Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Our Wedding Day Part 1

On 12-13-15 we woke up to a downpour. California has been in a major drought but on our wedding day it rained cats and dogs. Accompanying it was 40 mph wind. It didn't phase me though, I knew that our ceremony and reception was taking place indoors and if there's one thing I know for sure, you can't control the weather. Our makeup and hair person was set to arrive at 8:00 a.m. to start working on the bridesmaids. When she arrived started on hair first and then makeup. We stuck to tradition and the night before the wedding Beezy and I slept in different rooms. We also didn't want to see each other until we were on the venue property doing our first look. We had a suite with an adjoining room so he was literally on the other side of the wall all morning. 
Getting ready in the hotel with my mom
Amanda did a great job on all of our hair. My hair is thick and I was worried about it not making it all night. I was also worried about having a bobby pin headache. If you've ever had one of those then you know exactly what I'm talking about. I'm happy to report, I didn't get a headache! Amanda was also able to do all of our hair and makeup in 5 hours. Basically it was an hour per person.
 
My hair pin and style
 
Cara's up do hairstyle
Once we had our hair and makeup ready we headed over to the venue to get dressed. Thankfully the rain had stopped and the winds had calmed down. The hotel was about 15 minutes from the venue so our ride was short. I had gifted all of my bridesmaids robes embroidered with their initials and we wore them to the venue.

 
My beautiful mommy
My wedding coordinator got us into my bridal suite and we hung our dresses up. We also sneaked a peek at the reception room to see the progress. I was so excited to see our winter wonderland vision come to life. I had to quickly get back into my bridal suite because Beezy was arriving at the venue after me to finish getting ready. Once I was back in my bridal suite, I got into my dress. My dress had a large amount of crystal buttons that had to be looped. Once we were dressed, we snacked on cheese and fruit the venue had set up for us. We also took some shots of my gown.


My shoes and bouquet
By this time my groom had arrived to the venue and was getting ready for the first look. He was also supplied with some snacks and drinks. We were so happy the rain held off because we did our first look in our venue's courtyard which is not covered from the sky.
 

We haven't got any of our first look photos back yet so for now you'll just have to wait! My mom did take this one from inside the venue...


Once our first look was done we took the bulk of our photos before the ceremony. We also took our bridal party photos. This was also the first time that we got to see our cake. It hadn't been delivered before we got on site and it came while we were busy taking photos. I loved how it turned out. Our cake had three different flavors: Marbled, White with strawberry filling and chocolate with a chocolate fudge filling. I loved the marbled and that was also our top tier which is currently in our freezer. It was also made of butter cream frosting and only our snowflakes were made of fondant.
Our winter wonderland wedding cake
Our top tier and cake topper

Next up the ceremony and reception....
 

6 comments:

Karin Rambo said...

Looks like a beautiful day! The venue is gorgeous!

Chrissy said...

What are the odds of it raining on your special day!! Crazy how things sometimes go! But, you look absolutely amazing - beautiful photos! Cannot wait to see more! Merry Christmas

Julie Danielle said...

Congratulations :) You look lovely! Nice wedding :)

Breakfast at Lillys said...

Aww I love your dress and everything so far :)
Can't wait to see the rest.

xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

The Flynnigans said...

Your dress is beautiful, I love all of the lace. And those shoes are TO DIE FOR!!!! Your big bulbous peonies (pretty sure I see peonies there) are gorgeous too! Can't wait to see more soon.

Merry Christmas girl xo

Liz Jo said...

You look beautiful!! I love your cake topper! I hope you kept that :)

liz @ sundays with sophie