When it came to my hair, I really didn't have an idea of what I wanted. I knew I didn't want curls as my hair is naturally straight and I felt curly hair just wouldn't be "me". I think my only inspiration for my hair was my late grandmother, who always had her hair pulled back on top of her head in a bun. I bet there aren't many hair stylists that hear that while preparing a bride's hair for their wedding day, "Yes, I want my hair to look like my grandmother!"
After getting all dolled up we stopped by Publix to secure some lunch, went to my Dad's and ate, and then drove to Canoe. They had a nice wine tasting room set up for us (with champagne on ice!*) to get ready in.
*After a small sip of champagne, I claimed one of the three large glass water pitchers as my own, and drank directly from the pitcher when I felt parched. I didn't want to smell like booze during the ceremony with Matt, so I pretty much kept to water.
The dress! It looks bright white in this photo (and most of the rest of the photos), but it was in fact ivory and champagne. I never thought I'd wear an A-line dress. I wanted a 'fit and flair' kind a dress, but my body doesn't look right in them (big hips, but nothing to mirror the curve on top!).
Japanese, so I thought he'd appreciate this little detail (I explained it to him weeks after the wedding, lol).
I required assistance. (Loved my Jr. Bridesmaid's pink highlights!)
My footwear for the big day - Timberlands I got in 7th grade (12 years ago!). I did buy a pair of heels for the occasion, but my feet went numb after 30 minutes in them (is this necessarily bad?). Also, David's Bridal ordered my dress in a Petite, even though I am 5'6", so the dress may have been too short if I wore the heels. Double also, I didn't want to be taller than Husband Guy, so I went with the boots and their slight heel.
A huge chunk of my hair came down whilst I was getting the poofy dress over my head. I required more assistance.
With the wedding being in Atlanta on April 23rd, I thought being cold wasn't something to worry about. I was wrong. It was quite cold outside, so I left my jeans on under my crinoline and wedding dress.
At least I didn't have to worry about finding comfortable shoes for the reception. :)
*Except for the Jr. Bridesmaid's hair!
ties for the guys were from Cyberoptix and featured a silver printed tentacle on a navy tie. It was so cold the guys never took off their jackets. I'm pretty sad there weren't any pictures of the ties on the guys in their full glory.
his shoes. He spent more on his shoes than on the suit (what bride can say they did the same with their outfit??). I'm proud to say he has good taste! :)
Brother's suit has light pinstripes. Our officiant/best man on the left wore a more classic pinstripe suit.
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