Sunday, September 30, 2012

We Start Today: The Groom and his Men

Since my last two posts were all about me, I'd like to stop being so vain and focus on my handsome groom! As you will see below, these guys were definitely having a good time. They began with pictures of the groomsmen and Mr. Castle's nephew.
All Photos by Palos Studio
Not ready to take a serious picture yet...
Next Mr. Castle took individual pictures with each of the groomsmen
Mr. C and his best man sharing a special moment
Next Mr. C got some shots with his nephew
Remember Singer J? I told you all about how he is a good friend of both Mr. C and I, and how we were so happy we got to "share" him. At this point Singer J was hanging out with the boys and stopped to take a couple photos with Mr. Castle. When I first was scrolling through these pictures I knew exactly where this was going...
Trying to steal a kiss... 
Now it was time for some solo shots! Mr. Castle will not look at these photos... talk about being hard on yourself. He really doesn't think he looks good but I think he looks amazing! And he shows such a wide range of emotions....
Happy Mr. Castle
Tough brooding Mr. Castle
Semi-surprised Mr. Castle. 
This is a face I see a lot so I'm assuming he's laughing at one of his groomsmen
 Handsome I'm getting married today Mr. Castle
Wait whats this?! I'm sneaky and brought a flask Mr. Castle!??? At least the bride didn't smell anything on his breath....

I feel better now having a post with no photos of me. I think we'll continue that way. Next up family shots with Mr. Castle and my ONLY wedding regret. 

Miss a recap? Check it out below!
We start at the end with a surprise wedding video!
We start the day with singing, dancing, and an earthquake
I get my hair and makeup done
We arrive at our venue and Mr. Castle asks for some makeup
With the help of my Mom and bridesmaids I get into my dress!
I take some solo shots of me as a bride

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

We Start Today: I'm ready for my close up

Once I was dressed and ready to go it was time for some solo shots of me as a bride. We started in the doorway of the bridal suite. I don't really have much to add so I'll let the pictures do the talking.
Photography by the incredible Palos Studio
Some close ups of my sash, veil and hair comb

These next shots were taken in front of the venue after I took some photos with my bridesmaids. Even though it's a little out of order I figured it's best to include them in this post.
Laughing at my bridesmaids I'm sure
MOH N said my bow needed a little fixing
I love all the greenery in front of the venue
I also love that those flowers behind me are a peachy pink! 
Ok that's enough pictures of me. I feel like this is the most narcissistic post ever! Next up, let's take look at my handsome groom and his groomsmen!
Miss a recap? Check it out below!
We start at the end with a surprise wedding video!
We start the day with singing, dancing, and an earthquake
I get my hair and makeup done
We arrive at our venue and Mr. Castle asks for some makeup
With the help of my Mom and bridesmaids I get into my dress!

Monday, September 17, 2012

We Start Today: Becoming a Bride

This was one of my favorite parts of the day. My Mom and my best friends were with me and it was time to get into my wedding dress!
All Photos by the amazing Palos Studio
It started with Bridesmaid L getting down my dress for me. She's the tallest :)
I had plenty of help getting into my dress and I seriously needed it. My dress was altered to fit my body perfectly and when I say perfectly I mean it was really tight. During one of my fittings I pulled it up to fast over my hips and ripped something... All the girls knew how paranoid I was about doing that again. They helped me pull it up slowly so that I wouldn't hear that dreaded rip!
The dress made it up with no problems. Whew!
Holding my dress together so MOH N could zip it up
All zipped up! Now it was time to take care of all those buttons.
They told me I wasn't allowed to pee all night because in order to do so I would have to take my dress off and they were not going to undo all those buttons! My dress was so tight I could barely sit down let alone pull it up to pee. Spoiler alert, I didn't pee until Mr. Castle and I got to our hotel that night!
I think in this picture I'm laughing at how long it's taking to get all the buttons done. They were also telling me I already had my last pee as an un-married women.
Once the buttons were done, MOH N helped me put on my "something old" necklace
And then my "something borrowed" bracelet. MOH N lent me the bracelet she wore on her wedding day. 
Next up it was time to add the sash MIL Castle had made for me. Had to get a shot of my special hidden turtle!
My Mom said the only thing she could do was help with my shoes because her hands were too shaky for anything else. 
My "something blue" shoes. And my Mom's silver shoes! Aren't they cute?!
I'm pretty sure this picture was taken as my Mom was helping me into my shoes
Bridesmaid L helped me with my veil
We were excited
I love these next two pictures of the girls reactions as I finished up with all my bridal accessories.
I thought I was all set but still asked, "Am I forgetting anything?" Our photographer Erin immediately said, "Garter!" Ahh! How could I forget that! My special Angels garter.
Bridesmaid C helped me slide it into position
Mr. Castle is a dye heart Anaheim Angels fan. I wanted this to be a wedding day surprise but he saw a picture of it in my favorites folder on etsy! Oh well. He still loved it and was happy I was supporting his team on our wedding day.
I heart this photo.
It was really special that each of my closest friends along with my Mom helped me with a part of my bridal attire. My favorite ladies in the world helped turn me into bride! I couldn't believe that this part was over! I was dressed! I was a bride! I was getting married!!!!! 

How did you feel when you were finally dressed on your wedding day?

Coming up next some bridal portraits!
Miss a recap? Check it out below!
We start at the end with a surprise wedding video!
We start the day with singing, dancing, and an earthquake
I get my hair and makeup done
We arrive at our venue and Mr. Castle asks for some makeup