my day: getting ready
Like I had said before, the morning of the wedding I felt so sick. I don’t know what it was! I think it had to do with worrying about everything coming together just right. I knew that none of it really mattered, that it would be great and I was getting married, but I still worried. My sister put out a great spread for breakfast including mimosas… I couldn’t even drink one! It was terrible! But once the photographers arrived, my nervousness started to fade. I think I just became to busy to be nervous. It was a full and semi-rushed morning, but getting ready at my parents house with all of my friends is a memory I will always keep.
Tips: We kind of made life a little more difficult by having a morning wedding and a cocktail reception, which worked in many ways but left us super crunched for time. The ceremony was at 10:00 am, plus we had to take pictures beforehand because the reception was going to be too short to waste an hour of it taking pictures. So… we woke up at 5:00 am. Ugh. The hair dressers got there around 5:15 and the photographers showed up at 7:00. We were out of the house around 8:30 to take maids and grooms pictures and then to do the first look and the family pictures. Like I said, it was rushed. But rushed pictures was worth having the daytime wedding (which ended up saving us a ton of money).
We wouldn’t have been able to do it without having two photographers. I HIGHLY recommend having two photographers. Miah and Mike of Studio 7 were amazing. They have years of experience working together and once they arrived they were like a machine. Mike left to take the groomsman pictures while Miah took us maids out for ours, which saved us a ton of time. I can’t say enough great things about these two photographers and would recommend them to any bride. They are based out of Orange County but are happy to travel as well. You can check out their website here and their blog here.