After a whirlwind month of last-minute wedding details, planning, preparing and verging on a mental breakdown, Jeff and I are finally married!  I have a whole new perspective on weddings after planning and having my own.  I definitely have a newfound appreciation for everything that goes into the organization and overall aesthetic of the day.  It's a LOT of work and my hat goes off to all of the brides (and grooms) who plan the gorgeous weddings I photograph.
I owe a thank you to many couples for all of the ideas I've gathered over the years and was able to put to use in my own wedding.  I've seen highlights from my photographers which are absolutely amazing and you can see them here.  I can't wait to see everything Joe and his team captured, the suspense is killing me!  For now, I just have a few photos from before the ceremony.  I did take my camera and shot some of the prep of my girls getting ready but most of the photo credits for these shots go to my sister-in-law, Karen.  She did a beautiful job with some of these, my favorite moments!  She is in the first shot in green, one of the only two I shot in the post.  The other is of my Dad waiting to walk me down the aisle :)
A special thank you to Jessie for my "something borrowed".  Both of the beautiful veils I wore for my wedding were generously lent to me by former client and friend.  I can't think of a more thoughtful gesture and it really meant so much to me to be able to borrow these from such a special person.
I can't express how beautiful the day was in spite of the stormy and very wet weather conditions.  Everything was like a dream and it went as fast!  My best advice is to enjoy every minute and take a moment to recognize that all of the people who matter most in your life are here, together in one place, for you and only you.  It is a remarkable feeling to be surrounded by so much love.  Many more photos to come including the remainder of the wedding and of course, the honeymoon!