Nothing prepares you for the morning of your wedding and man does it drag. I was thrilled to be surrounded by my best friends and enjoyed getting my hair and makeup done but I was so ready to get to the ceremony. The morning seemed to drag on and on as I was trapped in the hotel suite not able to go see Tim.
Despite feeling like the morning lasted forever and knowing that I couldn't wait to just get to the ceremony I am so happy to have all of these pictures of the amazing morning before I said I do.
All the pictures in this post were taken by Carissa who owns Ella Grace Photography and if you are in the New England area and are looking for a photographer I couldn't recommend her more.
I'm just going to leave these here and maybe comment now and then along the way.
My dress was purchased at Alexandras Boutique in Fall River MA. I loved it for its simplicity and comfort. Also that belt...I love that this dress was simple but had a bit of sparkle.
Don't let anyone tell you that you don't need a robe for your wedding morning. It makes it way more fun to get ready and then you have it forever! Even if you're not a robe person it's worth it just for the pictures.
I love that I get a glimpse into Tim's morning with his groomsmen and his nephews. He had a little more flexibility then I did and was able to go outside and see how gorgeous the weather was.
These sweet little flower girls were just the best. Three under three isn't the most predictable group of flower girls but I wanted these ladies to be in my wedding. How lucky am I that my best friends have the cutest little girls?
This group of girls were so supportive and really took care of me throughout the whole wedding. I am so lucky to have such amazing friends.
Don't let anyone tell you that you shouldn't use fake flowers. They last forever and don't look any different during the ceremony. It's such a money saver and if you aren't a huge flower person it's not worth it to spend the money in my opinion.
I attached one of my grandmas earrings to my bouquet so she would be there in spirit.
We had amazing hair and makeup professionals to help us get ready. Kayla who I've known since I was in first grade did my hair (and regularly cuts and colors it for me) while Laura who I met while working a few years ago did our makeup.
My amazing mom popped in and out all morning and I am so lucky to have someone so kind and supportive. She let me run the show and was there when I needed her. I am so blessed!
Once we were all dressed and ready we headed over to the venue to take some pictures before the ceremony.....
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