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WEDDING DATE:

May 18, 2008

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~*~*Our Day~Before the Ceremony*~*~

We were married on May 18, 2008 at Calamigos at the LA Equestrian Center.  The night before my MOHs, a close friend, and I stayed at the Hilton Universal in one of their bigger suites (one of the best decisions I made).  I woke up the morning of the wedding refreshed & relaxed.  The girls and I got ready in the suite and the guys showed up later and got ready in my brother's room.

Photos by April Smith Photography (www.aprilsmithphotography.com) unless otherwise noted.

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Our personal flowers were delivered to the hotel room so that we could take some pictures there with them.

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The guys

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Then we headed off to the Equestrian Center for the first look.  We were running a little late and with my mom driving we ran 2 red lights to get there (shhhh... don't tell anybody).  It turned out to be 100 degrees (even at 4:00pm).  It was so freakin' hot.  But for the most part I didn't even notice.  And my photog, she was a trooper.  We took pictures in the grass and these little green bugs started going up my dress (right beneath the overlay) and she and DH worked at getting them out and then cleaning my dress a little.  It was funny.

The First Look

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Then it was time for some pics with the girls & guys...  I had to adjust my cousin (MOH#1's dress).  DH had fun with the flask that he gave to one of his GMs.  And we just enjoyed hangin' with our friends.

The Girls

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Photos by Matt with Poetry In Light (2nd photog)
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The Guys

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Photos by Matt with Poetry In Light (2nd photog)

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(9) Comments

you must be so thrilled with your pics.  Beautiful!

GREAT pictures!!! love them all!

I can't believe I've never commented... :(

I LOVE these photos!!  The BM dresses are adorable...  You look BEAUTIFUL, and that cuff shot is soo cute!! :)

Amazing day...I think that I've commented before on your bio.  I know I've looked at every pic before