Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Wedding Day: The Morning Of...

On the day of the wedding, I woke up without an alarm at 6AM. I was excited/nervous/anxious (like how I feel before a race) and all those feelings had me up and raring to go. My Mommasita and I laid in bed and ordered room service. Even though my stomach didn't want it, I knew I needed to eat. We had a long (but fun) day ahead of us!

At 9:00AM I met the bridesmaids in the suite we reserved for getting ready. The night before the hotel called to tell us that the original room we had booked was not going to be available after all but not to fear! They were giving us the Presidential Suite instead. Talk about an upgrade! The room was insane, and I felt like I was on an episode of MTV Cribs.

I had arranged for our hair and makeup professionals to come to us at the hotel. Eliminating as much stress as possible was a constant goal of mine and not having to leave the hotel helped tremendously. Also, we started getting ready VERY EARLY. I did not want us to be late or stressed thinking we were going to be late. We ended up being ready ahead of schedule (well everyone minus one person...see bottom for that detail) which was wonderful. We were able to sit back and relax! Word of Advice: Give yourself a lot of wiggle room when it comes to getting ready time. And schedule in transportation time to your venue too. Time flies by on your wedding day and it is better to be early and waiting than late and rushing. 

My "Junior Bridesmaid" ;) JBT! Love this girl and was so thankful to have her with us that morning!

Word of Advice: Have food and drinks available when you are getting ready. We had lunch delivered and set up our own mimosa bar. This was way cheaper than ordering from room service and it is fun sip on some bubbles when getting glamorous! Just remember not to drink too much and to eat. You want to remember and savor every moment of your special day. Too much champs and too little food mixed with lots of emotions can make it easy to get tipsy. So take it easy on the bubbly!

The food was from my favorite San Antonio bakery, BIRD Bakery. The have the best pimento cheese in the world!

For the next few hours we relaxed, got beautified, spent time together in the killer suite, and snacked. I enjoyed this moment with the wonderful women in my life so much, and I would be lost without them. I broke into tears about a million 30 times that morning (no exaggeration), and they were supportive and wonderful. I was feeling so many emotions (love, happiness, nostalgia, you name it, I felt it) and I let them all come to surface. But despite the tears, I really was having so much fun and I am thankful they were with me to share that morning. 

Word of Advice: If you are a crier or an emoter (like me), just let it come out. Don't try to suppress it. In the end it is going to come out anyway, so you might as well just feel all the emotions you are feeling.

Lanie and Robley rocking our "Getting Ready Shirts". I love how they looked!

By 1:00, we were all completely ready. We said good-bye to the hair and make up team, and hello to Rachael, our spectacular photographer. We were an hour ahead of schedule and had plenty of time to relax and get some great candid shots. The rest of the pictures are courtesy of Rachael! There are a lot of them, but I love looking at wedding pics so I figured y'all would too :)

My sister, Samantha, was the best Maid of Honor in the world. I am her MOH in April and I hope I can be 50% as wonderful as she was. I love her so much and I am so happy for her and Cody, her fiance!
Opening a note from Josh
Cue the 1,016th round of tears...he wrote the sweetest and most loving letter. I have saved every note/card Josh has ever given me, and this one is now on the top of the stack!
Rachael brought me this Coke. Definitely found my Soulmate :) cheesy but true!
Mommasita and BFF
More tears...I couldn't help it!

Packing up the veil 
My bouquet

More tears...

Time to go! Let's get this show on the road!

Remember when I said one person was not on time? Well this was the point when we realized someone VITAL & CRUCIAL to my big day was missing...MY DADDY!!!! I had gone to his room that morning to tell him when and where to be, but we must have had some miscommunication. In this picture I am telling Linda "I told him!" and she is going "I did too"! Haha! Word of Advice: Remind everyone where and when to be multiple times. It is a crazy day so it is easy to get confused or forget.

This is when I am calling him to find out where he was. It is still a mystery how he got to the church, but he made it!!! Thank goodness! This girl loves her Daddy! (Cue the tears that continue to flow regularly...haha oy vey)

More to come next week...


  1. What a breathtaking beautiful day and group of ladies!

    1. Thank you Amy and thank you for stopping by! It really was an incredible day and I love reliving it through my blog.

  2. You are so beautiful! I love the photos - looks like an incredible time with your girls!
    PS your mom looks incredible! Love her dress!

    1. Thank you Mary! We really did have so much fun (despite my nonstop tears).
      And my mom's dress was a actually a bridesmaids dress from Nordstroms. Such a great find!