Sunday, October 18, 2009

Becoming a Bride!

Time for some more photos!

It was time to put on my dress. (The dress in the background here is my mom's.)


Note: my hips are too large to put my dress on by stepping into it. Hmm. This became a serious issue when it came to the day of the wedding. Hair and makeup were already done. How to get into a giant white dress without messing everything up?



Answer? Have at least seven bridesmaids ready to help. And practice holding your breath. I seriously thought I might suffocate at one point. I love this photo of my "big" sister standing on a stool to help me get into my dress!



A group effort!


And we're in!



Adjust. Adjust. Adjust.



Finishing touches by my sister...



And voila! Ladies and gentlement, we have a BRIDE!!!




My friend/bridesmaid Katie approves...(isn't she the cutest?)



And it looks like Mom approves too! (How beautiful is she??? I love this photo!)



Shoes on...



Trying to hold back the tears so I don't mess up the make up! Not an easy task when my soon-to-be sister-in-law had started the water works! I love this girl!!



Happiness!


And then it was time to begin the bridal portraits...so why not start them off with one of my favorites? :)



Did anyone else have trouble getting the dress on? What a funny time that was...

(Oh and thanks for all the comments on the body image post - much more to come on that soon!)

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