony and I was afraid we would run out of time at the end.  In lieu of that I pieced together the shots I did manage to get from other cameras.  Not my mom's because her photos are still inside her camera and she hasn't gotten around to finding the cord that is necessary to get them OUT!  Incidentally, she has photos dating back to two Christmases ago still in her camera so chances are it wouldn't be any time soon.  Mj's aunt took a lot of pics though and he somehow got them out of her camera for me so between those and Facebook steals from friend's pics this is what I got.  These are not pro pics but I'm starting with these because the OCD person in me wants to do this in order. 
The before shot.  Pre make up magic.


Getting ready was a blur like everything else.  I didn't get to sip champagne, munch hor's deourves and chat with my bridesmaids.  I drank a glass of wine, knocked over half the other one by accident and shoved some street tacos down my throat that the hotel was kind enough to arrange for me since I starved myself all day.  I did not get to leisurely put on my dress, giggle in delight with my mother-ok maybe there was some giggling- or gaze serenely into the mirror.  It was make up, take down my pin curls, get into the dress, throw on the jewelry, get last minute touch ups and GO....FAST!

Last minute touch ups
I rushed through the entire process which I wasn't really aware of at the time but in retrospect it was kind of a bummer.  But, I got myself together with help from everyone else and in the end I was happy with the finished product.  The necklace and earrings were given to me by Mj's grandma.  I had the hair.  My stylist is also a friend so she was right there to take down my curls and style my hair.  The make up artist was fabulous.  My nails and toes were perfection and of course the dress-which was the very first one I tried on.  I have never felt so glamorous.  This must be what celebrities feel like every time they go out.  Must be nice!  I planned on enjoying every last minute in that white dress.  And I did!!!

Mom and I.  It's show time.
Did you think I was done talking about my wedding? Not just yet. Next wedding Post.....PRO PICS!!! 

Pro Pics in the Park

13 comments :

Olivea said...

I love wedding pictures, so keep posting them! You are so photogenic!

Ameena said...

Has anyone told you that you look like Vivica A. Fox? I love your gorgeous hair (I am hair obsessed).

I love that despite the black and white photos your beautiful skin and happiness just radiate.

Ameena said...

That may have come across wrong...I don't mean despite in a bad way! I love the B & W photos. :)

Frugalista said...

Thanks Ameena!! I figured black and white was as classic as I could get for some non pro pics

Olivea-nice to see you are still lurking around the blog world!!

Just Melissa said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! :)

Dancy said...

I still love your hair - it was perfect. An hoooray for pro-pics! Can't wait to see them!

Oh & it sounds like your mom hangs out with mine. She still has pics on her camera from 2 summers ago. Instead of taking them off, she just keeps buying new memory cards. LOL

Faith said...

you looked absolutely stunning! OMG!! i can only imagine how radiant you are going to look in your pro pics! i cannot wait!

happynappybride said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous...can't wait to see more!

Silly Girl said...

Your pictures are beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

chelsea said...

you were a gorgeous bride! It is so hard, with all the craziness going on, to be PRESENT on your wedding day. each and every moment. I kept reminding myself that :)

Frugalista said...

Thanks everyone! I wish I could look like that every day. Nah...Too much work!

redhead75 said...

You were such a gorgeous bride! What a lucky man :)

Creature Gorgeous said...

OH WOW, YOU WERE A GORGEOUS BRIDE! LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE your hair in particular!

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