our wedding: formals

September 16, 2011


Some things that kept us sane while planning the wedding were weekly date nights, wedding off limits conversations, and an amazingly supportive group of family and friends. You all will be pleased to know that I did not turn into a bridezilla! I was calm and collected the whole time {sans morning of}, and my bff/MOH Lizzie was actually the one to turn into what she dubbed a “MOHzilla.”
I was so lucky to have my best friends by my side. On the left is Pauline, who I met in high school. We bonded in our sophmore year Spanish class over our love of The OC. Lizzie is by best friend who I’ve known since 6th grade. We used to play with our American Girl dolls and have tea parties…and we did that when we were kids too haha! We both love musicals and our faith is a big part of our friendship. We went through so many of our sacraments together, even leading our own Confirmaion Group and being a part of our church’s Youth Group throughout high school. And Hanna has been one of my best friends since 6th grade. We played soccer together and even competed in our high school’s Track and Field {Long Jump! haha}. She’s my silly counterpart and one of those people that I can just toally be myself around. I love these three girls more than anything!
 love this photo so much bc the photographer said, “Ok, now give the bride a kiss,” and I puckered up and closed my eyes.
hehe I love my bestie Lizzie!
Matthew and his best friend Daniel.
 my brother Anthony! Isn’t he so handsome? I love this guy so much! The sweetest and best brother a girl could ask for!
Another huge factor in keeping me sane was all of you. Seriously, and I mean seriously, I am so grateful for all of your support. Having Wedding Wednesday posts was a way to keep all my thoughts organized and getting your thoughts and opinions about hair, dresses, guys attire, song choices, etc. was invaluable. I appreciated your advice, experience and knowledge more than you know. I think that’s why I didn’t go all crazy, because I had all of you there. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being a part of our wedding and letting me share these photos with you. I love you guys!! I hope these photos weren’t too much over the course of the week. I learned that I’m not the best photo editor because it was so hard for me not to include all 800 photos! {I luckily restrained myself though}.