3.23.2012

The Ultimate Wedding Week: Before the Wedding

 I'm linking up today with the lovely Valerie at Along the Way with V & J for the The Ultimate Wedding Week! I missed the other two linkups due to a) lack of engagement photos {I had braces the whole time we were engaged... so I chose not to document that professionally} and b) slackness of posting photos for rehearsal dinner.

As of tomorrow, Mike and I will have been married for six months, woo hoo! Boy does time fly! I've been looking for an excuse to show our wedding. And, now I finally get to leak all the awesome photos over the next week {so stay tuned}!

Here are some snip-its before the wedding. Although I should  sugarcoat it, I won't. I was SUPER stressed during this time. I slept like negative hours the night before and had a million things I thought I had to do {which I didn't.. but that's the controlling piece of me}.  Nonetheless, it was a fun morning filled with hairspray, champagne and laughter.


all the bridesmaids received a swagg sweater designed by Camilyn Beth {I am obsessed with this design}

















photos by Kristy McSwain {except for the first three}

18 comments:

  1. gorgeous photos! so glad i found you via the linkup :)

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  2. what a beautiful bride :)

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  3. Hey! I stumbled upon your blog through the wedding linkup and I couldn't help but notice that you live in Raleigh {me too}! I love the blog and the wedding pics! :)

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  4. It was a beautiful day! I think all brides have the issue of lack of sleep before a wedding!!! xoxo A-

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  5. beautiful pictures! i love your hair & dress! & the bridesmaid's dresses too! SO PRETY :)

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  6. Gorgeous pictures. I love your bridesmaid dresses.

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  7. Looking at these photos - I realize I tried on a few dresses very similar to your dress (but the one I picked is different)!

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  8. Your pictures are beautiful! Hope to see more :)

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  9. Gorgeous pictures - your dress is beautiful! Love your blog, I'm a new follower!! :)

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  10. Just beautiful Celeste! Can't wait to see more!

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  11. love that picture of the hugs. love all of the pictures!
    xx jes, newest follower

    www.twosmuppies.com

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  12. I love love love the bridesmaid's dresses... are they even actual bridesmaid's dresses or did you just find pretty party dresses?

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  13. New to your blog! So glad you linked up! You look so beautiful - love your dress and sparkly shoes!

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  14. This is so wierd but I thought I recognized your before but Lauren was my DG big...

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  15. You look beautiful! And yay for another bride with the personalized hanger! :)

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  16. I love your photos! And I don't think you look nervous at all--you're stunning!

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  17. Happy 6 month anniversary! :)
    I love your picture! You look absolutely beautiful. Can't wait to see the rest of the pictures!

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