Wedding

Getting Ready

Happy wedding wednesday y’all!  When picking my photography package, I knew I wanted getting ready photos.  Personally, I love how these all turned out.  I admit I felt a little silly when the photographer goes, pretend like you are putting on make up but it was definitely worth it!  I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as I do.

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Reception Decor

Reception Entrance

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My mom actually made the card box.  It turned out so well.  I’m really impressed.  If you would have seen how it started, you would have been worried because I know I was.  The card box was really important because we asked for no gifts.  We were not in need of any house hold essentials.  We just wanted money to put towards our honeymoon.

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The lovely guest seating chart that I slaved over that hardly no one used.  We I saw I revised it about 20 times I’m not even kidding.  But honestly the day of, I wasn’t even worried about it.  The chart looked pretty which was all that mattered, ha!

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Wedding hashtag -> #happilyevernichols

Sweetheart Table

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I was so happy with the way this centerpiece turned out.  Of all places market street made it!  It really is beautiful and just what I wanted.

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Table Decor

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All the gold glass ware and vases on the table were spray painted by most of the bridal party.  I think they turned out pretty good if I do say so myself.

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All bridesmaids received wine glasses with their names on it.

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I made this but don’t definitely took the saying off pinterest. #sorrynotsorry

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The flowers were bought from costco in bulk.  They consisted of white hydrangeas and light pink roses.  By the time we arrived at the venue, everything went by super quickly.  Honestly if it weren’t for my dad, one of Cameron’s uncles, and my mother in laws friend, the centerpieces would not have been put together.  My flowers were left in the hands of three men.  They were literally taking them out of the plastic bags, cutting the stems with their pocket knifes, and then sorting them in the vase.  I really do think they did a great job.

Dessert Table

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Chocolate cake with caramel (I think) filling.

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I believe most of the glassware if from hobby lobby.  All the pink candy was bought from different places.

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I seriously got hired the best bakery ever.  During her cake tasting she set out 6 different cake flavors and several different fillings.  One of the cakes she happened to have out was carrot cake.  Cameron and I both don’t even like carrot cake but went ahead and tried it.  It was so good!  I swear she could make any dessert taste good.  She literally is the baker fairy.

Vendors

Venue: The Chapel at Ana Villa

Cakes, cookies, macaroons, and cake pops: The Jenny Layne Bakery

Cake topper: Better Off Wed

Flowers: Market Street for sweetheart table and rest of the tables were DIY

Chargers: Michael’s

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The Details

Hi y’all! Featured here today are the little details through out my wedding.  All the reception decor and details will be featured in a separate post.  Weddings do not come cheap so I would definitely say a lot of the decor and details were DIY. The invitations, programs, and thank you cards were all designed by me.  They were definitely a labor of love.  I changed them about a hundred times but I’m fairly happy with the way the turned out.  But honestly I don’t think the invitations were every completely going to turn out the way I wanted.  I scoured pinterest, easy, and several invitation sites but never found what I was looking for and that is why I eventually settled on the idea to make them myself which also in the process saved some money.  I didn’t want to pay a bunch for an invitation suite I didn’t love.

Next my shoes.  I love the shoes I eventually picked out but it really was a journey getting there.  I originally wanted these Kate Spade gold sparkly bow heels but hubby gave me a no go on the $325 price tag.  I was all “but this is a once and a lifetime thing” and he was like “they are shoes.”  So then I ended up picking a blush pink sparkly heel from DSW.  I was really growing to love them.  I wore them in my bridals but then ended up returning them.  They were seriously uncomfortable and my foot kept sliding forward.  I ended up with the pair pictured purchased from DSW.  They were more comfortable than the other pair and fit right but they still didn’t make in to the reception.  After all the family photos I was ready to chunk the shoes out the window.  Cameron ended up caring my shoes in to the reception.

#truestory

#beautyispain

Last big thing is the guest book.  I created it by myself with engagement photos using shutter fly.  I had a coupon for a free book so I only ended up paying for shipping.  I love the way the guest book turned out.

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Guest Book: Classic Wedding Guest Book

Shoes: Steve Madden (sold out)

Dress: Emma by Maggie Sottero

Pen: Hobby Lobby

“Please sign my guest book” sign: Hobby Lobby

“Love you” sign: Hobby Lobby

Garter: Hobby Lobby

Hanger: Ikea and DIY personalization

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Bridal Portraits

These bridal portraits were so much fun!  I went with my sister and best friend to our venue to get the pictures done.  Deciding on hair for the pictures was easy.  I wanted it down and curly with a bump in the back.  For the make up I got air brushed and did a brown smokey eye.  For my nails I did the nexgen.  I got a sparkly white with a glitter silver accent nail.  All pictures were done by Andrea Rogers.

Shop My Look

Dress: Emma in white by Maggie Sottero

Sash: Similar (Original purchased from Terry Costa)

Make Up and Hair: Sasha Hollingsworth

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Engagement Photos

Cameron and I took these pictures back in February.  The weather was so nice for it being the middle of February.  The weeks leading up the session were filled with snow and rain.  To say I was worried about the weather was an understatement but it would have been pretty cool to have engagement pictures done in the snow!  Our pictures were taken at White Rock Lake in Dallas.  I was inspired by an engagement done on a dock with a canoe.  They were simply gorgeous but unfortunately because of the time of year, canoe rentals weren’t available.  The pictures came out wonderful.  You can find our photographer here.

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