Wedding Photos!

Saturday was the best day ever. It started a bit earlier than I would have liked but it was totally worth it. I spent most of the day getting all done up and chatting with my ladies. We had coffee, mimosas, bagels, and danced around to some fun music. My hair was HUGE before my hairstylist put it into order.

Here are some photos from the big day! *Note that these photos were mostly taken from friends and family on Facebook so THANK YOU for sharing them with me!!!*

Mimosas

Mimosa bar

Big Hair

Big hair

selfie!

Hair and makeup.. check!

The ceremony was perfect! Everything looked amazing and I managed to get through my vows with only a few pauses for tears.

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Fletch and I during our ceremony

We boogied and had a wonderful evening with friends and family.

First Dance

Our first dance together as husband and wife

Troy and Hil

Troy and I

Father Daughter Dance

Dancing with my father

My parents sent us off to a beautiful hotel for the night. Fletch and I loved relaxing and getting pampered.

Hotel room!

After the wedding in our hotel room

breakfast

Morning breakfast with my hubby

Hotel

Our hotel

The weekend was amazing and I couldn’t be happier with the way the wedding turned out. Fletch and I had a wonderful time. We had all of our friends and family there helping on our big day and we are so thankful.

I will share photos as I get them.

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4 tips for planning your wedding with Christina of a casual beauty!

Hello Lovelies,

In honor of my upcoming wedding here is the first installment of awesome wedding tips from Christina! Her blog is absolutely wonderful so after you read through these tips make sure you head over and check it out.

Greetings everyone!

My name is Christina, and I blog over at a casual beauty where I share my love of makeup and beauty through swatches, reviews, tutorials, stories, and much more.  With the exciting arrival of her own wonderful wedding, Hilary has created this great series to share wedding tips and she’s asked me to share a few of my own. I’ve been married for four years, and I’m happy to share these tips with you. I hope you enjoy!

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  1. Don’t get too worked up about tiny details or other mishaps. At the end of the day, a wedding is supposed to be a day celebrating love and regardless of things that may go wrong or not be “perfect”, if you end up married to the love of your life at the end of the day then it’s a success! I think people often get caught up in the superficial parts of a wedding and forget what they are really about. For instance, I had a couple mishaps go on during my wedding-the priest’s cell phone rang and subsequently beeped a couple times right in the middle of our ceremony, and our DJ pronounced my name wrong when he introduced us at the reception! However in the grand scheme of it all, those things didn’t matter. I’m married to my wonderful husband. Guaranteed that practically no one remembers or cares about those goofy things and it’s something I can easily joke about now.
  2.  On that note, make sure whoever is announcing you when you enter your reception (if applicable) knows your correct name and how to pronounce everything so you don’t have to feel as awkward as I did
  3. Don’t go crazy trying to appease guests. A wedding is about you and your love, and it should be everything you two want it to be. Sure you want things to be nice for guests but too many people put too much pressure on themselves worrying about what other people will think. Needless stress. Make the day look and feel how YOU want it. If someone doesn’t like something, that’s their problem, not yours!
  4. Don’t feel like you need to take part in EVERY little thing that has ever been associated with wedding planning or the wedding itself. I had a nice planner book for the wedding to try and keep stuff organized and while it was very helpful and gave lots of ideas, it also included tons of superfluous stuff that my husband and I had no interest in and would have been a huge waste of money for us (printing menus, place setting cards, etc.) Just because something is traditional to do doesn’t mean you have to do it!

Here is a BIG THANK YOU to Christina for sharing these helpful tips! Her blog is spectacular so you should definitely go check it out (click here). I hope you enjoyed her tips as much as I did!

More to come in the weeks approaching the big day so keep checking back!!

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