Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Wedding Wednesday: Last Moments

I have a problem. It's a really tough one to solve, too...

I am absolutely head over heels in love with all of my wedding pictures. I hope this is a normal feeling for all of the other brides and grooms out there because, these photos are windows to your memories on that day.

I was going to jump into the ceremony pictures, but for the sake of chronology, these pictures all took place next. We got to our venue pretty early (thanks to Silver Charm Events for keeping us on task!) and were able to share special moments with our family members.

The whole time I was in my room hiding, I wondered what Iman was up to and it just tickles me with how happy all of these boys/men look as they waited for our big day to begin.




Brothers :)
 Iman's ginormous brothers were junior groomsmen because, despite their height, they are just 13 and 14. It was very special that those three boys wore yellow roses for their momma. They look so good together. I swear, any picture of Iman with his brothers make me grin nonstop.

How cute is our Ring Bearer?
Our ring bearer came into my room to show off his outfit (and Incredibles shoes). I love that his momma matched to our colors, as well. She's amazing! Our little man began practicing his walk down the aisle moves as soon as we asked him to be our ring bearer. For the month before the wedding, his dad played the song he was to walk to while they practiced.



Little Tiger is usually pretty shy around people he doesn't know so we were a little worried about his walk down the aisle. He is almost 4 years old and we showed him exactly what to do when he walked down the aisle. He did a great job handing the rings to the best man and was probably the cutest person out there. #nolie



This girl. I feel like it is such an honor to be a role model to her. She is the oldest of the little girls in my family and has one of the kindest souls I have ever met. She was ecstatic to go shopping for her dress, and her favorite one happened to be the one that matched my dress the best. There are a bunch of pictures of us before the wedding taken by friends and family, but this one is my favorite.

Holly asked me to step into the side area to take some bridal portraits before the ceremony so we would have more time for the other photos. This sweet girl stood watching, captivated while everyone else stayed inside chatting. She and I were giggling about the pictures Holly was having me take and Holly insisted on having her join me in the pictures. The picture came out so perfect with little pops of red and I can totally see myself using this picture for a title background on future wedding blog posts.


My brothers and father in law!! I am amazed at how well our families have blended together. The man facing away from the camera is my amazing younger brother. He has such a great heart, and I truly cannot believe how close we've gotten since I became an adult. Facing the camera is one of Iman's best friends and a man who truly cares about Iman, me, and our families as if we were related by blood.

This moment, between three men who support me makes my heart smile. (I believe my father was in the other room with me when this picture was taken. But it is important for me to note that our fathers are such good friends. They call each other and hang out with each other even when Iman and I are not around).

Father and Son :) 
I can't say anything about my father in law without tearing up. He has such a pure and loving heart and I believe that Iman and I owe our relationship success to him. As kids, he would always warn Iman not to hurt me and that fueled our longtime friendship before our relationship. He would do anything for Iman and I and that selflessness brings me to tears. I can't wait until we can see him more.

So I guess next week is the big ceremony reveal. You might cry, if you haven't already cried from these pictures. (Maybe you aren't all saps like I am).

How did the last moments before your wedding make you feel?

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61 comments:

  1. OMG. I love those cup of photos. And also a young and lil boy, and two girls who wore pretty white dresses : )
    romantic moment has been there : D

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  2. These photographs are SO beautiful! :)

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  3. How does Iman feel being so short compared to his brothers? Cause its so cute how tiny he is next to them. Pretty adorable.

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  4. Yvonne RhinehartJuly 2, 2014 at 10:46 AM

    The photos look adorable, and I'm so glad you love them so much.

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  5. Your wedding photo's are so sweet, it looks like such an amazing day :-)

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  6. Krista KetterhagenJuly 2, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    Every single time I see new photos from your day I am even more amazed than before. Incredible!

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  7. Love the shoe picture!! So cute :)

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  8. oooooooohhhh! what great shots! you look so beautiful!

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  9. Thank you! it's seriously my favorite picture that doesn't show faces

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  10. aww thank you!!!! I definitely feel the same way!

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  11. Thank you so much! It really was :)

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  12. hahaha, well Freddie is technically the same height as him (last time we saw him) buuut they try to puff up their chests because they're taller than him and then, in big brother fashion he just tackles them.

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  13. love that shoe shot of you and the flower girl! :) beautiful photos!

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  14. Great pictures...can't wait to see more :)

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  15. aw, what great photos! love your dress and veil, you look gorgeous!

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  16. Your veil is such a great statement piece without being overpowering. I love it!

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  17. Love the photos! It's so awesome to be able to catch the emotion and build up to those last moments before the walk down the aisle.

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  18. songbirdsandbuttonsJuly 2, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    You look stunning & I love all of the small touches like the shoes! So cute!

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  19. annette silvestreJuly 2, 2014 at 7:51 PM

    I love the wedding colors, I haven't had a wedding yet . . . we had kids young so we will have a big wedding later, or so we keep saying! haha

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  20. I love the red touches!

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  21. Love your wedding pictures! I am getting married in a short three weeks! Thanks for sharing :)

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  22. beautiful pictures and love the shoes so comfy

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  23. Thank you! You'll die when you see Iman's pictures with her.

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  24. Thank you so much! I was so nervous about it before the wedding

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  25. ahh! It really is! Thank you so much!

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  26. hahaha, aww that is so wonderful!! It will be so amazing :)

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  27. I can't wait to see your pictures!! Thank you!! and Congrats!!

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  28. yes! They were wonderful! Thank you :)

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  29. You're beautiful! And so are your wedding photos :)

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  30. Beautiful photos :) Some of my favorite photos are from before the ceremony too, seeing everything that was happening while I was waiting in the room for it to start.

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  31. Your wedding photos are incredible and you look stunning - can't wait to see the rest! x

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  32. Heart face emojis allll over the place!! <3

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  33. Deidre || Love, The SkinnysJuly 3, 2014 at 10:48 AM

    Am I loving all your wedding pictures!

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  34. I kept trying to pick a favorite to comment on as I went through this post, but I simply cannot. I love them all! And I love all of your stories that go along with the pictures. Iman and his brothers. The ring bearer's shyness and practicing. Your relationship with the flower girl. How you feel so fondly for your father-in-law. The love you share with your friends and family is so special, it shows all over the place. I cannot help but smile. Thank you for sharing with us <3.

    xoxo,
    Katie
    http://welcometothewackadoodles.blogspot.com

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  35. These are such awesome pictures!!! You would never think the preparation would be so special, but it is!

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  36. I'm with Katie- I love all of these photos too! I love all of your wedding recaps! :)

    xo, Hima

    Hima Hearts

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  37. Thank you so much Amberly! It really was :)

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  38. Aww, Katie!! You just made me tear up. Thank you so much!! I feel so much love in my heart :)

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  39. Aww, it really is so wonderful! I love seeing all of the pictures of people waiting for the ceremony to begin, too!!

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  40. I love the red weaved throughout. Those colors really pop!

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  41. Thank you so much!! Weaving the red was my favorite part

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  42. awww I loooove these photos! The one with the flower girl and shoes is too cute!
    The last moments before the wedding are such a blur. It felt like I had tons of time waiting around and then it sped up and I was the last one behind the door before walking out. Such a strange and awesome feeling all at once!

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  43. That is exactly how I felt!! Our flower girl is one of the sweetest, cutest little girls I've ever known and she asked if she could wear her converse and I was like YES!! lol

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