The Ultimate Wedding Week Party...Before the Ceremony

Friday, March 23, 2012

Day #3 of our fun linkup party...I hope you're enjoying it as much as I am. But, if you've missed the first two recaps, here they are: engagement pictures and the rehearsal dinner.
Today's topic is all about the geting ready before the ceremony shots: The day had finally arrived! After 16 months of planning, it was the day I waited my entire life for, and looking back, it was over with the blink of an eye. Funny how that happens, right?
That morning, my bridesmaids gathered together for a day of primping at the hotel where my “glam team” came to work their magic. This is when we had our photographers and videographers begin their day by capturing the “before” elements, too. It was so fun spending the morning relaxing with my best friends and parents in anticipation for what was about to come. Even better, this is when I was finally able to open my wedding day gift from my groom…the most gorgeous antique diamond earrings! Here is just a sampling of some of my favorite moments from that morning/afternoon:
It was so much fun spending my last few hours as a single lady taking pictures all around Scarritt Bennett enjoying the gorgeous sun we were blessed with that day, hot yes, but pretty nonetheless.
Just a few miles away, Jeff and the men got ready at our house, complete with a catered BBQ lunch by local chef Callie McMillin. They got to sit back and relax and then get dressed in the comfort of home before making their way to the church.
Don't forget to come back next week for 3 more fun linkups celebrating the wedding ceremony, the reception, and the fun details!

Specific details/vendors/etc:
Wedding day shoes: Badgley Mischka
Customized Dress Hanger: Wisconmon
Garter Set/Ring Pillow: Woomi PYO
My something blue: monogram and wedding date dress tag  from Meg
Bridesmaid bouquets: white hydrangea/sweet yellow roses via Enchanted Florist

Bridal bouquet: white peonies via Enchanted Florist
Tuxedos: Street Tuxedo


  1. BEAUTIFUL pictures!! I LOVE the earrings your hubby got your for you gift!! :)

  2. Beautiful shot of Jeff in the church by himself!

  3. What beautiful photos! Your wedding was just gorgeous!


  4. I love the detailing on your dress! One of my friends got married in the same place as you last Fall - ahhh makes me miss Nashville! You look gorgeous in all of your pictures!

  5. Awww you looked so pretty!! Love the photos with you and your bridesmaids!

  6. I love seeing pictures of your recap again. It was such a gorgeous wedding!

  7. absolutely gorgeous pictures. you are stunning!

  8. you are so gorgeous, lady! loved seeing all these photos- you look like you're having the best time :) pic of you in the elevator is hilarious ;) XO

  9. Love your photos, Natasha! Looks like you all were blessed with a beautiful day for a wedding!


  10. You are just beautiful my dear! And I love these pictures. What a fun, special day!


  11. You are beautiful! And you just exude happiness in these photos!