6.03.2013

wedding photos {PRE-CEREMONY}


Our wedding day was, by far, the best day of my life thus far.  I know that's what they all say, but never in my life will I have that exact group of friends and family all together, in one place, celebrating the love Brandon and I share.  The whole day was like a dream.  A very, very happy dream that I would give anything to re-live.  Good thing I have these beautiful photos from Marni Rothschild Pictures so that I can step back into these happy moments whenever I'd like.  

Brandon and his groomsmen got ready at the most adorable cottages on the Charleston Harbor.  
Our parents stayed at these cottages, too.
As a wedding gift, I gave Brandon the Bulova Accutron he has been eyeing for years.

My girls and I stayed Friday night and got ready for the wedding at the Wentworth Mansion.  I reserved the Grande Mansion Suite and it was just that ...grand.  We were definitely not the quietest group (we may or may not have been told to hold down the noise at 3 o'clock in the morning after our rehearsal dinner), but they still pampered us and made us feel completely welcome.

That day, my mom gave me a silver compact mirror with my new initials engraved on it.  I'm using it in the photo below!

My dad helped me put on my wedding shoes...

I wore two garters.  The bigger one is the one my mom wore on my parent's wedding day.  The smaller one was a gift from Brandon's parents.  They brought it back from Belgium for me!

My bouquet was wrapped with the sleeve of my grandmother's wedding dress.  
The tulle material you see on top of that is part of the veil/hat that my mom wore on her wedding day! 

While we were taking pre-ceremony group portraits, my bridesmaid, Cody, found a four leaf clover.  She stuck it in my bouquet.  I'm not sure how long it stayed in there before falling out.  My bouquet was very special to me!


...walking to the church!


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22 comments:

  1. Omg that napkin to your dad and the picture of you two made me cry! SO precious. Congratulations on your big day, everything looked beautiful. You are stunning!

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  2. I definitely love the photo of you and your dad. It def. made me teary eyed. But everything and everyone looked beautiful!

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  3. Loved the napkin to your dad, so adorable!! Each and every one of these pictures are beautiful!! Congrats again!!

    Xo,
    Sincerely Miss Ash

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  4. Beautiful! Definitely shed a tear or two looking at that picture of you and your father. Can't wait to see the rest!

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  5. Megan, your photos are so gorgeous! Lauren and I couldn't stop talking about what a beautiful couple you and Brandon are! Hope you're enjoying married life!

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  6. Reading the handkerchief you gave your dad has put tears in my eyes. Very special! You were a beautiful bride!

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  7. Gorgeous bride! I have been reading your blog for weeks and this is the first time I have been able to comment. I dont know if something was wrong on my end or what, but at least I am able to leave you a comment now. Love what you had written on the handkerchiefs. Cant wait to see more pics!

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  8. Ahhh! Breathtaking photos! Can't wait to see more!

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  9. The pictures are amazing! And you looked gorgeous. Can't wait to see more!

    Lidija

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  10. Gorgeous pictures. Eveything looks just absolutely perfect and your bouquet was so special! Congrats and best wishes to you and Brandon!

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  11. Your pictures are beautiful! I started reading your blog a few weeks and I also live in Charleston! In fact I copied you and bought that Clover Canyon top from Saks Off 5th! I recently started a blog and love reading great established blogs like yours for ideas!

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  12. You were a gorgeous bride!! Who did your hair and makeup? I'm getting married next spring in Charleston and am loving all of these details!!

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  13. Wow! You were one beautiful bride! And I lovve the bridesmaid dresses!

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  14. Loved the pictures, the one of Brandon looking at his watch made me cry. Also the one of you and your dad is priceless. Amazing photography, you were stunning. Can't wait to see more!!

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  15. Megan, these are stunning! Congratulations! Can you tell us where you got the handkerchiefs for your mom and dad? Those are such great gifts!

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  16. Beautiful photos! Such a stunning experience!

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  17. These are completely stunning! You were a radiant bride!! I can't believe how many darling extras you have- the sweet gifts for each other, the napkin, and the mirror... Wow all to make such blessed memories! Just beautiful memories!

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  18. ok so where did your mom get the mirror? I LOVE that idea and is a perfect gift for a sweet friend getting married this fall!

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  19. love the bridesmaid dresses! who is the designer?

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