Oct 11, 2008
We had a great time at the wedding rehearsal. Everyone met at Arroyo Trabuco to run through the ceremony...it only took two run-throughs seeing as almost everyone in the bridal party had been married before! :) I wore my mom's wedding dress from 40 years ago that I had altered. It was a hit! Here are a few pictures from the day:
In addition to the boudoir photo album I gave DH as a wedding gift, I also wanted to give him something that he could use more often and actually show other people! He loves music and plays guitar so I thought something related to that would be appropriate. He also likes to wear cufflinks...so I found the perfect combination of the two. I got him these sterling silver guitar pick cufflinks to wear on the wedding day. He absolutely LOVED them and he has worn them several times since the wedding!
Wow...the day has come and gone and I can honestly say I wouldn't have changed a thing! It really was the best day ever - surrounded by family and friends, marrying the love of my life...so awesome! Here are a few teaser photos from our awesome photographer, Kristi Klemens:
With only a week til the wedding, I'm rethinking my low side chignon. I'm now thinking more along the lines of a side ponytail. I bought some clip in extensions to use since my hair is fairly fine. Here is the look I might go for:
But since I'm wearing a veil for the ceremony, I'm not sure where it could be placed if I go with this style. So if my stylist doesn't think this look will work, I'll probably stick with something along these lines:
I thought that doing the seating arrangements would be a total nightmare. But in order to keep things organized, I devised a good system. I drew out the layout of the room on a foam board and put each guest's name on a strip of sticky note. Then I grouped people by logical groups, like my friends, FI's friends, family, etc. Then I put each person's name around a table. I was able to better visualize the seating this way and it was easy to move people from one table to another. It only took me about two hours total to do the seating! Perfect!