Hello there! Today it’s time for another recap of our wedding! My goal is to get all the recaps written by the end of the year, so I’m trying to crank through these last few posts as quickly as possible. Hope you guys aren’t tired of these yet!
Today I’m sharing photos of the bridal party, and before we get started I wanted to share the following vendor notes:
- Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids (I had the best experience shopping there – you can read my full review here. Specific dresses are from Jenny Yoo, Theia, and Amsale, and include a mix of floral, green, and blue dresses, some with straps and some without)
- Groomsmen Suits: ASOS Wedding Suits (These came out great and were really affordable! I would definitely recommend ASOS over a rental company, and returns were easy too! The groomsmen’s ties and socks are from Tie Bar, which was also a great company with nice, affordable options.)
- Photography: Lauren Nievod (I’ve already raved about her a ton of times – 100% recommend)
- Venue: Wye River Conference Center (amazing Eastern Shore/riverfront hotel with beautiful grounds. Can only be booked by groups, meaning our guests took up the whole thing)
And now let’s dive in!
As soon as I was done doing a mini first look with my dad and stepdad, I saw the rest of the bridal party coming outside! The first ones I saw were my sister Nicole – who was a junior bridesmaid – walking Jack, our “ring-bearer.” Nicole was in charge of walking Jack down the aisle, so she wound up holding him a lot of the time. 🙂
Of course Jack is a dog and will do what dogs do…including poop. The photographer snapped this lovely picture of him. Ha!
At one point he also peed on the white tablecloth by the ceremony site where water and lemonade were being served. Don’t worry – the staff changed the tablecloth before everything got started. How classy. 😉
Then all the bridesmaids and groomsmen assembled for some group photos!
Fabio and I weren’t entirely sure how all the dresses and suits were going to look together, but we were so happy with how everything came out! My two maids of honor, the junior bridesmaid, and the flower girl were all wearing beautiful Jenny Yoo dresses in a light green and peach floral pattern. The rest of the bridesmaids were in green and blue dresses from Theia and Amsale (some with straps and some without) and my vision was to have everything look cohesive without being identical. The groomsmen’s suits all came from ASOS, which was nice because they didn’t cost too much and everyone got to keep them.
Up until that point we really hadn’t seen all the different colors and textures of everything together, and we couldn’t believe how well it came out! I was really happy with the result. 🙂
Plus we have some really good-looking friends and family, so that didn’t hurt the pictures either. 😉
Then the photographer asked us to kiss, and we got some of my favorite pictures of the day! (I think I say that in every post – haha – I guess I just have a lot of favorites!)
Once we were done smooching, we took some photos of the groomsmen and bridesmaids!
Here are the guys, looking dapper in their suits. (They all wore jackets and ties, except for Fabio who also wore a vest to set himself apart a bit.)
And I love these ones that were taken on the other side of the lawn!
And of course we needed a picture with their matching socks. 😉
And then we got a bunch of shots of the ladies!
I just love how these came out – you can kind of tell that there are both green and blue dresses and some floral ones in the mix, but I think with all the greenery and the flowers it looks really natural and not too matchy-matchy. Plus everyone looks so beautiful and happy!
Then I got some portraits with each of the bridesmaids – one smiling and one where we’re looking at each other. But don’t worry, I haven’t posted them all here. With 10 bridesmaids that would be a lot of photos! 🙂
But here are a few of my favorites – one with my two maids of honor…
One with all my family (new and old!)
A couple with my sister…
And of course my sister-in-law and baby (bump) Michael!!
Then I got a photo with my best friends from home, Bianca, Hana, and Sam…
And one with my college besties (aka gurlays/sloppytown) Megan, Catrina, Britt, and Kristen!
And after that, it was time to get ready for the ceremony! Eek!
Question of the day: How many bridesmaids would/did you have?