Aug 08, 2009
AUGUST 8TH, 2009; THE DAY WENT LIKE THIS...
I checked into our honeymoon suite the night of the rehearsal (the day before the wedding) with my maid of honor, since she lived out of state. The hotel is gorgeous, a newly built Motor City Casino/Hotel in Detroit
As I entered the room I was greeted with this on the night stand
My eyes began to tear up, it was really setting in, in less than 24hrs, I would be someones wife, all the planning done for 19 months was finally at a end. My day was here. I got a few hrs of rest and the day of I got dress and headed to the salon.
My Mother, maid of honor and myself all got our hair done at the salon, it started out perfect, I could hardly eat because I was so EXCITED! I had to force myself to eat a bagel. Then while in the chair, noak's ark made it's way threw the city. It began to rain cats, dogs, elephants, lions, everything (sorry for the dramatics!). Seriously it poured down and continued to rain that afternoon. It put everything off schedule, and I was running like 1 to 1 1/2 hrs behind. It was so bad I thought I wasn't even going to have time to get my makeup down. I begin to cry, all this time of planning my "perfect" day and nothing was going accordingly! Then after much pepping up by my father, my mother and the bridal party, I decided not to let something like rain ruin my day, I decided that from there on out I WAS going to be HAPPY! Which led to some amazing getting ready photos...
Wedding Day fragrance: Flowerbomb (smells soo yummy!)
DIY Bridal Hoodie- Turned out perfect!
Custom made bracelet by PW Summerbride!
My lovely wedding dress, waiting for me
View of what it looked like outside
Gorgeous Stuart Weitzman Shoes!
(I highly suggest having a pop of color for you wedding day shoes, it adds a kick of fun to the dress!)
Meanwhile on the other side of town my soon to be husband was getting ready
Three Generations; Grandfather, Grandson and Father
As he was getting ready, I was headed to the church
(Non Pro Pic)
I had to brace myself in the rain to go inside!
Once I arrived at the church, the photographer began getting pictures of the wedding party
Cutest 3 yr old Ring bearer
One of two flower girls, my niece bella
Second flower girl, my god sister Niya
My Mother with her granddaughter bella
The groom getting his bout pinned on
Close up of my new engagement ring (I got it for my birthday, 2wks before the wedding) and my DIY bouquet which I'm very proud of! I did all the flowers for the wedding! Which were simple and classic, the touch I wanted!
Tears came running down as I seen my father for the first time. I practically ruined my makeup!!
My dad being nosey before the ceremony started!
Meanwhile inside my brother was escorting our mother down the aisle!
Officially Mr & Mrs!
AFTER THE CEREMONY
The Sweetheart Table
THE GORGEOUS BUT OH SO YUMMY CAKE!!!!
This was the best day of my life. All the planning, trial and error with DIY projects and tons of advice from my PW ladies it turned out wonderful! I highly recommend putting your own touches on your wedding, do a few DIY projects, it saved me a ton of money but most importantly I'm able to look back at the personal touches that I did for my special day!!!
You can view items here, pricing is for local pick up (Metro Detroit), if you are interested in shipping PM for pricing!
I have jumped on the infamous bandwagon and purchased DIY up-lights! I got them from a fellow PW'er and I'm soo glad! I love the ambiance they give to the room. I will be selling them after my wedding FIY!
Here Are Some Inspiration Pictures:
From MsCin's Bio
These are the actual lights I purchased, from NanaBoop's Daughters Wedding!
Here they are at home:
( I know Papernary isn't a word lol)
Designed by PW- Abatty! Check her out in the vendor's section: Alex Tebow Designs
Save the Dates:
Water Bottle Labels:
We had such a great time taking these with our photog Kris. It was only 45 degrees outside but in Michigan that's considered warm weather lol! We went to a once abandoned neighborhood that has been turned into a recycled art project in Detroit. Also we went Downtown to take pics off the water. Enjoy!