Tuesday, December 11, 2012

From Miss to Mrs: Becoming the Bride

It was finally time for my dress to make it's appearance.
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In order to make sure my dress didn't touch my hair or make-up I decided to step into my dress. But it was such a big dress, and as it is I have no balance, so I definitely needed my bridesmaids' help to make it without falling over.
For those curious, I bought the bustier from HerRoom. It worked great and stayed up throughout the day. I had previously posted about about a free pair of underwear from Victoria's Secret, but instead wore a bridal pair that had been gifted from my MOH's mom from Hanky Panky(and that wasn't once size fits all!).
Once I made it in, my MOH zipped me up with my now SIL's help.
Looking at this picture I am a little disapointed that this dress didn't actually use all the pretty buttons, but in practicality having a zipper did make it easier. And still while I do love this picture, I don't think it has the timeless feel actual buttons would have.
From there my bridesmaids made sure that my dress and veil were on straight and got me situated.
I absolutely love these series of photos. while they all do have a similar feel I couldn't pick just one to share, so instead your seeing several versions of the same basic photo. But I still think there's something special about each one.
One aspect I wasn't looking forward to getting dressed was that my mom wouldn't be there. Obviously this would be a factor throughout the day, but there's just something about the photos of a mom helping her daughter into her wedding dress that I adore. I still remember that commercial from a few years back of the mother and grandmother helping the bride into her wedding dress.
But my grandmother was there, and we were able to get a few great photos together. I know that as difficult as parts of this day were for me, it was just as hard, is not harder for my grandmother, since it was her daughter that wasn't there with us.
From there I sliped on my shoes. (You can even see a glimpse of my purple pedicure here to prove it actually did happen.)
Last but not least, I put on my garters, and I was officially ready to get married.
Who was with you as you were getting dressed on your wedding day? And if you aren't married yet, who do you see by your side as you put your wedding dress on?

All photos in this post courtesy of Sabree Hill Photography
with editing by me to protect privacy.

Miss a Recap Post?
From Miss to Mrs: The Calm Before the Storm
From Miss to Mrs: There's a Hurricane Coming?
From Miss to Mrs: Here Comes Isaac
From Miss to Mrs: Weathering the Cane
From Miss to Mrs: After the Storm
From Miss to Mrs: Trials and Tribulations
From Miss to Mrs: The Last Errands
From Miss to Mrs: A Night on the Town
From Miss to Mrs: The Hangover
From Miss to Mrs: Rehearsing in the Heat
From Miss to Mrs: The Last Single Supper
From Miss to Mrs: Gifting the Girls
From Miss to Mrs: The Last Single Night
From Miss to Mrs: Oh What a Beautiful Morning
From Miss to Mrs: Getting Prettified
From Miss to Mrs: Prepping the Plantation
From Miss to Mrs: Turtle Time
From Miss to Mrs: The Photographer Has Arrived


  1. I love these photos! Your dress is gorgeous, and you look absolutely stunning! I am sorry your mom couldn't be there, but I'm glad your grandmother could be part of that special moment.

  2. Love the photos! Your dress is gorgeous and the photographer did an awesome job capturing your getting ready moments! I am glad you had your grandma there. By the way, she looks SO young!

    I think on my wedding day I will likely have my mom (God willing) and bridesmaids with me when I put on the dress!

  3. You look stunning!! I love your dress.


  4. You're a beautiful bride! My mother was with me when I got dressed and it was just how I wanted it.

  5. Beautiful photos! I love the ones with your bridesmaids!

    My mom helped me put on my dress (and laced it for me) and actually the only BAD memories of my wedding day is of putting my dress on because it was SO FREAKING HOT. I was literally dripping sweat!

  6. I love the dress! the photos are great. I wanted photos of me putting on my dress but my mom said I shouldn't take photos of me NOT dressed and getting dressed, lol! I was with my mom and 2 best friends when I got my dress on.

  7. You look so beautiful! Love your dress! Love those last two pics! So beautiful!

    Great pics with your bridesmaids & especially w/ your grandmother. So sorry your mom couldn't be there. But glad your grandmother was.

    My bridesmaids were w/ me when i was getting ready. :)

  8. So pretty!! Much more special than me smoking in the parking lot with my husband to be, waiting for our turn outside of Graceland Wedding Chapel in Vegas!!! lol! But truly, remember your blessings, and cherish them =)

  9. OH, I love these photos! Your dress is so pretty and the moment was captured wonderfully!!!
    I would love to have my bridesmaids with me when I get ready to walk down the aisle!

  10. Aww, I love the little buttons on the back of your dress! I don't think they could be any prettier. :) You're a beautiful bride!

  11. You look absolutely beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!

  12. I love your dress! I'm sure your mom would be proud!

  13. GORGEOUS dress. Love the buttons down the back.

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